Schaefer's Foods seeks photos that portray the beauty and unique character of the Nisswa area for its annual calendar photo contest.

Schaefer's is collaborating with Lakes Printing, the Echo Journal and Brainerd Dispatch and the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce to produce the annual Nisswa area calendar.

The original photographer must submit entries. Photos that have been published elsewhere are not eligible. There is a limit of five photos entries per person. Photos must be a minimum of 3,000 by 2,400 pixels (300 dpi), JPG files.

Entries must include the photographer's name, mailing address, email address, phone number and a brief description of the photo, including where it was taken.

Contestants may email their entries to or bring photos on a CD labeled "photo contest" along with entry information to Schaefer's Foods. CDs will not be returned.

Photos will be judged based on creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in conveying the beauty and/or unique character of the Nisswa lakes area.

Deadline for photo submissions is Wednesday, Oct. 31. Winners will be notified by Nov. 30.

For more information and entry details, visit