AuburnArt has made that process a bit easier now with the Auburn In You photo contest.
AuburnArt is asking for submissions of personal or family photo entries that portray the expression of the Auburn spirit.
“Having graduated from Auburn and having history in Auburn has shown me that the ‘Auburn in me’ is not just a school or a town,” said owner of AuburnArt Cliff L. Hare, “It is a state of mind and a way of life.”
Submissions will be accepted on the AuburnArt Facebook page, and every submission will be featured on the Auburn In You Gallery.
A select group of photos will be selected for the companies advertisement in Auburn Football Illustrated, the programs sold at every Auburn home football game.
AuburnArt store manager Nicole Brooks said the idea for the contest came from their event at A-Day.
“We were talking to a lady and she was telling us a story about a great deed that she did, and we were saying how great it was. She said ‘That’s just the Auburn in me’ and when she said that it kind of sparked something with us and grabbed our attention and we went with it,” Brooks said. “We thought it was such a great idea to ask others what it means to be a part of the Auburn family.”
Brooks said they have received multiple submissions already.
These include pictures from the national championship victory in 2010, sunset pictures in Auburn and even a picture of a dog wearing a Cam Newton jersey.
“We’re going to select pictures and they’re going to be on the AuburnArt page in the 2012 Auburn Football Illustrated.
The winners will receive a copy of the program with the ad and an AuburnArt gift card.”
Founded in 2001 as an online store and with the retail store opening in 2007, AuburnArt offers Auburn photographs, prints, paintings, jewelry and pottery.
Hare said he believes the Auburn spirit is something special to every individual.
“Being part of the Auburn family means a lot to me,” Hare said. “In Auburn, each person is different and unique, but it is the collective whole that creates the Auburn family. That is what sets Auburn apart from other places. We truly feel like we are part of something bigger and better than just a team or just a town.”
Visit Facebook.com/auburnart for submission and the current gallery.