I love to take a photograph
So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
It was 1973 when Paul Simon released his summertime hit “Kodachrome,” a bouncy ballad that made it to the No. 2 spot on the charts. The title comes from Kodak’s hugely popular 35 mm film that had become such a part of modern life that carousel slide projectors were a ubiquitous feature of American homes and the go-to technology for sharing vacation photos with family and friends.
Of course, much has changed over the past 45 years, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a slide projector—vintage models go for under $20 on eBay—and even harder-pressed to find someone under 25 who knows what one is.
For years, the Acorn Newspapers has published its annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest. And for years, we’ve received hundr of pictures of our faithful readers with their Acorn in some pretty amazing places.
It’s not uncommon for one reader to bump into another doing just that.
The problem, however, is that the number of entries we’ve received the past few years have gradually waned. We suspect new technology has made it less of a novelty for readers to share their family’s vacation in our newspapers.
So we came up with a solution. And we think it’s a pretty big idea.
Drum roll, please!
We will continue to publish Acorn Vacation photos for all to see. We hope the greater bounty will mean lots of photos, bigger smiles, more exotic locations and 500 new reasons to take us along on your adventures.
To submit your vacation photo, email the picture as a .jpg attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, address, phone number and a brief description of the scene and the names of those in it.
We hope to see you in the paper!