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TRENTON, N.J. — As part of its yearlong series of events commemorating the 175th Anniversary of its founding, Mercer County’s story will be told in photographs to be exhibited at The Gallery at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor.

The Gallery invites professional and non-professional photographers 18 years old and older, who live, work or attend school in Mercer County, N.J., to submit photos for consideration for the upcoming Mercer County Photography 2013 exhibit. This year’s show has a special theme – “My Mercer” – to help celebrate the County’s 175th Anniversary. All works submitted must feature the people, places, events or things in Mercer County that make the County such a special place to live.

This year’s juror is The Times of Trenton’s award-winning photo-journalist Michael Mancuso. Purchase and merit awards will be selected and announced at the Opening Reception, set for Nov. 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The live jurying takes place on Nov. 9 in The Gallery at Mercer County Community College, 2nd floor Communications Building, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. Show dates are Nov. 19 to Dec. 18. For a full prospectus, visit the College’s website at www.mccc.edu/gallery and click on the “prospectus” link under the “Current Exhibition” icon, e-mail wolfd@mccc.edu or go directly to the prospectus at www.mccc.edu/community_gallery.shtml.

For more information about the 175th Anniversary celebration, visit www.mercer175.org¬ or e-mail tfagan@mercercounty.org. If you are interested in scanning your historical photographs for the Mercer County collection, information is available on the website. Scanning may also be done at Mercer County’s McDade Administration Building, 640 South Broad St., Trenton, by appointment, tking@mercercounty.org or (609) 989-6597.