Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop and his wife, Pam, are inviting amateur photographers to take their best shot of this year’s City Hall Holiday Tree for the cover of the city’s 2017 holiday card.

High-resolution digital photos in .jpeg or .tif format should be sent to by Jan. 31 along with the photographer’s name, address and telephone number.

The contest is for city residents and students of all ages who attend a school in Columbus.

Entries should only include the photo, not any written messages and photographers may submit a maximum of two images.

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