Post asks readers to select magazine cover

Published 9:28 am Sunday, July 19, 2015

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Football is more than a sport. When it comes to the teams we cheer for — whether it be on the high school or college level — football becomes a way of life.

Each year, The Vicksburg Post, creates a special publication dedicated to this way of life, offering information on the local high school teams, stories on the state’s larger collegiate teams, as well as details on the state’s other colleges.

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In an effort to have readers have a bigger input into one of the more popular editions of the year, The Post is putting the cover up for a vote.

Beginning Monday, July 20 at 8 a.m., The Post will open up voting this year’s magazine cover on the newspaper’s Facebook page.

“Over the past few days, we have had some of our area high school athletes — representing each of the four schools in Warren County — come in for portrait session,” Post managing editor Paul Barry said. “It is those portraits that are up for vote.”

Four covers, one representing Porters Chapel, one representing St. Aloysius, another representing Warren Central and one for Vicksburg, will appear on The Post’s Facebook page for just one week.

The photograph that receives the most “likes” will be selected as the cover photograph of the 2015 edition of “Playmakers.”

The fan vote will begin Monday and end Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m., giving area fans plenty of time to log on and vote.

In this vote, only “likes” count, so fans of area schools are encouraged to get the word out, share the photos on their timelines and ask for others to vote for their school of choice. Again, only “likes” on individual pictures will count.

“Our Facebook — and other social media outlets — have seen tremendous growth over the past year and it should be fun to see just how big this voting process can be,” Barry said. “At this point, the cover of the annual football magazine is out of our hands; it’s up to our readers. It’s up to them to get out the vote.”