Beginning May 7, 2012, we will accept full-color photography for our 2012 Community Calendar and Website Photo Contest. Winners of the contest will have their photos displayed in MVSB’s 2013 Community Calendar or on the bank’s website at www.mvsb.com.
Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit photographs that capture the character and beauty of Belknap, Carroll and Grafton counties and/or convey some aspect of community/family life, such as community events, landmarks or seasonal pastimes. Photos featuring local landscape scenes are highly encouraged – especially for the website.
Photographers may enter both the calendar and website contests, but separate entry forms must be submitted for each contest. In addition, entrants should be aware that each contest has unique submission format requirements. Please read the submission requirements for each type of entry carefully before submitting.
Official entry forms and complete rules for the contest are available at all 11 MVSB locations throughout the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area. You can also download the forms online at www.mvsb.com/photocontest.
All entries are due before close of business on Friday, July 27, 2012. Photos may be dropped off at any MVSB branch until closing on that day. They may also be mailed to the address listed on the official entry form.
In addition to having their work featured on the calendar or website, winning photographers will be awarded a digital photo frame for each photo that is selected as a winner.
Community Calendar entries
A maximum of five (5) color photographs may be submitted per photographer. Only color photographs will be considered for the Community Calendar contest. Black and white entries will not be accepted.
Digital photography is preferred and must be a minimum of 300 dpi at 8” x 10” and saved in tiff, eps or jpg format. They must be submitted as prints, with disk. Slides or prints (35mm) are also acceptable formats. Prints must have a glossy (not matte) finish. Negatives must be available for all prints that are submitted.
Only color photographs will be considered for inclusion on the website. Entries must be submitted as digital images on disk at a minimum resolution of 72 dpi (higher is preferred) at 968 pixels wide by 212 pixels high. Prints must also be submitted for judging and cataloguing purposes.
Judging of all submitted photography will be “blind” and based solely on the suitability of the subject, quality of the photography, and adherence to the purpose of the contest, which is to highlight the unique community character and beautify of the Belknap, Carroll, and Grafton county areas. The name of the photographer will not be known by the judging panel.
Full contest details are available at www.mvsb.com/photocontest or at any MVSB office.
Photo Caption:This winning photo of a favorite perennial – bleeding hearts – was taken by Tara Gruner of Concord, NH and appears in the bank’s 2012 Community Calendar for the month of June.