Submit your color photos by July 26, 2013
Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in our Annual Community Photo Contest! All entries are due by the close of business on Friday, July 26, 2013.
Each year, we invite amateur and professional photographers to submit photographs that capture the character and beauty of Belknap, Carroll and Grafton counties. We encourage entries that convey the unique aspects of life, community events, landmarks or seasonal pastimes in the greater Lakes Region. Photos featuring local landscape scenes are highly encouraged – especially for the website.
Winners of the Print Contest will have their photographs featured in the full-color annual MVSB Community Calendar, which is distributed free-of-charge to the community. Selected photos may also be used for the Bank’s holiday card and/or note cards. Winners of the Website Contest will have their photos featured as a banner photo that appears on the homepage of the Bank’s website. Winning photographers will be awarded a $50 cash prize for each photo selected and used. The winner is responsible for the payment of any federal, state and local taxes on the prize.
Photographers may enter both the print and website contests, but separate entry forms must be submitted. The required format for website entries is different from the format for calendar submissions, so please read the submission requirements for each type of entry carefully to ensure your entry will qualify.
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.
Submissions can be mailed to MVSB; Attention: Photo Contest; PO Box 177; Meredith, NH 03253-0177 or dropped off at any MVSB office.
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 beauty of the Belknap, Carroll, and Grafton county areas. The name of the photographer will not be known by the judging panel.
A maximum of five (5) color photographs may be submitted per photographer. Only color photographs will be considered for the print contest which includes selections for a holiday card, note cards and/or the community calendar. Black and white entries will not be accepted.
Digital photography is preferred and must be a minimum of 300 dpi at 10” x 8” and saved in tiff, eps or jpg format. Entries must be submitted as prints. 35mm slides are also acceptable formats. Negatives or a disc containing high-resolution digital images must be included with all prints at the time they are submitted for entry.
A maximum of five (5)photographs may be submitted per photographer. Only color photographs will be considered for inclusion on the website. Black and white entries will not be accepted.
Entries must be submitted as digital images on disc at a minimum resolution of 72 dpi (though higher is preferred) at a size of at least 960 pixels wide x 400 pixels high along with high quality 10”x4.25” color prints.
Photo Caption: This winning photo from last year’s contest was taken by Nancy Morton of Sandwich, NH. Nancy titled the photo “Paddle Boarding.”