Sister Banks, Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB), Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) and Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) launched their annual photo contests on May 1, 2019.
Winning full color photographs will be featured on five websites: the three Banks, New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB) and MillRiver Wealth Management, as well as in desktop and wall versions of printed calendars. Photos may also be selected for holiday cards and note cards.
Successful images will focus on local events such as the Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic or a Keene Swamp Bats baseball game; fun venues such as the Meredith Art Walk or the WOW Trail; activities such as waterskiing or downhill skiing; attractions such as Distant Hill Gardens or Mine Falls Park; or just photos that represent life in New Hampshire during any season.
As different formats are needed for the websites and printed pieces (calendars, cards), two separate contests are being held. Participants may enter one or both. A maximum of five, full-color photographs are accepted with each submission. Online entries can be made at either www.mvsb.com/photo-contest, www.themerrimack.com/photo-contest or www.walpolebank.com/photocontest. Participants can also gather the forms and drop off prints at any branch office at MVSB, the Merrimack or Savings Bank of Walpole.
All photos and entry forms must be submitted before the close of business on Saturday, June 15, 2019. A $100 cash prize is awarded for each winning photo selected. Winners are responsible for the payment of any federal, state and local taxes on their prizes.
All photos must be submitted in color. Hard copy entries will still be accepted, and prints should be enclosed with a corresponding disc containing high resolution full-color images in .tiff, .eps or .jpg formats. For the calendar contest, the photo dimensions should be 10” wide by 8” high and the associated digital files should be a minimum of 300 dpi. For the website contest, the images should measure 10” wide by 4.25” high and the associated digital files should be a minimum of 72 dpi at a size of at least 1920 pixels wide x 5300 pixels high.
The names of the photographers will be unknown to the panel evaluating the work, and selections will be based solely on the suitability of the subject; quality of the photograph; and adherence to the purpose of the contest, which is a celebration of New Hampshire year-round.
Unlike stock banks, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Merrimack County Savings Bank and Savings Bank of Walpole are mutual savings banks that operate for the benefit of their depositors, borrowers and surrounding communities. As a result, each organization has remained steadfast in fostering the economic health and well-being of their communities, prioritizing the values of accountability, mutuality, excellence, respect, integrity, teamwork and stewardship in all matters of business and service.