2021 Photo Contest Entry Form and Rules

CAPTURING COLORADO

2021 Photo Contest categories are:

  • The Golden Hour
  • My Stomping Grounds
  • Family Fun
  • Colorado Birds
  • CCL Cover Contest

Four categories with a chance to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place.
First and second place photos will be published in the magazine. Third place will receive an award but will only be included in the website article.

Prizes:

1st place – $175; 2nd place – $75; 3rd place – $50
Cover contest prize: $175

Deadline to Enter: December 15, 2020

ALL ENTRIES MUST MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS:

• Entrant must be the photographer of the photo being entered.
• If people appear in the photo, it is the photographer’s responsibility to have the subject’s permission to enter his or her image in the contest.
• By entering the contest, photographers give Colorado Country Life permission to publish images on the cover of the magazine, in print and digital publications, to social media and on websites.

GENERAL CATEGORY CONTEST RULES & REQUIREMENTS:

• Photographer must be a member of a Colorado electric co-op.
• Photographer may enter up to two photos per category.
• Photos must be 8×10 inches at 300 pixels per inch resolution.
• Photographer may win only one first-place prize.
• If your photo doesn’t meet these requirements, it will be disqualified.
• ONLY 1st and 2nd place photos in each category will be published in the magazine. Third place photos will appear on the website but will still earn a prize.
• By entering the contest, photographers give Colorado Country Life permission to publish images on the cover of the magazine, in print and digital publications, to social media and on websites.

COVER CONTEST REQUIREMENTS:

The winning photo will be published on the cover of our Photo Contest issue. For this, we need vertical photos (portrait orientation). Please read the following requirements carefully:

• Photographer must be a member of a Colorado electric co-op.
• Photographer may enter up to two photos in this category and they must fit one of these main categories: The Golden Hour, Family Fun, Colorado Birds or My Stomping Grounds.
• PHOTOS MUST BE VERTICAL (portrait orientation)
• Composition MUST factor in our standard cover elements: address box and black bar at top. Please see template or past issues for example.
• Photos must be at least 10×13 inches in size (3000×3900 pixels) at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch, and under 10 MB in file size.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

By entering the contest, photographers automatically give Colorado Country Life permission to publish images in print and digital publications, on social media and on websites. Contact information (email, phone, address) collected will be used to contact the winners and to inform contest entrants of other contests and activities sponsored by Colorado Country Life.


Enter the 2021 Photo Contest

  • Choose only one category
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, jpeg.
    We will accept photographs in .jpg, .jpeg or .tif format, no larger than 10MB in size. Please upload only one photo per entry. Photo file names must follow this format: Category_PhotographerLastName_EntryNumber (1 or 2).jpg
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

SUBMITTING YOUR PHOTOS BY MAIL:

• A completed and signed entry form MUST accompany each photo. To print the form, click here, on the callout in the upper right-hand corner of this page or request by emailing info@coloradocountrylife.org. Form may be duplicated.
• On the entry form, please indicate which category you are entering.
• Printed photos must be 8×10 inches (or at least 10×13 inches for the cover contest) and must not be printed on a home printer.
• Prints and/or digital files will not be returned.
• If you are mailing your photos, send entries and signed entry form to Photo Contest, Colorado Country Life, 5400 Washington St., Denver, CO 80216