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2023 Photo Contest Entry Form and Rules

COLORADO IN COLOR

CCL‘S 2023 PHOTO CONTEST

Our 2023 photo contest highlights the colors of Colorado’s beloved state flag: blue, red, gold and white. Do you have an amazing photo that undeniably focuses on the golden hue of autumn’s wafting leaves? Maybe a shot of wolves frolicking through an expansive, white, snow-filled meadow? Send us your entries! Just be sure your entry “speaks” blue, red, gold or white. Click here to get inspiration on this theme of “Colorado in Color.” And for even more inspiration, click here to see a video of last year’s “Life’s Expressions” Photo Contest winners.

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 – $150; 2nd place – $75; 3rd place – $50
Cover contest prize: $175

Deadline to Enter: December 16, 2022

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, on social media and on its 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, on social media and on its websites.

COVER CONTEST REQUIREMENTS:

The winning photo will be published on the cover of our 2023 Photo Contest issue. For this, we need vertical photos (portrait orientation). Please read the following requirements carefully:
template for magazine cover

CCL cover template

• 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: blue, red, gold, white.
• PHOTOS MUST BE VERTICAL (portrait orientation)
• Composition MUST factor in our standard cover elements: address box and black bar at top. Please see template at right 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 2023 Photo Contest

  • Choose only one category
  • Accepted file types: jpg, tif, jpeg, Max. file size: 10 MB.
    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
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