2023 CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST

The Lexington News Gazette and CornerStone Bank Care about this community and want to showcase its beauty in our 2023 community calendar and YOU could be chosen as a winning photographer!! 

Eligibility

  • All photographers are welcome! Attribution will be given to each photographer whose photo(s) is selected. 

Photo Criteria

  • Number of entries limited to 4 per person and they must be from different seasons.
  • All entries must be of outdoor themes (landscapes and close-up shots are acceptable) or groups of people/events. Individual photographs of people or household pets, as the primary subject will not be considered.
  • All entries must be scenes in Lexington, Buena Vista or Rockbridge County Virginia.
  • Only horizontal pictures will be considered. Photos must fit the 8 ½” x 11” calendar format. Selected photos will be cropped for that format.
  • Each entry must be the work of the person submitting the photo.
  • All images must be high-resolution digital images in jpeg format, with a file size of at least 500 KB and no greater than 4,000 KB (4 GB).  No prints or paper copies will be accepted. 

Entrant Must Submit

  • One completed and signed entry form. Entrants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian signature.
  • A JPEG, GIF or PNG file attachment of the digital image(s) that is a minimum of 500 KB file size. 

 

Judging

The judges are comprised of local business people who specialize in photography. Entries will be evaluated based on appeal, content and photographic skill. The judges will select one grand prize winner, twelve winners, and eight honorable mentions. The decision of the judges is final. 

 

Winning Entries

Winners will be notified after September 28, 2022. Lexington News Gazette and CornerStone Bank retain the right to use all winning photos in any advertising and/or promotion it deems suitable.

 

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED VIA E-MAIL BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2022.

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Contest Rules
Entrant must: 1. Submit the completed entry form 2. Send in digital photo(s), (maximum of four images) with an image file size AT LEAST 500 Kb, jpeg format.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png tif.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png tif.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png tif.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png tif.
By typing my name as a signature, I agree that I am over the age of 18, or under the age of 18 with a parent or guardian’s signature. I have read the contest rules and affirm that this entry is in compliance with them. I understand that The News-Gazette Corp. and the Chamber of Commerce Serving Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County assume no responsibility for the photographs submitted. Selected images may be used on a nonexclusive basis. The News-Gazette Corp. and the Chamber of Commerce Serving Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County retain the right to use any photo entered in any advertising and/or promotion they deem suitable.

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