Digital Photography Contest - Rules


Who may enter:
  • Contest is open to amateurs only. A professional is defined as one whose past or present primary source of income (50% or more) results/resulted from his/her photographic work.
  • Contest is not open to employees of the York County Public Library, or their families.
  • Entrants will be divided into two age categories. The Teen category is for photographers ages 13-17, and the Adult category is for photographers age 18 or older.
Photo requirements:
  • There is a limit of two photograph entries per person; entrants may not win more than one prize.
  • Entries must be photographed in York County, Virginia, in the last 12 months.
  • Entries should highlight aspects that make York County, Virginia, a great place to live and work.
  • Photos must be submitted via email as either .jpg or .gif files, and may not exceed 5MB in file size. Minimum resolution is 180 pixels per inch.
  • By entering the contest you are granting the York County Public Library permission to use your photo.
  • Your entry will be judged on quality, as well as creativity and relating to the theme: "Celebrate York County."
  • All entries must be original photography. Violators of copyright will be disqualified.
  • Photos should be appropriate for viewing by people of all ages.The library reserves the right to determine what photos are appropriate for public display.
  • Entries may be vertical, horizontal, black & white, or color.
  • No watermarks, copyright notices, or signatures may be included.
  • The photographer is responsible for obtaining any necessary permission if the photograph includes an identifiable individual.
  • All photo entries we display will be displayed with the photographer's name.
  • All photos become the property of the York County Public Library.
Judging and prizes:
  • Photos must be submitted by May 31, 2019 to qualify for the contest. All submissions are final. Entries will be published through social media in June 2019.
  • Entries will be evaluated by judges on the basis of theme, appeal, content, composition, creativity and photographic skill. The decision of the judges is final.
  • There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for each of the two age categories.
  • Winners will be announced in June
  • Prizes are as follows: $75 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place.

**The contest organizers reserve the right to disqualify entries that do not conform to the stated rules and guidelines.  By participating in the contest, the entrant agrees to be bound by these Contest Rules, and it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has complied.  The determination of the winners will be final and binding in all matters relating to this contest.**