2018 - 4th annual County Photo Contest

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Somerset County Through YOUR Camera Lens

Somerset County Through YOUR Camera Lens 2017 Photo Contest, Overall Winner, by Jessica Batley of Manville
Somerset County Through YOUR Camera Lens 2017 Photo Contest, Overall Winner Jessica Batley of Manville
Washington Valley Park, Natural Environment (Amateur)

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Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens!
Winning Entries will Receive Honorarium

PHOTO CONTEST
August 13, 2018 – September 14, 2018

Vibrant connections happen every day in Somerset County and we need your help to capture these moments!

Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer living in Somerset County, you are invited to submit photos that showcase our vibrant communities, engaging local events such as fairs or parades, picturesque natural landscape, exquisite architecture and thriving arts and cultural resources.

The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership, invites residents to participate in the fourth annual “Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens” photo contest.

Submissions must be the original work of the applicant and not previously entered in the photo contest. A panel of judges will select two winners for each theme, as well as an overall contest winner in both the professional and amateur categories. Each photographer whose artwork is selected as a winning entry will receive a $50 honorarium.  The overall contest winners will each receive a $100 honorarium. The contest will have four themes, in both professional and amateur categories:

  • Community & Events (ComEv)– e.g., neighborhoods, important local places, health & wellness, golf, fairs, parades, etc.
  • Natural Environment (NatEn) – for example, lakes, rivers, forests, parks and golf courses, or wildlife
  • Architecture and Urban Design (AUD) – including plazas, buildings, boulevards, work places, hotels, etc.
  • Arts & Culture (ArtCul) – including museums, entertainment, public art, agritourism, restaurants, etc.

Please read the following submission instructions and contest rules carefully.  If you have any questions, please contact Linny Kosensky at photocontest@co.somerset.nj.us or call (908) 231-7081.  Thank you for your interest!

Instructions and Rules

Subject Release Form

Photographer's Name
 *
Photographer's Address
 *
Photographer's Email
 *
Photographer's Phone Number
 *

Please state if you are an amateur or professional photographer.

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Please state if you are an amateur or professional photographer.

Photographers may enter up to five (5) images regardless of theme.  All photos submitted must have been taken in Somerset County, New Jersey.

All photo files must be named in the following format, regardless of submission option.  

Format: Photo subject or Location _Theme_Last Name.jpg

Example: ColonialPark_NatEnv_Smith.jpg
Example: ConcertDivisionSt_ArtsCul_Smith.jpg

Photographers may enter up to five (5) images regardless of theme. All photos submitted must have been taken in Somerset County, New Jersey. All photo files must be named in the following format, regardless of submission option. Format: Photo subject or Location _Theme_Last Name.jpg Example: ColonialPark_NatEnv_Smith.jpg Example: ConcertDivisionSt_ArtsCul_Smith.jpg

Photographers must submit a Subject Release Form from identifiable individuals featured in their photographs.     Failure to submit a release form for identifiable individuals appearing in a photograph will result in the photograph's disqualification (in the County of Somerset's sole discretion). 

Subject Release Form  files must be named in the following format, regardless of submission option.  If you are submitting more than one Subject Release Form, please zip all forms into one file before submitting. 

Format: Last name_First name__Theme_Number_Photo_Release.jpg

Example: Smith_John_Theme_Number_Photo_Release.jpg

 

  1. To receive a copy of your submission, please fill out your email address below and submit.

    NJCA_LogoMade possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission,
    a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. 

    Photo Contest Winners

    Updated on 03/05/2018 8:55 AM

    Somerset County Through YOUR Camera Lens 2017 Photo Contest