Enter the 5th Annual Photo Contest - 2019

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Somerset County Through YOUR Camera Lens

The overall winner in the amateur category of the 2018 “Show us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens”
photo contest is Judith Sedlak of Bernards for her Natural Environment entry: “Bee on Coneflower”.

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

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

PHOTO CONTEST
August 7, 2019 – November 29, 2019

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

Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer living in Somerset County, you are invited to submit photos that showcase our vibrant communities, historic sites, engaging community events such as fairs, concerts or parades, picturesque natural landscape and recreational opportunities.

The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in cooperation with the county Cultural & Heritage Commission and the Somerset County Business Partnership, invites residents to participate in the fifth annual “Show Us Somerset County Through Camera Lens” photo contest.

Submissions must be the original work of the applicant and not previously entered in this 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, up to a total of 18 winners! Each photographer whose artwork is selected as a winning entry will receive a $50 honorarium.  The overall contest winners (one amateur, one professional) will each receive a $100 honorarium.

The four themes this year, in both professional and amateur categories:

  • Community Events (ComEv) neighborhoods, important local places, health & wellness, fairs, parades, etc.
  • Natural Environment (NatEn) –  parks, wildlife, lakes, rivers, forests, golf courses, etc.
  • Historic Sites (Hist) – buildings, reenactments or other areas and events of historic significance to Somerset County (some inspiration). 
  • Recreational Opportunities (RecOpp) – leisure or other activities done for enjoyment, amusement  and/or health and wellness. 

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!

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

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: PhotoName/Subject_Location _Theme_Last Name.jpg

Example: BirdsinFlight_ColonialPark_NatEnv_Smith.jpg
Example: Concert_DivisionSt_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: PhotoName/Subject_Location _Theme_Last Name.jpg Example: BirdsinFlight_ColonialPark_NatEnv_Smith.jpg Example: Concert_DivisionSt_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.