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 Somerset County Through YOUR Camera Lens 2016 Photo Contest, submitted by Ghanshyam Patel

Somerset County Through YOUR Camera Lens 2016 Photo Contest, Natural Environment, submitted by Ghanshyam Patel

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Show Us Somerset County Through Your Camera Lens!

PHOTO CONTEST

August 15, 2017 – September 15, 2017

The County of Somerset, New Jersey and the Somerset County Business Partnership are asking Somerset County residents and employees of the County to tell us about Somerset County as they experience it by submitting their photos that showcase the beauty and attributes of this area.

The County of Somerset is interested in featuring images of Somerset County that depict Somerset County as a great place to live, work and play on its website. The Somerset County Business Partnership is interested in featuring these images in the Somerset County Destination Guide. Submissions to the Photo Contest could be showcased as part of the official website of the County of Somerset, in the Somerset County Business Partnership Destination Guide or on other printed materials.  

The contest will have five themes, with two winners for each theme and one overall winner in both professional and amateur categories:

  • Community – neighborhoods, important local places, health & wellness, golf, etc.

  • Natural Environment – lakes, rivers, forests, parks, wildlife, etc.

  • Architecture and Urban Design – plazas, buildings, boulevards, workplaces, hotels, etc.

  • Transportation – streets, buses, trains, bicycle & pedestrian paths, etc.

  • Arts & Culture – museums, events, entertainment, public art, agri-tourism, 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
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Photographer's Address
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Photographer's Email
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Photographer's Phone Number
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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.  If you are submitting more than one photo in a particular category, add a number to the end as shown here. 

Format: Last name_First name_Theme_Number.jpg

Example: Smith_John_Architecture_1.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. If you are submitting more than one photo in a particular category, add a number to the end as shown here. Format: Last name_First name_Theme_Number.jpg Example: Smith_John_Architecture_1.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

 

Please state if you are an amateur or professional photographer.

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Please state if you are an amateur or professional photographer.
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