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Photo Contest



Week 41: Celebrating in Carrollton

We are celebrating Carrollton’s 100 years of excellence and reaching out to our residents to showcase our community through our most valued asset: our citizens!  Show us why you are proud to call Carrollton home. Each week, we will post a different theme that we would like you to capture through the art of photography. Our favorite photograph from that week will be featured as our Facebook album cover and entered as a finalist for overall winner at the end of the year. Weekly themes and winners will be posted each week here and on the City’s Facebook page at Carrollton, Texas City Hall. Themes will range from “Connecting in Carrollton” to “Capturing Nature” and “Kindness in Carrollton” and more. We invite Carrollton citizens of all ages and skill levels to participate in this event.

 Rules:

  • Photos must be taken in Carrollton and must be a positive representation of the City. 

  • This is a digital photography contest—no hard copies of photos will be accepted. Each entry must be emailed separately to photos@cityofcarrollton.com  

  • Please provide the date and location your photo was taken, along with a title for the photo and your name as you would like it to appear in the photo credit.

  •   By submitting a photo, you (the contestant/photographer) agree that you have obtained permission of any easily identifiable person featured in the photo and are authorized to submit the photo to the City of Carrollton in accordance with the terms and conditions of this contest.  

  • If the photo subject is under the age of 18, it is the responsibility of the contestant to obtain permission from the subject’s parent or guardian. 

  • Digital retouching is allowed Photos must be of high resolution 300 dpi resolution and 5” X 7” is optimal Minimum of 1200 x 1600 pixels JPG format 

Deadlines:

  • Themes will be posted on Wednesday of each week. 

  • Contestants must submit their photos no later than 5pm the following Tuesday. 

  • Our weekly winners from the previous week will also be announced on Wednesdays, and their photo will be displayed as that themes album cover for one full week 

    Judging & Prizes:

  Weekly winners will be chosen by the City’s Marketing Services Department Photographs will be judged on: composition, color balance, contrast, focus, creativity and how well the photo captures the Carrollton experience and/or weekly theme. 

Eligibility

The contest is open to photographers of all ages and skill levels. Contestants under the age of 18 must have parent/legal guardian permission to participate. Contestants are allowed to submit up to 3 photos per week

Questions?

Contact City of Carrollton Marketing Services at 972-466-3084 or  laurie.garber@cityofcarrollton.com

TERMS & CONDITIONS

All contestants certify as follows: There is no cost to enter. All photos submitted must be the original work and exclusive property of the contestant. It is the responsibility of the contestant to obtain permission for all clearly identifiable persons appearing in any photo. The City of Carrollton assumes no responsibility for lost photo files or those not received by the contest deadline. The City of Carrollton may use all photo submissions for the purpose of marketing and promoting the City at no cost; be it through electronic formats such as the City website, social media, or other City information channels; or through print publications such as Leisure Connections, or any other marketing materials deemed appropriate. The contestant hereby indemnifies the City of Carrollton from any and all liability, claims or damages incurred by or served by the contestant, any persons appearing in the photo and any owners of property shown in the photo. All photos shall be taken in areas where photography is permitted by law. The City of Carrollton has all rights to reject and refuse to publish or use any photos

Copyrights & Permissions: 

The photographer must hold the copyright to all photos he/she submits to the contest. The use of public domain images is prohibited. Photos that violate the copyright laws will not be considered.  By submitting an image to the City of Carrollton Centennial Digital Photo Contest, you hereby grant the City of Carrollton permission and rights to use the image for any purpose they see fit.  Any contest submissions that receive legal challenges from either copyright or insufficient model permissions will be removed.