Visit Harford is seeking photos that illustrate the lifestyle, beauty and assets of Harford County.
General Contest Information
Topics to consider are listed below, but we encourage creativity.
Nature & the Outdoors: Scenic shots of Harford County's parks, waterways and wildlife from any time of the year. Action shots of people of all ages playing, biking, hiking, fishing, boating, bird watching, etc.
Arts & History: Historical sites, buildings, landmarks, and cultural attractions such as Concord Lighthouse, museums etc.
Sports: Sport Venues and Golf Courses such as Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium, The Ripken Experience, Cedar Lane, Bulle Rock, etc. Action shots of people playing soccer, lacrosse, baseball, etc.
Culinary: Photos of cuisine, Harford County restaurants, wineries, breweries and their offerings.
Festivals & Events: Annual / recurring events such as 1st Friday, BBQ Bash, Garden Glow, Harford Wine Festival, Farmers Markets etc.
Who May Enter
The contest is open to any photographer over 18 years old.
If you are under the age of 18, then your parent or legal guardian must enter on your behalf.
All photos must be taken in Harford County, Maryland.
Visit Harford employees, their immediate family members, and people living in their households are ineligible.
How To Enter
Visit https://bit.ly/3kEg6yV and complete the entry form. Only online entries will be accepted.
Photos will be accepted from May 5, 2022 at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to July 1, 2022 at 5 p.m. EDT.
By submitting a photo, you promise that your entry complies with the Official Rules.
You may submit up to 10 photos. Each photo must be in digital format and have a caption. All photos must be submitted as high-resolution JPEG files. Each photo must be at least 5x7 (or 1500x2100) at 300 dpi or larger. If you submit any photo less than this resolution standard, then the photo may be ineligible. Photos must be taken by the entrant and be the property of the entrant.
Photos must comply with all applicable laws.
Photos that are obscene, defamatory, sexually explicit, or inappropriate will be disqualified at our discretion.
Photos must have been taken within two years of entry into this contest.
Photos may not have been published previously for monetary payment.
Only minor editing of a photo is acceptable. Extensively edited photos will be ineligible.
Before submitting a photo with an identifiable person, you must obtain their permission for use of the photo.
1st Place: Visit Harford Getaway which includes an overnight stay at the Vandiver Inn, dinner at a local restaurant, tickets to a local event/show and their winning photo on the Visit Harford website, in a Visit Harford e-newsletter, and in the next published Visit Harford Inspirational Guide.
2nd Place: $100 gift card to a Harford County restaurant of your choice and the opportunity, at the discretion of Visit Harford, to have their winning photo displayed on the Visit Harford website and in the next published Visit Harford Inspirational Guide.
3rd Place: Visit Harford "Swag Bag" which includes gift cards to local shops and the opportunity, at the discretion of Visit Harford, to have their winning photo displayed on the Visit Harford website and in the next published Visit Harford Inspirational Guide.
We will e-mail or call winners by July 31, 2022. If you don’t provide a valid e-mail address and telephone number, your entry may be disqualified. If winners don’t claim their prize, we may select an alternate winner or not award the prize.
Prizes may not be transferred.
Our judges, at their sole discretion, will make 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place selections based on the quality, composition, content, originality, creativity, and mass appeal. Decisions are final.
Only winners will be notified of the outcome. A list of the winners will be posted on our website from July 31, 2022 to August 30, 2022. .
Other Very Important Agreements and Information
By entering, all entrants grant to Visit Harford the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right, currently and in the future, in any media or on any merchandise. to : (i) reproduce, distribute, and display any photo entered in the contest, and (ii) to modify and create derivative works of any photo entered in the contest.
Entries become the property of Visit Harford when submitted and will not be returned.
We may terminate or modify any part of the contest at any time for any reason.
We may disqualify anyone who violates these Official Rules.
By entering, all entrants agree to release and indemnify Visit Harford, its agents and employees from all claims related to the contest and the present or future use of the photos submitted.