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Amateur Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries



Friday, February 05, 2016
The Valley News Amateur Photography Contest, which has been been running for more than 20 years, is accepting entries until Feb. 27, 2015. A panel of Valley News judges will then look at all of the entries for the contest, narrowing the field to 24 finalists. The finalists will be displayed at the Valley News booth at the 37th Annual HomeLife Expo at Leverone Field House in Hanover from March 20-22, 2015. Visitors to the Expo will cast ballots for their favorite photo and the top three in votes will be awarded first, second and third places.

The contest rules are below — follow this link to download the entry form.

Contest Rules:

1) To enter: You must be an amateur photographer, that is, someone who does not support himself or herself by taking photographs. (You may have sold photographs for publication, however.)

2) You must be a resident of the area or a resident student.

3) You may submit up to three (3) entries.

4) Entries must be unframed and print size must be 8x10.

5) Fill out an entry form for each entry and ATTACH IT TO THE BACK of each print. Each entry MUST have entry form attached to be eligible for contest. Mail your entry in a heavy manila envelope with cardboard protection to: PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST, c/o Valley News, P.O. Box 877, White River Jct., VT 05001. All entries must be received at the Valley News or postmarked no later than February 27, 2015 to be eligible.

6) As a contestant you agree to allow the Valley News publication and promotional rights. Contestants who want entries returned must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The Valley News will not be held responsible for loss of or damage to entries.

7) The Valley News will select 24 entries as finalists to be displayed at the 2015 HomeLife Expo, March 20, 21, and 22 at the Leverone Field House in Hanover, N.H. Final judging for prize winners will be by popular vote of visitors to the Valley News’ booth at the show. Employees of the Valley News and their immediate families are not eligible. Winners will be notified by phone following tabulation of the results.

8) Winning photos from previous years are not eligible.

9) Questions: Please email advertising@vnews.com or call 603-298-6082.

ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 27, 2015.