Youth Photo Contest Rules & Information

GET INVOLVED: Fulton County Center for Regional Growth Photo Contest – Take a shot at being our winning photographer!

The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is working hard to bring new growth and new business to the region. We need your help! We’re looking for photographs by young people ages 12 to 25 to showcase the many wonderful things that Fulton County offers. The goal of this contest is to celebrate Fulton County through images that showcase the economic vitality, the people who make up our county, and the restoration of our downtowns, and remind people of what makes it a unique place to celebrate and live. All entries will be considered for publication on our website, and the one overall winner will receive a Canon EOS Rebel T3 digital camera.

Photo Contest Rules

1. The one overall winner of this contest will receive a FREE Canon EOS Rebel T3 camera with kit lens.


2. All entrants will have their images considered for display on the FCCRG website, FCCRG Facebook Page, and at the annual networking dinner & photo/art show!

3. Entrants must be between the ages of 12 and 25 years and have attended or be currently attending a school in Fulton County, NY to submit photos.

4. Non-professional status: Entrants must be amateur photographers. Professional photographers are welcome to submit photographs, which may be showcased, but they will not be eligible to win any prizes.

5. Deadline for entries is October 15, 2013. The winner and runners-up will be notified by e-mail by October 30, 2013.

6. Entrants may enter as many photos as they wish in all photo categories. By entering the contest, entrants grant the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth (FCCRG), and those authorized by the FCCRG, a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any promotional, publicity, or marketing, and all other FCCRG purposes, in any publishing format whether print or digital. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit when possible. The FCCRG will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

7. Photo Contest Criteria:

Industry – the industrial parks, older working industries, industries of the past, tourism destinations, small businesses, factories throughout Fulton County

Downtowns – vibrant working buildings, historic buildings, unused buildings, street scenes, proprietors of small businesses

Agriculture – farm land, barns, buildings and silos, farm, animals, interiors of buildings, crop fields, vehicles

People & Community Events – Any community events such as: Parades, church socials, fairs, festivals, car shows, farm stands, boating, golfing, or cookouts

Natural Resources – This includes rivers, lakes, mountains, scenic beauty

Power – Power generation including: power lines, power plants, wind mills, water power, sun power

8. Releases: If photographs contain people, entrants must obtain names and contact information of those people in order to get permission to publish those photos.

9. Photo Specifications for Entry: Actual file size may not exceed 2,048 KB (2 MB). If your original photograph exceeds that limit, you can create a smaller preview image for us to judge and we will request the full size original if you are selected as a finalist. Please retain a copy of your photograph in your personal files that is at LEAST 1500 x 1200 pixels.

10. Judging: A group selected by the FCCRG will determine the winner of the contest, as well as those photos which will be featured in the photo/art show at the FCCRG’s annual networking dinner and on the FCCRG’s website.