Calling Provo residents, students, businesses, and visitors! Try your luck in Provo’s 3rd annual citywide photography contest.
The contest is from Monday, August 22, 2016 through Sunday, October 30, 2016 and promises to be a real opportunity for everyone and anyone with an eye for the interesting visual moment. Adults, teenagers, children, Instagramers, photography enthusiasts, and amateurs can submit an entry.
Just make sure that the picture you submit for the contest is taken in Provo. So look around and notice what’s going on. Let others see what you see: that mountain morning light, a concert crowd at the Rooftop Concert Series, the bustling downtown scene, climbers at Rock Canyon, or the unique architecture in a historic Provo building.
Provo’s annual photo contest has become a great way to promote and encourage people who live here to notice and appreciate Provo and all it has to offer, visually as well as physically. We have a lot to be proud of here in Provo, but perhaps our biggest brag is our ability to engage in a wide range of natural wonders in our city. From the Wasatch Mountains, to the Provo River, out to Utah Lake and up Provo Canyon, there are endless views to see and recreation to be had. You can go exploring every day and barely scratch the surface.
I am excited to see the beautiful and unique nature of our city, captured by the camera lens.
Good luck to everyone!
Register Online – Register online and submit each photo entry at provomayor.com/provo-photo-contest or click on the button below:
Provo Scenery – Landscapes, Outdoors, & Nature.
For this category, we would love to get photo submissions of Provo Parks and Provo Neighborhoods. There seems to be a shortage of imagery highlighting these areas. Other Examples: Rock Canyon, Utah Lake, Provo River, Provo Canyon, Aerial Shots, Open Space, etc.
Provo Life – People, Events, & Every Day Life
For this category, we would love to get photo submissions of Biking in Provo, the Downtown scene during a Rooftop Concert, or pictures of residents attending any event in Provo. There seems to be a shortage of imagery highlighting these areas. Other examples: Provo lifestyle, Eating in Provo, Recreating in Provo, Playing in Provo, At the Recreation Center, Using Provo Facilities, etc.
Provo Architecture – Landmarks, Buildings, & Structures
For this category, we would love to get photo submissions of Downtown Provo, the Startup District, Shops at Riverwoods, and the businesses on Freedom Blvd. You can never have enough pictures of our downtown. Other Examples: Businesses, Skylines, Bridges, Industrial, Memorials, Monuments, Sculptures, Tech Start-up Scene, etc.
A First Place Winner will be selected in each of the categories referenced above and will receive $300 cash prize. One winner will be selected for “Overall Best Photo” from all of the submitted photos and will receive $500 cash prize.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 30, 2016
Public Voting: Wednesday, November 2 through Sunday, November 13 by midnight MT
Finalists Named: Monday, November 14, 2016
Winners Named: Thursday, December 1, 2016
The winners will be announced on Thursday, December 1, 2016. During the public voting period, we will use a crowdsourcing public voting platform to encourage public participation. When voting closes, the Provo Photo Contest Judges Panel will evaluate each entry, votes, and comments received.
The Judges Panel will select the finalists and winners in each category. Finalists will be made public Monday, November 14, and the winners will be announced on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Judging criteria is based on: quality of submission, 20%; representation of Provo, 20%; composition, 20%; creativity, 20%; originality, 20%.
Submitted photos will be used online on the city’s website, social media, the mayor’s blog and in printed marketing publications.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Open to legal residents of the continental U.S., of all ages. Employees (and their immediate families) of Provo City, their subsidiaries, vendors, media partners and advertising agencies are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
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