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Submitted photos can be of any the following four categories:
1. People**
2. Landscape
3. Agricultural
4. Street Scenes**
** Entrants must submit a signed release from anyone, including minors, who is recognizable in any submitted photo.

Purpose and Dates
Montgomery Magazine, along with support from the Gaithersburg Camera Club and the NIH Camera Club, is sponsoring an annual photographic contest – Picture This Montgomery – with photographs of Montgomery County by residents of Montgomery County. There is no cost to enter and all ages are welcome.

Winning entries will be published in Montgomery Magazine in its December/January 2018 issue and at Winning entries will consist of first, second and third place winners for each category. Dates of submission are: April 1, 2017, through October 1, 2017. Judging will begin October 21, 2017, and winners will be announced November 1, 2017.

Copyright and Ownership Considerations
The photographer retains copyright ownership, but grants Montgomery Magazine the rights and license to use the winning photo only in its publication and online for the Picture This Montgomery photographic contest. If photographs are to be used for other purposes, permission of the creator is required. Download release form here.

Other Considerations
Photographs cannot be lewd and must be suitable for public display. Judges will make the final determination.

Images may be electronically altered by the entrant; they may not be modified by anyone other than the owner of the image.

Entries will be judged by a panel of professional photographers selected by Montgomery Magazine and participating camera clubs. The decision of the judges is final.

Prizes will be awarded to winners and runners-up in each category. Winners will receive $250 and runners-up will receive $100. Additional prizes may also be added.

Rules for Submission
Entries cannot be older than two years and must be submitted electronically as .jpg file format to along with an submission form. The image should conform to the following specifications:
1. 1024 pixels on longest dimension and no larger than 1.5 MB at 72 ppi.
2. Use sRGB colorspace.
3. Entries should be titled with Category, Name of Submitter and Titles separated by underscores. Example: People_Joe Montgomery_Sunrise.jpg.
4. Participants can submit two photos to each category noted above.
5. Include in the email a description of each entry submitted and your full name, address and email address.
6. Winning entries will be required to be resubmitted to Montgomery Magazine in jpg or tiff format with a minimum of 3000 pixels.

The Gaithersburg Camera Club (GCC) is for camera enthusiasts of varying skills and interests from all over Montgomery County. The club's goal is to help members become a better photographer and give them a place to meet others who share a passion for photography. Visitors are welcome to attend GCC meetings with or without a member. To learn more about the Gaithersburg Camera Club, click here.

The NIH Camera Club is a friendly, active club and affiliation with NIH is not required. The club's mission is to encourage knowledge, skills and enjoyment of photography through meetings, classes, lectures and demonstrations encompassing all phases of photography. To learn more about the NIH Camera Club, click here.



Montgomery Writes

WHERE ARE YOU? The rocks and rushing water should give you the general location, but you’ll need to be specific since this is probably the most photographed area of Montgomery County. Photograph by Bill Kamenjar

One winner will be randomly selected from all correct answers received by March 10.
Anita Campbell of North Potomac recognized vintage farm machinery at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood. She wins the framed print.
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