Photography Contest

The Frederick Law Olmsted Parks are natural works of art and wonderful subjects for the many photographers. Head to the great Olmsted Parks and take your photos and submit in our photo contest. Submissions are welcome now through August 31, 2018.

We can’t wait to see the parks through your eyes!

Information about the 2017-2018 Photo Contest

General Rules
Olmsted Parks Conservancy is seeking digital photographs of any of the 18 Frederick Law Olmsted Parks in Louisville, Kentucky. The Photography Contest is open to all participants. There is no entry fee. Each photographer may enter up to six (6) photographs taken in one or more of the following Olmsted Parks:

Algonquin Park, Baxter Square, Bingham Park, Boone Square, Central Park, Cherokee Park, Chickasaw Park, Churchill Park, Elliott Square, Iroquois Park, Seneca Park, Shawnee Park, Shelby Park, Stansbury Park, Tyler Park, Victory Park, Wayside Park, Willow Park

Photographs of people are accepted provided a model release is submitted for each person in the image.

Contest Categories
The Photography Contest will consist of seven categories, each of which will have one Winner and two Honorable Mentions. There will also be an overall Best in Show. The categories are as follows:

  1. Winter
  2. Summer
  3. Spring
  4. Fall
  5. Smaller Park (under 100 acres). The parks in this category are: Algonquin Park, Baxter Square, Bingham Park, Boone Square, Central Park, Chickasaw Park, Churchill Park, Elliott Square, Shelby Park, Stansbury Park, Tyler Park, Victory Park, Wayside Park, Willow Park
  6. Activities Capture activities in the park, examples include but not limited to: Running, hiking, walking, swinging, basketball or reading.
  7. Nature Capture nature in the park, examples include but not limited to wildlife or wildflowers.

Each photographer may enter up to six (6) photographs. Entries in categories 1 through 4 may be photographs that have been taken in any Olmsted Parks that depict the park in the appropriate season. Entries in category 5 must depict one of the parks listed in the category, and may be taken in any season. Categories 6 and 7 may be photographs that have been taken in any Olmsted Park in any season.

Photograph Requirements
All entries must meet ALL the following requirements:

Deadline
August 31, 2018.

Winning Photos

There will be one Winner and two Honorable Mentions from each of the seven categories and one Best of Show. Gift certificates will be awarded to each winner.

Important Forms for the Contest:

Entry Form

Contest Rules

Model_Release

Email info@olmstedparks.org    IF YOU ARE SENDING FILES LARGER THAN 6mb, send to olmstedparks@gmail.com. Please notify your submission to info@olmstedparks.org

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