Do you love taking photos? Do you enjoy looking at beautiful images of nature, landmarks, weather, animals and more? Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer or simply admire photos of the Lehigh Valley area, you’ll enjoy being part of and judging Saucon Source’s new monthly photography contest, Lehigh Valley Lens.
Lehigh Valley Lens is a contest open to both amateur and current or former professional photographers, however anyone who has worked or works as a professional photographer must disclose their status when sharing or submitting a photo for the contest and their status will be noted with a “(P)” (for professional) or “(FP)” (former professional) in the caption accompanying their photo. Professional and former professional photographers are ineligible to receive the prize that will be awarded to one winner each month by that month’s sponsoring business, but can include a link to their website or social media page which we will share. Note: Professionals who fail to disclose their status may be excluded from participation in future contests.
Photos must be of people, places and things in the greater Lehigh Valley area, which for purposes of this contest is defined as anywhere within Lehigh and Northampton counties along with the following municipalities in Upper Bucks County: Milford Township, Springfield Township, Durham Township, Riegelsville borough, Bridgeton Township, Nockamixon Township, Haycock Township, Richland Township, Quakertown borough, Richlandtown borough and Trumbauersville borough; southern Monroe County: Eldred Township, Polk Township, Chestnuthill Township, Ross Township, Jackson Township, Pocono Township, Hamilton Township, Stroud Township, Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Smithfield Township and Delaware Water Gap; and southern Carbon County: Mahoning Township, East Penn Township, Lower Towamensing Township, Franklin Township, Towamensing Township, Lehighton, Weissport, Parryville, Bowmanstown and Palmerton.
Photos that include identifiable people must be submitted with a signed release form acknowledging that person’s or those persons’ consent to appear in a photo that may be published on SauconSource.com and shared with credit on its associated social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram (see below for a form). All photos must adhere to the standards of good taste and decency required of a community-oriented, general interest publication. Photos may not include any copyrighted or trademarked names, logos, business advertising, etc.
By submitting a photo for juding in the Lehigh Valley Lens contest, the submitter acknowledges that it is an original work, that he or she is the photographer who created it, and that it can be distributed, shared and otherwise publicized via online media without restriction. Discrete watermarking as well as editing/filtering of images is permitted. By submitting a photo, the photographer consents to have his/her image used in promotional advertising on SauconSource.com and its associated social media platforms in perpetuity. Each photographer retains full ownership rights to his/her work and the right to sell or distribute it elsewhere.
Any winner of the contest becomes ineligible to submit a photo for voting purposes for a period of six months immediately following the month in which he/she was the winner.
HOW TO ENTER
Photo submissions should be approximately 1 MB to 7.5 MB in size and must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as a .JPG or .PNG with ‘Lehigh Valley Lens’ in the subject line of the email. Important: Each email must include the following information: full name, street address, phone number, email address and location (municipality and county) where the photo was taken. Professionals may include a link to their website or social media page. Optionally, a caption describing the photo and/or a title for the work may be submitted along with your photo. Only one photo submission per person per contest period will be accepted. Submission of recent works is preferred, but there is no specific requirement to submit photos that are current or recent works.
The submission period for photos is the second week of each month (the 8th to the 15th). Voting will take place on the Saucon Source Facebook page during the third week of each month (the 15th to 22nd). The photograph that has received the most likes as of 5 p.m. on the 22nd of each month will be declared the winning entry in that month’s contest, and will be featured as the cover photo on the Saucon Source Facebook page from the 22nd until the last day of that month. The photo winner will also be announced on the website and will be featured in a special ad that congratulates the winner, recognizes that month’s sponsoring business and promotes the next month’s Lehigh Valley Lens contest.
May’s Lehigh Valley Lens photo contest is sponsored by Carl Volkman & Sons HVAC LLC of Hellertown, who will award May’s contest winner with a Honeywell wifi thermostat.
For more information about the contest, questions or sponsorship information, please email email@example.com.