All photo entries must be submitted by May 30, 2014,
and must be accompanied by a completed entry form. 

Any amateur of any age can enter this photo contest. No professional photographers, please. We define a professional as anyone who profits from their photography in any way other than photo contests.

Limit of 3 entries per entrant. Each image must be the orginal work of the person submitting the image. 

If submitting a professionally-processed photo, please make the print no larger than 8x10 inches. Please do not submit photos printed on a home computer or photo printer, as these are unsuitable for reproduction. Duplicate photos are suggested for submission in case of loss or damage. Please clearly mark your photos on the reverse side with your name and address. Submissions should be marked to the attention of “Calendar Photo Contest” and may be brought in or mailed to: First Citizens National Bank, 2601 4th Street SW, Mason City, IA 50401.

Photos may be submitted digitally by burning them onto a CD and brought in or mailed to: First Citizens National Bank, 2601 4th Street SW, Mason City, IA 50401. Digital photos may also be submitted online via an email attachment to If sending photos via internet, the subject line must specify “photo contest." Within the body of the email, the entrant must supply all entry form information: Entrant’s Name, Phone, Address, City, State, Zip and name of Photo/s. Digital file submissions should be JPEG, EPS or TIFF format and at the highest quality image possible. Up to 10 MB in size and 300 dpi is preferred.

No photoshopping or other digital manipulation. This contest is about photography, not about one’s expertise with a graphical application. This does not apply to photographic techniques within a camera’s abilities (i.e., a manual shutter release used at night to capture fireworks or moving traffic). Nor does it apply to cropping an image.

Entries will be evaluated based on appeal, content and photographic skill. The decision of the judges is final.

Photos entered this year will not be eligible in subsequent year’s contests.

A $10 First Citizens National Bank Mastercard gift card will award to 24 first place winners. A $100 First Citizens National Bank MasterCard gift card will be awarded to one grand prize winner and their winning photo will appear on the front of the calendar.

Winners will be notified before November 21, 2014. Only entrants who provide a self-addressed stamped envelope will have their printed photo/s returned after the publication of the calendar. CDs will not be returned.

First Citizens National Bank assumes no responsibility for submissions. Winning entrants agree that First Citizens National Bank has the right to use, without further compensation, their photographs for any purpose. 

First Citizens National Bank is the final authority on contest rules and submissions. Certain rules may be adjusted to accommodate unforeseen circumstances.