We are creating a 2018 First Citizens Bank Wall Calendar that will highlight photos from amateur photographers of any age! From now until May 31, please drop off your photo at any of our offices or email us a file of your photo for a chance to be included in our 2018 calendar.
All photo entries must be submitted by May 31, 2017, and must be accompanied with a completed entry form (see bottom of page for form). Entrants under 18 years of age must submit a signed release from a parent or guardian.
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 original work of the person submitting the image. Horizontal orientation of photos is preferred.
If submitting a professionally-processed photo, please make the print no larger than 8×10 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 to any First Citizens Bank location or mailed to: First Citizens Bank, 2601 4th Street SW, Mason City, IA 50401.
Photos may be submitted digitally by burning them onto a CD and brought in to any First Citizens Bank location or mailed to: First Citizens Bank, 2601 4th Street SW, Mason City, IA 50401. Digital photos may also be submitted online via an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 unless resubmitted by entrant.
A $10 First Citizens Bank MasterCard gift card will be awarded to 24 first place winners. A $100 First Citizens 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 17, 2017. 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 Bank assumes no responsibility for submissions. Winning entrants agree that First Citizens Bank has the right to use, without further compensation, their photographs for any purpose including the First Citizens Bank calendar and photography contest.
First Citizens Bank is the final authority on contest rules and submissions. Certain rules may be adjusted to accommodate unforeseen circumstances.