2015 grand-prize winner, “Green Island on Indian Lake” by Matt Champlin

Photography Contest Guidelines

Submissions: Each entrant may submit up to 5 photographs total. Upload high-resolution digital images (at least 20 megapixels) saved as jpeg files. Do not submit extreme panoramics, in which the width is more than twice the height. Please name each file with your name and a number from 1 to 5 (i.e., JohnSmith1.jpg). Physical printouts are not required. UPLOAD IMAGES HERE

All photos must be taken in the Adirondack Park. Make sure the subject is in sharp focus and the horizon line is level. See our Photography Tips page for more pointers or visit our Pinterest or Instagram pages for examples of first-rate photographs. Categories may include People, Recreation, Landscape, Wildlife, Macro, Alternative Process and Black and White. Other creative categories are encouraged. There is no entry fee. Full-time professional photographers’ submissions will not be considered.

Judging: Entries will be judged according to the overall quality of the photograph, with special attention paid to composition, exposure, focus, color and general interest.

Deadline: All submissions must be uploaded by December 1, 2015. Winners will be announced in Adirondack Life’s April 2016 issue.

Prizes, Awards and Usage: A grand prize of free admission to the signature fall workshop sponsored by the Adirondack Photography Institute in 2016 will be awarded for the best image. First, second and third prizes will be awarded to traditional color entries, black-and-white and/or wildlife photos. The judges may also select images for honorable mention or special categories. Winners will receive a commemorative pottery bowl or mug. Winners agree to have images published in print and online. Winning images may be used with full credit for promotion of subsequent contests.