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2021 Blue Ridge
Calendar Photo Contest
RaysWeather.Com has sponsored a photo contest and a calendar featuring photos from our forecast region for the past 15 years. The 2021 Blue Ridge Calendar Photo Contest will change the rules from the previous 6 years allowing photos from ANYWHERE across the Southern Appalachians in Western North Carolina or Southwest Virginia. A portion of calendars sales will be donated to the Blue Ridge Conservancy.
The photo contest is open for submissions until July 1, 2020. We're looking for the best, most unique photos capturing the beauty, activities, and essence of the Southern Appalachians in all seasons of the year.
Contest Criteria and Process
At the end of the submission period, photos will be screened by the Blue Ridge Conservancy and RaysWeather.Com to determine a group of Finalists. These Finalists will be posted on the contest pages for one week for your votes (through mid July). Based on the voting, the Blue Ridge Conservancy and RaysWeather.Com will make final decisions regarding winners based on technical quality, uniqueness, and producing a calendar of highest quality with appropriate diversity of geography, activities, scenes, flora, fauna, etc. Because of the calendar layout, winning photos will be printed 12" wide and 10" tall; so, photos must be appropriate for printing in that size and orientation. We will announce winners in late July.
The Grand Prize Winner (selected for the calendar cover) will receive a $200 RaysMarketplace.com gift certificate and a $100 cash prize. Additionally, three photos per season will be selected for inclusion in the 2021 Calendar; each of these photographers will receive a $100 RaysMarketplace.com gift certificate.
"Best of the Rest" and "Cameo" Photos
In the 2021 Blue Ridge Calendar, we will continue to use many photos that were not monthly contest winners. We again use many smaller photos in each calendar pages. Last year, the calendar included over 50 photos. These "best of the rest" and "cameo" photos allow us to include more of the great photography we receive.
- Original must be available in at least 2400x1600 pixels (minimum 1MB).
- Images must be from the Southern Appalachians (Western North Carolina or Southwest Virginia).
- All submissions must be made through the calendar submission web pages. Prints, slides, etc. will not be accepted. (However, high quality digital images from prints/slides may be submitted.)
- Limit 3 entries per photographer per season (12 photos total). Additional entries will NOT be considered.
- The person submitting must be the photographer.
- The photographer grants the Blue Ridge Conservancy and RaysWeather.Com rights to use the image in the calendar, RaysWeather.Com websites, and RaysWeather.Com social media sites.
- The photographer must have the specific permission for use of the image from any person recognizable in the photo.
- Employees of RaysWeather.Com or the Blue Ridge Conservancy and their families are not eligible.
How to Submit Photos
Please submit your photos under the appropriate category...
Submissions will close July 1, 2020.
Thanks and check back here in mid July for the voting.