Calling All Photographers: Lakeside Photo Contest

Posted on September 28, 2012

Throughout the summer, Lakeside will be accepting entries for a photo contest. The selected photos will appear in the 2013 Calendar of Events brochure. Share your Lakeside photos that capture the Chautauqua spirit and celebrate the unique beauty and character of the community.

Images should represent family, traditions, religion, education, cultural arts (special events, programming), recreation, landscape, architecture and most importantly, people. Photos must be taken at Lakeside within the last five years. A limit of five photos may be entered.

The winners will have their photo(s) published in the 2013 Calendar of Events brochure and other marketing materials, including the Lakeside website and Facebook page. The winners will also receive a one-day gate pass for the 2013 Chautauqua summer season.

There is no entry fee. Deadline for entry is Sunday, Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m.

To enter, send your digital photos as an attachment saved with your last name as the file name to The email subject line should read “Lakeside Photo Contest.”  Include your name, address, email address, phone number, age, photo information and the date each photo was taken.

For questions, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 277 or email

Before you enter, please read the contest rules.

Contest Rules:

  • Limit of five photos per person may be entered.
  • Vertical images are preferred, but horizontal images will also be accepted with the option to crop images as needed.
  • Photos must be submitted digitally as high-quality JPEG files.
  • Photos must be taken at Lakeside within the last five years.
  • Winning photo(s) are not guaranteed the cover of the brochure.
  • Images must be in natural color. Black and white, sepia tone and duotone images are not eligible.
  • Images must be original or with little altering. Images that have significant altering will not be eligible.
  • Panoramic photos are not eligible.
  • Digital images will not be returned.
  • No borders or frames may be added to images.
  • No watermarks, signatures or copyright notices may be added to images.
  • All winning images will be displayed in the Calendar of Events brochure and various locations during the Chautauqua summer season.
  • Photos containing recognizable people must have consent of the person to be submitted. Please submit written consent with images.
  • Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted.
  • All entrants give Lakeside permission to use the entries for promotion, publicity or informational education of Lakeside without monetary compensation.

Ownership/Use of Rights:

Photographers retain the copyright of their photographs. By entering the contest, photographers agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on the 2013 Calendar of events brochure without any fee or other form of compensation, and agree that Lakeside may display the winning photo in any promotional materials and retain it for archival purposes. Entries (including non-winning entries) may be selected for display or use in other Lakeside materials.


Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in conveying the Chautauqua spirit and the beauty and character of Lakeside. A Lakeside panel will judge the entries. The Lakeside panel, including graphic design, marketing and public relations professionals, will judge the entries.