READERS' CHOICE VOTING
- ABOUT THE CONTEST
WNC magazine’s 4th annual Images of WNC Photo Contest, presented by Asheville Regional Airport, is open to professional and amateur photographers. From outdoor splendor to quaint small towns and intriguing locals—entries can include any subject that captures the culture, beauty, or essence of the region. You may submit up to 5 images and the deadline to enter is September 30, 2019. Winners will be announced in WNC's January/February 2020 issue.
Photos must have been taken in Western North Carolina.
A panel of judges from WNC magazine will select finalists and 1st Place winners in the Professional and Amateur categories.
For the Readers' Choice category, WNC magazine judges will narrow the field to 50 finalists, and it’s up to you to decide who wins during two rounds of online voting October 15-31, 2019.
- Professional 1st Place Winner: $400
- Amateur 1st Place Winner: $300
- Readers' Choice Winner: 2 round-trip airfare tickets to anywhere Spirit Airlines flies
- The top winners will be announced via this website and social media in January and the finalists and winners’ images will appear in the Spring 2020 issue of WNC magazine.
- OFFICIAL RULES
HOW TO ENTER:
The contest begins May 1, 2019 and ends September 30, 2019. To enter, fill out the entry form and upload up to 5 high-resolution digital photos that capture Western North Carolina.
Open to both amateur and professional photographers (professional is defined as those earning a living through photography). The photos must have been taken in Western North Carolina and can illustrate any subject that captures the culture, beauty, or essence of the region.
All submitted photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. All digital submissions must be 6 megabytes or smaller, in JPEG or jpg format. The photographers of the images selected as finalists will be asked to provide a high-resolution (300 dpi, minimum 3,000 pixels wide) image, suitable for print.
WINNER SELECTION & CRITERIA:
Photos meeting the eligibility requirements will be considered by a panel of judges from WNC magazine, who will also select the 1st Place winners in both the Professional and Amateur categories.
For the Readers' Choice category, WNC magazine judges will narrow the selections to 50. The winner will be determined through two rounds of online voting October 15-31, 2019.
Top winners will be announced on this website and via social media in January and finalists and winners’ photos will appear in WNC magazine’s Spring 2020 issue, and are subject to inclusion in a coinciding photo exhibit to be displayed at the Asheville Regional Airport Gallery.
PRIZES & RETAIL VALUE
- Professional Category 1st Place Winner: $400
- Amateur Category 1st Place Winner: $300
- Readers' Choice Winner: 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere Spirit Airlines flies
Each ticket is limited to a $500 value, including one checked back, one carry-on, and one assigned economy seat. The winner is responsible for taxes on international flights. Ticket vouchers can be redeemed from December 6, 2019 to December 5, 2020. All costs and expenses associated with the Prize acceptance and use not specified here, including but not limited to lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities, and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Both vouchers must be redeemed on the same itinerary.
• Finalists and winners' images appear in WNC magazine's January/February 2020 issue and will be included in an exhibit at Asheville Regional Airport Gallery.
RELEASE & LICENSE
Entrants grant to WNC magazine the right to use and publish their name and photograph online, in print and in promotions that solely pertain to the Images of WNC Photo Contest. This includes the possibility of using any submitted image for a cover of the January/February 2019 issue and also possible inclusion in future photo contest promotions.
With exclusion of the photographers’ images, the contest and all of the related print and online branded content and code are copyright of WNC magazine. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks, or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
By entering, you also agree to allow WNC magazine to share your e-mail with our sponsoring partners, Asheville Regional Airport and Spirit Airlines, which also adhere to the Federal Trade Commission's CAN-SPAM Act.
By submitting for the contest, entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and by the decisions of the contest administrators.
- SEE LAST YEAR'S WINNERS
For our 2018/2019 Images of WNC Photo Contest, presented by Asheville Regional Airport, we received 770 entries that capture the natural beauty of our mountains. Thanks to all who entered and to you who voted for the Readers’ Choice winner (a whopping 7,066 votes were cast). Here, check out our finalists, honorable mentions, and top winners...Taking top honors in the Professional category is Patrick Williams with Fishing Below the Falls; in 1st place in the Amateur category is Nathan Bowery with Flipping at the Patch; and the Readers' Choice winner is pro photographer Michele Schwartz's image Craggy Mist. Congratulations to our winners!
To see last years winners CLICK HERE!
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