Winter Parks Photo Contest

Written by on November 29, 2018

Send in your best photos taken on and of the grounds of a park in the City of Gillette between December 1st, 2018 and February 28th, 2019 and you could win $75 in Gold Bucks.

Photo Contest Rules

  1. Rules
    1. Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Your submission of the photo is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo.
    2. Residents and non-residents are encouraged to submit photos.
    3. All photos must be taken on and of the grounds of a park in the City of Gillette between December 1st, 2018 and February 28th, 2019. All photos must depict parks within the City of Gillette.
    4. All photos must be submitted to the city by March 8th, 2019.
    5. Each photographer may submit up to ten photographs to the competition. Each photo submitted must included on an entry form. Photos can be on the same form.
    6. Photographs submitted with a watermark will not be considered.
    7. Photos should accurately reflect the subject matter and scene as it appeared.  Photos should not be digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.)
    8. Anyone 17 years of age or younger must submit a written waiver by their parent or guardian.
    9. Any photos that include images of people must be accompanied by written waiver by those that are included in the photo.
    10. The City is not responsible for lost entries.
    11. The undersigned photographer shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless, the City of Gillette from and against any action, suit, claim, damages, liability, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to the use of the photo(s) by the City of Gillette.
    12. Submission of photographs, as part of the contest, includes a license to the City to make unlimited and exclusive use of the photograph for the purposes set forth in the Contest Entry Form.  The original photographer shall retain all authorship and copyright ownership in the photographs and may continue to use the photographs, images, and any copies thereof, solely for personal use.
    13. At the City of Gillette’s discretion, credit for the photograph may be included in publications.
    14. Photo Criteria
      1. At the discretion of the photographer.
      2. Photos that are of low resolution or quality may not be considered when selecting winners.
      3. All entries should be submitted attached to an email, with a completed entry form and emailed to:
  2. Categories
    1. General
    2. Nature and Wildlife
  3. Selection Process
    1. A panel of judges consisting of:
      1. Mayor of Gillette
      2. One person from the Gillette City Council
      3. Two members from the Parks and Beautification Board
      4. As available: one or two current or former Art Educators
      5. One person from the Mayor’s Art Council
      6. Judges will be included as available
    2. People’s Choice
      1. Online voting on Facebook from public to determine winner in each category
    3. City of Gillette Communications Manager will administer the photo contest and will present all photos to the panel of judges without any identification that may suggest the name or identity of the person who took the photo.


  1. Awards/Prizes/Places
    1. In each category winners will receive:
      1. 1st: $75 Gold bucks
      2. 2nd: $50 Gold bucks
    2. Those who may be unable to use Gold bucks (ex. visitors to Gillette, WY) may request a gift debit card equivalent be awarded instead.

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