Sister Banks, Meredith Village Savings Bank and Merrimack County Savings Bank are launching their second annual photo contest on Monday, April 3rd. Winning full color photographs will be featured on four websites: the two banks, New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB) and MillRiver Wealth Management; as well as in desktop and wall versions of printed calendars for both Banks. Winning photos may also be included in desk calendars, holiday cards and note cards.
Many winning photos will focus on people enjoying local events, such as the Sandwich Fair, the Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic, the Nashua Rotary Rock n’ Ribfest or Merrimack County Savings Bank Rock N’ Race. Other popular choices include people enjoying local New Hampshire venues, attractions and businesses such as the Sculpture Walk in Meredith, Canterbury Shaker Village or Granite State Candy in Concord.
Different formats are needed for use on the website versus the print calendars, so there are two separate contests. Participants may enter one or both contests, but will need to complete a separate entry form for both contests, with a maximum of 5 full-color entries each.
All photos and entry forms must be submitted before close of business on Saturday, May 27th. A $50 cash prize is awarded for each winning photo selected. Winners are responsible for the payment of any federal, state and local taxes on their prizes.
Photos must be submitted as color prints with a corresponding disc containing high resolution full-color images in .tiff, .eps or .jpg formats. For the calendar contest, the prints should be 10” wide by 8” high and the associated digital files should be a minimum of 300 DPI. For the website contest, the prints should be 10” wide by 4.25” high and the associated digital files should be a minimum of 72 dpi (though higher is preferred) at a size of at least 1920 pixels wide x 5300 pixels high.
The names of the photographers will be unknown to the panel evaluating the work and selections will be based solely on the suitability of the subject; quality of the photograph; and adherence to the purpose of the contest, which is a celebration of New Hampshire year round.