Seasons of the Blue Hills Photo Contest 2018

Do you love the Blue Hills all year long?  Show it by submitting a photo to the Seasons of the Blue Hills Photo Contest!  Your photo could be of the animals, plants, views — or people — who benefit from the Blue Hills all year long.

You could win one of two $250 gift certificates to L.L. Bean … and be included in the Seasons of the Blue Hills calendar!

One prize will be awarded to the photographer with the photo that has the most electronic votes.  Another prize will be awarded by a panel of judges.

Photo submission deadline: Sunday, September 9, 2018, 5:00 pm.

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Instructions and Rules

Applicants may submit up to four (4) photos until Sunday, September 9, 5:00 pm. Photos will be approved within 7 days of submission. Once approved, photos will be posted for the public to vote online. Two prizes will be awarded. (See below.) Photos may be submitted and voting continues until 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 9, 2018.


Two prizes will be awarded. One prize will be awarded to the photographer whose photo receives the most electronic ‘votes’. Another prize will be awarded by a panel of judges. The prize for both winners is a $250 L.L. Bean gift certificate. Winners as well as other contestants will be featured on our website, social media and newsletter.  All photos are displayed in a PowerPoint presentation at the Friends of the Blue Hills Annual Celebration and contest winners receive a free ticket to and recognition at the event.  Select photos may also be included in a Friends of the Blue Hills calendar.

To enter or vote in the contest, you must complete a short online registration.

Contest Deadline

Submissions must be received by 5:00 pm September 9, 2018.

Photo Eligibility

Photos that have been submitted to a previous Friends of the Blue Hills contest are not eligible. If the photo includes people, written permission of the subjects must be available upon request. Friends of the Blue Hills reserves the right to disqualify any photo or contestant for any reason.


By submitting your photographs, you agree to allow FBH to use the images in the organization’s educational materials, lectures, publications and non profit promotional materials. You also give permission to FBH to submit your photo(s) to newspapers and web publications (with credit to you as the photographer).  By submitting the photos and signing the submission form, you certify that the image(s) submitted were taken by you and that you have not used part or all of an image taken or owned by another individual, organization, or corporation. You also certify that you have the permission of any people who are clearly visible in the photo, especially children. FBH agrees not to transfer, license or sell reproduction rights for your photographs.

Photo credit: David Forsyth (West Roxbury) “Prairie Warbler Singing Spring on Buck Hill”

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