Blue Hills Photo Contest 2022

The Blue Hills is a natural gem in our backyard… providing habitat for animals, birds and insects… and an amazing natural haven for tens of thousands of people to enjoy. By entering this year’s Blue Hills’ Photo Contest, you’ll help showcase why so many people love the Blue Hills… and why all of us need to help care for it.   You can enter up to five photos at no cost and have the opportunity to win great prizes.

More Prizes to Win this Year!

You’ll have the opportunity to win one of four great prizes!  Prizes will be awarded for the photo:

  • Winning the ‘Popular Vote’ by receiving the most electronic votes
  • Chosen by a panel of judges: Subject: judges’ choice
  • Chosen by a panel of judges: Subject: What Lives in the Blue Hills (e.g. plants, animals, insects)
  • Chosen by a panel of judges: Subject: Who Visits the Blue Hills (showcasing park visitors and the activities they enjoy in the Blue Hills)

The photographer with the photo that has the most electronic votes, and the photographer with the photo selected by a panel of judges will each receive a Patagonia sweater which can be returned for a store credit of $139.

The photographers who win the the photo chosen by the panel of judges that best depicts ‘What Lives in the Blue Hills’ and ‘Who Visits the Blue Hills’ will each win a $250 gift certificate to Page + Waterman Gallery & Framing in Wellesley, MA.

Photo submittal deadline: Friday, September 2, at 5pm.  See the rules below.

Photo Credit: Stephen Baird

A big thank you to this year’s sponsors:

Dedham Savings

 

Rules

Instructions and Rules

Applicants may submit up to five (5)  photos until Friday, September 2, 5:00 pm. All photos must be taken in or of the Blue Hills Reservation.  Photos will be approved within 7 days of submission. Once approved, photos will be posted for the public to vote online. Four prizes will be awarded. (See below.) Photos may be submitted and voting continues until 5:00 pm on Friday, September 2, 2022.

Prizes

Four prizes will be awarded.

Prizes will be awarded for the photo:

  • Winning the ‘Popular Vote’ by receiving the most electronic votes (Prize: Patagonia sweater which can be returned for a store credit of $139)
  • Chosen by a panel of judges: Subject: judges’ choice (Prize: Patagonia sweater which can be returned for a store credit of $139)
  • Chosen by a panel of judges: Subject: What Lives in the Blue Hills (e.g. plants, animals, insects) (Prize: $250 gift certificate to Page + Waterman Gallery & Framing)
  • Chosen by a panel of judges: Subject: Who Visits the Blue Hills (showcasing park visitors and the activities they enjoy in the Blue Hills) Prize: $250 gift certificate to Page + Waterman Gallery & Framing

The photographer with the photo that has the most electronic votes and the photographer with the photo selected by a panel of judges will each receive a Patagonia sweater which can be returned for store credit of $139.

The photographers who win the the best photo depicting ‘What Lives in the Blue Hills’ and ‘Who Visits the Blue Hills’ will each win a $250 gift certificate to Page + Waterman Gallery & Framing in Wellesley, MA.

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 on Friday, September 2, 2022.

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.  All dogs in photos should be on a leash, in accordance with park rules.

Terms

By submitting your photographs, you agree to allow Friends of the Blue Hills to use the images in the organization’s educational materials, lectures, publications and nonprofit promotional materials. You also give permission to Friends of the Blue Hills 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. Friends of the Blue Hills agrees not to transfer, license or sell reproduction rights for your photographs.