Show Off Shakopee 2018 Photo Contest

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This year, we are looking for the best photos that Show Off Shakopee in three categories:

  • Activities & Events
  • People, Pets & Families
  • Landmarks & Nature

The city reserves the right to reclassify photos between categories.

Entry Period

Sept. 1-30, 2018

Eligibility & Contest Rules

  • The contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers who live, work in or go to school in Shakopee. Entries must be submitted by the original photographer.
  • Limit three entries.
  • City employees and their families are not eligible to participate.
  • By submitting photos, you agree to the terms of the city's Photographer Consent Form [PDF]; a completed form is not required.
  • For photos with recognizable people, it is the responsibility of the photographer to obtain permission to use the person's image. By submitting to the contest, the photographer affirms he/she has obtained such consent.
  • All entries became the property of the City of Shakopee and may be used in any city material. 

Photo Guidelines

  • Photos shall not be more than two years old and must be taken in the City of Shakopee.
  • Submissions must be at least 1 MB in size with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • Only digital images will be accepted (JPG, TIFF). 
  • Minor digital enhancements, such as cropping, are allowed, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.

How to Enter

Two ways to enter the 2018 Show Off Shakopee Photo Contest:

  1. Upload photos using the online entry form
  1. Mail or drop off entry form [PDF] and photos on CD or jump drive to City Hall, c/o Show Off Shakopee Photo Contest, 485 Gorman St., Shakopee MN 55379 

Judging & Awards

A judging panel of city staff will evaluate the entries on subject matter, composition, clarity, lighting, artistry, technical excellence and overall impact. All decisions will be final; judges reserve the right not to award a winner.

One photo will be selected as the Grand Prize winner to receive $100; three runners-up will also be chosen with each receiving $50. 

Winning photographs will be announced in the Winter 2019 Hometown Messenger. They will also be featured on the city website and at city hall.