#CaptureOwatonna Photo Contest

#CaptureOwatonna Photo Submission Rules and Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in the #CaptureOwatonna photo contest! Please read the following rules and guidelines carefully to ensure your photo will be accepted.

  • Submissions will be accepted from January 1, 2018, to March 1, 2018.
  • Entrants must live, work, or attend school in Owatonna.
  • Photos must be taken in Owatonna between January 1, 2017, and March 1, 2018.
  • Photos should be submitted via email to Cassie Gilgenbach, cassie@owatonna.info. Photographers may also post their photos on social media channels with the hashtag #CaptureOwatonna, but a photo submission via email is required.
  • Photos must be less than 2 MB in size to be considered.
  • Submitted photos may not have professional logos or watermarks on them.
  • Each entry must include the following information upon submission:
    • Photographer’s name
    • Address
    • Phone number
    • Email address
    • Age (if under 18)
    • Title of the photo
    • Optional: social media handles (Instagram, Facebook, etc.)
    • Photos that don’t include necessary information will not be considered.
  • Each individual may submit a total of 5 photos.
  • Participants must have permission from any persons pictured in the photo to use that photo. Permission must be obtained prior to submission. If there is a minor in the photo, participants must have permission from the minor’s parent or guardian. The City of Owatonna is not responsible for obtaining subject permission.
  • Once submitted, the entrant grants reproduction rights (both print and digital) to the City of Owatonna. Photos may be reproduced by the City of Owatonna. Select photographs may also be featured in future print or digital promotions, with credit given to the photographer.
  • Contest organizers reserve the right to disqualify any photo.
  • A minimum of 6 winners will be selected by an anonymous panel of judges assembled by the City of Owatonna. All decisions will be final. The 6 photos will be displayed at the Owatonna Public Library.
  • Winners will be notified on or around March 15, 2018.
  • For more information or questions about the contest, see the FAQ or email Cassie Gilgenbach at cassie@owatonna.info.

#CaptureOwatonna FAQ