2017 St. Cloud GREATER Photo/Video Contest

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Show us what you think makes St. Cloud a great place to live, work and play in the “St. Cloud GREATER Photo/Video Contest"!!! 
General Requirements
• Photos/videos must be taken within the City of St. Cloud city limits.
• Entries should be appropriate for all ages to view. 
• Entries submitted must be your own work. 
• You may submit up to 10 entries in any photo/video combination of categories below (e.g. 2 downtown photos,
  5 river photos, and 3 community life videos) 
• File names of entries must be named as follows: enter number of category below (1-9), your first and last name and short title of
  photo/video with only letters, numbers, and the underscore_character.  For instance, if Jon Doe entered a downtown photo/video of
  5th Ave. So. he would rename his entry: 2jondoe5thaves.jpg or 2jondoe5thaves.m4v.  Failure to do so will disqualify entry.
• For entries with people with identifiable faces shown, you must submit an Authorization of Use of Photo/Video form for
  each entry. Failure to do so will disqualify entry.   

Categories
High priority will be given to those photo/video submissions that evoke positive emotion.  Each category below includes an example idea.  You are not limited to these examples.
1.  Business (e.g. people enjoying outdoor patio dining at a restaurant or an employee in action at their job)
2.  Community life (e.g. people participating in arts/culture, education, volunteer and entertainment activities)
3.  Diversity (e.g. Individual or groups of people that are diverse in culture, age and ability)
4.  Downtown (e.g. people enjoying all downtown has to offer)
5.  Events - (e.g. people enjoying our community festivals and celebrations)
6.  Neighborhoods (e.g. neighbors enjoying a block party for National Night Out)
7.  Rivers (e.g. people participating in on shore and on water activities) 
8.  Sports (e.g. people playing individual or team sports)
9.  Transportation (e.g. people using different ways of moving around the city)


Photo Requirements


Photos must be of sufficient resolution to print at 8"x10" without loss of quality with:   
   - Minimum 300 dpi resolution
   - Minimum 1600 x 1200 pixel dimension  
   - JPG format saved at highest possible quality
   - Maximum file size to upload is 10 megabytes

Video Requirements
Videos can be submitted in HD with:
   - 720p QuickTime format
   - H.264 compression
   - .m4v extension
   - 5 minute maximum length

Videos can be submitted in SD with:
   - 640x480 px QuickTime format
   - H.264 compression
   - .m4v extension
   - 5 minute maximum length

Submission Requirements
• Entries must be submitted online by 4:30 p.m. on July 28, 2017.  No hard copies will be accepted. 
• File names of entries must be named as follows: enter number of category below (1-9), your first and last name and short title of
  photo/video with only letters, numbers, and the underscore_character.  For instance, if Jon Doe entered a downtown photo/video of
  5th Ave. So. he would rename his entry: 2jondoe5thaves.jpg or 2jondoe5thaves.m4v.  Failure to do so will disqualify entry.
• For entries with people with identifiable faces shown, you must submit an Authorization of Use of Photo/Video form for each
  entry.  Failure to do so will disqualify entry.   


Awards
Winners will be announced at a September 2017 St. Cloud City Council meeting and will receive a prize(s).    
  

Future Photo/Video Use


Winning photos/videos will be featured in future marketing efforts and may be displayed at the St. Cloud Public Library, St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud City Hall, on the official City web site and St. Cloud GREATER and City Facebook pages and in the City newsletter and St. Cloud Area Visitor's Guide.  

 

Authorization of Use of Photo/Video Form


Any photos/videos featuring people with identifiable faces must submit a completed Authorization of Use of Photo/Video form with entry.  Failure to do so will disqualify entry.  Click here to open a blank form.  

Proceed to Submission of Photo/Video Entry
Click here to submit a photo/video entry.