The Berkshire Bank / Qualprint 2020 Calendar Contest

Welcome to the annual Berkshire Bank / Qualprint Calendar Contest!

We invite all photographers, professional and amateur, to show us their creativity. We will be looking for photos that have artistic appeal and interesting compositional structure.

Call for Entries has begun for the 2021 Calendar and all photos should represent the beautiful areas in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and New York State.

Photos of friends and family are fantastic! However due to obtaining waivers are not really conducive to this calendar contest. Please be aware that photos used in this contest may be used to promote contest events and for future contest promotion.

IMPORTANT: If you do not completely fill out the information below, label your images clearly, adhere to the size/resolution requirements, and agree to the contest terms and conditions, your entries will not be accepted.

You can upload your images individually, or as a compressed .ZIP file. Due to the size constraint of 25MB, the form allows for your best three images to be uploaded, but if you have a plethora of photos that you would like to share, you can submit more by submitting up to three separate entry forms if needed.  If you have any questions or concerns about the online application process, please contact Tim at calendarcontest@sampco.com

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Photo submissions must be received by August 15, 2020 to be eligible for the contest.

All photos must be color and landscape only, using a minimum of an 8 megapixel camera at 300dpi. The images in our calendar are 13” x 9”, so we will adjust, crop, or enlarge images if need be. Images may portray animals, activities, landscapes, attractions (ski resorts, historical landmarks and buildings, museums, gardens, etc.), or nature found in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and surrounding areas.

All image files must be clearly labeled with the entrants last name, location of each image, the month the image should represent, and photo number (EX: Smith_West Stockbridge_August_01.jpeg).

All photos must be taken by the person submitting the entry form and be wholly original and has not been copied in whole or in part, from any other work, and that no other individual has any ownership claim over the image. If the artist is below the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must submit the form. Anyone submitting photos agrees to allows their photo and name to be published if selected as one of the winners in the contest.

Qualprint reserves the right to print and distribute the images submitted for the sole purpose of contest promotion either in print or digital distribution.

Winning photos will demonstrate a strong focus on creativity, uniqueness and quality. A panel of judges at Qualprint and Berkshire Bank will choose the winning photos based on appeal, content and skill. Judging of all photography submissions will be ‘blind’. The name of the photographer will not be disclosed to the judging panel.

Prize winners will be chosen and awarded as follows; 1st Place – $250.00, 2nd Place – $200.00, and 3rd Place – $150.00. The 9 Runner Up placements will receive $50 each. All 12 winners will have their winning images featured in the Berkshire Bank /  Qualprint calendar the following year. Honorable mention images will also be chosen and recognized in the calendar. All entrants will receive a complimentary calendar.

By participating in the photo contest, you hereby grant Qualprint all rights to your image(s), including the right to edit, modify and use in any manner, in any Qualprint publications, print or electronic, and in any other media for advertising and promotional purposes with regard to the calendar contest. 

Thank you! We look forward to seeing your work!