Duluth Seaway Port Authority announces 2017 Calendar Contest, posts rules for submission

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It’s that time of year! The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is hosting its annual
CALENDAR CONTEST to find the perfect photo, painting or illustration to feature on our 2017 wall calendar … so here’s your chance to gain more exposure for your work and for the Port of Duluth-Superior.  We’re looking for stunning, captivating images of ships or scenes that highlight the PORT from unique perspectives and that tell engaging stories at a glance. 

The winner’s image and name will be featured prominently on 12,000 calendars, distributed in the Twin Ports, across the Great Lakes and around the world.  A grand prize of $350 will be awarded.  A story about the artist/photographer will be featured in the winter issue of our North Star Port magazine.

Photographs, paintings and/or illustrations are eligible for consideration.

Contestants must own the copyrights to all submissions.

You may submit up to ten (10) HIGH-resolution images

Those may be sent on a CD/DVD or USB flash drive…or via a Dropbox or other online link.

  • DEADLINE: Entries must be received by August 18, 2016.

Label images (and disc/stick) with your name or initials. Provide phone #, email & snail mail address.
Digital Images may not be submitted via email.

All image files must be at least 5MB … or have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

All photos/artwork must be original in design and execution, taken/created within the past three years and not published elsewhere or sold to other clients prior to or after submission.

The winning image will be printed approx. 19” x 14” on a wall calendar that measures 22”w x 35” h. 

The Port Authority will ask for exclusive rights to the winning image through Dec. 31, 2017. Eligible images shall not previously have won another photo contests nor previously been sold/used in other publications, advertising or promotional campaigns.

The winner will be asked  to remove the image temporarily from his/her portfolio; pull prints from galleries, stores, websites, Facebook & other online posts; plus not make the image available to other agencies or publications until January 2018.

Winner will be notified by Oct. 1 but calendars will not be printed/made public until closer to Thanksgiving.

Entries not selected will be considered in the Maritime Category of Lake Superior Magazine’s photo contest.

If you are interested in submitting an entry or have questions, please direct them to:

Adele Yorde, PR Director   218.727.8525                                        

Duluth Seaway Port Authority | 1200 Port Terminal Drive | Duluth, MN  55802 

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