Michigan History Back Cover Photo Contest

JanFeb_18_1placeMichigan History is looking for the perfect photo to publish on the magazine’s back cover. Enter our Michigan History Back Cover Photo Contest today for your chance to be featured!

Eligibility

Photographers: The contest is open to all photographers, including hobbyists, students, and professionals. Michigan History and the Historical Society of Michigan staff and board members and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter.

Images:

  • Photos must be the work of the entrant and have been taken in Michigan (within land and lake boundaries).
  • Photos must be in color (no black and white) and may be minimally adjusted for contrast, sharpness, or removal of dust spots but should not be otherwise manipulated. This includes color treatments and filters.
  • Photos must represent something with historical connections to Michigan.
  • Only photos in portrait orientation will be considered.
  • Images must be formatted as JPEGs, 300 dpi or higher. If the photo was taken by an Apple device, the file must be converted from the Apple .heic format to a .jpeg.
  • Each image must be at least 9 inches wide by 12 inches high.
  • Photos that do not meet the requirements will be disqualified.
  • Images should have been taken within the last five years.

JudgingMarApr_18_2place

Judging will be based on overall clarity and technical quality with attention to composition, color, and creativity. Judges reserve the right to disqualify any entries deemed unsuitable.

Prizes

The first-place winning photo will be published on the back cover of the January/February 2022 issue of Michigan History. Second- and third-place winners will be published in subsequent issues. (Honorable mentions and non-placing photos may be chosen for use on future covers. If that happens, those photographers will be contacted at that time.)

  • 1st Place: $200 plus 5 complimentary copies of the magazine. Photographer will also receive a one-year subscription to Michigan History or a one-year extension of current subscription, whichever is applicable.
  • 2nd Place: $150 plus 5 complimentary copies of the magazine. Photographer will also receive a one-year subscription to Michigan History or a one-year extension of current subscription, whichever is applicable.
  • 3rd Place: $100 plus 5 complimentary copies of the magazine. Photographer will also receive a one-year subscription to Michigan History or a one-year extension of current subscription, whichever is applicable.

Entry Instructions

  • Up to 3 entries may be submitted per photographer.
  • Include your last name in the file name for each photo.
  • Entries must be submitted electronically by e-mailing individual images to info@hsmichigan.org. Paper mailed entries will not be considered.
  • Please send one image per e-mail with a subject line of “2021 MHM Photo Contest,” your name, and submission number (for example: 2021 MHM Photo Contest, Jane Doe, image 1 of 3).
  • Within the e-mail please include:
    1. Your full name
    2. Address
    3. Phone number
    4. E-mail
    5. Image title
    6. Location where the image was taken
    7. Small write-up about how the photo was obtained (50-word maximum)

A confirmation will be sent upon receipt of your submission.

MayJun_18_3placeDeadline

All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on September 15, 2021.
Winners will be notified via e-mail on or before September 30, 2021.

Permissions

By entering the contest, you automatically convey to Michigan History and its publisher, the Historical Society of Michigan, unlimited (by media), nonexclusive publishing rights to each image submitted. Any uses of these images beyond the photo contest and its promotion will be contingent upon your approval and will be fully credited. For winning entries, the photograph will also potentially be used in promotion of the relevant Michigan History magazine issue on the Historical Society of Michigan’s social media accounts and online presence with attribution. You retain the copyright to each image. Images with recognizable human subjects should have permission from those in the photo, available to Michigan History upon request.

Questions?

Contact HSM Magazines at info@hsmichigan.org.

 

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