Monday, August 30, 2010

Destination Salem's Photo Contest

It was another beautiful weekend in Salem! Were you here? And did you take any pictures?

Do you have the next cover image for the 2010 Salem Visitor Guide? If you do, submit it to Destination Salem's 2010 Photo Contest!

Visit for details and submission information.

The deadline for submissions in 2010 is December 1, 2010. The Destination Salem Marketing Committee will review all submissions and select ten (10) finalists, which will be posted online for a public evaluation and vote. The winning photographs will be announced on December 17, 2010.

FABULOUS PRIZES! Cherry Blossoms, Pierce-Nichols House Fence, Federal Street, Salem, MA. Photograhper: Jane Cappuccio Stauffer

First Prize: $100 and the image will be featured on the cover of the Salem, Massachusetts 2011 Visitor & Travel Guide!

Second Prize: $50 Salem Gift Certificate

Third Prize: $25 Salem Gift Certificate

  • The deadline for submission is December 1, 2010.

  • Images should be submitted in a high-resolution (at least 300 dpi at 5”x7”) digital format.

  • Photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .tif format via e-mail to or on disc to Destination Salem, PO Box 630, Salem, MA 01970.

  • High resolution scans of photographs are acceptable.

  • Each photograph must be accompanied by a submission form.

  • Winners will be announced on December 17th, 2010 on

RULES & REGULATIONS The House of the Seven Gables, Salem, MA Photographer: Lisa Poehler
  • All amateur photographers – except members of the Destination Salem staff, board of directors, and their immediate families – are eligible. Amateur photographers earn less than 25% of their annual income from their photography.

  • All photographs must be taken in Salem.

  • All photographs must be of sites that are open to or available to the public.

  • All photographs become the property of the Salem Office of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Inc. /dba/ Destination Salem and may be used in promotional, marketing, and/or advertising materials including, but not limited to, the Salem Visitor Guide,, The Guide to Salem Haunted Happenings, and Haunted

  • Photographers will get a photo credit if or when their image is used.

  • Minor adjustments including slight color adjustment and minor digital enhancements are permitted. Images should not be significantly altered, however, and may be disqualified if the image does not look authentic.

  • The photographer submitting the photograph must hold all rights to the photograph.

  • Photographs that feature a recognizable person (or people) must include a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian.

    Friendship of Salem, photographed by Len Burgess

  • Images previously published or pending publication or that violate or infringe upon another person’s copyright, are not eligible.

  • Each photographer may submit no more than three (3) images. Only one prize will be awarded to any one photographer.


Destination Salem:

Salem City Hall, P.O. Box 630, Salem, MA 01970.

(978) 741-3252; fax (978) 741-7539;

e-mail questions to:

Please email submissions to

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