Photo Contest

Calvert County Tourism Fall Photo Contest Graphic

The submission period has ended and this contest is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Stay tuned for more contests coming soon.


Voting is now LIVE! Visit the County Government's Facebook page Nov. 18-22, 2019 and look for the 2019 'Fall in Love with Calvert County' album to vote.


The Calvert County Department of Economic Development is sponsoring a “Fall Into Fun in Calvert County” digital photo contest. The contest is designed for photography enthusiasts and non-professionals.

This contest offers you the opportunity to capture autumn in Calvert County and share it for all to enjoy. Grab a camera and digitally submit your best photos. Examples include:

  • Colorful leaves at Flag Ponds Nature Park
  • Pumpkins, hay bales or a local tobacco barn
  • Hiking at American Chestnut Land Trust

Submit your photos using the online submission form. Photographers submitting entries must complete the form granting Calvert County Government the right to use photos for promotional purposes.

Contest Rules

Only digital photos will be accepted and the quality of submitted photos is important. All digital files must be 10 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG (.jpg) format and must be at least 2,500 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 2,500 pixels tall (if a vertical image). 300 dpi is required.

Limit one photo entry per person.

Photos must be taken by the person submitting. Photographers must be over the age of 18. All photos must be original work.

Only light edits or enhancements are permitted. Images with heavy effects, manipulations, watermarks, added text, unnatural saturation, exposure or contrast will not be considered. 

Photos will be accepted from noon on Nov. 1 to noon on Nov. 15 or until 30 photos are received. Contest limit: 30 photos total.

Photographers from any state may participate, but all entries must be of images taken in Calvert County. Photos taken outside of Calvert County will not be considered.

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject, or in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to Calvert County Government upon request. 

Photos found to be lewd or outside the “Fall Into Fun in Calvert County” contest theme will not be considered.

Entries will be voted on by the general population Nov. 18-22, 2019 in an album on the Calvert County Government Facebook page. Voting will begin on Monday, Nov. 18 at noon and stop on Friday, Nov. 22 at noon. The winner will be announced on the Calvert County Government Facebook page on Monday, Nov. 25.

Employees of the Calvert County Department of Economic Development and their immediate families are not eligible. 

One prize will be awarded to the overall winner. The winner will receive a Calvert County themed prize. The winning photograph will appear somewhere on the ChooseCalvert.com website, on the @VisitCalvertCounty Instagram feed and on the Calvert County Government Facebook feed. All entries may be included in future Calvert County advertising campaigns.

Photographers submitting entries must complete the entry form, including granting Calvert County Government the right to use photos for promotional purposes.