Photo Contest

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In anticipation of Calvert County Restaurant Week March 5-12, 2020, the Calvert County Department of Economic Development is sponsoring a “Calvert County Foodie” digital photo contest. The contest is designed for photography enthusiasts and non-professionals.

Photos MUST be taken in a Calvert County restaurant. The first 30 photos will be accepted and put into a Facebook album for a week of voting (one entry per person will be accepted). The top number of likes in the album will win a prize. In order to qualify, the photo must be original and not come from another source such as a restaurant’s website or Instagram. 

Photos will be accepted from noon on Saturday, Feb. 1 to noon on Saturday, Feb. 8 or until 30 photos are received.

Contest Rules

Photo must be taken inside a Calvert County restaurant.

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 Saturday, Feb. 1 to noon on Saturday, Feb. 8 or until 30 photos are received. 

Photographers from any state may participate, but all entries must be of images taken in a Calvert County restaurant. 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 “Calvert County Foodie” contest theme will not be considered.

Entries will be voted on by the general population Feb. 17-21, 2020 in an album on the Visit Calvert County Facebook page. Voting will begin Monday, Feb. 17 at noon and end Friday, Feb. 21 at noon. The winner will be announced on the Visit Calvert County Facebook page on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.

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 @VisitCalvertCounty Instagram feed and on the Visit Calvert County Facebook feed with credit to the photographer. All entries may be included in future Calvert County advertising campaigns.