The 2018 Helena Visitor Guide
Photo Contest Rules & Submission Guidelines:

18 years and older

The 2018 Helena Visitor Guide Photo Contest begins at 12:00am MST on November 22nd, 2017 and ends at 11:59pm MST on December 15th, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible.

We want to see Helena through your eyes! For our 2018 Photo Contest, are asking for photos of Helena events and people enjoying Helena.

To ensure eligibility for the contest, please submit digital files sized between 10MB-20MB, 300 dpi/ppi, CMYK or grayscale color mode, and .tif file format. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.

Entries need to include the following information with each entry in a Word/Text PDF format:

Photographer’s first & last name
Photographer’s physical address
Photographer’s email address
Photographer’s phone number
Location image was taken
Detailed caption of subject matter

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to The Helena Area Chamber of Commerce upon request.

The following submissions are ineligible:
Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright.
Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.

The Helena Area Chamber of Commerce shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.

All digital photos and all photographers’ information must be submitted to using a Dropbox link that allows the Chamber to download images in-house.

Digital images that are sent via mail or sent not using a Dropbox link via email will not be accepted.

You may enter no more than 10 image files.

Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit, and subject matter relevance to Helena.


1st place: 2018 Helena Guide cover photo placement and $250
2nd place: 2018 Helena Guide interior placement and $150
3rd place: 2018 Helena Guide interior placement and $75

All winning photographers will receive printed photo credit for their published images. Please note that all submitted photos, including the winning photographs, may be used for interior placement throughout the publication. Moreover, submission of photos constitutes a release to the Chamber and CVB for use in promoting Helena through our publications and website. All photographers will be given proper credit if their photograph is used on or in any of these platforms.

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to

Winners will be announced on Monday, December 18th, 2017 and will be informed by email and phone by Chamber staff.

By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the 2018 Photo Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the 2018 Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

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