Florence Chamber seeks entries in 2021 photo contest

Florence Area Chamber of Commerce used “Fun at Sunset,” taken by Joyce Korbein-Rennie on the beach below Heceta Head Lighthouse, as the cover of the 2021 Visitor Resource Guide & Membership Directory.

Winning photo used in chamber's Visitor Resource Guide & Membership Directory

Aug. 21, 2021 — The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for the best amateur or professional photos of the fun, frolic, famous attractions, iconic buildings and beautiful scenery of Oregon’s Coastal Playground.

The winner will collect a $250 cash prize and have their submitted photo featured in the chamber’s resource guide and other printed marketing pieces, on their website and in social media. A panel of chamber members will decide the winner. 

The winner will be announced the week of Nov. 1. Previous winners have included professional and amateur photographers. 

Deadline for entry is Oct. 15. For more contest information, entry forms and image release waivers, visit www.FlorenceChamber.com/2021PhotoContest, call 541-997-3128 or e-mail [email protected].

“We call this place Oregon’s Coastal Playground for a reason,” said Chamber President/CEO Bettina Hannigan, “so we’re looking for outstanding amateur or professional photos that convey our coastal playground theme. Download your best photos from your smartphone or camera and send us your highest resolution photos showing the best of Oregon’s Coastal Playground with you and your family having fun here.”

Photos must be taken within 25 miles of Florence to be eligible. The contest is open to Florence area residents and visitors from all over the world. 

Amateurs and professionals alike are encouraged to enter. Portrait-oriented photos stand the best chance of being used in print media, though landscape-oriented photos are equally encouraged. 

Ideal photos will be in .jpg format, color, and measure 1920×1080 pixels and 8MP, if possible.

By entering the contest, contestants state they have ownership and rights to submit the photo, that the photo is free of encumbrance by other entities, and give the chamber unlimited rights for the use of photos in its publicity and marketing materials. Entrants do not give up rights for future use of the photos for their own private use. 

Entrants must provide signed waivers (photo release forms) granting the Chamber permission to use the image or likeness of anyone included in the photo. Photos selected for use must not have watermarks and will require a signed release by the photographer and any recognizable persons in the photo. Entrants under the age of 18 must have written permission of a parent or guardian.

For more information, visit www.FlorenceChamber.com.