Annual Calendar Photo Contest

LLV Community Calendar – Rules

Description of Objectives

The LLV Community Calendar has 2 main goals: 

  1. Show the beauty our Village has to offer through photographs taken by members of the community.
  2. Create a Calendar with Seasonally/ monthly relevant photographs for purchase, in time for the beginning of the new year.

Events from this contest may be announced and promoted on the Locust Lake Village Property Owners Association web page , but contest entry and administration will take place through e-mail. Contest winners may also be announced on Facebook.

How to enter

Photos taken within Locust Lake Village boundaries must be submitted in an attachment to this e-mail address: Please title the email “LLV Calendar Submission [month]”. We are not accepting submissions via Facebook.

Please also submit a Photo Release form together with your photo. We will NOT consider photos submitted without this Form. Once a photograph is submitted, it is considered a final submission and may not be modified, edited, or replaced. Individual contestants may submit no more than five photos. However, maximum two photos of an individual contestant may be included in the calendar.

Participation in this contest is deemed as acceptance of these Official Contest Rules. A submission must be an original digital photograph, taken by the contestant.

Entries may be submitted between October 16th and October 22nd 2021. Judging begins on October 25th 2021 and ends at the latest on October 29th 2021. Once the final photographs are chosen, the winners will be announced.

Content requirements

Photographs should not contain individuals, and instead should focus on the community landscape, nature and wildlife. Unfortunately, submissions containing individuals whose image or likeness appears will not be considered for the calendar.

Technical format requirements

The final calendar will be produced at a size of 8.5” x 11”, where at least one photograph will be chosen for each month.

Copies of the calendar for purchase will be available at the community office when they are announced as being printed and delivered. Submitted photographs must be in jpg format, and should not have any visible watermarks, signatures, or personally identifiable information.

Selection of Winners


The contest judges will be comprised of a minimum of 3 but not more than 5 Community members.

Judges will select contest winners from among all eligible entries based on the following criteria: technical excellence, artistic merit, originality, composition, and ability to showcase the unique experience of the Village.


Each winner and/or finalist will be asked to provide a brief statement about the submission – it is not mandatory.

Winners and finalists may choose to use an alias instead of their real name and may request other identifying information be kept private. e. Winner(s) will be contacted via e-mail at the e-mail address they provided for registration. The inability of Contest Sponsors to contact a potential winner may result in disqualification and/or selection of an alternate winner from among all remaining eligible submissions.


Locust Lake Village Recreation committee will issue a 2022 calendar with the winning photos (12 months – January-December 2022 and a cover photo), and each winner will get one free copy of this calendar.

Winners must confirm the acceptance of the prize in an email reply within three calendar days. If the acceptance is not confirmed by the required date, the Judges reserve the right to select an alternate winner.

If the winner is unable to pick up their prize in person, please provide a valid physical mailing address where a prize, if any, is to be shipped.

Final words

This annual calendar being coordinated by volunteers from the community. We hope the success of this calendar will result in an ongoing annual repeat of the event and look forward to making any adjustments to the process in the future. We hope that the contest is embraced and enjoyed by all participants.


Official Rules [ PDF | Word ]
Copyright Release Form [ PDF | Word ]