Sister Banks Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack), Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) and Savings Bank of Walpole are launched their annual community photo contest on May 11th. Winning full color photographs will be featured on five websites: the three Banks, New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB) and NHTrust, as well as in desktop and wall versions of printed calendars. Photos may also be selected for holiday cards and note cards.
This is the third year that the contest allows for electronic submissions. To ensure the health and safety of contest participants and bank employees, all eligible entries must be submitted electronically through a dedicated link located on each bank’s website. The banks will not be able to accept printed copies of the photos this year.
“Winning photos will share the story of our communities, including visions of NH events, scenery, intriguing architecture and local attractions,” noted Debbie Irwin, Assistant Vice President and Marketing Officer. “Each year, the photos are more beautiful and interesting, and we often select photos for the holiday cards of our sister organizations as well as for our websites, social media pages and printed calendars.”
The contest will run through midnight, Saturday, June 20, 2020. Click here for the official rules and entry form.
Because of size differences, there are two contests – one for the websites and one for the community calendars. Entered photos will automatically be considered for all organizations, and photographers will be awarded $100 for every winning photo. Amateur and professional photographers can enter five (5) photos for the calendar contest and another five (5) photos for the website contest. MVSB, the Merrimack and Savings Bank of Walpole will each release a unique calendar containing photos that are local to the communities they serve, so submitted photos can be from anywhere in the state of NH.
Unlike stock banks which focus on driving income to their stock-holders, Merrimack County Savings Bank , Meredith Village Savings Bank and Savings Bank of Walpole are mutual savings banks that operate expressly for the benefit of their depositors, borrowers and surrounding communities. As a result, each bank has remained steadfast in fostering the economic health and well-being of their communities, prioritizing the values of accountability, mutuality, excellence, respect, integrity, teamwork and stewardship in all matters of business and service.