Calling all amateur or professional photographers: Show us your best color photography!
Sister banks, Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) and Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack), are excited to announce the start of our annual community calendar photo contest. New this year – increased prize amounts and an easy online application!
What Can I Win?
A $100 cash prize will be awarded for each winning photo – up to a maximum of 10 entries. All winners are responsible for the payment of any federal, state and local taxes on their prize(s).
What Type of Photos Will Win?
Winning photos will demonstrate a strong focus on community events and people enjoying the venues, attractions and local businesses in New Hampshire and highlight the unique character and beauty of the state.
Past winners have included photos that explore what it means to live, work and play in New Hampshire: community events, such as parades, fairs, festivals and local sporting events; local landmarks; areas of scenic beauty; seasonal pastimes, such as fishing, ice fishing sailing, hiking, skiing and boating; and interesting artwork.
Judging of all submitted photography will be blind – the name of the photographer will not be known by the judging panel. Decisions will be based on suitability of the subject, quality of the photography, and adherence to the purpose of the contest.
Where Will Winning Photos Be Displayed?
Winning photos for the calendar contest will be displayed in the 2019 community calendars for each of the banks. They may also be selected for use in our annual holiday or other occasion cards.
Winning photos for the website contest may be displayed on the website and social media pages for both banks, NH Mutual Bancorp and MillRiver Wealth Management.
How Do I Submit My Photos?
Click the button below to submit online. Electronic submissions must be in either JPEG, TIFF, or PNG format.
Entrants may also opt to submit by bringing or mailing completed entry forms, printed copies of their photos and CDs to the MVSB or Merrimack branch that is most convenient to them. Click the button below to download the entry form.
Entrant may mail entries to:
ATTN: Photo Contest
Merrimack County Savings Bank
PO Box 2826
Concord, NH 03302
Where Do I find the Rules?
Click the button below for the full contest rules.
Some things to remember:
- The contest runs from April 2 through May 26, 2018
- The submission requirements for the calendar are different than the requirements for web submissions
- Each entrant may submit up to five entries for the website contest, and another five for the calendar/card contest
- The photography competition is open to all photographers, amateur or professional.
- Original files of camera-made digital photos must be no smaller than 3,300 pixels wide. Maximum image size is 100 MB per page.
- Employees of NH Mutual Bancorp or any of its subsidiaries (MVSB, the Merrimack, and MillRiver) are not excluded from this competition.
Entries must be received by the end of the business day on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Entries may be mailed to the address provided below or dropped off at any of Meredith Village Savings Bank branches. For a complete listing of branch locations and hours, please visit the Locations page.
Winners will be contacted by early July.
No payment or purchase is necessary to enter or win. A payment or purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited by law.
If you have any questions, please call Debbie Irwin, Assistant Vice President, Marketing Programs Officer, at 279-9160.
NOTE: Due to the volume of photo entries received, we can only return winning entries so please be sure to keep copies of your submitted photos.