FOCUS on the Roebling - Photo Contest

The Covington-Cincinnati Suspension Bridge Committee (CCSBC) is looking for striking photographs and short videos for the Roebling Suspension Bridge Photo Contest. The contest will be held from July 1st through July 31st, 2022. Public voting for the winning photos will take place from August 9th through August 16th, 2022.

Public Voting News

We are excited to begin the public voting soon!

The entries are still being prepared for the vote.

The public voting will begin on 8/9/2022

Enter The Photo Contest

  • Enter one to three photos or videos for a total $25 entry fee.
     
  • Each participant will receive free newsletters from the Roebling Bridge Committee and have the option to participate in committee proceedings and events.
     
  • Each participant will receive one print. Either one 8" X 10" print or one 8" X 12" print depending on the dimensions of the image.
     
  • Winners will be announced on this website and the winners will be contacted.

Contest Prizes

The amateur and professional winner of each of the three categories will receive... 

  • An exclusive one hour trip together with the other winners to the top of the Roebling Suspension Bridge for a photo-shoot.
     
  • Their winning image printed on 16x20 photo paper formatted to the dimension of the image by Madison Photo Works.

There is a VIDEOS Category!

That's right, there is a new category for videos this year. Short videos are a great category to increase your chance of winning!

Contest Terms

  • Photos must be submitted by the owner/creator of the image.
     
  • There are no date restrictions on photos.
     
  • Photos should not have been submitted to our contest in previous years.
     
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
     
  • Each applicant may submit up to but no more than 3 items.
     
  • Applications must be made on the website, and the contest photos and videos must be uploaded.
     
  • Applications must be submitted between 7/1/2022 through 7/31/2022.

  • Photos must contain the Roebling Suspension Bridge itself or any identifiable element of the bridge in the photo submitted.
     
  • All Photos must be .jpg format and must meet file size requirements below:

    a. Preferably 1mb or larger with a maximum file size of 10 MB each.

    b.  There must not be a visible watermark or logo in the image.
     
  • Videos must be 15 seconds or less and submitted in mp4 format.
     
  • You retain your rights to your photograph or video, however by entering the photo contest you grant CCSBC a royalty-free license to publicly display, distribute, and/or reproduce images and videos in a manner that supports the CCSBC mission.  Any photograph or video used will include a photographer credit as feasible.

Contest Levels & Categories


 

There are three categories into which you may submit your photos this year. 

Categories

1. Daytime Photos

Daytime images with the Roebling Bridge in them. The bridge lights must be turned off for daylight photos.

2. Nighttime Photos

Nighttime images with the Roebling Bridge in them. If the bridge lights are turned on in your photo, the image should be submitted in the Nighttime Photos category. 

3. Short Video

This is a new category in which short videos may be submitted. The videos should contain images of the bridge. Accepted videos will be 15 seconds or less.

Contest Levels


 

There are two levels into which you may submit your photos this year. 

Levels

Amateur

Takes photos for fun. You have never sold any of your work or been published and/or featured in any magazines or media publications.

Professional

Takes photos to earn income. You have been hired to take photos. Your work has been purchased and/or you have have been published in magazines or media publications. 
 

The committee loves seeing all of your submitted photos from traditional to enhanced!

Contest Levels & Categories


 

There are three categories and two levels into which you may submit your photos this year. 

Contest Levels & Categories


 

There are three categories and two levels into which you may submit your photos this year. 

 

Photo Clubs

Photo clubs are encouraged to share this opportunity with photographers. We'll mention your clubs here on the contest page.

Judging Process

  • A panel will evaluate the photos and videos that have been submitted and will narrow the list down to the best three entries* in each category.
  • The selected entries will be displayed here on this website.
  • The public will be invited to cast votes for the entries they like best.
  • The entry that receives the most votes in its category will be declared the category winner.  

The voting period will begin on August 9th and will remain open for only 7 days. 

One ballot will be accepted per email address.

The Covington-Cincinnati Suspension Bridge Committee invites you to return here to cast your vote for the best photographs. Anyone may vote.

The winners will be contacted and their names will be posted here online.

Thank you for your participation in the photo contest!

* The number was later changed to allow 10 entries to be voted for in the public voting.

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