Calendar Contest


1st Annual First FarmBank Calendar Contest


  • #BeautifulBackyard – From Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado to the great plains of Kansas, we live in a beautiful place! Submit your favorite photos showing us the beauty that is so close by – in our own backyard.


  • Each photographer may submit up to five original photographs
  • Photographer may submit a lower resolution image for initial entry; however, if the entry is selected for the calendar, the photographer must submit the photo in high resolution: 300 dpi and at least 10” x 12”
  • Photos must be in landscape (horizontal) format
  • Please no people in photos; animals are allowed
  • By submitting a photo for this contest, you are stating that you are the legal owner of the material
  • No purchase, payment, donation or account required to enter or win


  • The contest is open to the public and employees of First FarmBank (employees of First FarmBank are ineligible to win the $ 50 Amazon gift card)
  • Amateur or professional photographers are welcome
  • Entrants can be of any age; if under the age of 18, a parent/guardian must sign the entry form found here


  • Submissions will be assigned by Bank staff to one of four categories: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall
  • The three photos with the most votes (Facebook Likes) in each season category (12 total) will be selected for the First FarmBank 2019 wall calendar
  • The photo with the most votes, regardless of category, will win a $50 Amazon gift card
  • The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received
  • First FarmBank retains the right to use the winning photographs in any advertising and/or promotion it deems suitable, including the 2019 First FarmBank calendar, advertisements, or on its website


  • Email (send only one photo per email) with:
    • Your name, address, phone number and email address
    • Location of image
    • The name you’ve given the photo (not mandatory
    • A signed property release if private property is used in the photograph (if applicable
  • Only digital images will be accepted; photos cannot be sent using a zip file
  • First FarmBank reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is alleged to infringe upon any third-party’s intellectual property or other rights, or that First FarmBank deems to be, in its sole discretion, obscene, offensive or otherwise inappropriate for viewing by a general audience


  • Photos must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 12, 2018 to be eligible
  • Voting on qualified entries will begin on Facebook at 3:00 p.m. Aug. 13, 2018
  • Voting ends at 12:00 p.m. on Aug. 24 (photo “likes” occurring after 12:00 p.m. will not count)
  • High resolution photos from winners are due by 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 29
  • Calendars available for free at any First FarmBank branch beginning Dec. 1 (while supplies last)


  • To vote, Facebook users will “like” the photo; in order to prevent favoritism or any other type of bias, the photographer’s name will not be released until the winners are chosen
  • Winners must sign a photo release form
  • Up to two images by the same photographer can win (be printed in calendar)


By submitting a photo, you give First FarmBank permission to:

  • retouch the photo as necessary
  • publish your photo in our 2019 wall calendar along with a caption of the name of your photograph, the location it was taken, and the photographer’s name (for photographers younger than 18, we’ll publish their first name only)


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