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Professional and Amateur Photographers Wanted

Pinckneyville Community Hospital would like to decorate our walls, and we want YOUR help! We want the art in our hospital to reflect the people, places, events and overall beauty of Perry County and Southern Illinois. Whether you are professionally trained or just a youth or adult who enjoys taking photographs on your phone - we want to see your work!

Photo entries will be accepted in the categories outlined below. Youth (17 and under) and adult entries will be reviewed separately. The selection committee will choose a minimum of 20 photographs for display throughout the hospital. Selected photos will be printed in a variety of sizes, so entrants are encouraged to use the highest possible resolution when taking photographs. Images taken at low resolution may be disqualified at the discretion of the Pinckneyville Community Hospital selection committee, as smaller files may not be clear when printed at large sizes.

What to enter:

The overall focus of this competition is to highlight the people, places, events and beauty of Pinckneyville, Perry County and Southern Illinois. With this focus, entries will be accepted in the following categories

1. Natural World: Local animals, plants and landscapes.

2. Architecture: Buildings/structures in Pinckneyville and surrounding Illinois communities.

3. People: Portraits and photos of groups or individuals from Pinckneyville and surrounding communities.

4. The Southern Illinois Experience: Events, objects or activities connecting people to Southern Illinois -- photographs that provide a sense of what it's like to live in our community.

Cropped photos are eligible in all categories. We will not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos.
For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must provide consent from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject's parent or guardian. A copy of the consent form is included with this packet.

Photos that infringe upon another person's rights, including but not limited to privacy or copyright, are not eligible. Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by Pinckneyville Community Hospital in its sole discretion, are ineligible for all categories.

How to enter:

Entry Form
Please submit photographs and requested information online entry form
at You may submit up to 3 photographs per category for a contest total of 12 submissions. In order to be displayed online without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, at least 3,000 pixels wide (4,000 pixels preferred), and no larger than 10 MB. You must complete a separate form for each photo submitted.

We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail and do not accept more than one contestant per e-mail address. High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible.

You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant Pinckneyville Community Hospital a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries for Pinckneyville Community Hospital's purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and exhibition. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. Pinckneyville Community Hospital will not be required to seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Entry deadline:

All entries must be received through by 11:00 PM Central Standard Time on

June 15, 2019.


Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality and overall impact. Notification to entrants will be made via the contact information provided at the time of entry.

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