Virgin River Basin Calendar Photo Contest

The Virgin River Program Calendar Contest is NOW OPEN

Pull out any great photos you have of the basin and submit your entries at this web site. Each contestant can enter a maximum of ten (10) photos.

 The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded an IPod Touch and their photo will be featured on the calendar’s cover. In addition to the beautiful photos, the calendars include information on native wildlife species in the area and activities of the Virgin River Program.

Photos should showcase aspects of the Virgin River Basin including: landscape, wildlife, seasons in the basin, the river and all of its uses.

Due to calendar format, photos should be in landscape orientation.

Contest View Entries View Winners
2014 Virgin River Photo Contest for 2015 Calendar Image Gallery Winners Gallery
2013 Virgin River Basin Calendar Photo Contest Image Gallery Winners Gallery
2012 Virgin River Basin Calendar Photo Contest Image Gallery Winners Gallery
2011 Virgin River Basin Calendar Photo Contest Image Gallery Winners Gallery
2010 Virgin River Basin Calendar Photo Contest Image Gallery Winners Gallery
2009 Virgin River Basin Calendar Photo Contest Image Gallery Winners Gallery
2008 Virgin River Basin Calendar Photo Contest Image Gallery Winners Gallery

Photo Specs

To assure the highest quality calendar production, it is strongly recommended that all photos be no smaller than 12 MEGAPIXELS (3750x3150 MEGAPIXELS out of the camera). The photos need to fit a 10.5x 12.5" area and be 300 dpi minimum. Please submit photos in JPEG format.  Please do not upsize photos.  The size of the file in megabytes may vary and the upload speed of the photo is based on your Internet connection and file size. Please note that a MEGAPIXEL (resolution) is different than a megabyte (file size).

Photos may still be submitted that are below the recommended MEGAPIXELS, BUT PHOTO QUALITY WILL BE A FACTOR WHEN SELECTING THE 13 MAIN WINNERS (CALENDAR COVER PLUS TWELVE MONTHS). Other photos may be used in the sidebar areas of the calendar and will provide photo credit, but are not considered one of the 13 winners.

It may take a few days for your photos to be posted. If you have any additional questions about photo size or the submission process, please contact Steve.

Here is an interesting article regarding the "Downsizing" of photos that may occur if you might use an iPad.  http://thedigitalstory.com/2010/04/will_the_ipad_squish.html