2023 Calendar Photo Contest!
Since we opened we've had a tradition of handing out a free wall calendar each year. Customers are invited to submit photos for a chance to be included in the calendar.
Entries are displayed at the store, and voted on by customers. From the many great photographs submitted, 12 winning photos are chosen, and are featured in the calendar.
One additional photo may be chosen for the cover. All our customers are invited to submit their photos for a chance to be in our 2023 calendar.
Subject matter can be anything you like. Photographs taken here in the Midwest are encouraged to show the wonderful photo opportunities and diversity in the surrounding area.
This could be Shawnee Mission Park in Winter, Powell Gardens in Spring, or the Overland Park Arboretum in Autumn.
It can be beneficial if your photograph reflects a particular month, holiday or season.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Who can enter the 2023 Overland Photo Supply calendar contest?
We invite all our customers to submit their own digital photos for a chance to be included in our 2023 calendar.
How many photos can I enter?
You can submit up to three(3) calendar photos.
What kind of file should I submit?
All entries should be digital files in jpg format only. EXIF data should be intact so photo information can be included with the photo in the calendar.
What file size/resolution should I submit?
Most DSLR cameras of 6 megapixel or higher have adequate resolution. Photos will be printed 11.25" x 8.75" at 300 ppi. The exact dimensions are 3375 x 2625 pixels. If your photo is not this proportion, some cropping will occur.
Minor cropping around the edges will also occur because of the printing process.
Can I submit a vertical image?
No, photos need to be horizontal(landscape) to properly fit the format of the calendar.
Who will pick the winning photos?
Winning photos will be chosen by the owners and employees of Overland Photo Supply after being voted on by the public. Cover Photos will not be voted on, and will be chosen by the owners of Overland Photo.
Will the submitted or winning photos be posted online?
Submitted photos will be displayed in an online gallery for viewing purposes only. Winning entries will be printed in the 2023 Overland Photo Supply calendar, and may be displayed on our website and/or on our Facebook page. Submitted entries may also be used by Overland Photo Supply to advertise for future calendar contests.
Do I win anything or get any prize if my photo is chosen?
Yes, winning entries will each receive a $20 Gift Card for purchases at Overland Photo Supply. In addition the winning photographer of the Cover Photo will receive a $50 Gift Card for Overland Photo.
Do I need a model release if someone is recognizable in my photo?
If your photo is chosen we will contact you for a model release at that time. You will not need one for photos taken at public events,
where the person is not the subject of the photo.
Will I get photo credit in the calendar for my photo?
Can I put my name or watermark on my photo?
No, you should not have any name, watermark, or copyright on the image itself. We will overlay photographer credit to maintain uniformity on all photos. Some EXIF data, like exposure information, will also be displayed.
Do I still maintain rights to my photos?
Yes you still maintain complete rights to your photographs. By submitting photos you are granting us the one time right to publish your entry in the 2023 printed calendar,
and permission to use your entry to advertise availability of the calendar on our website. You are also granting us the right to use your entry to advertise for a future calendar contest.
By submitting an entry you acknowledge and warrant that the photograph is an original work by you, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights,
rights of privacy or intellectual property rights of any other person, and that no one else has any right, claim or interest in the photograph.
Can I submit a print or slide?
No we are only accepting digital files.
Can I submit photos taken with my film camera?
Yes, but the film would have to be scanned at sufficient resolution, and saved in jpg format to submit a digital file.
Are there any restrictions to the subject matter in my photos?
The subject matter should be appropriate for all ages. Therefore we won't accept photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable content.
Can I submit digitally altered or manipulated photographs?
Yes you may, but please refrain from applying any border effects.
Can I suggest a month for my photo?
Yes, we welcome your input for the month your photo represents.
How can I get a copy of the finished calendar?
Calendars are available around Thanksgiving, and copies can be picked up in store while supplies last.
Will you charge for the calendar?
No, the calendars are offered free to our customers.
Can I take extra copies of the calendar for family members and friends?
Yes, but we ask for your consideration, to not take more calendars than you need, so that everyone that wants one can get a copy.
What is the deadline for submitting my photos?
Deadline for entries is Labor Day, September 5, 2022
When and how will I be notified if I have a winning entry?
Winners will be notified by October 31, 2022. We will notify winners by email, telephone or regular mail.
How do I submit my digital file(s)?
You may submit your digital entries by email to email@example.com
You can also drop them off at the store on CD, DVD, or thumb drive.
What do I need to include with my entry?