2017 Harvard Balloon Fest Photography Contest Information - Nancy Shepherd Photography

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Contest information  2017

The City of Harvard  and Nancy Shepherd Photography Presents:

Harvard Balloon Fest Photography Contest

We would like to invite you to share your images of this years

Second Annual Harvard Balloon Festival

September 1-3, 2017 Harvard Milky Way Park, Harvard,Illinois

Entries for submission begin September 1, 2017 and ends September 17, 2017

This year’s Photography Contest is on-line submissions only

Open to all Levels of Photographers - 3 Classes offered

Enter into 1 class only

Pro, Amateur, Student 7-18 yrs

(Amateurs defined as photographer who do not advertise or sell there images)


A Day in the Life of a Balloonist


Harvard Balloon Fest- Festivities Food & Fun 2017

You may enter a total of 4 images – only 2 per category

Black & White or Color Images accepted

Photoshop or similar programs may be used

Photographers Reception & Award Ceremony

October 27, 2017 

Harvard City Hall – 201 W. Diggins St – Harvard, Illinois

5:30 pm to 7:30pm Awards at 6:30

Ribbons & Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place 2 Honorable Mentions

in each Division

Top 15 finalist from each class will be asked to display their work during the reception

Over $2,000.00 worth of prizes awarded

Random drawing of finalist from each class for a $ 300.00 cash award

Prizes from B&H Photo, Best Buy, Amazon, Southwest Airlines LowePro, WD, Op-Tech, and more items to be announced


 Each photograph submitted must be accompanied by an Official Entry form.

Visit the Photography Store to purchase Entries and download the form.

Entry Fees

Student – entry only $5.00 – 4 entries

Amateur – entry only $10.00 – 4 entries

Pro – entry only $20.00 – 4 entries

Purchase all Entries at the Photography Store.

All Entries Fees and Bundles are Non-refundable.

Rules & Regulations

1. Photographs must be taken during the Harvard Balloon Festival Sept 1-3, 2017 

2.  Finalist will be required to submit High Resolution JPEG images by October 20th                   to be included in Prizes and Awards.

Your submission provides consent for the Harvard Balloon Fest, Harvard Events Committee and City of Harvard to use your images for future advertising and promotional purposes. Please feel free to call with any questions you may have.

3. All Photographs submitted may be posted on Facebook or Website. You retain photo rights to your photographs and receive photo credit for any photographs submitted.

4. All images must be sent via e-mail to nshepherdphoto@sbcglobal.net

by September 17, 2017.

5. Please submit as JPEGs, 72 dpi and width of no more than 1200 pixels. Please label your files as follows last name first initial-image number.jpg (ei. – shepherdn-1234.jpg)

6. Entries must be accompanied by an Official Entry Form

include your name, address, phone number email address, and Order Number

(from your receipt).

Please specify if you are entering Student, Amateur or Pro Division and Category. You may include a short description of your photography Specific Balloon Name/Team, Camera info, etc. for your photos.

7. Local McHenry County Judges will choose the Top 15 finalists from each class.

8. Entries will be posted for Judging by September 30, 2017

9. Finalist will be notified by October 13, 2017

With entry into this contest, you have read and agreed to  all            

  Terms and Conditions

Please read all Safety Information provided in Terms and Conditions

Any and all releases are the responsibility of the photographer

For any questions please contact: 

Nancy Shepherd