2022 Sonoma Mountain Photo Contest


2022 Sonoma Mountain Photo Contest: A Sense of Place

Official Rules for #SonomaMountainPhotoContest  

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN. All entries must be digital photographs of Sonoma Mountain or photographed on Sonoma Mountain and relate to the theme “A Sense of Place.” You are limited to three photos per person.

By submitting an entry to the #SonomaMountainPhotoContest between you are agreeing to be bound by the following legal terms:

  • The #SonomaMountainPhotoContest (the “Contest”) will begin at 5:00:00 AM Pacific Daylight Savings Time (“PDT”) May 21, 2022 and end at 11:59:59 PM PDT on June 11, 2022 (“Contest Period”). The contest, sponsored by Sonoma Mountain Preservation, and is not endorsed, sponsored, administrated by, or associated with Instagram, Facebook, or Meta. Up to three entries per person are permitted, preferably submitted in the same post. Participation is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. 
  • ELIGIBILITY: The Competition is open only to residents of the United States of America.  In order to participate, you must have a Facebook or Instagram account. Void where prohibited by law.  The Competition is subject to all applicable United States federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
    How to enter via Instagram:
    1. Log into the Instagram app
    2. Follow us @sonoma_mountain www.instagram.com/sonoma_mountain
    1. Create a post and upload your Sonoma Mountain photo(s) (up to three) that best embody the theme, “A Sense of Place.” Limit: 3 entries.
    2. Add hashtags #sonomamountainphotocontest  #sonomamountain
    3. Tag us @sonoma_mountain

      How to enter via Facebook:
    1. Log into Facebook
    2. Like our page www.facebook.com/sonomamountain/
    3. Create a post and upload your Sonoma Mountain photo(s) that best embody the theme, “A Sense of Place.” Limit: 3 entries.
    4. Add hashtags #sonomamountainphotocontest  #sonomamountain
    5. Tag us @sonoma mountain preservation

All entries must be posted between 5:00:00 AM Pacific Daylight Savings Time (“PDT”) May 21, 2022 and 11:59:59 PM PDT on June 11, 2022  “Entry Period”. In your entry description, please add title (if applicable) and location of photo.  

  • JUDGING: The Judging Period will begin at 9:00:00 AM PDT on June 12th, 2022 and end on or before 11:59:00 AM EST on June 21st, 2022. Photos will be judged by a panel of five people appointed by SMP.  

    The panel of judges will select ten finalists, from which they will choose one (1) first place winner, and two (2) second place winners. 

    Entries will be judged based on the following criteria, in the sole discretion of the panel of judges: 
    (a) appeal of the composition and subject matter; 
    (b) overall quality of the image; and 
    (c) interpretation of the theme “A Sense of Place.”
    Winners will be announced online and notified via direct message on or before June 25th.

First prize: SMP’s award-winning book, Where the World Begins: Sonoma Mountain Stories and Images 
Second Prizes: Sonoma Mountain mug.

SMP does not claim any ownership rights in your entry. By using the #SonomaMountainPhotoContest hashtag during the contest period, you grant SMP permission to post entries to social media, newsletters, and/or our website and other promotional materials. A small watermark or signature is allowed and encouraged in the bottom right-hand corner of your photograph. 

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