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ASAP 2018 Calendar Photo Contest

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Calling all photographers and local food enthusiasts!

ASAP produces an annual calendar showcasing the seasonality of local food and farms in our Southern Appalachian Mountains. This year, we want to feature how members of our local food community engage with Appalachian Grown™ food throughout the year. This year’s calendar theme is called “Share Your Experience,” and will feature YOUR photos of local food seasonality in our region. Twelve winning photos will be printed in our 2018 calendar, and spotlighted in social media.

Photo Contest Rules

  1. The calendar photo contest is open to amateur and professional photographers. Photos received by November 1 will given first consideration. You may submit as many photos as you like.
  2. Please email images and photo descriptions to Please include in your email your full name and a brief description of each image (e.g. image location, description or names of subject matter). Please also name each image file with your full name and subject matter.
  3. Submitted photos must be in digital format. No print or film submissions will be accepted. All digital files must be at least 3500 pixels wide x 2500 pixels tall, and submitted in JPEG or .jpg format. Winning images will be printed in a 7” x 10” horizontal format calendar.
  4. Winners will be notified by mid-November, and will receive credit in the calendar, spotlights on social media, and three calendars and a ticket to ASAP’s 2018 Farm Tour on June 23-24.

Conditions of Entry

With your submission, you certify that you own the rights to your submitted work, and grant a non-exclusive, non-transferable right for ASAP to use your photographs in our internal and external communications including, but not limited to: our 2018 Calendar, social media, websites and web communications, e-newsletters, Local Food Guide, and other ASAP publications and promotions. Written permission from a parent or guardian is required for any photos containing children ages 18 or under. Any photos containing people’s faces will require written or verbal permission from subject for ASAP to use.

Image Category Suggestions

Images should depict your experiences with local food and agriculture in the Appalachian Grown Region.  Below is a list of image suggestions, but images are not limited to these topics. 

  • Appalachian Grown logo
  • Farmers tailgate markets
  • On the farm 
  • Season extension and greenhouses
  • Community Supported Agriculture
  • In the kitchen
  • On the plate
  • Agritourism and farm tours
  • Farm to school
  • Farmscapes (images with mountains in the background are great)
  • Food processing
  • Holiday (meals and scenes)
  • Winter

Your photographs help ASAP tell the stories of local food and farming in the Southern Appalachian Region. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography!

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