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ASAP’s 2019 Calendar Contest

Calling all photographers and local food enthusiasts!

Each year ASAP produces a printed calendar showcasing the seasonality of local food and farms in our Southern Appalachian Mountains. Last year we hosted our first calendar photo contest and chose thirteen out of over a hundred submissions. It was our best calendar to date!

We are thrilled to bring back our calendar contest for 2019. This year’s calendar theme is called “Local Food & Farm Connections” and will feature the diverse ways our region interacts with and experiences local food and farms throughout the year. Thirteen winning photos will be printed in our calendar (twelve months + the cover), and will be spotlighted each month in ASAP’s social media and e-newsletter.

Photo Contest Rules

  1. The calendar photo contest is open to amateur and professional photographers. Photos received by Friday, October 12 will be given first consideration. You may submit as many photos as you like.
  2. Please email images and photo descriptions to
  3. Please include in the body of your email your full name and a description of each image (including location and description of the subject matter.)
  4. Please also name each image file with your first initial and last name, and a short description of the subject matter. (E.g.: JDoe_SunsetOnFarm or JDoe_HickoryNutGapPigs)
  5. 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, in color, and submitted in JPEG or .jpg format. Winning images will be printed in a 7” x 10” horizontal format calendar.
  6. 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 2019 Farm Tour on June 22-23.

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 2019 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.

  • Farmers markets
  • CSA (community supported agriculture)
  • U-pick
  • Farm field trips
  • Tastes from the farm
  • Favorite farmscapes
  • Morning and evening
  • Food and farming through the seasons
  • Farm life

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! If you have questions about this photo contest please contact us at

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