2018 Photo Contest - Soul of City Park

New Orleans City Park: 2018 Photo Contest
"The Soul of City Park"

More than 160 years in the making, New Orleans City Park invites photographers to enter its 2018 Photo Contest! We are looking for striking images that capture The Soul of City Park: natural beauty, recreational activities, architectural points of interest, as well as people enjoying and enriching the Park.

Contest date: May 1, 2018 thru June 30, 2018. Photos submitted must be taken during contest dates.

1. Art/Architecture/Trees
2. Flowers/Plants
3. Animals
4. People in the Park
5. Recreation/Sports

Please download the rules and registration forms at the bottom of this page. Each entry must have a Contest Entry Form. Each photographer must turn in the signed registration forms. Each photographer may only submit a total of 2 photos.

All photographs must be taken on the grounds of New Orleans City Park between May 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018. Photographers must obey all Park rules. Each photographer may submit no more than TWO photographs to the competition. The photo submitted must include a Contest Entry Form.
By entering the contest, photographers grant New Orleans City Park a royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display submitted photographs for advertising, promotional, and other purposes.  The photographer may or may not be credited when their photo is used.  Photographers retain all rights to their photos for personal use.
Photographs must be in digital format (captured with either a digital camera or scanned from a film slide, negative, or print) and submitted in a high resolution JPEG or TIFF format. 1100x570 is ideal. Each entry must be accompanied by the 2018 Photo Contest Entry Form, a Model Release Form for identifiable individuals in a submitted photo, and a Parent/Guardian Release for photographers under age 18.  All entries must be received by July 7, 2018.
Do not place a water mark on any photos.

To Submit Entry:
Email the Registration Forms, Contest Entry Form, a Image Release Form for each identifiable individual in a submitted photo, and a Parent/Guardian Release (for photographers under age 18), along with photograph, to CONTEST@nocp.org. Or you may mail the forms and a CD with the digital photo to: New Orleans City Park, 2018 Photo Contest, 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA  70124. You may also drop off the forms and photo CD to same address. Emails/discs and appropriate forms must be in to the Administration building before 5 pm on July 5, 2018 and will not be returned. Entries not adhering to the rules will not be reviewed.

Click here for Photo Contest Paperwork



Big Lake in City Park is a man-made lake designed to mimic the shape of Lake Pontchartrain.