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The Heart of City Park Photo Contest 2016

New Orleans City Park: 2016 Photo Contest
The Heart of City Park

More than 160 years in the making, New Orleans City Park invites photographers to enter its 2016 Photo Contest! We are looking for striking images that capture The Heart of City Park: natural beauty, recreational activities, architectural points of interest, as well as people enjoying and enriching the Park.

Contest date: May 1, 2016 thru June 30, 2016. Photos submitted must be taken during contest dates.

Categories:

1. Art/Architecture
2. Flowers/Plants/Trees
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. 

Media Sponsor: The New Orleans Advocate

Additional Sponsors:
Bliss Body Wellness Boutique
City Park North Course
Dickie Brennan and Company
Dots Diner
Earth Savers
Friends of City Park
Jos. A Bank
New Orleans City Park Recreation Department
New Orleans Botanical Garden
NOLA Gondola
Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group
Residence Inn Marriott
Stetchology Lab
Villere’s Florist

Prizes:
“Best in Show” (1 winner) receives:

The City Park Experience (tickets to City Park Attractions)
A gift certificate to the Dickie Brennan and Company
A gift certificate to Dots Diner
A gift box from Earth Savers
One family membership to Friends of City Park
A gift certificate to Jos. A Bank
A gift certificate for a ride on the NOLA Gondola
A gift certificate to the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group
A one night stay at the Residence Inn Marriott
A gift certificate to Stetchology Lab
A gift certificate to Villere’s Florist

“First Place” in each of the 5 categories (5 winners) receives:
A gift certificate to Bliss Body Wellness Boutique
The City Park Experience (tickets to City Park Attractions)
A gift certificate to Dots Diner
A gift from Earth Savers
One family membership to Friends of City Park

“Second Place” in each of the 5 categories (5 winners) receives:
The City Park Experience (tickets to City Park Attractions)
One family membership to Friends of City Park
A gift certificate to the North Course for 4 rounds of golf with cart
A gift certificate to Villere’s Florist

“Third Place” in each of the 5 categories (5 winners) receives:
The City Park Experience (tickets to City Park Attractions)
One family membership to Friends of City Park
A gift certificate to the North Course for 2 rounds of golf with cart
A gift certificate to the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group

Each winner will also receive the New Orleans City Park coffee table photography book, Magnificent Balance of Art, Nature & Play, by Kerri McCaffety.
All winners will be announced in July 2016.
“Best in Show” and “First Place” winners photo and name will be printed in The New Orleans Advocate in July or August 2016.
The winning photographs will also be displayed in Morning Call, The Oscar J. Tolmas Center, and the Administration Lobby for the month of August and September 2016.
The Best in Show winner’s photo will be one of six photos used on the homepage of the Park’s website for August and September 2016.

Guidelines:
All photographs must be taken on the grounds of New Orleans City Park between May 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016. 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 2016 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, 2016.
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, 2016 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, 2016 and will not be returned. Entries not adhering to the rules will not be reviewed.

Winners from 2014

Winners from 2014

Click here to see the winners of The Spirit of City Park photo contest in 2014. 

Rules/Regulation Forms Download

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

CITY PARK FACTS:

City Park has approximately 50 different species of trees growing the park.