My Favorite Tree Photography Contest

Favorite Tree Contest

Between August 21, 2017 and December 31, 2017 enter photos of your favorite tree. Tree must be located in Susquehanna County. Photos may be dated any time prior to or during the contest and may have been previously submitted to other venues so long as they comply with the Contest terms and conditions below. You do not have to be a member of SCFLOA to enter.

Winning photos will be published in the 2019 Susquehanna County Forest Landowners (SCFLOA) calendar.  Winning entries will be rewarded as follows:

Grand Prize – $100 plus publication on the calendar cover

Second Prize – $50 plus publication in the calendar

Third Prize – $25 plus publication in the calendar

Honorable Mention – publication in the calendar

Entry should include:

  1. A description of the tree, including type (e.g. Norway Spruce),   
  2. The tree’s  location (property owner and town),
  3. A short paragraph (100 words or less) explaining why this is your favorite tree,
  4. Your contact information, including name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail.

Entries should be submitted by e-mail attachment to:


The Contest is open to all photographers, except SCFLOA Board members and their immediate families, regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.

Judging Criteria for Winning Photos

SCFLOA will choose winning photos based on composition, creativity, originality, interaction and overall impression. Winners will be announced on the SCFLOA webpage,and via social media.

SCFLOA retains the sole discretion over the selection of, and decision not to select, any particular entry as a winner. All decisions made by judges are final.

SCFLOA may require a higher quality resolution of the winning photograph. If a suitable resolution for print is not available, an alternate winner may be selected.

Other Terms and Conditions

All photographs must be your own work, and you must own the right to distribute the image.

Entries must have a resolution of 3 million pixels or greater (3 megapixels). Resolution can be calculated by multiplying the pixel width of the image with the pixel height. Images that do not meet this standard may or may not be judged at the judging panel’s sole discretion.

All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single High Dynamic Range (HDR) image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel’s sole discretion.

Winners under the age of 18 must have signed consent form by a legal parent or guardian before they are eligible to receive their prize.

If a prize is awarded to the winner, all taxes, fees, and surcharges on any prizes are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner.

SCFLOA is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected or incomplete entries or technical errors or difficulties.

By entering, participants thereby release and hold harmless SCFLOA from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest or any prize won. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply.

Rights to Photos

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable. By entering the MY FAVORITE TREE photo contest, you grant SCFLOA a nonexclusive right and royalty free license, in perpetuity, to:

  1. Publish the images purposes in any format, including on SCFLOA’s website, social media accounts and in SCFLOA’s publications or presentations, such as newsletters, brochures, magazine issues, fundraising appeals, public service announcements, grant proposals, reports, awards, thank-you cards, displays, mailings and invitations.
  2. Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
  3. Keep the files provided and archive the images on disk or in other electronic forms, so that your photos can be used to support our mission and be properly credited.

As conditions of this permission, SCFLOA shall credit all photographs with the caption “© Person’s Name”.

By participating in this contest, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Entries should be submitted by e-mail attachment to: or by completing the form below.


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