Sights of Sackets Photo Contest

2022 Competition

The Village of Sackets Harbor is once again holding the Sights of Sackets photo contest. The contest is open to area residents and visitors of all ages, and it includes seven categories. Participants must select one category for each photograph submitted, and they can submit up to 11 photographs total (see below). The seven categories are:

  1. Sunsets
  2. Water/Boats
  3. 1 Scene, 4 Seasons (must include four photos)
  4. Historic Sackets Harbor
  5. Wildlife
  6. Food
  7. Landscapes

The village will appoint a judges panel, and all entries will be selected by “blind judging” (i.e. the judges won’t know who submitted any of the photos). The judges will select two winners, one in the under 18 group and one in the adult group. The winners will receive an age-appropriate Sackets Harbor Swag Bag, filled with products from local businesses. Good luck to all the participants!

2021 One Scene, Four Seasons entry by Jennifer Hunter
2021 One Scene, Four Seasons entry by Jennifer Hunter
2021 One Scene, Four Seasons entry by Jennifer Hunter
2021 One Scene, Four Seasons entry by Jennifer Hunter

Contest Rules

Deadline: Rolling entries permitted; all entries must be received by 11:59 pm, on Aug 22, 2022.

Eligibility: The Sights of Sackets contest is open to all ages. There are two divisions: Adults and Under 18s. For those under 18, a parent/ guardian(s) must complete the entry form and submit the entry on behalf of their child, which constitutes consent for entry into the contest.

Contest Period: The contest is open to photos taken within the last year, and the photos must have been taken in the Village of Sackets Harbor, the Town of Hounsfield, or along the shoreline that touches them.

Photo Resolution and Format: All photos submitted must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. They must be in either landscape or portrait orientation, measuring at least 4″ x 6″ (3:2 ratio) and no more than 8″ x 10″ (5:4 ratio). The photo files must be either JPG (.jpg or .jpeg) or PNG (.png) format, and the size per photo must be no more than 2MB.

Not Allowed: Photos with identifiable person(s) should not be entered. Entries containing them will be disqualified.

Entry: Submissions should be emailed to SightsofSackets@gmail.com. Please attach a copy of the contestant’s completed entry form, along with the photo entries. Each category entry should be emailed separately with a separate form. Please name your photo files with the category and the Name/Title of the work submitted. (Do not insert it into the photo.) No more than one photo per contestant, per category EXCEPT for the 1 Scene, 4 Seasons category, which should include four separate photos of the same scene taken in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

Entry Form: Please download a copy of the entry form here. Alternatively, contestants can request an entry form be sent to them by emailing: SightsofSackets@gmail.com.

Display and Future Use Rights: By submitting an entry to the contest, the contestant grants permission to the Village of Sackets Harbor, and any other public or private agency authorized by the Village of Sackets Harbor, the use, and rights associated to the use of the photographic likeness, in promotional publications, and other media, without compensation. Certain photos will be retained for future use. 

Release of Liability: The Village of Sackets Harbor and/or its employees/agents involved in the contest will not be held liable for missing, mislabeled, damaged, or non-displayed photographs. By entry the contestant accepts this release.

Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of the Sights of Sackets Photo Contest as final and binding.

Prizes: One (1) winner will be chosen for the adult age group and one (1) winner will be chosen for the under 18 age group. The winners will receive an age appropriate Sackets Harbor swag bag filled with products from businesses in the area.

Winner Selection and Notification: Winners will be selected by “blind judging” under the supervision of the host of the contest. Winners will be notified by email and will be featured in a congratulatory post on Facebook and Instagram. The Sights of Sackets Photo Contest shall have no liability for a Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam or other security settings. If a Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim the prize within one week (7 days) from the time award notification was sent, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected.