That random picture you snapped of a retro motel from the ’50s might just earn you a 1-year freelance, $5,000 contract and a 5-year subscription to Popular Photography magazine. Beginning October 15, enter our Hunt for Americana photo contest for a chance to be one of four Grand Prize winners! Need some Americana inspiration? Tune in to an all-new series on Great American Country, Barn Hunters, premiering November 18 at 9/8 CT.
Sweepstakes Rating: Okay
Eligibility: US, DC, 21 and older
Entry Date: October 15, 2014 and ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on December 5, 2014
Submit a digital photograph taken by you that displays a landscape, place or object that evokes American nostalgia, celebrates vintage American icons and harkens back to a simpler time.
ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED TO DETERMINE THE WINNERS.
Entry Limit: three (3) entries per person
Four (4) Grand Prizes: a one-year photography contract with Great American Country for $5,000; a photography profile in Popular Photography Magazine; a five-year subscription to Popular Photography Magazine; and a Great American Country prize pack. ARV: $5,250
Thirty-six (36) Runner-Up Prizes: $500 cash (presented in the form of a check); a one-year subscription to Popular Photography Magazine; Great American Country apparel; and a photograph feature on GreatAmericanCountry.com. ARV: $520
Prize Limit: one prize per person
Forty (40) finalists, with ten (10) Finalists being selected from each of the following U.S. regions: Northeast (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey), Midwest (Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa), South (Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana) and West (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii).
Finalists will be selected based on the following judging criteria: (a) 20% based on skill; (b) 20% based on adherence to the theme; (c) 20% based on composition; (d) 20% based on color; and (e) 20% based on nostalgia. The Finalist with the highest scoring Submission from each region will be a Grand Prize Winner, and the Finalist with the second-highest scoring Submission from each region will be a Runner-Up Prize Winner