Photo Contest

Each seasonal quarter, the Washington County Museum web site will feature a different photo.  The seasons are defined as:

Winter -- December - February
Spring -- March - May
Summer -- June - August
Autumn -- September - November

The photos selected will be chosen from entries sent to us by our readers.  Please use the following guidelines:

Photo Contest Guidelines:

  1. All photos must be of a feature of Washington County, Kansas.

  2. Landscapes are preferred.  They may include houses, barns, animals, etc.

  3. The photos, after cropping, must fit the 550 pixels wide x 200 pixels high format.

  4. Photos must be identified by general area of the county, photographer, and date.

  5. Photo entries must include the name of submitter, phone number and address.

  6. U. S. Postal mail or e-mail entries are accepted.

  7. Photos will be selected from those taken the previous year.  For instance, the photo for the Spring 2009 web page will be chosen from the photos taken in the spring of 2008.

  8. A new photo will be chosen each quarter.  If no winner is declared, or if no entries are received, the web page will be constructed with a photo taken by our staff or from our files.

  9. Winning photos will appear on our web site home page during the season it represents, and will be identified by location and photographer.

  10. Judges will give preference to photos of areas not yet represented, or least-often represented, on past web pages.

  11. All winning photos, after appearing on the home page, will be placed on their own prize-winning-photo page within this web site.

  12. Contest photos will be judged by the web site editors, and their decision is final.

  13. Photos will be judged three months prior to the season they are to appear on the web site.  In other words, the photo for the Spring season will be selected by the previous December.

  14. Photos must be received within six months after they are taken, or by previous arrangement.

  15. If you have questions, send an e-mail message to .