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City of Akron Accepting Photo Entries for City Magazine Cover Contest


Winning photo of a city park to be featured on cover of annual Hey Akron! Magazine

City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of Ellen Lander Nischt
Published: 09-23-2019

Akron, Ohio, September 23, 2019 – Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has put out an open call for submissions for a Parks Photo Contest. All Akron residents are invited to submit their best original photo/s of city managed parks for a chance to be featured on the front cover of the City’s annual Hey Akron! Magazine. The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, October 7th. For a full list of rules please see below or click here.

"This contest is about celebrating our beautiful parks and encouraging residents to get out and enjoy these public spaces. It will also allow us to showcase a park, and what makes it great, through a citizen’s eyes. This is a chance to have a photo featured in a publication with a robust Akron audience, so I'm hoping a lot of people take advantage of the opportunity," Mayor Dan Horrigan said. 

Parks are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in any community. They ensure that everyone has access to spaces to recreate, stay fit and gather as family or social groups. Parks are a reflection of the communities in which they reside, so this contest aims to capture the beauty and vibrancy of Akron’s neighborhoods through its parks.

Contest Rules:

  • Any photo submitted must be a recent photo (within the last 12 months), taken in a City of Akron Park. A full list of City of Akron parks can be found here.

  • You may submit up to 2 photos.

  • Photos will be judged by a panel consisting of City of Akron Mayor's Office staff.

  • Contest is for Akron residents only.

  • All photos must be original work of the contestant and never been the subject of a copyright.

  • Photos including people must include written consent of subject or of subject’s guardian.

  • Winner must have a high-res version of the photo. Must be able to provide the name of the park that the photo was taken in, name of the photographer, and a home address for the winner to verify that all rules have been complied with.

  • All photos submitted shall become the property of the City of Akron upon submission and may be used in future publications including but not limited to the Hey Akron! Magazine and City of Akron’s website and social media pages. Photographer credit will be noted alongside all published photo(s).

To enter, residents can send their photos to [email protected]. The winner will be announced via the City of Akron Mayor’s Office social media pages by the end of October. Follow here for updates, or for more ways to submit photos online: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

For further information, contact:
Ellen Lander Nischt
Press Secretary
Phone: 330-375-2325
E-mail: [email protected]

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