Monday, February 11, 2013


In light of our photo contest that is going on right now, I have been scouring one of my favorite time-wasting websites for some great inspiration to all you budding (and professional!) photographers out there. This one's a classic but you can see more on our Facebook page.

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You can enter your photo(s) for a chance to win prizes and have your photo seen by thousands on display at the Greater Rochester International Airport for one month. The other great part? Proceeds go to Children Awaiting Parents, a national non-profit that helps kids in foster care who have waited the longest for their forever families.

Term: 2013 Family Photo Contest begins Monday, January 14th and ends Thursday, February 14, 2013 at midnight (EST).

How to enter:

Submit your high-resolution photo(s) under the theme, “What Family Means to Me,” and send to High quality scans of non-digital photos are acceptable. We will accept photos in .jpeg, .jpg or .png format. If files submitted are larger than 5MB, please send using Please make sure photos are suitable for family viewing.

Categories & Cost: (per entry)

• Professional ($20) • College Student ($15)
• Adult amateur ($20) • Scholastic ($15)

Please submit payment online at checks can be mailed to:

Children Awaiting Parents, Inc.
Attn.: David Carsel
274 N. Goodman St., Suite D103
Rochester, NY 14607
(888)835-8802 • (585)232-5110

Once payment is received, we will upload your photo to our public Flickr account where all entries can be viewed.

Entry deadline: Thursday, February 14th at midnight EST

Award Celebration Reception:

Wednesday, February 27th @ Studio 180 - 6:30 pm
Photographs will be judged by our panel, which includes professional photographers, and be announced at the award celebration reception.


• Digitally enhanced photos will not be accepted with the exception of minor adjustments
• Photos that have won another contest are not eligible

By submitting these photos, the photographer is granting Children Awaiting Parents a royalty-free, perpetual license to use the photos.

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