October 26, 2018
Killington Grand Hotel Resort
& Conference Center
Killington, Vermont

Enter the Aging in Vermont: Healthy Living Photo Contest!

  • The first winner will receive a $50 gift card, plus free conference registration for the 2019 Conference. Photo(s) may be used in conference materials and thereafter
  • The next two runners-up will each receive a $25 gift card. Photo(s) may be used in conference materials and thereafter    
  • Honorable-Mention photos which have a score of 4 and above may be used in conference materials and thereafter (see scoring below)
  • All of the above winning and honorable mention photos will be viewable during general sessions at the conference

This contest is for novice and advanced photographers alike who reside in Vermont, only. The organizer of this contest is the Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging (V4A) to coincide with the Aging in Vermont: Healthy Living Conference which will be held on October 26, 2018 in Killington, Vermont. The contest is meant to be fun and engaging and to help bring awareness to the work of V4A.

Entry Fee: Free

In order to submit photo(s) of any person(s), the Vermont photographer will need to receive their permission. Photo(s) taken should be of person(s) who have lived in Vermont. The photographer retains the rights to their photograph; however, by entering the contest, the photographer grants V4A (and those authorized by V4A) a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any V4A promotional purpose. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. V4A will not be required to pay any additional consideration, monetary or otherwise, or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses. V4A takes no responsibility for any third-party usage of photographs, although credit information will be supplied whenever photographs are transmitted to third parties upon request. By entering the contest, the photographer automatically agrees to these terms.

All photos will be available to be judged through an online contest asking people to consider the criteria as described below. Should there be any tie, a panel of committee members for the Aging in Vermont: Healthy Living Conference will be asked to break the tie. The online judging will begin after September 28, 2018 which is the deadline for all photos to be entered and will run for approximately four weeks. The contest and judging will be available through a link from the V4A website and will be announced through our V4A FB page, through Constant Contact with a subscription of over 2000 people and through the Older Vermonters FB Group.
Judging will be based on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being excellent using the set of criteria as described below.

  • Photo engages the viewer to imagine a story about aging
  • Photo is clear and in color or black & white
  • Photo shows interaction with family members, neighbors, community members and/or
  • Photo shows an individual active in some way
  • Photo positively depicts aging (does not stigmatize, or make fun of aging)
  • Photo helps all to understand that aging is a natural part of the human experience

Photo Entry:
  • Deadline to enter photos is midnight, September 28, 2018.
  • Submit photo(s) electronically, only, not by postal delivery, by accessing this form and uploading photo. Photographer may submit no more than three photos for this contest. Photographer may return to this site on separate occasions to upload the total of three photos. If more than three photos are submitted, the first three will be considered by the date/time the photos were uploaded.  Photographer will have an opportunity to create an account to change any submissions as long as changes are made by midnight, September 28, 2018.
  • Photographer may use a small watermark in either the left or right lower corner of the picture to indicate photo credit but not take away from the focus of the image.
  • All photo(s) which meet the above criteria with an average score of 4 and above will be on view at the Aging in Vermont: Healthy Living Conference on October 26, 2018 and will be available for viewing on the V4A website for at least one month. Some photos may be used to further promote the work of the V4A as described above.

 Any questions may be directed to Janet Hunt at [email protected]