"Best of the Prettyboy" Photo Contest

The Best of the Prettyboy 2017 Photo Contest is Now Open for Submissions!




Attention all photographers - young and old, amateur or professional.

The Prettyboy Watershed Alliance announces its 2nd Annual "Best of the Prettyboy" Photo Contest!

We invite you to submit your favorite Prettyboy Watershed photos.  We are looking for images that capture - through your eyes and your lens - the beauty of life in and around the Prettyboy Watershed and its amazing forests, fields, rivers and streams.

Our contest is aimed to showecase PWA"s mission to restore and protect the lands and waters of the Prettyboy Watershed.

Contest Dates

Submissions will be accpeted August 1 through October 2, 2017  Winners will be announced by October 18, 2017.

How to Enter

Submit your photo entry/entries through our ONLINE Entry System no later than October 2, 2017.  See link for form below.

Each photographer may submit up to 3 photos.

Each photo must be submitted as a separate entry.

Photos should be at least 2,600 x 2,000 pixels at 72 dpi (saved at the maximum quality setting).  If your photos are larger than that, there is no need to reduce their sizes - larger images are acceptable and may imporove your photos' quality.  There is a maximum file size of 10 megabytes per image.  Original sizes of camera-made digital photos must be 6 megapixels or larger.  

There is no fee to participate but we encourage you to join the PWA and become a member.

All applicants older than 18 should enter the contest via the online form.

Entrants under 18 are welcome to participate with a parent/guardian signature on the entry form.  If under 18, submit your informtion and photo via the online form, then download the under18form.png and complete it with a parent/guardian signature.  Email a copy of the Under 18 form to prettyboywatershed@gmail.com; or mail a copy to PO Box 512, Monkton, MD 21111

Scope of the Contest

The Pretttyboy Watershed is part of the Chesapeake Bay (the world's largest estuary) and its watershed is unique.  Convey the importance of our watershed as a vital part of the Chesapeake watershed's lands, rivers and streams in the rural scenes of beauty, power or urgency.

Prizes and Awards

Prrettyboy Watershed Alliance is pleased to provide the following prizes:

First Place:  $100

First Place (drone/aerial view):  $100

Second Place:  $75

Third Place:  $50 

2 Honorable Mention Selections will be awarded.

ENTRY FORM  - Click, complete and submit

Where are the Prettyboy Watershed boundary lines? See the map below that outlines the boundaries for the watershed area.  This is the area where we would love to see your photos taken! Areas SOUTH of the Dam are NOT considered part of the watershed (Gunpowder River below the dam, Bunker Hll, Falls Road Bridge, Gunpowder State Park, etc)


Terms and Conditions

Prettyboy Watershed Alliance (PWA) may display all entries onlilne or on display at local community (libraries, etc.) display boards for the enjoyment of all.  All photo entries may be used without restriction by PWA for our future newsletters, websites, other online resources and other PWA communications, publications and events.  All photos will be credited to the entrant.

Entrants must provide a valid email address on submitting form.

This contest is void where prohibited.  PWA reserves the right to cancel or suspend the contest, if necessary.  The organization staff and Board of Directors, along with their immediate families, are not eligible to win.  All media submitted through this form becomes the property of PWA.  Credit will be provided if errors are found with any data submitted in the form.  By submitting the form, you agree to the terms and conditions presented on this page.  

Winners will be determined by noted local photographers (professional and amateur) and PWA Staff, and notified by email on or before October 18, 2017.

Terms, conditions, rules and dates are subject to change without notice.

Thank you for participating in the first annual "Best of the Prettyboy" Photo Contest, sponsored by Prettyboy Watershed Alliance.