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Library Card Photo Contest

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Farmington Public Library Photo Contest: Rules, Terms and Conditions

The Farmington Public library will be creating up to eight new library cards featuring photos from the Four Corners, taken by local photographers. Your original photograph could be on the front of a Farmington Public Library card. The Farmington Public Library will choose up to 8 images to be used for their new library cards, and will pay each photographer $200, if their photograph is chosen.

This contest is open to ALL photographers in San Juan County area. No purchase is necessary to enter this contest.


The Farmington Public Library is looking for striking digital images of San Juan County, to be used as library cards. Photographs will be judged based on their suitability for this use. Submissions should include a minimum quarter inch bleed, required for printing a library card, and should allow a space for library card text to be added. The actual size of the library card is 3.375" by 2.125".

No recognizable faces are to be included and photographs may not include any text of any kind, including building signs, or road signs. Images that showcase the wide range of landscapes and habitats in San Juan County are preferred. Please do not include photographs of pets or domestic animals. Entrants must not submit images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife, damage to the environment by the photographer, put any individual or animal in danger, or infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.

All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the library's sole discretion.


Photos must be submitted by email to Photos should be in a high quality, digital format. Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, and the name and contact information of the photographer. Submissions without this information will not be considered for this contest.

Each photographer may submit one photo for consideration. Any photographer submitting more than one photo will not be considered for this contest. Previously submitted photos that were not selected will be accepted.


Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, and suitability for use as a library card. Submissions should include a minimum quarter inch bleed required for printing a library card. The Farmington Public Library shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the Farmington Public Library are final.


Images may be emailed to beginning at 12:01 am on Monday, January 13. The deadline for submission is 11:59pm on Sunday, February 2. Photos may not be accepted for consideration if submitted before or after the specified dates. The Farmington Public Library reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.


The Farmington Public Library will select up to 8 photos for use on the front of their library card. These cards will be issued to the public. The Farmington Public Library will determine how many cards are to be printed with each photo chosen.

If your submission is chosen to be used on a library card, you grant The Farmington Public Library rights (as described below) to your photograph. Before you are formally awarded the $200 prize, The Farmington Public Library will contact you to confirm that you wish to grant us rights to your image as described below. If you do not wish to grant us these rights, then your photograph will not be used on a library card, and you will not be awarded $200.

If your photograph is chosen to be used as artwork on a Farmington Public Library card, you grant The Farmington Public Library a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

  • Alter, edit and crop the photograph to be used on a library card.
  • Use the photograph to promote library card use.
  • Use the completed library card, with image, for a Farmington Public Library Foundation fundraiser through

The photographer will not be credited on the card itself, but information about the image and the photographer may be posted at the Farmington Public Library and on their website at for a limited time.

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