Colorado Foundation for Water Education’s Headwaters Magazine Photo Contest deadline for entries is December 5


Winning entries will be featured in the January edition of Headwaters from the foundation. Here’s the pitch:

Term: Headwaters magazine’s Winter 2012 Photo Contest ends December 5, 2012. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older.

Who may enter: Photographers 18 years old and older.

What to enter: Powerful images relating to water utilities—pipes, water treatment, stormwater, reservoirs, water delivery, utility employees and more in Colorado. Enter anything that’s compelling! The winning image chosen for our two-page spread must be a horizontal, landscape layout.

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure permission from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to Headwaters upon request. Photographs that have been published in magazines and newspapers are not eligible. The winner must relinquish rights to the photo. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

How to enter: Please email photographs along with captions and model releases to

All captions must include the location where the photo was taken, name of the photographer and the names of any

Images must be high resolution electronic files (minimum 250 dpi at 10”). Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif

By entering the contest, entrants grant the Colorado Foundation for Water Education a royalty-free, perpetual, nonexclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit.

Entry Deadline: All entries must be received through by 5 pm Mountain Time on December 5, 2012.

Judging: Judging will be conducted by the editor, graphic designer and editorial team behind Headwaters magazine. Winning photographs and selected finalists will be published in a January 2013 issue of Headwaters on Colorado’s utilities, as well as related posts on the YourWaterColorado blog. Decisions of the judges will be final.

Headwaters: Published three times annually in glossy, four-color format, Headwaters is the Colorado Foundation for Water Education’s leading publication, with a distribution of over 7,000. In addition, all issues are archived on CFWE’s website. The magazine highlights the history, people and current challenges of water management in Colorado. Readers gain a deeper understanding of how utility managers, conservationists and policymakers work together to manage this vital yet scarce natural resource.

More Colorado Foundation for Water Education coverage here and here.

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