RURAL ALASKA TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
2018 PHONE BOOK COVER PHOTO CONTEST
Thank you for your interest in our annual phone book cover
photo contest. The winning photo selected in this competition will appear on
the cover of the 2018 Rural Alaska Telephone Directory (#2045).
Please read the following contest specifications
carefully. These guidelines have been established in order to insure fair
competition for both our local amateur and professional photographers.
1. Photo Award
The winning photo will be
selected by a panel of judges and a check in the amount of $250.00 will be sent
to the winner once they have been notified and the appropriate photo releases
schedule (all dates are approximate)
for entries placed on website
1/25/18 DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES
3. Entry Specifications
All entries must have been taken in the local
service areas covered by the Directory. See a complete list of communities
on the next page.
The photographer is required to give written permission
allowing TelAlaska publication rights for the photograph for use on the cover
of the Directory for one year - June 2018 through June 2019. If people appear
in the photograph, they must also sign a release form allowing TelAlaska to use
their image on the directory cover. Please note that the photo would also
appear within the directory and on TelAlaska's website and Facebook page.
may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Digital photos must be 300 dpi when
sized down to 5” x 7”. If you're emailing a low resolution photo please
indicate in the text of the email if a high resolution version of that photo is
MORE THAN FIVE PHOTOS PER ENTRANT WILL BE JUDGED.
4. Entry Application
The TelAlaska Entry Application
must be completed and submitted no later than Thursday, January 25, 2018 in the Anchorage office. Please
submit photos and application via email to:
or via regular mail to:
Attn: Photo Contest
E. 56th Ave.
call 907-550-1719 if you have any questions.
5. Publishing Rights
entrants agree that the photographs submitted are wholly owned by themselves. Furthermore,
entrants agree that if their photo is selected, they will not sell the photo or
of the photo during the period that it is displayed on the Rural Alaska directory
employees are not eligible to enter the photo contest.
7. PHOTOS WILL NOT BE RETURNED UNLESS REQUESTED AND
ACCOMPANIED BY A SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE.
Photos submitted must have been taken in the
Directory’s service areas listed below:
Interior Telephone Company, Inc.
Cold Bay, Cooper Landing, Fort Yukon, Galena, Iliamna,
King Cove, Port Lions, Sand Point, Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Seward or Moose Pass
Mukluk Telephone Company, Inc.
Brevig Mission, Council, Elim, Golovin, Koyuk, Little
Diomede, St. Michael, Shaktoolik, Shishmaref, Stebbins, Teller, Wales, White
Mountain or Nome
is a 5 x7 book with a vertical layout. Vertical photos work best on the cover;
a horizontal photo may lose some important features when cropped to fit.
mindful of the cover photo from the previous year. For example, if last year’s
cover featured a photo of the Seward Boat Harbor, it is unlikely a similar
photo will be selected the next year.
directory is a high quality printed publication so a low resolution photo
stretched over a 5x7 book will lessen the quality of the photograph. If you're
taking photos with the intention of entering it in the cover contest, make sure
you've set your camera to take high resolution shots.
2018 Photo Contest Entry Form