Thanks for your interest in the Victoria Clipper photo contest. Before you submit, we’d like to tell you a bit about what we’re looking for.
• The image should reflect either Seattle or Victoria in the fall/winter OR spring/summer OR whale watching (either Gray whale or Orca whale)
• The image should draw you in and capture the essence of either city or the experience of the trip
All images that we consider must meet a number of requirements, so keep this in mind as you’re looking for photos to submit.
We’re looking for amazing shots of Seattle, Victoria, whale watching, but we do have the following limits on subject matter:
• No recognizable people (with the caveat that we would like to see people in these settings, just from a distance)
• No 3rd party trademarks or logos (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors / interiors) owned by others
• No objectionable content, such as alcohol, smoking, guns, violence, or nudity
• No content that is defamatory to any group or individual and/or violates any law
Technical Requirements (File type, size, etc.)
The raw image files that you submit need to meet the following requirements:
Minimum of 970px width and 528px height.
Higher resolution is better. Note that we prefer to have the image submitted in its original size and aspect ratio, which will allow us the most flexibility when sizing and cropping. We do reserve the right to crop, modify, and edit images at our discretion.
Horizontal or vertical, color photos preferred (either RGB or CMYK)
The resolution of your photo must be at least 1MB but not exceed 9MB.
Photo Naming Conventions
The name of your photo must contain the season that it reflects (example: Spring_Seattle.jpg). The name of your photo should not contain any spaces between characters (example: Pikes Place.jpg) or special characters (such as %, #, or &) and should not exceed fifteen characters in length. You can include an underscore (example: Pikes_Place.jpg) between characters if needed.
No watermark, signature or photographer name can be included in the image file. The photographer credit will be added to the page separately.
Quick list of reasons we may not accept your picture
• If it’s a digital composition or other obvious computer manipulation (we don’t use this type of imagery)
• If the resolution is not sufficient (image would be grainy)
• If there is a watermark, signature or photographer name burned in the image (we add the photographer credit separately for the winner)
• If the image doesn’t meet the technical and subject matter requirements outlined above
Complete Contest Guidelines