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Photo Contest 2020

We believe that the people who love South County are the best photographers.  Not necessarily professional but rather passionate about place.  Those photographers are residents or visitors of this glorious region we call home.  Of course, the relationship between the artist and their subject matter shines through – always.

The South County Photo Contest 2020 will look a little different, but it's still taking place. We will not hold a reception this year to announce the winners, instead we will make the announcement on our website, social media and via press release and checks will be mailed to the winners. 

As always, we are accepting submissions for two categories, "A Beautiful Place" and "People at Play". Please read the rules carefully and follow directions. If the photos submitted do not meet the minimum size and resolution requirements and all information required is not included, they will not be entered into the contest.

Digital Submissions:

Drag and drop your submissions via the uploader at the bottom of this page.

Please make sure you title each photograph you are submitting differently than the others.

Please enter the title of each photo, the location (town NOT village in South County where it was taken), your mailing address and phone number in the field provided when uploading digitally.

Mail-in or Drop-off Submissions:

Please print the following form and fill it out and attach to the back of each photo if you are mailing in or dropping off a submission. Please be sure to accompany your printed submissions with a flash drive or CD with the digital files. 

Mail to:

South County Tourism Council

ATTN: Joy Cordio

4160 Old Post Rd.

Charlestown, RI 02813 

or drop off at the same address during business hours Mon-Fri 9 AM to 5PM.


Rules & Regulations

Mailed in, or dropped off printed entries are to be submitted in color on 8”x10” photo paper, unmatted/unframed.

Printed photos must be accompanied with a flash drive or CD in their original, highest quality resolution—minimum 8” x 10” (3060x2460 pixels) in at least 300 dpi in TIFF/JPG format.  All photos on the flash drive or CD must be titled with your full name and the location (town-not village) of the photo. Multiple entries are welcome.

Digital entries uploaded via the uploader below must be submitted individually. Be sure to title each entry differently and be sure to include the required info: Location of photo (town NOT village in South County), title of photo, mailing address and phone number.

A photographer may win up to one award in each category, but not more than two awards in total.

South County Tourism Council will determine which category best fits your photo.

Deadline for entries is Thursday, October 15, 2020 by 5 p.m.

Prizes: 1st place = $500 2nd place = $250, 3rd place = $120, 4 runners-up = $50 each

Winning photographs will be announced on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Photography subject matter is confined to the South County Tourism Region and must be clearly labeled by location and town. 

All entries become the property of South County Tourism Council and will not be returned. 

Winning photography shall remain the exclusive property of South County Tourism Council.  Photographs will not be resold for any purpose.  Photographers agree to indemnify and hold South County Tourism Council harmless from any and all claims that may arise from subject of the photographs that they submit to the contest.