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NJ Photo Contest – Free Entry – Monmouth & Ocean County

Calling all professional, amateur and enthusiastic shutterbugs. Two major Jersey Shore tourism organizations, the Ocean County Department of Business Development and Tourism and Monmouth County Tourism have partnered with Spark Market Solutions, LLC of Red Bank, NJ to produce “Explore Ocean” and the “Visit Monmouth” guides.

Spark is looking for diverse, artistic photos of your favorite areas of Ocean and Monmouth County. Think beach, surf, historic locations, and family fun or what makes people come to the NJ.

Images chosen for these publications will be featured with full photo credit, and the grand prize winner will appear on the cover and receive a $250 cash prize, plus an “about” photography blurb.

There will also be cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.

Photos submitted may be used in Visit Monmouth and Explore Ocean.

Photographers will get credit for any photos used along with their name and contact info/website listed in the masthead of the magazine.

Contest Rules:

  • Submit all high resolution jpg (at least 300 dpi) photos along with your Full Name, Address, email address and Phone Number
  • Please name all files individually with your name part of the file name
  • You can submit as many photos as you like. Even if you don’t win the cover there is still a chance for 2nd or 3rd place and your photo will be inside the magazine with your photo credit.
  • Three ways to submit:
    • Share to our Google drive – follow up with an email with your info to
    • Send your photos via email to:
    • Mail a flash drive or a CD to Spark Market Solutions, 65 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Please note that model photo releases will be needed for any children under 18 years old, recognizable appearing in the photos. Please use this Model release form: Click here

Deadline to submit photos is November 1, 2019

First, second and third place winners will be chosen for each publication and will be announced by November 30th 2019
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