Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Calendar-Discover Colorado Springs 2021

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Discover Colorado Springs Calendar Contest

Pictures for the 2021 Calendar will be accepted beginning June of 2020

Restrictions and Guidelines

  1. All images must be of property owned or managed by the City of Colorado Springs Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.
  2. Park rules must be adhered to when taking the “perfect shot”, including, but not limited to, staying on designated trails and pet leash requirements.
  3. Photos must be submitted by the photographer, who must be the owner of the submitted photo and have full exclusive rights to their submitted image.
  4. The photographer of the selected image(s) will grant the City of Colorado Springs and the PRCS Department limited non-exclusive rights to the photo for use in the calendar (for which credit will be given to the photographer) and for use in promotions for the City.  All submitted pictures must be accompanied by a signed waiver allowing this use.
  5. Photo submissions from amateur and professional photographers are welcome.
  6. Any person who is identifiable within the picture(s) must sign the individual identified in photograph waiver.  Signature from unidentifiable individuals is not required.  A guardian must sign for any child under the age of 18.  All submitted pictures must be accompanied by a signed waiver of the subject to be eligible for the contest.
  7. Limit of 5 photos submitted per photographer.
  8. Photographs can submit either landscape or portrait format.  PRCS reserves the right to make crops to any submitted picture to fit in the desired format.
  9. PRCS is not responsible for any picture that did not make the submission deadline due to undeliverable spam emails, loss through postal carriers, or cyberspace malfunctions.
  10. If you are taking pictures of a sanctioned event, you may need to obtain approval from the event organizer.

Photography Submission Requirements:

Photos can be submitted via:

  1. Email at
  2. Dropped off or mailed to the Parks and Recreation Headquarters Office:

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department
c/o Jody Krisko
1401 Recreation Way
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905

In the body of the email please include:

  1. Name of Photographer
  2. Contact information
  3. Property of facility where picture was taken
  4. The month in which the picture was taken

Please use the format below to name your photo:

  1. Format: Last name – location(photo submission #)
  2. Sample: Smith – PikesPeak(1); Smith – PattyJewett(2)

Waiver: Permission to Use Photograph and individual Identified in Photograph must be signed and attached.

Size of submitted picture:

  1. All Pictures must be submitted digitally (either via email or delivered on CD/thumb drive – submitted material will not be returned)
  2. Pictures should be no smaller than 300 dpi. Please send a hi-res version of your photo.
    1. Cell phone pictures often do not meet these requirements.  Please verify your cell phone picture is a minimum of 300 dpi before it is submitted.