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Colorado Credit Union

CCU Photography Contest

Maroon bells photo contest

Love where you live. Love where you bank. Colorado Credit Union is looking for beautiful, good quality images of our amazing state to be featured in our 2022 Calendar. Enter our photography contest for a chance to win $500 or other prizes* and have your photo(s) be featured in next year’s calendar as either, the cover or a featured month, which will be distributed throughout all three of our branch locations.

Contest begins July 1, 2021. Deadline to enter is August 15, 2021.

  • Photos must be horizontal/landscape.
  • Photos must be 300dpi, submitted as a .PNG, .JPG or .JPEG files and are 50 MB or smaller.
  • You may enter up to three (3) photos.
Anyone may enter the contest. You do not have to be a member of CCU. You must be 18 years or older to submit a photo. If you are under the age of 18 and the author of a photo, please have an adult (18 years or older) submit the form and photo on your behalf. You do not need to be a professional photographer. 
Please note: CCU employees and family members may enter images but will not be eligible to win a prize.
The photography contest will begin on July 1. The deadline for submitting the form and photo(s) is August 15 at 11:59 pm (MDT). Each entrant may submit up to three (3) photos. 
  • Photos must be taken in Colorado within the last 3 years to qualify.
  • Photo submission must include location name or place.
  • Photos must be your own, original work.
  • No black and white photos.
  • Photos must be horizontal/landscape.
  • Photos must be of landscape, nature, wildlife, sunrise/sunset. NO people or domesticated animals.
  • Only digital/electronic photos accepted.
  • Photos must be 300dpi, submitted as a .PNG, .JPG or .JPEG files and are 50 MB or smaller.
  • You may enter up to three (3) photos.
Colorado Credit Union will narrow down the entries to the top thirteen (13) photos that will be featured in our 2022 calendar.

The top thirteen (13) will then be judged through a public poll on social media to determine the top three (3) prize winners. Polling will begin August 23 and will conclude August 29 at 11:59 pm (MDT). 
  • The top thirteen (13) photos and photographer's name will be featured in the 2022 calendar.
  • First place: $500
  • Second place: $250
  • Third place: $125
  • The remaining ten (10) entries will receive a CCU gift. 
Entrant/photographer may only win once. If two (2) of your images win 1st and 3rd place, you will receive the first place prize only. The fourth place in the poll will receive the third place prize. 

You will not be notified if your photo was NOT chosen to be in the calendar. 

CCU employees or family members are not eligible to win a prize. 

Additional contest rules
By entering the contest and submitting your photo(s) you agree to the following:

  1. Colorado Credit Union has permission to use your photograph to publish print (2022 calendar) and/or digital publications, post on social media, use for promotional purposes, and place on CCU’s website.
  2. The submitted photo(s) are your own, original work.
  3. The person submitting the photo is over the age of eighteen (18).
  4. Contact information (email and/or phone) will be used to contact the winners.
  5. Remove any personal watermark or trademarks on the photograph. Photographer will be recognized and given credit for their work.
  6. The photographer will be credited in the printed calendar.
    1. If you do not wish to have your name published in the calendar, please let us know when we notify you for being chosen.
  7. Additional contest rules

The top three (3) prize winners will be announced and notified in September. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email. 
Please fill out the entry form below. 
*Top thirteen (13) calendar photos are determined by an internal selection committee. Social media votes do not impact the photo choices for the calendar. The prize winners are determined by voting on social media.