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Colorado Credit Union

2024 Photography Contest

Nymph Lake by Leonard Beck

By Leonard Beck

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 2025 Calendar.

Enter our photography contest for a chance to win $500 or other prizes* and have your photo(s) 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.

  • Photos must be horizontal/landscape.
  • Photos must be at least 300dpi, submitted as a .PNG, .JPG or .JPEG files and are 100MB for a single photo upload or 500MB combined uploads.
  • You may enter up to three (3) photos.
  • Absolutely no AI or stock photos accepted.


Contest Rules

Anyone may enter the contest. You do not have to be a member of Colorado Credit Union. 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: Colorado Credit Union 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 photography (no AI generated or stock photos accepted)
  • 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 100MB for a single photo upload or 500MB combined uploads
  • You may enter up to three (3) photos
An internal selection committee at Colorado Credit Union will narrow down the entries to the top thirteen (13) photos that will be featured in our 2025 calendar.

The top thirteen (13) entries will then be judged through public voting on social media to determine the top three (3) prize winners. Voting will begin August 16 and will conclude August 30 at 11:59 pm (MDT). 

The social media public poll does not impact the chosen calendar photos. The voting determines the prize-winning photos only.
  • The top thirteen (13) photos and photographer's name will be featured in the 2025 calendar.
  • First place: $500
  • Second place: $250
  • Third place: $125
  • The remaining ten (10) entries will receive a Colorado Credit Union 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 voting will receive the third-place prize. 

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

Colorado Credit Union 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 (2025 calendar) and/or digital publications, post on social media, use for promotional purposes, and place on Colorado Credit Union’s website.
  2. The submitted photo(s) are your own, original work and not AI-generated or stock photos.
  3. The person submitting the photo must be 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 2024. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email. 

Call 303.978.2274 or email marketing@ccu.org if you have any questions or concerns.