Calendar Contest

2017 City Calendar (2016 Contest Winners)

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Our City Through Your Eyes

Below are the rules used for the 2017 Calendar Contest.  

Contest Rules 

  • Only photographs taken by amateur photographers will be allowed.
  • Entries will be received from 8:00 a.m., July 1st, through 4:00 p.m., July 22nd. 
  • A completed entry form must be submitted with each photograph.
  • Entries must be submitted via an online form, which will be available when the entry period opens on July 1st.
  • Photographers do not need to be residents of the City of Wildwood, Missouri.
  • Participants may submit up to three (3) photographs.
  • By submitting the entry form, you agree that you shot the photograph and it is now the property of the City of Wildwood. Additionally, you agree, and grant permission, to allow the photograph to be used by the City in the calendar and/or future articles, ads, webpages, promotional, and/or other materials.

Photograph Requirements

  • Must be in a digital format … NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Can be either color or black and white. 
  • Must have been taken between September 1, 1995 (the City’s incorporation date) and July 22, 2016.
  • Must have been taken within the City limits of the City of Wildwood, Missouri.
  • Entries from past contests will not be accepted.
  • Subject matter of the photographs is limited to landscapes, buildings/structures, or wildlife scenes. No photographs containing a person or persons will be accepted.
  • Must submit entry form information with photograph. 
    • Helpful hints:  
      • To ensure a quality calendar will be produced, do not reduce the size of the photograph.
      • Do not submit photographs that are nearly identical. Pick your favorite. By submitting photographs that are similar, you may cause the votes to be disbursed among them, leading to none receiving enough to win a space in the calendar.

Entry Form Information

  • Each submittal must be accompanied, by the following information:
    • Name, Mailing Address, Telephone Number, and Email of Photographer.
    • Location where photograph was taken.
    • Acknowledgement that by submitting, you agree the photograph was taken by you, is now the property of the City of Wildwood, and may be used in any of its future publications.


  • All entries will be placed on the City’s website and open to a vote of the public.
  • The final selections will be completed by a panel of photography experts, who will use the voting completed by the public as a key factor in their review process.
  • On-line voting will take place between August 3, 2016 through August 25, 2016. 
  • The professional judging will be completed by October 1, 2016.
  • Winners for the calendar will be announced on the City’s website on October 13, 2016. 
  • The photographers who have their submittals selected will have their photographs published in the City’s annual calendar (which is sent to over 13,000 households), will also receive five (5) free copies of the calendar and a special Wildwood Gift.