Photo Contest: Artistic Snapshots of Savage

A photo contest for the 2018 Savage Historical Society annual calendar is underway until the April 15, 2017 due date.

The theme for the calendar is to capture artistically interesting scenes in and around the town of Savage. The judges will be looking for photos capturing aspects of historic structures, the beauty of nature in the area, and even weather events. People or pets are not to be the focal points of the pictures. Any people in the photo should not be identifiable.

We will accept new photos and older photos from a family's collection. No purchased or previously published photos will be accepted. Photos should be taken from publicly accessed spaces or the photographer's own property. Landscape format photos (horizontal orientation) are preferable, but not required.

Because the calendar is printed in black and white, photos will be judged in a grey-scale format. Any color photos will be converted to grey-scale before judging. Any non-digital photos will be scanned to assure the quality of the image before judging.

Please submit digital photos to, using “Photo Contest” as the subject of the e-mail. If you are scanning a photograph print, please scan it at 600 dpi. Please mail prints of photographs to: Savage Historical Society, P.O. Box 73, Savage MD 20763. To submit a photo in person, either a printed photo or a digital copy on a memory stick, contact us through either method, or a member you know, to make arrangements.


Each photo should include the name of the photographer, the name of the person submitting the photo if not the photographer, submitter’s mailing address and phone number, the location of the image and the approximate date taken. Please also include a brief description to help with creating a caption for the photo.

Winning photos will be selected by May 15, 2017. The Savage Historical Society will retain a copy of each photo selected for the 2018 calendar. Digital copies of all photographs will be retained for consideration for future calendars or displays at local events. The photographer retains rights to all other uses of the photograph.


Winning photographers will receive recognition of their photo in the calendar and will be given a copy of the 2018 Savage Historical Society Calendar. No other prize will be given.


If you have questions, please call Lois Landvoigt, 2018 Calendar Committee Chair,
(301) 498-0070, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.


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