All Rail Photo Contest
This photo contest is open to all amateur photographers. (No professionals, please.) Students are encouraged to participate. Winning and non-winning photos will be displayed both days at Trainfest.
Amateur photographers age 5 to 105 can enter! As long as you can operate a camera, you are eligible to enter the contest.
Participants can enter up to 10 photos in the contest. (One photo per category.) Every photo MUST be entered under the name of the person who took it. Photos must be the participant’s original work.
*Photographs deemed more appropriate for a different category can and will be transferred.
The 2018 Celebrate-a-Railroad is the Great Northern Railway. Rules for this category are be the same as the general category
Includes any and all types of Diesel Locomotives
Any and all aspects of railroading, ex. a stack of wheels or a washout with sagging track, anything that catches your eye. You can have an entry of a box car in the General category and a different box car in the Rolling Stock
Includes all aspects of a model railroad layout
Includes any and all passenger cars
NON-REVENUE ROLLING STOCK
Anything on the rails that does not make money
Railroad personnel doing their jobs
REVENUE ROLLING STOCK
Any and all types of revenue cars
Any type of building, tower, track, or switch stand. Anything RR related that does not roll on the track
Any and all steam engines, including stationary steam engines, for example a steam donkey
Show Off Your Photography Skills
THIS IS THE TRAIN CONTEST FOR AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND STUDENTS
What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a railroad employee to a train captured at just the right time. Our All Rail Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best.
Rules and Requirements
All entries will require a $1, nonrefundable processing fee. The entry blank, fee and photograph(s) must be delivered or postmarked by Sept. 29, 2018. All shipping charges must be prepaid to Mercury Communication Partners, LLC, or the package will not be accepted. The photographs must meet the photo requirements. Incomplete or improper entries will be returned. The judging will take place on October 21, 2018. Photographs deemed more appropriate for a different category can and will be transferred.
All entries must be printed in 8-inch by 10-inch format with a 1 inch black border and mounted on a 10-inch by 12-inch foam board. The black border can be a 10-inch by 12-inch piece of black construction paper that has been glued to the foam board. The entry must come ready to hang with a piece of string or wire hot glued to the back of the foam board. Entries can be vertical or horizontal depending on what better suits the photograph. Photographs not meeting the size, border and mounting requirements will be disqualified.