Amateur Photography Contest Rules

Posted July 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

• Categories are: (1) people (2) scenic (3) animals and/or flowers (4) still life

• Maximum of two entries per category

• Entries must be matted 8 x 10 or 11 x 14. Entries without proper matting will not be judged or displayed.

• Contestant’s name, address, phone and category must be printed on the entry form and on the entry tag.

• There will be a special judging for youth entries. Youth is defined as ages up to 17 years of age.

• Tags will be assigned upon entry of photo.

• Professional photographers are not eligible for ribbons or prizes, but may enter for exhibit.

• Entries must to be brought to the museum during museum hours 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 11 – Sunday, July 14.

• Entries may be picked up at the museum after the Picnic during museum hours Thursday – Sunday, from 1 – 4 p.m.

Focus on El Dorado Springs

The sites of our City have been the backbone of our community that many generations have enjoyed for over a century. Focus on El Dorado Springs will be a special category that focuses on what represents El Dorado Springs. The winning photo will be made into a postcard to be sold at the museum during the Picnic. You signature will be placed on the front of the postcard, you will receive photo in the paper, and the original print will be displayed in the lobby of the museum during the picnic. Your signature on the entry form gives the museum all rights to sell the postcard as a fundraiser for the museum and reproduce the photo as many times as needed for more postcards.


Entries form can be downloaded at or picked up at the museum

Bring entries to the Wayside Inn Museum at 119 W. Spring, El Dorado Spring, MO

For more information call Faye Koger at 417.296.4684

Focus on El Dorado Springs

This event is held by the Wayside Inn Museum, El Dorado Springs Picnic Committee and various sponsors. In consideration of the acceptance of the right to participate: entrants, participants, and spectators release and discharge the Wayside Inn Museum and all sponsors and personnel from any known and unknown damages, injuries, losses, judgments and claims from any cause whatsoever that may be suffered by entrant to their property.

Thank You

Photography Contest Committee