Calendar Photo Contest

The deadline to submit photos to the 2019 Littleton Calendar photo contest has passed. Judging took place on Monday, September 17. Members of the Littleton Fine Arts Board and city staff selected the winners from more than 200 photographs submitted by local photographers.

The 2020 Littleton Calendar photo contest will open in early 2019. Read through the entry instructions, then find the entry form button at the bottom of the page. Entry deadline is Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5 p.m.

2018 Calendar Photo Contest deadline is September 15Who may enter

The photo contest for the Littleton Calendar is open to everyone. Each photographer may enter up to five (5) photographs, but only one (1) photograph may win. Photographers may only submit their own photographs. There is no fee to enter the contest.

How to enter

The Littleton Calendar Photo Contest has gone paperless! All images can be submitted online using the online entry form at the bottom of this page.

Photo requirements

Only horizontal images taken within, or associated with, the City of Littleton will be considered. Check the address to be sure the photo was taken within the city limits. Many areas have a Littleton mailing address, but are not in the city limits. There are no categories, but seasonal, event, or holiday-themed photos are encouraged.

Because the photo contest is paperless, all images must be digital but need not have been shot with a digital camera. Scans of negatives or prints are acceptable as long as the quality and size are acceptable. Entries can be no larger than 5 megabytes per image, must be the highest-quality JPG format, and at least 9″ x 12″ at 300 dpi (3600 x 2700 pixels).

Image filenames

All photos must be renamed before submitting. Original (camera) filenames are not acceptable. Filenames must contain the photographer’s name, image number (1 through 5) and location or short description.

All photos must be renamed before submitting. Use this filename format: lastname-firstname_image#_description.jpg

Example: smith-bob_3_parade-dancers.jpg

Image captions

The entry form includes a description field for the photos. Describe the entries carefully, including the filename (see naming requirements above) and the Littleton location where the photo was taken.


Judging will take place the week following the submission deadline. Members of the city’s Fine Arts Board will judge the photographs and choose 13 winners — one for each month and one for the calendar cover.


Winners receive $25 cash, 10 calendars and publicity via news releases and distribution of 15,000 calendars. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email after judging has been completed.

Photo release terms

Photographers will be asked to accept a Permanent Photo Release before their entry can be submitted. All images must be released for reproduction in the calendar and future publications. Photographers maintain personal rights to their photograph; the city is not licensed to release the image to a third party. A model release form is not required.

For questions or more information, call 303-734-8400 or email

Online Entry Form