2023 Calendar Photo Contest

The deadline to enter the Littleton Calendar Photo Contest has passed. Watch for the new contest to open in early 2023!

2023 Calendar Photocontest AD 2-2

How to enter photo(s) in the Littleton Calendar Photo Contest

Read through the entry instructions, then click on the entry form button at the bottom of the page.

Deadline to enter the 2023 contest is September 23 at 5 p.m. Photos will be judged by members of the Littleton Fine Arts Board.

Who 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 per photographer 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 entry process is all online. All images can be submitted using the online entry form at the bottom of this page.

Photo requirements

Only horizontal images taken in, or associated with, the City of Littleton will be considered. Check the location address with the Address Wizard to be sure the photo was taken within the Littleton city limits. Many areas have a Littleton mailing address, but are not in the city limits. For example, neither Roxborough Park nor the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield are in the city limits.

There are no photo categories. Seasonal, event, or holiday-themed photos are encouraged.

  • Up to 5 photos may be submitted per photographer. Only one photograph per photographer may win.
  • Photo dimension must be at least 12″ wide x 9″ high @ 300 dpi (3600w x 2700h pixels) or larger.
  • Photos must be horizontal or “landscape” format; vertical photos will not be considered.
  • Max file size is 20 megabytes per photo.
  • Use “highest” JPG quality for best results.
  • Do not add watermarks, dates, logos, names, etc. to photographs.

Rename your photos BEFORE you enter!

  • DO NOT use generic filenames such as image1.jpg. Original (camera) filenames are not acceptable. Photos submitted with camera filenames may be disqualified.
  • Description must match photo.
  • File name format (include season):
  • Correct example (include season):

Image descriptions and locations

The Upload Photos section on the entry form includes a season, description, and location field for each photo entered. Describe the entries carefully, including the filename (see naming requirements above) and the Littleton address or location where the photo was taken.


Judging will take place within a few weeks 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 approximately 7,750 calendars to the community. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email after judging has been completed.

Photo release terms

All photographers must agree to a Permanent Photo Release before their entry can be submitted. All images must be released for reproduction in the calendar and possible 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.

The permanent, non-exclusive license shall be shown as executed on the date the photo was submitted.

WHEREAS, the “Photographer” named on the Entry Form has submitted up to five “Photographs” described on the form to the City of Littleton (with offices at 2255 W. Berry Ave., Littleton, Colorado 80120) for possible use in City’s annual calendar and for such other and further uses as the City, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate or desirable, whether or not such Photographs are selected by the City for use in its calendar.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, the City and Photographer agree as follows:

  1. The Photographer hereby grants the City a license to print, crop, enhance, enlarge, publish, circulate, use, and reproduce the Photographs in whatever way or manner it, in its sole discretion, deems fit.
  2. The Photographer hereby expressly warrants that the Photographs were taken by Photographer and that Photographer has the authority to grant this license.
  3. Should the City select any of the Photographs for use in its Calendar, ten copies of said calendar and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be paid by the City to the Photographer.

All contest winners will be required to submit a completed IRS Form W-9 with their entry.

For questions or more information, email comcw@littletongov.org.