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Ruralite Cover Photo Contest Details

Would you like to see your photo on the cover of Ruralite Magazine; CVEA’s primary member communication tool? Over 2500 copies of Ruralite are distributed each month to members in the Copper Basin and Valdez. That means excellent exposure for local photographers!


  • Winners will be chosen by CVEA employees
  • Final decision will be announced by Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Winning photos will be featured on the cover of Ruralite for one issue in 2020 and on cvea.org
  • Winners will receive $100 per winning photo and will be announced to the local media
  • CVEA will retain rights to utilize all photos submitted in various communication tools including print and web
  • Future photo usage in Ruralite or on cvea.org will include photo credit

Contest Rules

  • Photographers must reside in a dwelling that receives service from CVEA
  • Photos must be from within CVEA’s service area (Valdez to Sourdough, out to Kenny Lake, and over to Sheep Mountain)
  • Content can include scenery, community events, and community residents enjoying local activities; photos from all seasons should be considered, least two winter photos will be chosen
  • Only vertical photos will be eligible to win cover contest; horizontal photos may be submitted for use in other print or web based applications
  • Maximum six photos submitted per contestant
  • Each photo submission must include a digital and printed copy at 8X10 inches; digital files must have a resolution of 300 dpi at 8X10 inches
  • Each photo submission must include photographer’s name, location of photo, and photo title
  • Photos must be submitted between October 1-30, 2019
  • Photos can be dropped off at the CVEA offices in each district or sent directly to Sharon Scheidt: scheidt@cvea.org or P.O. Box 927, Valdez, AK 99686
  • Photographer submissions must include permission form; visit cvea.org or email scheidt@cvea.org for blank form
  • Contact Sharon Scheidt at 822-5506, 835-7005, or email scheidt@cvea.org, with questions

Submission Dates: October 1-30, 2019

Download the required forms