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Focus on the Seasons photo contest for the 2025 calendar

Each season, you’re invited to share the beauty of Lakewood during our seasonal Focus on the Seasons photo contest. Twelve winners each year will have their photo featured in the Lakewood calendar. Winners will also receive two free tickets to a Lakewood event, like a Music in the Chapel concert.

 

Our spring photo contest is open now!
Submissions are open. You may enter up to two seasonal photos taken on Lakewood’s grounds.

  • Photos must be horizontal and high-resolution.
  • Photos cannot include any recognizable faces.
  • Photographers may only win once each year, so please plan ahead when you consider which photos to enter.
  • See full contest rules below the form.
Spring Focus on the Seasons: Lakewood's 2024 Photo Contest
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Maximum file size: 52.43MB

Maximum file size: 52.43MB

Contest rules and tips:      

  • Everyone is welcome to enter!    
  • Submit up to two photos (per season).     
  • Photos must be horizontal.   
  • Photos must be high-resolution.  
  • All photos must be taken on the grounds at Lakewood.       
  • Please do not include recognizable faces in photos.      
  • Photographers may only win once per year.
  • Minor adjustments to photos, such as sharpening, contrast or cropping are permitted, but no other enhancements.       
  • Please be sensitive and respectful of others’ privacy. Avoid any area where there are funerals or graveside services, or a person/family is visiting a grave. Avoid pictures that show names on monuments and markers unless they are public figures and/or have historical significance.      
  • Images taken at Lakewood are for personal use or, if submitted, for use in the Lakewood calendar. If you wish to use photographs for any commercial or professional use, please contact Lakewood for written consent.   
  • 2025 Calendars will be available for free in our Welcome Center mid-December 2024.

Photo submission dates:
Winter submissions: January 18 – February 15, 2024
Spring submissions: May 1 – May 29, 2024
Summer submissions: July 14 – August 5, 2024
Fall submissions: September 20 – October 21, 2024

Vote on photos
Eight semi-finalists will be chosen from submitted photos, and then, Lakewood families, friends and fans will have an opportunity to visit the Lakewood website and vote for their favorite.  

Winter voting: March 26 – April 3, 2024
Spring voting: June 13 – June 20, 2024
Summer voting: August 15 – August 22, 2024
Fall voting: October 24 – October 31, 2024

Need a reminder? Subscribe to our newsletter for reminders on entry dates and voting dates. Subscribe at lakewoodcemetery.org/newsletter

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