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Discover Colorado Springs: People at Play!
Thursday, September 11, 2014

The City of Colorado Springs, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is excited to announce the 2ndAnnual Discover Colorado Springs calendar, this year featuring “People at Play”! 

The City of Colorado Springs wants to show off the amazing assets we have within our community and who better to reveal that beauty but our Friends groups and partners.  We are currently seeking pictures of people enjoying the gems within Colorado Springs.

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Restrictions and Guidelines:

  1. Photos must be submitted by the photographer, who must be the owner of the submitted photo and have full exclusive rights to their submitted image.
  2. The photographer of the selected image(s) will grant the City of Colorado Springs and the Parks Department limited non-exclusive rights to the photo for use in the calendar (for which credit may be given to the photographer at the discretion of the City) and for use in promotions for the City.  All submitted pictures must be accompanied by a signed waiver allowing this use.
  3. Photo submissions from amateur and professional photographers are welcome.
  4. Any person who is identifiable within the picture must sign the Individual Identified in Photograph waiver. Signature from unidentifiable individuals is not required. A guardian must sign for any child under the age of 18.  All submitted pictures must be accompanied by a signed waiver of the subject to be eligible for the contest.
  5. All images must be of property owned or managed by the City of Colorado Springs Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.
  6. Park rules must be adhered to when taking the “perfect shot”, including, but not limited to, staying on designated trail and pet leash requirements.
  7. Pictures can be taken anytime during or before 2014.
  8. Limit of 5 photos submitted per photographer.
  9. All photographs must be of landscape orientation.  They must also be standard landscape dimensions.  If a pre-cropped picture is submitted, the Parks Department may be required to made additional crops to get the picture to fit in the correct format.
  10. The Parks Department is not responsible for any pictures that did not make the submission deadline due to undeliverable spam emails, loss through postal carriers, or cyberspace malfunctions. 
  11. If you are taking pictures of a sanctioned event, you may need to obtain approval from the event organizer.

Photography Submission Requirement:

  1. Photos can be submitted via:
    1. Emailed to Sarah Bryarly at (please do not send pictures to
    2. Dropped off or mailed to the Parks and Recreation Headquarters Office

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department

c/o Sarah Bryarly

1401 Recreation Way

Colorado Springs, Colorado 90805

  1. List on submitted picture:
    1. Name of Photographer
    2. Contact information
    3. Property of facility where picture was taken
    4. The month in which the picture was taken
    5. Waiver: Permission to Use Photograph and Individual Identified in Photograph must be signed and attached.
  2. Size of submitted picture:
    1. All Pictures must be submitted digitally (either via email or delivered on CD/thumb drive – submitted material will not be returned)
    2. Pictures should be no smaller than 300 dpi.
  3. Cell phone pictures often to not meet this requirement.  Please verify your cell phone picture is a minimum of 300 dpi before it is submitted.
  4. Deadline for Photo Submissions:
    1. Photos must be delivered / emailed to the Parks Department by 2 p.m. on October 1, 2014.  Pictures received after this day will not be accepted.  Please plan accordingly if you are mailing your pictures.

Award Winners:

The Parks Department will have a debut party of the 2015 Discover Colorado Calendar: People at Play on November 20th, details will follow.  Awards will be presented to the selected photographs. 

This calendar is made possible by our sponsor Timberline Landscaping.