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2019 Battlefield Seasons Photo Contest

Who can enter?

Any professional photographer, 13 years and older—worldwide—can enter the contest.  Employees, relatives of employees, and contractors of the American Battlefield Trust and the Contest Sponsors are allowed to enter the contest, but not eligible to win prizes.

The Basics of the Contest

Individuals may enter one photo per day (as determined by their email address) to the contest.

All photos entries to the American Battlefield Trust Photo Contest must be submitted via the contest platform that is managed through Wishpond and accessible through URL.

The Entry Deadline

Submissions for the 2019 American Battlefield Trust 'Battlefield Seasons' Photo Contest are accepted between January 22, 2019, and March 12, 2019, 11:59 pm. 

Winners will be announced and contacted March, 2019.


Votes are accepted in the same time period as the entry period - January 22, 2019, and March 12, 2019, 11:59 pm. Users may cast 1 vote per day as determined by their email address.

While the Wishpond platform will not accept votes from known fraudulent email domains, the American Battlefield Trust is not liable to remove or discount all fraudulent votes.

Any voting that occurs after the contest officially ends will not be counted.

Contest Awards

There will be 4 winners for the contest:

(1) The submission featuring the season 'Summer' with the most votes. 

(1) The submission featuring the season 'Fall' with the most votes. 

(1) The submission featuring the season 'Winter' with the most votes. 

(1) The submission featuring the season 'Spring' with the most votes. 

All (4) winners will receive a 24" x 16" canvas print of their winning submission. Winners will be notified in March 2019 via the email they provided with their contest submission. If we do not receive an email reply within one week, we will select another winner to receive the prize.

After contest winners are notified, they must provide a real name and confirm their email address to the American Battlefield Trust. 

Entering photos in the contest

For photos to be considered for the American Battlefield Trust 'Battlefield Seasons' photo contest, entrants must submit their entry via the Wishpond tool. They must include their email address. This provides us with the entrant's contact information to ensure we can contact and update the potential winners, confirms entrants have read the Official Rules and secures permission to publish photos entered in the contest. Wishpond entries that cannot be matched to a registration form will not be eligible to win.

Individuals submitting photos must possess the full rights to their submitted photos. Photos including material of questionable ownership or questionable content may be excluded.

Individuals submitting photos retain full rights to their photos, including ownership, but through the act of participation (entering a photo into our contest and adding an appropriate caption) will grant to the American Battlefield Trust a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, and display the submitted photos and their captions in any format or medium in perpetuity.

The American Battlefield  Trust reserves the right to eliminate and/or delete photographic submissions to our Wishpond Facebook tab or content that we deem to be objectionable or of dubious provenance. No prior warning or notification will be required of the American Battlefield Trust.

Types of photos that we would remove without warning:

- Photos that showcase dubious taste or themes

- Photos involving racial insensitivities

- Photos involving salacious subjects and presentations

- Photos that do not contain subjects related to the theme

- The American Battlefield Trust will reserve the right to change or modify all text associated with a photo entered into the contest. This includes titles of the photo, accompanying descriptions, and tags

Photos need not have been taken in the year in which they are being submitted.

American Battlefield Trust Rights and Indemnifications

By entering the contest the participants agree to indemnify and hold harmless the American Battlefield Trust, its affiliates, employees, and officers from any issues, losses, or actions emanating from or in relation to the American Battlefield Trust photo contest. This would include any losses or issues related to third party claims of copyright infringement or violations of personal privacy.

By submitting photos to the 'Battlefield Seasons' photo contest, entrants give the American Battlefield Trust permission to use photos as described herein. Entrants understand that they may not be notified if and when their photo is used and that they will not be compensated for the usage. This permission is granted in perpetuity.

The 'Battlefield Places' photo contest is void where prohibited by law. Each participant is responsible for accurately titling and describing photos. The American Battlefield Trust, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to terminate, suspend, or modify the photo contest. If you have any questions, please contact web@battlefields.org.