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2017 Railroad Calendar Contest

37th Edition - Cash Prizes!

Do You love to take photo's of trains? Have you always wanted to see your train photos in print? Now you have the chance.. Enter your photo's in our contest and you could see your images printed in full color and distributed around the world!


  1. All photos must be taken within New England.
  2. All photos MUST be in landscape (horizontal) orientation. They can be either:
  3. (a) 35mm slide

    (b) Digital format: The minimum resolution for photos submitted is 6 megapixels (3000x2000). Please set your camera to the highest resolution and least compression (or no compression if your camera supports RAW format). Submit files unaltered (as downloaded from your camera) on a recordable compact disc (CD-R) or Flash Drive.

  4. If submitting 35mm slides, only the original slides are allowed (no copies).
  5. Photos should not clearly show a person’s face without written consent, which must be included.
  6. Each participant must be a member in good standing.
  7. No more than 10 photos may be submitted.
  8. Past winning photos are not allowed to be resubmitted.
  9. Entries must be on an official entry form (copy accepted) and include a description of each photo.
  10. If possible, please submit photo captions in a Microsoft Word document or a text file.
  11. Digital photo filenames must be clearly numbered (1-10) so that photos and photo captions can be easily matched.
  12. Entries must be accompanied by a completed and signed entry form.
  13. Entries must be postmarked no later than midnight December 31.
  14. Final judging will be determined by the Board of Directors.
  15. Winning entries become the property of the Mystic Valley Railway Society, Inc.
  16. Non-winning entries will be returned in June,  if accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope or package.
  17. A prize of $150 for the photos on the front and back cover; $100 for the photos on the months (Jan-Dec).
  18. MVRS is not responsible for any loss or damage to items sent through the mail.

Please complete the entry form and then print. Click HERE for entry form.

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