Photo Contest 2015

Calling all Photographers!

Show us your Community Spirit!

 Download Contest Rules | Download Contest Entry Form and Guidelines

Grab your camera and show off your talent! Community Spirit Bank is looking for local photos to use on our website!

If we choose your photo you win $50.00!

These photos should capture the unique community character and beauty of our area. Winning photos will demonstrate a strong focus on our local communities and surrounding areas of Red Bay, Russellville, Vina, Belmont, MS; Franklin County, AL and Tishomingo County, MS.

Photos should display some aspect of community life. Possible subjects might include (but are not limited to) community events (such as parades, fairs/festivals, or local sporting events), local landmarks, areas of scenic beauty or seasonal pastimes.

From Wednesday, July 1 through Monday, August 31, photographers may submit up to five (5) entries to be considered in the 2015 Community Spirit Bank Photo Contest.

Selected photos will be used on Community Spirit’s website (communityspiritbank.com) or for possible use in other Bank related Media (Print Ad, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc…)

Honorarium for selected images:
Community Spirit Bank will award the photographer a $50.00 cash prize for each photo selected. Winner is responsible for the payment of any federal, state and local taxes on the prize. (Should they apply.)

Number of Entries:
You may submit a maximum of five (5) entries for consideration.

Participation:
The photography competition is open to all photographers, amateur or professional. Employees of Community Spirit Bank, as well as their family members, are eligible to participate in the photography contest.

Official Entry Forms:
Please submit the Official Community Spirit Bank Entry Form with the photo(s) and CD(s) you are submitting or along with digital file via email. Please submit just one entry form for up to 5 photos.

Email Entries/Digital Files to: emays@communityspiritbank.com

Mail Entries to:
Community Spirit Bank
ATTN: Photo Contest
200 4th Ave. SW
Red Bay, AL 35582

Contest Rules 

Contest Entry Form and Guidelines

Deadline:
Entries must be received by the end of the business day (5:00pm) on Monday, August 31. Entries may be emailed to emays@communityspiritbank.com; mailed to the address provided above; or dropped off at any of our 5 branches throughout the area: Red Bay, Russellville, Redmont, Vina or Belmont, MS.

Judging:
Judging will be based on suitability of the subject, quality of the photography, and adherence to the purpose of the contest, which is to focus on community events and people enjoying the variety of venues, attractions and local businesses in the Franklin County, AL and Tishomingo County, MS areas.

Winners will be contacted by early October:

Questions: If you have any questions, please call Emily Mays, Marketing Director at Community Spirit Bank, 256-356-5628.

NOTE: We will not return entries, so please be sure to keep copies of your submitted photos.

Please be sure to fill in all requested information on the official entry form:

  1. Contact information: name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number and email address. We must be able to contact you by one or more of these methods if any of your photos are selected as winners.
  2. Photo name, location, and brief description for each photo taken. You may describe who or what is in the photo, any interesting details about why you took the photo, or other circumstances that add interest to the image. This section is optional but in the event your photo is chosen as a winner, we will contact you for this information if it is not included on the form.
  3. Assignment of Publication Rights. We cannot, by law, publish any photographs in any publications without the explicit permission of the photographer. In order for us to include your photos in our judging process, you must complete and sign this section of the form. These rights are nontransferable and apply only to those photos submitted to the contest. All other rights remain with the photographer.
  4. Parental Release Form. If any of your submitted photographs features the face of a child under the age of 18, the child’s parent or legal guardian must complete and sign this section giving us permission to publish a photo of their child on our website or any other publication. In order to protect the privacy and safety of children, we cannot consider any photos with children in them without first receiving parental consent.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Please do not write or stick any identifying information to the submitted photographs.

Please observe the following specifications:

  • Digital photography is preferred and images may require a minimum resolution. Photographs with slightly lower resolutions will be reviewed, but may be rejected. Full color images may require higher resolutions to produce acceptable results.
  • Digital images must be submitted via email or on a CD. Please submit just one CD (or a maximum of two, if necessary) with all of the images you are submitting. Please do not send a separate CD for each image.
  • Digital images must be saved in a jpg accessible format.
  • Prints may also be submitted. But must be accompanied by a CD or digital file. Without digital copy print may or may not be considered.
  • Community Spirit reserves the right to color correct and/or crop photo entries if necessary.

See Contest Rules 

Download Contest Entry Form and Guidelines

Branch Locations

Red Bay:

Community Spirit Bank
200 4th Avenue SW
Red Bay, AL 35 582
(256) 356-4445

Drive-Thru Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat 8:00am-12:00pm

Lobby Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
Sat Closed

ATM Location:

Inside McDonald's
606 4TH Avenue SE
Red Bay, AL 35 582

Redmont:

Redmont Branch
1107 Fourth ST NW
Red Bay, AL 35 582
(256) 356-8724

Drive-Thru Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat Closed

Lobby Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat Closed

Russellville:

Community Spirit Bank
14009 HWY 43
Russellville, AL 35 653
(256) 332-5315

Drive-Thru Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat 8:00am-12:00pm

Lobby Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
Sat Closed

Vina:

Community Spirit Bank
7141 Hwy. 19
Vina, AL 35 593
(256) 356-6947

Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:00am-4:30pm
Closed 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wed Closed
Sat Closed

Belmont:

Community Spirit Bank
342 Second Street
Belmont, MS 38 827
(662) 454-0001

Drive-Thru Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat 8:00am-12:00pm

Lobby Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:30am-5:00pm
Wed 8:30am-4:00pm
Sat Closed