Calling All Photographers: Hempstead Town Needs You! Town of Hempstead Seeks Photographs for Annual Photo Contest for Complimentary Calendar

The Town of Hempstead is pleased to announce its 19th Annual Calendar Photo Contest for the 2017 Town of Hempstead Complimentary Calendar. Judges will choose from the submitted photographs that best depict a Town of Hempstead scene, event, park, or other happening. At least one photograph will be chosen for each month and many smaller photos will also appear within the calendar.

“Our complimentary calendar depicts the beauty and wonder of Hempstead Town’s vibrant parks, breathtaking beaches and everything the Town of Hempstead has to offer, including Long Island’s pristine south shore,” stated Supervisor Santino.  “I encourage all Town of Hempstead residents who are eager photographers to submit their photographs to be considered for inclusion in next year’s calendar.”

The following criteria will apply to photograph submissions:

1.    The contest is ONLY open to Town of Hempstead residents (including Town of Hempstead employees) and ALL photographs must be taken in the Town of Hempstead (see note below).

2.    Deadline for submitting up to five (5) photographs is September 15, 2016. Entries can be mailed or hand delivered to: Town of Hempstead Calendar Photo Contest, One Washington Street, Hempstead NY 11550 or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No exceptions, the deadline will be strictly enforced.

3.    Slides, transparencies or copies of photographs may NOT be submitted. Only photographically printed photographs (any size up to 8" x 12") or digital photos (saved as approximately 14" x 9" or larger, 300 dpi jpg images) e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. may be submitted. Please do not print your name/signature/copyright on the photograph. All photographically printed photographs submitted will be returned upon completion of the printing of the calendar. If you have any questions regarding the formatting of e-mailed photos, please call Joni Blenn at (516) 812-3300.

4.    Photographs must be accompanied by a descriptive phrase indicating the photographer, address and phone number, the approximate month/season in which the photo was taken; the location and/or event and the individual(s) (first and last name(s)) in the photograph. The photographer is responsible for submitting the correct spelling of the names of the individuals in the photographs, as well as notifying the subjects that their likeness may be reproduced in the Town of Hempstead 2017 calendar. We will NOT print the names of those in the photograph, but we do need them.

There will be at least 12 "winners" whose photos will appear as large photos and many other “winners” whose photos will appear as smaller photos in the 2017 Town of Hempstead Calendar.

“I look forward to seeing the tremendous talent displayed in the 2017 Town of Hempstead calendar, which will be distributed to all 243,000 homes in the Town of Hempstead,” concluded Supervisor Santino. “I also look forward to presenting all “winners” with an award certificate recognizing them for their contribution to a magnificent Town calendar.”