The Crozet Gazette Calendar Photo Contest


2023 Update: After 13 years, the Crozet Gazette will not be holding a photography contest this fall. Thank you all for a successful run! We will publish one last calendar–a “Best Of” edition, with selections made by Sam Abell. Look for the calendar in shops locally and online here in November.

The Crozet Gazette is seeking submissions for its
2022 calendar.

Photographs taken in the Crozet area or with Crozet-area related themes will be given preference.

Photographs must be submitted in digital format. Submissions should include the name and phone number of the entrant along with where and when the picture was taken. Photographs must be high-resolution to be considered (300 dpi at 8.5 x 11). Cell phone shots are discouraged.

The top photographs will be published in the Crozet Gazette and featured in the 2022 Crozet Gazette Calendar.

The calendar will be for sale in local stores and online in December 2021.

Entrants retain their ownership and other rights to their photos except that they grant the Crozet Gazette limited use and reproduction rights for use in the 2022 calendar as well as contest and calendar promotion.

Photos may be from previous years, however, all entries must be submitted by their original photographer.

Submit photographs to [email protected]. Digital photographs may be emailed as attachments or you can include a link to your files. Please do not send prints. Unfortunately we are not able to return materials mailed to us.

The contest will be judged by Sam Abell again this year.

Entries will be accepted January 1 – October 22, 2021. Email photos any time.

Entries must be received by Friday, October 22, 2021!


  1. I would like to participate in The Crozet Gazette Calendar Photo Contest, but I couldn’t find information about how many pictures are we allowed to enter in contest?

      • Hi Sharon,
        There aren’t specific categories, but we are looking for photos for the calendar, and so different seasons will be represented among the winners. Pictures taken in the Crozet and greater western Albemarle area will be given preference. Personal/family photos or portraits aren’t disqualified, but they often are not a good fit for a calendar. Let me know if you have any other questions!


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