Directory Cover Contest


2018 Photo Category: SCY Sports Little League Photo

Deadline to submit entries is July 1, 2017.

Photo Eligibility
To enter a photo, you must be at least 18 years of age.  GTel employees, directors, and their immediate family members are not eligible. Immediate family includes only spouses, parents and children. All photos must include players, families, or fans of Southern Columbia Youth Sports Little League.

Photo Formats
Entries must be high resolution, digital images.

Entries must be submitted by the original photographer or legal parent or guardian of the photographer. You must be the sole owner of any copyright of any image submitted. Your submission of the photo and entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photograph.

Photo Subject Restrictions
Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. GTel retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content. Photos containing recognizable people must have a signed model release form, if applicable. Contact GTel for more information or for a copy of the model release form.

Ownership/Use Rights
Photographers retain the copyright to their photographs. By entering the contest, photographers agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on the GTel Web site and other marketing collateral and/or the cover of the 2018 directory cover, without any fee or other form of compensation.

How to Enter
A digital copy of each entry photo and completed entry forms may be submitted in person to GTel at 210 Main Street, Germantown, mailed to GTel at PO Box 188, Germantown, NY 12526, or emailed to by July 1, 2017.

Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality, and effectiveness in conveying the theme of the 2018 Directory Cover. GTel will collect all entries and select the top five photos to be judged by our employees and Board of Directors.  All contest decisions are final. Entries that fail to comply with the Official Contest Rules will be disqualified.

Winners will be notified approximately 2-3 weeks after the contest deadline by phone and email using the information on the entry form.

Submitting Digital Images

Digital images should be submitted along with an entry form obtained online here or in our Business Office at 210 Main Street, Germantown, NY. Images should be formatted to 300 dpi. Panoramic photos are not eligible. Portrait orientation is preferred.  Images should be submitted in JPG (at high quality) or TIFF format. Digital images will not be returned.

Image Modifications:
Minor digital enhancement is permitted, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.   By entering your photo in the contest, you agree to allow GTel the rights to enlarge/crop/modify your photo to fit the dimensions of the final cover size.

Not Permitted:

  • No borders or frames may be added to images.
  • No watermarks, signatures, or copyright notices may be added to images. Winning images will be displayed with the photographer’s name on the inside cover of the Directory.
  • Adding or replacing elements in an image is not permitted.

Permitted Modifications:

  • Images may be cropped, and rotated, as necessary, as long as the rectangular format is maintained..
  • Images may be resized to accommodate dimensions of the finished cover photo.
  • Red-eye removal and spot editing
  • One-step enhancement (such as “AutoFix”, “QuickFix”, “Auto Levels”, etc.)
  • Use of filters to sharpen, soften, blur, despeckle, or remove noise.
  • Use of corrective functions to improve the natural appearance of the image, such as levels, contrast, brightness, curves, intensity, tone, hue, saturation, lightness, value, color balance, and tint.

Additional Terms and Conditions

GTel is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Furthermore, GTel is not responsible for: (i) lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or late entries or (ii) any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries. GTel reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or any portion of this contest without notice if factors beyond GTel’s control, including technical difficulties, disrupt or corrupt the fair or secure administration or operation of the contest. Void where prohibited. GTel is entitled to interpret these rules, as needed, and its decisions are final. GTel reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that GTel has reason to believe is not the original work of entrant, or does not otherwise meet the contest rules. If a winner is disqualified or determined to be ineligible, an alternate winner will be selected using the same judging process/criteria described above, where time allows. Alternate winners are subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

By participating in the contest, you agree to release and hold harmless GTel and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this contest, including infringement of intellectual property rights. GTel and its employees and board members assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from this contest.

Once you have reviewed these rules, you can complete the entry form and submit your digital entries at our Business Office location at 210 Main Street or by email to

If you have any questions regarding the above information, please feel free to contact our business office at 518-537-GTEL (4835) M,T, Th, F 8 am – 4:30 pm and W 9 am – 4:30pm.

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