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New Mexico: Balloon Fiesta Photo Contest

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One of the cool things to see from the Balloon Fiesta is all the photos and videos taken by attendees. Every year, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta holds a photo contest. This year, the Cindy Petrehn Memorial Photo Contest is sponsored by Canon.

The photo contest opens on Saturday, October 5. The link to submit is available: https://balloonfiesta.com/Photo-Contest-Rules. (NOTE: Contest link added on 10/15/19.)

Categories for photo submissions:

  • Kids at Balloon Fiesta Photo Entry
  • Dawn Patrol/Balloon Glow Photo Entry
  • Mass Ascension Photo Entry
  • Special Shape Rodeo Photo Entry
  • AfterGlow Fireworks Photo Entry

Official Entry Rules

  • All entries must be submitted on-line
  • All entries are subject to a $5 entry fee
  • All entries must be a JPEG image with a maximum size of 5 megabytes.
  • We are now allowing more than one entry per category per person! You can enter as many photos as you wish.
  • Photographs MUST be taken from October 5th through 13th, 2019.  Photographs may be of any of the above categories related to the 2019 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta presented by Canon.
  • Photo submissions will be accepted October 5th through October 31st.
  • Photographs must be taken and owned by entrant.  Entries become the property of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Inc. and AIBF will have free reproduction rights.
  • Photos must not be excessively processed or enhanced using chemical or digital post- processing techniques or software.
  • Any taxes applicable to the prizes are solely the responsibility of the winners.
  • AIBF employees and their immediate family members are not eligible.
  • Winners will be announced mid-November.

Prizes

  • Grand Prize winner receives a Canon EOS RP RF 24-105mm camera with lens
  • First place winners in each category receive a Canon EOS M6(BK) camera
  • Second place winners in each category receive a 2019 Balloon Fiesta Jacket
  • Third place winners in each category receive an Official Event Poster from the 2019 Balloon Fiesta.

As a credentialed media blogger, I will not participate in the photo contest, but I will still be posting my photos through this website and Instagram.

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