2021 Official Contest CalendarHello and welcome to this year’s photo contests!
Here is the calendar for 2021:
1/1-1/8 Poster’s Choice Post your favorite Disney photo
1/9-1/15 Cast Member Appreciation Photos should be of cast members doing what they do best, making magic
1/16-1/22 Disney Mountains Photos must include any of the Disney mountains
1/23-1/29 The Magic Kingdom Any photo taken in or of a Magic Kingdom
1/30-2/5 Park Icons Photos must be focused on a Disney Park icon
2/6-2/12 Critters Photos of live animals at a Disney Park or Resort
2/13-2/19 Fire Any photo featuring fire at a Park or Resort
2/20-2/26 Architecture Enter your photo featuring the architectural elements of Disney
2/27-3/5 Resorts Any photo taken at a Disney hotel
3/6-3/12 Flower & Garden Enter your photo of the plant life of the Disney Parks and Resorts
3/13-3/19 Park Entrances Post your photo taken of a Disney Park from outside the turnstiles
3/20-3/26 World Showcase Any photo taken in World Showcase
3/27-4/2 Looking Up Any Disney photo you had to look up to take
4/3-4/9 Nighttime Photos must be taken at night of anything Disney
4/10-4/16 Macro Any Disney photo using the Macro setting on your camera
4/17-4/23 Where Am I? Post your photo taken in a Disney Park or Resort that will require some thought as to where it is
4/24-4/30 Rainy Days Enter your photo of a rainy day at a Disney Park or Resort
5/1-5/7 Star Wars Enter your Star Wars photo
5/8-5/14 Tomorrowland Any photo in or of the Tomorrowland area of a Disney Park
5/15-5/21 Parades Any parade at any Disney Park is acceptable
5/22-5/28 Disney’s Hollywood Studios Any photo taken in or of Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park
5/29-6/4 Oops We have all taken that photo or two that just didn’t turn out as we had intended. Show us how yours turned out.
6/5-6/11 Water Any photo where water is the theme taken in a Park or Resort
6/12-6/18 Color Capture the colors of Disney
6/19-6/25 Summertime Any photo that captures summertime at a Park or Resort
6/26-7/2 Fireworks Photos of fireworks at a Disney Park or Resort
7/3-7/9 Animal Kingdom Photos taken in or of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
7/10-7/16 Adventureland Photos taken in or of any Adventureland will be accepted
7/17-7/23 Food & Drink Photos can of any food and/or drink anywhere on property
7/24-7/30 Under Construction Any photo of construction at a Disney Park or Resort
7/31-8/6 The Little Things This contest focuses on the little Disney details that are easily missed
8/7-8/13 Bokeh Any Disney Photo using the bokeh technique Explanation of Bokeh
8/14-8/20 Water Park Any photo taken at a Disney Water Park, including Disney Cruise Line
8/21-8/27 Non-Park/Resort Anything Disney related that wasn’t taken within a Disney Park or Resort
8/28-9/3 Celebrations Any photo showing a Disney celebration
9/4-9/10 Princes and Princesses Any photo with a theme of Princes and/or Princesses
9/11-9/17 Live Entertainment (non character) Post a photo of any live Disney entertainer
9/18-9/24 Pixar Anything that includes something Pixar-related is acceptable
9/25-10/1 Disney Transportation Any photo of Disney transportation (Bus, boat, monorail, etc.)
10/2-10/8 Epcot Any photo taken in or of Epcot
10/9-10/15 Watercraft Any photo of watercraft at a park or resort
10/16-10/22 New Stuff There are lots of new things at Disney Parks and Resorts to see. Show us a photo of something new
10/23-10/29 Haunted Mansions Enter your photo where one of the Haunted Mansions (or Phantom Manor) is the focus
10/30-11/5 Halloween Any Halloween photo at a Park or Resort or even at home with a Disney subject
11/6-11/12 Postcard Post a photo you think looks like a postcard
11/13-11/19 Downtown Disney-Disney Springs Post a photo taken anywhere in the Downtown Disney/Disney Springs area
11/20-11/26 Words Photos of wording at a park or resort
11/27-12/3 Fantasyland Photos taken in and of any Fantasyland
12/4-12/10 Lights Any photo of light at Disney is acceptable
12/11-12/17 Show Us Your Smiling Face Instead of taking the picture, be IN the picture! Selfies and Mirror shots included!
12/18-12/31 Holidays Photos must be related to the Holidays but can be taken in or outside of Disney property
Official Contest Rules
The rules will be similar to previous years.
Contests will run from Saturday-Friday 11:59pm PACIFIC TIME, submissions after this time will not be included. An individual thread will be created for each contest.
One submission per member, per contest. Once you post your picture, you cannot replace it. You cannot re-use the same entry in multiple contests even if used in a different year. Obviously I cannot remember every picture posted in a contest so try your best to remember if you have entered a picture.
Pictures can be taken with any type of camera (film or digital)
Pictures can not be altered in any way, except to adjust size, crop, or add your own personal watermark. This is a photography contest, not a photo-editing contest.
Please resize pictures to be no larger than 1024x768 OR 768X1024
You may attach the photo to your post or upload it to your own personal site and link the photo. If you use your own site, you are responsible to ensure the photo is viewable at all times (and not subject to bandwidth limitations).
Pictures can be taken at any time for any contest. For example, if you visited in April of 2002, you can use those pictures for any contest that interests you.
Pictures must be taken by the member submitting the entry, and not by a family member or by a cast member (meaning you physically have to take the entry. CM’s are of course allowed to enter their own photos) except for the one contest where it is allowed.
Voting will begin shortly after the contest end time.
If 10 or less people participated, 1 poll will be posted, and it will be open for 6 days.
If more than 10 entries exist, the entries will be divided into similar-sized groups, and will be listed in the order that they were submitted.
No breaking of park rules or common etiquette to take your pictures. (No accessing restricted areas, no flash photography on attractions which do not allow it....stuff like that)
The overall subject of the contest is "Disney". Although some contests are specific to areas of Walt Disney World, anything "Disney related" can be taken for other contests, including, but not limited to, other Disney parks. For contests like the "Fantasyland photo contest", any Disney park's Fantasyland would be accepted. Some contests allow photos not taken on Disney property and this is noted in the topic description.
If there are any changes to these rules those changes will be posted in this thread as well as at the beginning of each week’s contest after the change takes effect.