Want your photograph to be seen by over 30,000 people across the US? The DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau is now accepting submissions to be considered for our 2018 DeKalb County Visitors Guide Cover Image. This guide is distributed throughout the state of Illinois, regionally, and to visitors requesting guides from across the country. This distribution includes Chicago Union Station, NIU, hotels, attractions, visitor kiosks and more. We print 30,000 guides annually, produce a digital guide that is embedded on our website and the cover image is used in other marketing campaigns. If your photograph is selected to be the cover of the 2018 Visitors Guide, you will receive a $50 gift certificate to a local DeKalb County business.
All submitted photography also has a chance to be featured on the scrolling image banner on the dekalbcountycvb.com homepage and on our social media, giving your photography a potential daily reach of over 500 views.
- All photographs must feature a DeKalb County location/attraction/event/wedding/shop/restaurant (including food photography)
- Photos must be at least 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall in jpg or png format and no more than 10mb in size
- Photos submitted between now and September 1, 2017, will be considered for the 2018 DeKalb County Visitors Guide cover image
- All images submitted will be considered for use on our social media channels, website, and promotional campaigns
- Professional and amateur photographers, businesses, and attractions are eligible to submit their photographs
By submitting photographs through this form you are agreeing to the following:
By submitting photos to the DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCCVB), you authorize the DCCVB to publish the submitted photographs taken by you for use in DeKalb County CVB printed and digital publications, ads, video, website and social media.
By submitting photos to the DCCVB, you are affirming that you are the copyright holder of the photograph(s) and that your submission is voluntary, and that you acknowledge that you will receive no financial compensation from the DCCVB, its contractors or its employees for use of the submitted pictures to promote DeKalb County and its attractions. You further agree that your participation in any, but not limited to, publications, websites or social media produced by DeKalb County CVB confers upon you no rights of ownership whatsoever. And release DeKalb County CVB, its contractors and its employees from liability for any claims by you or any third party in connection with your participation.
Photographers are credited for each photo published. Although photographers retain copyright, by submitting photos to DCCVB, photographers are assigning DCCVB the right to use the photos in any future, including but not limited to, publication, ad or promotion, whether in print or digital format as the DCCVB sees fit.
Photo releases will be requested for photos of people not taken in a public venue. Any questions about what may or may not need a photo release form submitted can be directed to the DCCVB Executive Director Debbie Armstrong (815.756.1336)