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Memorial Day Photo Contest
Photo by 2011 Contest Finalist Mark Aceves

Memorial Day Photo Contests

Cemeteries can create positive publicity and enhance their Memorial Day programs by participating in’s 2016 Capture Memorial Day Photo Contest. To participate, a cemetery simply publicizes the photo contest in its community and invites local residents to enter photos taken within the cemetery. Participation is free of charge to cemeteries and contestants.

About the Contest

The Capture Memorial Day photo contest will recognize and reward photographers whose images convey the meaning and emotion associated with Memorial Day in cemeteries across the United States. Photos will be judged on their creativity, photographic quality and the ideas/emotions conveyed.

    • Cash prizes, with a $500 Grand Prize, will be awarded for images submitted to by June 6, 2016.
How to Promote the Memorial Day Photo Contest
  • Pictures taken by both amateur and professional photographers are welcome.
  • A panel of judges will select at least twelve (12) finalists which will be displayed on’s website, and social media pages. The exact number of finalists will be determined by the number of entries received and the quality of the entries.
  • Winners will be selected by viewer voting. Voting will open on June 11, 2016 on the contest page. Voting will close on Monday, June 21, 2016. Winners will be announced by June 30, 2016.

Click here for complete contest rules, entry instructions and consent forms.The contest is administered entirely by

Participating cemeteries can promote the contest in any manner and via any media in their community. The only requirement is that the name be associated prominently with the contest in any advertisements and press releases. Cemeteries will not be granted any geographic exclusivity – it’s possible there will be more than one participating cemetery in a community.

Cemeteries can download and use the following “boilerplate” materials to promote the photo contest.


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