Hindsight is 2020 Photo Contest

COVID Birthday,
Linda Raub

*There was a tie for 1st Place

Heather Olson

*There was a tie for 1st Place

Grateful Graffiti,
Kim Gray


Together they Weather the Storm, Amanda Dunlap

The Climb,
Mary Kay Jeselnick

Keep Going,
Kim Gray

Autumn at Thomas Centennial Park,
Larry A Brechner

Sunrise at Coffee Creek,
Paul Boyter

One Small Town Cop and a Poignant Reflection on Big City Heartache Across the Horizon,
Jamie Hogan

Restoration in Progress,
David Hiestand

Falls Reflection,
Randy Swaim

Zoomin’ Through 2021,
Alyssa Malinovsky

Perched Heron,
Larry A Brechner

Reflecting Back while

Focusing on the Future

Got a great picture that sums up the last year? Or an idea that shows the possibilities of the hope that is on the horizon?

This theme of this contest is about telling the story of the last year in photos... reflecting back on what we've all been through and continue to go through and appreciating what the future will bring!

Share your experience, help raise funds for our community, and compete for a chance to win $500!

1st Prize $500

2nd Prize $250

3rd Prize $100

10 Honorable Mentions will be awarded

Who can enter?

Anyone is welcome to enter this contest. We welcome all!

What is the cost of entry?

The cost per submission is $25 per entry. You can submit as many photos as you'd like.

We've made it easy for you to submit your photos and pay for all of them just one time so you don't have to submit each photo separately.

What kind of photos are good to submit?

Any! We are looking for photos that tell the story of 2020/2021. We want to see what you experienced. It is up to you how you want to express the story.

How do I know if my photo has been selected?

The winner of the contest will be announced via Facebook livestream and posted on this site on Wednesday July 7, 2021.


What resolution should my photograph be?

Minimum resolution should be 2400 pixels by 1800 pixels. File formats include .jpg, .png, tif.

Maximum file size of entire submission cannot exceed 10 MB. If you are submitting multiple entries within 1 submission they may not exceed this limit.

Who will be judging the photographs?

There will be 4 judges chosen from members throughout the Duneland community.

What are we raising funds for?

The Rotary Club of Chesterton-Porter helps fund projects throughout the Duneland Community, including community projects, scholarships and more!

Contest Rules

1. Photo is the sole property of the entrant. If there are multiple owners of a photo, all owners of said photo must sign the form. Whoever submits a photo for the contest stipulates that they have procured all of the proper signatures from the owner(s) of any particular photo.

2. If a photo contains a recognizable person, that person must provide written consent to your use of the photo in this contest. For any picture containing a minor person under the age of 18 years a parent or guardian must provide written consent.

3. By submitting a photo to this Contest, each entrant grants Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use said picture for any purpose related to this contest or future similar contests, including publicity or promotion, in perpetuity. The entrant also agrees that Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club is granted license to use, reuse, publish and republish the same in whole or in part, individually or in conjunction with other photographs or images, in any medium, and for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to illustration, promotion, advertising and trade, and publication in all Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club publications and media of any kind or description, including but not limited to Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club’s website. The entrant retains all ownership of the photo and is only granting Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club this non-exclusive license.

4. Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club will convene a panel of judges that must each sign a statement of impartiality, and disclose if they have an interest in or relationship with any applicant or photo. In the case of any actual or perceived relationship which may create a conflict of interest, Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club will require a judge to excuse themselves from voting on that particular photo.

5. The judges are not “professional judges” of photography. The decision of the judges is final.

6. Entrants must submit a fee of $25 per photo submitted. There is no limit on the number of submissions a contestant is allowed.

7. For all winning photos, a written description of the location and comments from the photographer may be required.

8. Submissions must be received by 11:59PM CDT on June 30, 2021.