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The Great Outdoors Photo Contest


Summer is officially here and so is our next photo contest!


From tiny insects crawling on the sidewalk to expansive landscape scenery, we want to see your favorite shots of the Great Outdoors. Get creative and challenge yourself to try some new techniques and see the world around you from a different perspective.


Enter your best photos that capture the theme “The Great Outdoors” for your chance to win one of three National Camera prize packages during our Summer Photo Contest.


Our Winners will receive:

Grand Prize – $100 NCE gift card + Photofinishing Prize Pack
Second Place – $50 NCE gift card + Photofinishing Prize Pack
Third Place – $25 NCE gift card + Photofinishing Prize Pack


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Contest ends Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 11:59pm Central Time.

Photos must be taken during 2021, be at least 1500×2100 and no larger than 2MB. There is a limit of 2 images per person, and photos with watermarks will not be considered. Photofinishing Prize Packs include vouchers for a free 8×10 metal print and 50 free 4×6 prints. Winners will be announced the following week via our social media channels, and we will reach out to each winner via the email submitted in the form below. 



  • Please label your jpgs as the following: yourname_titleofphoto.jpg
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg.
  • ex: Olympus OM-D EM-10


Please read before submitting your entry: Registration and submissions are accepted via National Camera Exchange’s website. Three winners will be selected by representatives of National Camera Exchange. Images will be judged on basic photography principles, including composition and focus. Our Photo Experts will also be looking at the uniqueness of the subject/image, so try to think creatively to help your image stand out! Odds of winning will vary based on the number of eligible entries received. Participants must be residents of Minnesota or Wisconsin. No cash redemption or substitution of prizes permitted.
National Camera Exchange is not responsible for any lost, misdirected or damaged entries, computer errors, glitches or acts of nature. Due to uncontrollable circumstances and computer errors, contest may end at any time. If there are not enough submissions, contest may be cancelled. By entering this contest, and completing the form, you acknowledge that you have a signed consent(s) from every person(s) shown in the photo submission. Your children are the only exception to this rule.
All winners may be displayed on our social media sites, website and/or in store. By completing the online form, you agree to hold National Camera Exchange harmless against all liability for any injury suffered from contest participation. Furthermore, you give consent to have ANY of the photos submitted for this contest (even if your photo does not place in the finalists) to be used by National Camera Exchange for marketing and advertising materials, including display of winners on National Camera Exchange’s website, social media and/or for future contests, promotions and advertising. There will be no compensation aside from the prizes given to the winning entries. This consent may be cancelled in writing at any time. The completion of this form signifies your acceptance of this consent.