Chapter Photo Contest – submissions due December 18

Imagine. Capture. Expose. Celebrate. Participate.
USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter is proud to announce our first annual PHOTO CONTEST!

The contest is only open to USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter Members. The intent of the contest is to collect images that demonstrate the transformation of the built environment into a more environmentally friendly, prosperous and healthy place to live, work and learn. We look forward to engaging the creativity and ingenuity of our members in this contest. Photos will be used in Chapter marketing materials, publications and on the website.

The competition is open to all USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter Members.  There is no entry fee.

November 8, 2012 – Contest Opens
December 18, 2012 – Submissions Due
January 8, 2013 – Winners Announced at Annual State of the Chapter Program


  • First Place – One Year Chapter Membership
  • Second Place – Complimentary Pass to 1 (one) In-Depth Educational Session
  • Third Place – Stainless Steel USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter Water Bottle

No image will receive more than one award.

Images will not be returned and will become the property of USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter.

Conditions of Entry

1. Digital Entry Requirements

  • File Size – Each image must be between 1- 5 MB in size.
  • Resolution – Each image should be at least 2816 pixels in its longest dimension.
  • File Format – Each image must be entered in JPG format.
  • File Naming – Each image title must be included in the file name (please limit the title to the first twenty letters of the title). File names should not include punctuation. Image name must include the extension of .JPG or .TIFF.
  • Entry Delivery – Each (all) entries must be emailed as an attachment to The body of the e-mail should contain the following information: Photographer’s Name, E-mail Address and Phone Number; Image Title; City, State & Country of Image

2. Entries must have been photographed by, and be owned by, the entrant.

3. The competition is open only to USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter Members. There is no entry fee. Each entrant may submit up to 3 images. Please check the Chapter Member Directory for current membership information. 

4. The subject matter must show and promote the implementation of green building concepts, technologies and principles that promote environmentally responsible, prosperous and healthy places to live, work and learn. Photos should celebrate the transformation of the built environment.

5. Entrants grant permission to USGBC – Missouri Gateway to reproduce images for exhibitions, USGBC – Missouri Gateway publications and promotional purposes. All reproductions will become the property of USGBC – Missouri Gateway.  All photographs utilized in USGBC – Missouri Gateway productions will be properly credited to the appropriate person/organization.

6. The decision of the judges is final on all matters relating to the competition. The judges are:

  • Hope Gribble, USGBC – Missouri Gateway Membership & Education Coordinator
  • Jaime Kelley, Board Member
  • Marc Lopata, Board Chair
  • Jan Niehaus, Board Member and Marketing Committee Leadership Circle Representative
  • Chrissy Hill Rogers, Marketing Committee Chair

7. Submission of image(s) implies entrant’s acceptance of all of the above conditions.

8. Questions? Call USGBC – Missouri Gateway Chapter at 314-577-0854 or e-mail inquiries to

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