Official Contest Rules




Summer 2017 Contest: Photos must be taken between May 1st and August 31st, 2017, and must be taken of, and from, the Oak Alley Plantation property.   Photos must be submitted by midnight September 5th, 2017.  Results will be announced on, or around, September 20th, 2017.

Who may enter:

Open to all ages and all countries.  Non-U.S. winners must cover shipping costs of prizes. Participants aged 17 and under must have a parent or guardian submit their photograph(s) on their behalf.  Employees and their families of Oak Alley Foundation as well as Oak Alley Plantation, Restaurant & Inn may submit their images are not eligible to win. 

What to enter:

-Each participant may submit a maximum of five (5) photographs. (Submit each file at the highest resolution that you can.)  Each photographer can only win one time in one category, as determined by the judges.

- Photographs must not contain any watermarks, signatures, logos, or the name of the photograph on the image itself.

-All photographs must be the original artwork of, and must be the sole property of, the submitter.

- Any photograph that contains nudity, violence, obscenity, profanity, hate speech, pornography or anything considered by Oak Alley Foundation to be offensive in nature will be rejected. Oak Alley Foundation reserves the right to reject any entry without cause.

- All photographs remain property of photographer.  Oak Alley Foundation reserves the right to use photographs in connection with this contest, for educational purposes, and in Oak Alley Plantation marketing, without payment and in perpetuity around the world.  Oak Alley agrees not sell your photograph as artwork or as part of any item.

- All photographs must be submitted electronically.  Send in the highest resolution possible.  RAW images should be color corrected and safed as TIFF images.

- Oak Alley Foundation is not responsible for mis-delivered or lost photographs.  

- Oak Alley Foundation reserves the right to include the photograph in an eBook. eBook may be given away or used as a fund raising program for Oak Alley Foundation.

- Oak Alley Foundation reserves the right to modify the terms of this contest at any time, and without notice.


- Judges will be looking for high quality photographs that capture Oak Alley Plantation at its finest.

- Judges reserve the right to move photographs to other categories if they feel that category is more appropriate for a particular image.

- All decisions by judges will be final.

- All prizes will be shipped to U.S. addresses. International winners are responsible for shipping charges on all prizes.-