The Mohawk Trail 100

Celebrate the Mohawk Trail at 100 – Photo Contest & Exhibit

OPENING RECEPTION – Sunday January 25th 12-3pm – Free and Open to the public. Refreshments served! Please join us to see 13 photographers and 23 beautiful Images!


Date of Exhibit: January 25- February 28, 2015

Submission Dates: October 16 – December 22, 2014

Opening reception: Sunday, January 25, 12-3 refreshments and fun. Free and open to the public!

Mohawk logoSMALLPeople have been photographing the beauty of the Mohawk Trail as long as there have been cameras.

To help celebrate the Trail’s 100th Anniversary as the nation’s first scenic highway, base camp photo is reviving the tradition of a juried exhibition of photographs taken along the Mohawk Trail. The first of these was held back in 1953! It’s an exciting way to be part of the celebration, show off your skills as a photographer and help document the history of the trail for future generations.

The photos can be taken anywhere along the side of the road to highlight the natural beauty and great views, and must have been taken in 2013-14. The subject matter within the photograph is open – you may include people, signs, close ups, landscapes, portraits but the photos MUST have been taken along the side of the road of the Mohawk Trail!

The entries will be judged and the top winners will be exhibited at base camp photo’s gallery in Greenfield as well as being highlighted on the Mohawk Trail website and the websites of several business associations who represent the regions along the Trail:

Remember: We are looking for images that highlight how diverse, interesting, beautiful and exceptional The Mohawk Trail is! Photographs may have post production but not be overly Photoshopped. The trail runs through towns and natural areas – we want both!  Color and Black&White and treatments in between are accepted.;;; and

All non-winning entries will also be able to be seen on the websites, but not featured, alongside some archival pictures from days gone by.

There are two categories:

1) Youth: 16 and under

2) The rest of us

The fine print:

All images must include the location (exact as possible) of where it was shot. Images selected for exhibit must be framed and ready to hang. Canvas prints are accepted.

  •  All submitted photos must have been taken by the photographer making the entry. If you are a parent or legal guardian submitting for a minor, please make it clear and whom you are actually submitting for.
  •  All submissions must be made by via the online jury system. The link will be posted at and all other participating sites.

Online submissions should be

  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum

Fee: 2 images for $19.14 and 3 images for $24

  •  Images must be received by midnight EST on the submission closing date.
  •  Payment must be received by the close of submissions for the exhibit you are submitting for.


Photographers retain all rights to their work, but submissions accepted for exhibition: artists grant base camp photo and The Mohawk Trail Association the right to use their images to promote the exhibition and for display on Gallery website and for inclusion in an exhibit catalog.


For submissions that are selected, photographers may offer their work for sale and establish their own price for framed and unframed prints. Sales will be directly made through the artist.

Selection Process

Once submissions for an exhibit close, all entries are submitted to the Jurors for that exhibit anonymously. The jurors will not know the name of the photographer or if two photos were taken by the same photographer. Jurors are charged with selecting about 50 (25 youth and 25 adult)  entries for display at base camp photo. Jurors have sole discretion as to their selections. The photographs will be judged on 1) Keeping to the rules/subject matter 2) technical (exposure, focus) and creative vision.

Our Jurors:

Terri Cappucci,

Michael Zide,

Exhibition images are limited to 16×20 framed

Date of Exhibit: January 25- February 28, 2015

Submission Dates: October 10 – December 22, 2014, notification December 23, 2014, via email.

Opening reception: Sunday, January 25, 12-4 refreshments and fun. Free and open to the public!

BEST IN SHOW: Kathy LaCroix of Southampton – her photo “Wine and Tomato Sandwiches” won over the jurors!



 The Legal Info

By entering this contest, you agree to certain all of the terms and conditions relating to this contest and you are responsible for understanding.

By entering, participants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Base Camp Photo (BCP), its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives, from any and all third party liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the competition (collectively, “Losses”), including without limitation any third party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity right. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.

Each entrant in the Contest (each a “Entrant”) is responsible for ensuring that he or she has the right to submit the photos that he or she submits to the Contest per these rules.

You agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved with the BCP, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, before a court of competent jurisdiction located in Greenfield, Massachusetts, which court shall apply the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard for rules of conflicts of law. IN ANY SUCH DISPUTE, PARTICIPANT SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES, OR ANY DAMAGES OTHER THAN PARTICIPANT’S ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES (IF ANY) ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED. The Contest and base camp photo’s website are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

The base camp photo is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the photo competition, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the photo competition, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. Base camp photo assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Base camp photo is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer on-line systems, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, including injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or uploading images or information in the photo contest.

If, for any reason, the photo competition is not capable of completion as planned, including but not limited to, any reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of Base Camp Photo that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the photo competition, Base Camp Photo reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the photo competition.



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