Back by popular demand after a six-year hiatus, Take a Picture Day (Part 3: Winter), is set for December 10, 2016. We launched Take A Picture Day in the summer of 2008 with spectacular results. Photographs taken on August 23 of that year – a typical summer day in Bloomington – were published in the October/November 2008 issue. We repeated Take A Picture Day on October 16, 2010, and again readers contributed fabulous pictures of Monroe County in all of its autumn glory, which we published in the December 2010/January 2011 issue. So this year, we are going after winter photographs.

Amateurs, pros, moms, dads, kids, students, retirees — we’re asking everyone to take photos anywhere in Bloomington and Monroe County during what we hope will be a beautiful winter’s day. The deadline for submissions is December 20.

The photographs we select for publication will appear in the February/March 2017 issue of Bloom. Contributors will receive $20 for each one of their images we print.

In case of inclement weather on December 10, Take a Picture Day will be postponed to Saturday, December 17, and the new deadline for submissions will be December 27.unnamed

Submission Guidelines

  • All photographs MUST be taken between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
  • Photographs may be submitted in digital form only. We prefer hi-resolution jpegs emailed to [email protected]
  • The deadline for submitting pictures is December 20, 2016.
  • If you take pictures of children under 18 years of age who are not your own, please secure contact information for their parents.
  • The maximum number of submissions per person is 10.
  • Be sure to include your name, address, email address, and phone number with each photo submitted.

Bloomington Magazine, Inc. purchases First North American Serial Rights for photographs, artwork, and other content. We also reserve the right to republish the work at no additional cost in Bloom Magazine, Distinctively Bloomington, or in any anthologies, reprints, books, websites, webcasts, broadcasts, tablet and mobile apps, and other publications produced in print, online, or otherwise by Bloomington Magazine, Inc. You may not sell your work to other periodicals until three months after it first appears in one of our publications. (For example, if your work is published in the February/March issue of Bloom Magazine, you may sell it to other publications beginning in May). People wanting to buy or obtain photography used in our publications will be referred directly to the photographer, who may sell or give away the work as desired. But note: This work should be sold or given with the understanding that the work cannot then be given to another magazine or newspaper for publication or website use in Monroe County, Indiana. If a photo originally piblished by Bloom is reprinted in another publication, it must be attributed as “Courtesy of Bloom Magazine.”