Call for Submissions: Film Days Poster Image Contest

Otsego 2000 is holding a Poster Image Contest for the seventh annual Glimmerglass Film Days, which will be held November 7-11 in Cooperstown, NY.  The photograph that best conveys the 2019 theme “Adaptations” will be featured in Film Days materials, including the poster, program, and website.  The winning photographer will receive a cash prize of $250, and special recognition in the program.  

Film Days theme: Adaptations

How do we respond in the face of unavoidable change? Even as society reacts to technological progress, climate change, and fractious politics,  we as individuals must adapt to changes in our everyday lives. Heraclitus uttered “the only constant in life is change” some 2500 years ago. The swift pace of change in today's world demands tenacity, creativity, and connection.  This year’s films will explore how nature, society, and individuals persevere, persist, and plow ahead.   

The competition is open to professional and fine arts photographers. Submissions are limited to three (3) per photographer. An image taken in or near Otsego County, New York, is preferred, but not required.  All photographs must be approximately 8x10 and 300 dpi for jurying purposes, and must be submitted electronically (.jpg, .png, .pdf) by midnight, April 9, 2019. 

Photographers are asked to complete the Poster Image Entry Form and email it to and then upload photograph(s) to .

Note: If you have trouble uploading to Dropbox, as long as we receive an email to from you by 11:59 pm on April 9, we will consider your entries.

“Given the great response we had to the first Poster Image Contest, we are eager to see the entries for this year,” says Ellen Pope, the executive director of Otsego 2000.

A high resolution digital file will be required if the photograph is selected. Photographers will retain all rights to any photograph submitted but will grant Otsego 2000 the royalty-free, non-exclusive right to use the photograph in its 2019 Film Days poster, communications, and public relations materials, including display on Otsego 2000’s website, Glimmerglass Film Days’ website, and social media platforms; and allow the photograph to be used in news stories and publications promoting the festival. Otsego 2000 will credit the photographer on all materials where the photograph appears.  

Glimmerglass Film Days, an annual five-day festival of film, talks, presentations, art exhibitions, parties, and walks, showcases exceptional independent filmmaking that explores humanity’s complex relationship with the natural world. Each year, the Film Days Steering Committee, led by curator Margaret Parsons, selects a theme. Previous themes include: It’s About the Water (2014), Sacred Places (2015), Against the Odds (2016), Home (2017), and Passages (2018).  

Previous years’ posters can be viewed here.