2014 Photo Contest

Every day, within your doors, on your playing fields, at camp and in the community, the JCC touches lives and inspires us through opportunities to create, learn and connect. We want you to share those stories with us through your photos, because while each JCC can tell its own story, all of us together are part of a bigger picture.

Submissions are currently being reviewed. Winners will be announced on February 10th.  See the official rules below the form.



The First Prize winner will receive U.S.$300. The Second Prize winner will receive U.S.$200. The Third Prize winner will receive U.S.$100.


No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted.


All submissions are subject to our guidelines and terms. By submitting your photo, you grant JCC Association and its affiliated JCCs permission to use and license the use of your photo for all purposes, including marketing and promotion in any media now or hereafter known including social media. You also confirm that you took the photograph and have all rights to this photo including from any subjects contained within the photo. All entries submitted are given the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License by Creative Commons. These entries will also be shared with JCCs through an internal database. One or more winning entries may be featured on JCC Association Facebook timeline as the cover photo.

Entry guidelines

1. Photos must be in color.
2. Photos must be .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, preferably 300 D.P.I
If photos are sent from a mobile device, please send “Actual Size”
3. Photos must be no larger than 20MB.
4. Individuals may submit as many entries as they like, but may only win one prize.
5. Any photograph submitted must have been taken during 2013 or 2014.
6. Entries for the competition must be submitted no later than December 31st, 2014
7. Individuals must be 18 or older and a resident of the United States or Canada (except Quebec, where contest is void) to enter.

How to Submit

Submissions are online only:
Photos may be submitted through our website, http://www.jcca.org/photos, only. Photos must be .jpeg, .jpg, .tif, preferably 300 D.P.I., and no larger than 20MB.


Submission of an entry to this contest constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to the conditions set forth above including permission granted to JCC Association and their affiliated JCCs to display winning entries and accompanying descriptions on JCC Association websites and in other JCC Association materials. JCC Association has the right to request original photographic entry to produce reprinted images in any format JCC Association chooses. You acknowledge that the photographic entry you enter is your own, original work, and that the subject(s) of the piece have given their consent to the submission of the photograph for this contest.

By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if the entrant wins that JCC Association and affiliated JCCs may use the winning photographs and each winner’s name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). All federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or does/do not respond within ten (10) days to a winner notification as required by the “Contest Prizes” Rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and JCC Association, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.


The judging will consist of an internal evaluation by marketing and photographic experts (“judges”). Judges will select three entries from among all eligible entries based on the following judging criteria applied equally: (1) Photo should embody the spirit of JCCs; (2)Photograph quality and composition; (3) Creativity. In the event of a tie, the tied entries will be re-submitted to Judges for a re-judging between the tied entries alone. In the event that a tie remains after re-judging, the entry with the highest score in the embodiment of the JCCs category will be chosen as the winner.

Prospective winners will be chosen on or around February 15, 2015, and contacted by email. Prospective winners may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and publicity and liability release (where permitted by law). All prospective winners are subject to confirmation of eligibility. Winners are responsible for all taxes associated with their prize.

The winners will be announced on February 10, 2015 via the JCCs of North America Facebook Page, the JCC Association’s eNews, as well as on http://www.jcca.org. Decisions of the judges are final and binding.


INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, JCC Association reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Contest.

For More Information

For more information about the “Share Your JCC Story” competition, contact JCC Association, 520 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018, phone (212) 786-5087, or send an e-mail to the marketing team at photocontest@jcca.org.

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