Contractor Photo Contest
Send us a photo of your hardscape project using Genest Concrete products
…for a chance to be featured in our 2024 Paving Stones & Walls catalog and win up to $2,500 in Genest manufactured products!
|If we use your project for a:||You will receive:|
|2024 Cover Photo||$2,500 in Genest manufactured products|
|2024 Feature Photo||$1,500 in Genest manufactured products|
|2024 Accent Photo||$500 in Genest manufactured products|
A photo release form signed by both the contractor and the property owner is required with each submission. Download the photo release form here.
If we select your project as a winner but are unable to use a photo from your submission, we will send a professional photographer to photograph your project, and the photo(s) will be sent to you to use in your own marketing!
- We strongly recommend photographing your project after any landscaping has been completed and grass and plantings have grown in. If that isn’t possible, try to avoid showing dirt, marking flags, etc. in your photo.
- Patio furniture, pets, plants, etc. are great for adding interest and color to your photo. You may want to photograph your project after the homeowner has decorated their outdoor living space, or use props to stage the area.
- The best time to photograph your project is early in the morning or late in the afternoon, when the angle of the sun creates gentle lighting and soft shadows. If you take your photos on a clear day when the sun is at its peak, the intense light will create harsh shadows and wash out the color and texture of the stone.
- You can upload up to 5 photos of the same project with each submission. A variety of angles gives us more options and a better chance of being able to use your photos in our catalog.
Deadline: August 31, 2023
Contractor Photo Contest Entry Form
- Participation in this contest is limited to legal residents of the U.S. over the age of 18.
- Only the contractor who installed the hardscape project is eligible to enter this contest.
Rules and Guidelines:
- All entries must be received by August 31, 2023.
- Winners will be selected and notified on or before September 30, 2023.
- All photos must be original work, taken by the entrants. The photo must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.
- The photo must be in its original state and cannot be altered in any way, including but not limited to removing, adding, reversing, or distorting subjects within the frame.
- The photo must contain Genest manufactured products only (including our Comfort Block wall systems). If concrete products from other manufacturers are visible, the photo will be disqualified from the contest.
- Entries will not be accepted unless submitted via the official contest channel. Entries not submitted through the proper channel will be deleted.
- Multiple entries are accepted and encouraged. However, each entry is limited to a single project or projects at a single property. If photos of projects at multiple properties are submitted with a single entry form, the entry will be disqualified from the contest.
- Entries will be judged by Genest. All decisions are final. Genest reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is deemed inappropriate or does not conform to stated contest rules.
- By entering the contest, entrants agree that photos submitted can be used by Genest and Comfort Block for advertising purposes. Photo credit may or may not be given. Photo credit will not be given in Genest product catalogs.
- Genest reserves the right to edit, crop, and otherwise alter any photos submitted.
- By entering the contest, entrants agree that they received authorization from the property owner for the property to be photographed and for Genest to use the photographs for marketing purposes.
- Property owners’ names and addresses will not be published or otherwise disclosed in Genest marketing materials.
- A photo release form signed by both the property owner and the entrant is required with each contest submission. Entries that do not include a valid and complete photo release form will be disqualified and deleted.
- Submissions will not be accepted once the deadline lapses.
- Each prize must be collected by the winner and is nontransferable.
- Each winner will be contacted via the email address provided during entry. If no response is received after five business days, the winner will forfeit all rights to the prize.
- Winners will be awarded the following prizes. An entrant whose photo is selected for publication on the cover of Genest’s 2024 Paving Stones & Walls catalog will receive their choice of Genest manufactured paving stones, wall stones, fire pits, or Comfort Block in the amount of $2,500 (limited by product availability). An entrant whose photo is selected for publication as a feature photo in Genest’s 2024 Paving Stones & Walls catalog will receive their choice of Genest manufactured paving stones, wall stones, fire pits, or Comfort Block in the amount of $1,500 (limited by product availability). An entrant whose photo is selected for publication as an accent photo in Genest’s 2024 Paving Stones & Walls catalog will receive their choice of Genest manufactured paving stones, wall stones, fire pits, or Comfort Block in the amount of $500 (limited by product availability).
- The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.