Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous 2021 Digital Photography Contest

*Special Rules for this year’s contest so please read carefully*

Photo entries can be emailed to joey_herron@nps.gov between August 15 and August 31, 2021. Entries must be emailed by 11:59 pm (eastern time) on August 31 to qualify. We strongly recommend putting “photo contest” in the subject line. If you do not receive a confirmation/ reply email within two days, please contact Joe Herron at 812-882-1776 ext. 1204. 
 
To download entry form click here

Photos too large for email can be dropped off at the George Rogers Clark NHP visitor center anytime between August 15 and August 31, 2021. Photos will need to be delivered by 5 pm (Eastern time) on August 31. Acceptable media are CDs, thumb drives, or SD card. If participants decide to use this method, park staff will not be able to return the device until September 9, 2021.

Awards will be given out on a ceremony at the George Rogers Clark NHP Visitor Center on September 9 at 6 pm. A slideshow of all the participants will be shown at that time. As of August 2021, the National Park Service requires proper masking of all individuals entering a federal facility regardless of vaccination status. Please visit www.nps.gov/gero for updates to COVID policy at the park.

Participants can enter up to 5 photos. The following categories are available for both adult and youth (15 and under) divisions:
• Best Military
• Best 18th Century Fair
• Best People of Rendezvous

Each category winner (both youth and adult) will receive $25 for a winning photo and a free two-day button for the 2022 event. One “Best in Show” winner and one “Best Human Interest” will receive an additional $75 award. This year, youth participants (15 and under as of 5/30/21) will be allowed to compete for the additional categories. Five runner-up awards will also receive a voucher for a two-day button for the 2022 Rendezvous event and a 2021 Rendezvous medallion.

*There is no entrance fee for the 2021 Photography Contest. Fees will likely return in 2022.*

Photos must depict the “spirit” of Rendezvous. Photos should be of scenes and individual unique to the Rendezvous Event. Photos of building, scenery, etc. will not fare well in the competition. Posed photos of individuals are discouraged especially those which could be staged anytime and do not incorporate the happenings of the event. Submitted photos must be from the 2021 event.

Photographers do not need to be present to win.