Cover Photo Contest Terms and Conditions


Misadventure Magazine’s Summer 2018 issue photo contest begins March 9, 2018, and ends April 1, 2018, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older.

Who may enter:

The contest is open to all individuals 18 years old or older. Misadventures will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion.

What to enter:

The theme of the summer 2018 print issue is “Landfall,” and the winning cover image would reflect that. It can depict an arrival, a landmark, a discovery…

Cropped photos are eligible in all categories. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable for all categories.

Model release: For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to Misadventures upon request. A sample release is available for download here.

Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

How to enter:

Please submit photographs and requested information online through our online form. We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail.

High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Use the online entry form on our website to submit up to three images. Photographs must be in a .jpeg or .jpg format. Files submitted may not be larger than 10 MB.

Misadventures reserves the right to disqualify incomplete entries and/or contestants who are unable to submit, upon request, a high-resolution photograph of at least 300 dpi at 3,000 pixels.

Misadventures may collect a photographer’s email address upon entry.

You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant Misadventures a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any Misadventures magazine purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the magazine and its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to Misadventures magazine publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. Misadventures magazine will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.


Photo entries will be selected based on creativity, quality, originality, adherence to category, and overall impact.

Selection will be conducted by the editors. The winning photograph will be announced in May 2018 and it will appear on the cover of the summer 2018 print issue, which will be published in June 2018.

Misadventures magazine will notify the winner via the contact information provided at the time of entry; Misadventures magazine may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five business days.

Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.


Cover Prize: $500 and the appearance of your photograph on the cover of the summer 2018 issue

Honorable Mention:  Misadventures magazine may select photos for highlight on its website or social channels; such selections will be made at Misadventures magazine’s sole discretion. Misadventures will seek photographers’ permission before using photograph, and said photograph will always be credited.

Conditions of Entry

All entrants hold the Sponsors (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred as a result of entrants’ participation in the contest or winner’s acceptance and usage of a prize.  The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for incomplete or misdirected entries, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or causes beyond their control. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries. Entrants may not submit materials that introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertising, nudity, personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.

The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Misadventures magazine reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding the winners, Misadventures magazine reserves the right to award or not award the prizes in its sole discretion. Misadventures magazine reserves the right to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these rules or other applicable law or regulation; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Decisions of Misadventures magazine are final and binding.