Enter Our Curb Appeal Photo Contest Today!

We think our neighborhood is great, but we want your help in proving it to everyone with some beautiful images of the great people, places and things that highlight this Small Neighborhood with a Big Heart. Today we launch the Curb Appeal Photo Contest, a quarterly contest for residents to snap and share photos of their neighborhood, block, or home and share the beauty that you experience in your community. Our Holiday/Winter contest runs now through February 8th with a winner chosen at the Feb 8th Community Development Committee. Winning entry will receive a $50 gift card to a local northside business. Visit our Facebook event, view more details below or click here to submit your entry.

Snap a photo in the Cleveland Neighborhood and Submit It Today!

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Complete Details for the Curb Appeal Photo Contest


Must be a resident of the Cleveland Neighborhood and at least eighteen (18) years old to enter.


The Photo Contest is sponsored by the Cleveland Neighborhood Association, P.O. Box 11635, Minneapolis, MN 55411 (“Sponsor”). This Photo Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Entry Period

The Photo Contest begins at 12:00am CST on December 18, 2015 and ends at 6:30PM CST on Feb 8th, 2016 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.


The Cleveland Neighborhood Association is seeking photos that highlight the “curb appeal” of the Cleveland Neighborhood.

Photos must be taken of and within the boundaries of the Cleveland Neighborhood (Penn to the East, Xerxes to the West, Lowry to the South, and Dowling to the North).

To ensure eligibility for the contest all entries must have a resolution of 3 million pixels or greater (3 megapixels) to be made available upon request. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable.

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to the Cleveland Neighborhood Association upon request.

Please do not include the following:

  • Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright.
  • Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content
  • Images that involve the willful harassment of people or wildlife, or damage to the environment by the photographer
  • Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.

The Cleveland Neighborhood Association shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.


All images must be submitted though our photo submission websiteincluding all required fields, including name and valid email address. Additional information to confirm eligibility may be requested at a later date.

You can select an image directly from your computer desktop and upload them via the link provided. You may enter an unlimited number of times, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules. Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime during of after the contest dates.


Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit  and subject matter relevance to the contest theme. Judging will be conducted by the attendees at the Community Development Committee immediately following the end of the contest dates. All eligible committee members will be allowed to participate in the voting at 1 vote per individual in determining a winner. The committee will evaluate all valid entries and pick an overall winner.

All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.

The Cleveland Neighborhood Association will notify the winner via the contact information provided at the time of entry.


If the winning photo is of a property that is not the photographers contact information for the resident of photographed property must be provided. Winning’s will then be split between the photographer and the property’s current resident.

Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, including proof of age, and liability/publicity release within 14 days. If a potential winner is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her behalf. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all remaining entries received. Only three (3) alternate potential winners may be contacted per category.


The sponsor will award the following prizes.

One (1) Overall grand prize winning photo entry will receive: Gift Cards valued at $50 from a selection of predetermined local North Minneapolis businesses.

In the event that the photographer and the resident whose property has been photographed are not the same the Overall grand prize will be split as follows:

One (1) gift card valued at $25  from a selection of predetermined local North Minneapolis businesses for the Photographer and One (1) gift card valued at $25  from a selection of predetermined local North Minneapolis businesses for the current property resident.

All winners are responsible for paying any income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize.


Your photographs help the Cleveland Neighborhood Association promote our neighborhood. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography.

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable.

If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant the Cleveland Neighborhood Association a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

  • Display the photograph on the Photo Contest submission website (http://www.nature.org/new-wild/photo-contest/index.htm)
  • Display the photograph on the Photo Contest Facebook app
  • Allow third-parties to share the photograph on the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
  •  Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our mission.
  •  Use the photograph in the Cleveland Neighborhood Association’s internal and external communications materials including but not limited to web sites and web publications, fact sheets, fund raising publications, advertising, multimedia, presentation and membership services, and annual report.
  •  Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for sponsor-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, membership premiums, and the like.
  •  Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
  •  Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in the Cleveland Neighborhood Association photo library and accessible to staff via the internal online photo archive.

The Cleveland Neighborhood Association will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption “Person’s Name” when the full name is available.


In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.


By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Photo Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.


When you enter, you will automatically become an e-supporter of Cleveland Neighborhood Association. This includes special event invitations, digital messages and a monthly e-newsletter. You may cancel and unsubscribe at any time.


The information you provide when you enter is provided to Sponsor, not to Facebook. Except where prohibited, you consent to Sponsor’s use of your name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.


You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Photo Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Minnesota. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Minnesota, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Minnesota.


Results will be posted online at http://clevelandneighborhood.org


Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to cna@clevelandneighborhood.org