Participate in this year's County Cup competition, a photo contest! 

Submit photos from your county by February 26, 2020 to earn your county's chance to win!



NHAC County Cup Photo Contest will begin Monday, November 9, 2020 and ends Friday February 26, 2020 at 5pm. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest.



The County Cup Grand Prize, Historical Sites, Secret County Buildings, County Employees in Action, and Weather in NH’s County category prizes are open to all county employees. The 2020 NHAC President will determine winners’ eligibility in their sole discretion.



The following contest categories draw inspiration from NH’s ten counties:


  1. Historical Sites: Locations or objects connecting to your county’s experience

  2. Secret County Buildings: Have a location in your county that no one knows about

  3. County Employees in Action: Portraits or photos of County employees

  4. Weather in NH’s County: Snow, foliage, sunshine or rain share your county’s weather

  5. Mobile: Any photo taken with a mobile device (phone or tablet)


  • To be eligible for any category, a photograph must have been shot since January 1, 2020. The contestant certifies that he/she is the sole creator and copyright owner of the submitted photograph.

  • Cropped photos are eligible in all categories. We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos. Minor adjustments, including the removal of sensor dust or scratches on scans of negatives, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast, toning, slight color adjustment and conversion to grayscale are acceptable for all categories. The addition and subtraction of objects is not permitted. If the judges determine that a photographer has altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to disqualify it.

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

  • Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by the NHAC in its sole discretion, are ineligible for all categories of this contest.

  • You must disclose in which county your photo was taken. If there are people in your photo, you must obtain their permission to submit the photo.

COUNTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO COMBINE EFFORTS. (No Stratborough or other hybrid will be accepted).


Photographs may be submitted through the NHAC website. You may submit as many photos per category as you would like. Please ensure that you submit your photos as a jpeg or png file. You must complete a separate form for each photo that is submitted.

We will not accept photographs submitted through the mail and only one contestant per e-mail address. Upon submission you grant the NHAC a royalty-free 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 purpose.


The contest begins on Monday, November 9, 2020 and ends Friday February 26, 2020 at 5pm. The 2020 NHAC President will select a winner of each category as well as the County Cup Grand Prize Winner, which best represents a NH County. This will be a blind judging, the 2020 NHAC President will not know which county submitted which photos. Winners will be revealed at the Awards Reception in April 2020. All decisions by the NHAC are binding and final.