Love the Main Line? Love to snap photos? Then grab those cameras. We’re seeking photo submissions that best depict life in our area. Multiple submissions are permitted. However, all photos must be of locations on the Main Line or in the western suburbs only. Send us your best shots, and if we select your picture(s), they will be published on our website—and possibly in our magazine.
Not Sure What to Send?
Here are some quick pointers on what works and what doesn't:
Good Images: Photos of downtowns, town landmarks, parks, scenic locations, events, old and historic photos, or other creative depictions of a particular locale.
Bad Images: Close-ups of your friends, family, flowers, animals or other elements of nature, and images that have been heavily photoshopped.
Note: Photos with people can still be useable, as long as they depict a particular event or recognizable area in the region.
Photo Submission Terms and Conditions
Main Line Today invites interested parties to submit a digital photograph for possible publication in Main Line Today and on mainlinetoday.com. MAIN LINE TODAY retains full editorial control over the selection of, and the decision not to select, any particular photograph for publication.
1. Technical Specifications
You must be 18 years of age or older to submit a photograph. If you are younger than 18 years and wish to submit a photograph, you may have your parent or legal guardian submit the photograph on your behalf; in that case, in the photo description the parent or guardian should note the photographer's name, age and relationship to the submitter. Submissions must be in JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) digital format, at least 1,600 pixels wide if a horizontal image or 1,600 pixels tall if a vertical image, and no greater than 5 megabytes (5120 kilobytes) in file size. Please provide only the original, unmodified camera image. Main Line Today will consider no photographs that it identifies as obscene, provocative, or otherwise containing objectionable content; nor will we consider submissions from employees of Main Line Today or its subsidiaries, or family members of same.
2. Rights Granted
By submitting a photograph for consideration, you warrant and represent that the photograph you submit (the "Photograph") is your own original work (or, in the case of submitting on behalf of a child, the original work of your child), that you alone (or your child) own copyright to the Photograph, that it is an authentic and accurate depiction of the subject matter presented, that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the Photograph, and that you have obtained all third party releases and permissions necessary for our use. If Main Line Today receives a complaint that substantially questions the reliability of any of the above warranties, we reserve the right to remove or delete the Photograph.
You grant to Main Line Today and its subsidiaries and licensees ("MAIN LINE TODAY") the following rights: a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivatives of the Photograph, in whole or in part, without further review or participation from you, in any medium now existing or subsequently developed, in editorial, commercial, promotional and trade uses in connection with MAIN LINE TODAY Products. A MAIN LINE TODAY Product is defined as "a product of MAIN LINE TODAY, a corporate subsidiary, affiliate, joint venturer or licensee of MAIN LINE TODAY, in any language, which is associated with a MAIN LINE TODAY trademark and over which MAIN LINE TODAY has Editorial Control." For the purposes of this Agreement, "Editorial Control" means the right to review, consult regarding, formulate standards for, or to exercise a veto over the appearance, text, use, or promotion of the product. This license includes the nonexclusive right to make the Photograph available to third parties (i) for library or other research uses through microfiche, microfilm, or any other archival storage and retrieval form, including but not limited to electronic databases and document delivery services; and (ii) for distribution in connection with an MAIN LINE TODAY press conference or press release.
3. Upon request you will provide the following releases.
To qualify for inclusion in Main Line Today, you must comply with the following additional requirements: In the event original works of art owned by third parties appear in the Photograph, you must be prepared to provide an Artist Release signed by the third party copyright holder. In the event recognizable people appear in your Photograph, you must be prepared to provide the Personal Release signed by those people, authorizing our publication of the Photograph. In the event the Photograph is taken on private property, you must be prepared to provide the Location Release signed by the owners of the property, authorizing our publication of the Photograph.