As part of The Big Picture: Resilience, a public art project led by award-winning photo-journalists Carl Juste and C.W. Griffin, fifteen community members have been  working to document resiliency and healing through photographs and writing. The participants, who were selected after submitting an application, attended workshops to learn the art of photo-journalism. Five of the 15 will be followed by the Juste and Griffin and all of the participants’ work will be documented in a public display at the Parkland Recreation and Enrichment Center ahead of the 2-year commemoration of the tragedy at MSD.

All images submitted in the competition will be juried by Carl Juste.

To broaden the project, we are inviting all residents of Coral Springs and Parkland to submit their own photographs they believe represent resilience or healing.  Submitted images will be included on the Power of Art website and shared on the Cities’ social media sites. All submissions must be accompanied by a caption and include a completed release (Download Release From).

Contest Dates:

  • Entries will be accepted XXXXXX.
  • Photographs entered in the contest can be taken at any time.
  • Entry forms and photos must be uploaded to the website no later than XXXXXX.
  • There is no fee to enter the contest.
  • The contest is open to all residents of Coral Springs and Parkland.
  • City employees and their families are eligible to enter.
  • The contestant must be the actual photographer for each image submitted under their name.
  • Photographs must be taken in and around Coral Springs and Parkland
  • Contestants may enter up to 1 photograph in total.
  • Contestants must be at least 18 years of age. Minors are welcome to have a parent or guardian enter photos on their behalf.
  • Photos and submission information must be submitted via the official submission form found online at XXXXXX
  • Photo must be a digital file uploaded via the submission form. The City will not accept hard copies of photographs or emailed photographs.
  • The City of Coral Springs is not responsible for entries lost through the entry procedure.
  • If there are identifiable people in the photo and it was taken in a non-public space, it is the responsibility of the photographer to obtain permission to use the photo by filling out the release waiver form and submitting with photograph.
  • Incomplete entries will not be judged. Contestants must provide name, email address, telephone number, and caption as well as the photo file. If there are identifiable people in the photo, the contestant must include the name of the person(s) and consent.
  • Providing a title, date, or location for the photograph is optional.
  • The City of Coral Springs reserves the right to remove from the contest any submitted image that depicts illegal, unsafe, patently offensive, or otherwise inappropriate content, advertising, content implying City support or sponsorship, or any other content that the City deems contrary to the goals and intent of the contest.
  • Any submission received after the entry deadline will not be eligible.
  • By submitting, contestants must agree to the following:
    • I hereby give permission to the City of Coral Springs or anyone authorized by the City of Coral Springs to use and/or reproduce any or all digital images for any purpose including multi-media publications (print, Internet, broadcast television, presentations and internal City use) without compensation to me. The City will make every reasonable effort to ensure the creator of the image is properly credited when the image is used.
    • I understand that my submittal may be used in its entirety or in part and may be revised, modified, or combined with other images for use by the City and its designees.
    • I understand that any digital images submitted will become and remain property of the City.
    • I understand that any digital images submitted may be reviewed by the public and may be displayed in City and non-City facilities.
    • I have received permission from all person(s) in the photograph(s) for use of their image as part of my entry into the City of Coral Springs Resiliency Photography Contest.
    • I certify that the photos I submitted are unique and original, taken by me, and do not infringe upon any copyright or patent.
    • I certify that I have read and understand the rules of the contest.
  • Digital source (camera, phone, media device). We do not accept hard copies of photos.
  • Formats accepted in .JPG, and .PNG
  • Digitally scanned from a non-digital source.
  • File size between 5 megabytes (minimum) and 9 megabytes (maximum at 300 dpi (dots per inch)).
    • (To determine if your image meets the 5 megapixel requirement, simply multiply the vertical and horizontal pixel dimensions together, and if the result is larger than 5,000,000 your image size is large enough).
  • Do not embed captions, words, watermarks or photographer’s name on the image.

Photos will be judged on the basis of visual appeal (quality and clarity), pictorial composition, and originality as well as how well the photograph portrays the community of Coral Springs. Decisions of the judging panel are final.

  • Photos submitted will become public records, please consider your photograph submission carefully.
  • Photo eligibility is at the discretion of City staff.
  • Contestants must be at least 18 years of age.  Parents or legal guardians may submit photographs on behalf of their minor children.
  • Those pictured in the photographs must be 18 years or older or the Contestant must have obtained written consent from a the minor’s parent or legal guardian to photograph the minors depicted in the photograph.

In submitting photographs (“PHOTO”) to the City of Coral Springs (“CITY”) and participating in the Photo Contest I (on behalf of myself and my minor child, if applicable), (“CONTESTANT”), hereby warrant and agree to the following:

  • CONTESTANT warrants that they are compliant with the Contest Rules;
  • CONTESTANT warrants to CITY that he/she has lawful ownership rights to the PHOTO and acknowledges that once submitted, the PHOTO becomes a public record and can be reproduced for any purpose.
  • The PHOTO is the result of CONTESTANT’S sole artistic efforts unless otherwise stated above as a collaboration.
  • Except as otherwise disclosed in writing to CITY, the PHOTO is unique and original and does not infringe upon any copyright or patent.
  • The CONTESTANT grants to CITY an irrevocable and non-exclusive royalty-free worldwide license to reproduce, to distribute, and/or to display two or three dimensional reproductions of the PHOTO in any manner whatsoever relating to any CITY publication or event, including, without limitation: public display as well as reproduction on CITY items, such as print ads, postcards, posters, social media, brochures, applications, television programs and the City website.
  • The CITY will include CONTESTANT’S name somewhere on the document or website where the photo is used.
  • The CITY may alter images of the PHOTO as necessary to fit into reduced or enlarged format sizes.

By submitting a photograph I, on behalf of myself and my minor child (if on behalf of a minor) (“my” individually and collectively) agree to release CITY, its agents, officials, employees, and volunteers from and against all liability, including copyright or patent infringement claims or causes of action, arising out of this Agreement and claims arising from my participation and/or submission of a photograph in the Photo Contest. To the fullest extent provided for by law, I on behalf of myself and minor child (if applicable) agree to defend (with counsel satisfactory to CITY), indemnify and hold City harmless and free from all liability, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, arising out of my participation and/or submission of a photograph Photo Contest. To the fullest extent provided for by law, I on behalf of myself and my minor child (if applicable) agree to pay all costs incident to any claim, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees. I agree that the above information is correct. I further agree that this agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of Florida.

Information contained in these official rules is for reference only and is subject to change. The City of Coral Springs reserves the right to revise, amend, or repeal these contest rules at any time.