Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative Serving Rural Oklahoma

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In 2019, the NE Connection will feature selected member photos that best represent a theme.
Photo entries will be judged by an employee of NOEC based on creativity, quality, originality, and depiction of the theme.

The deadlines for photo submissions follows and publication dates are:

Theme: In like a lion. . .
Deadline for submission: February 6, 2019
Selected images published: March 2019

Theme: May showers bring. . .
Deadline for submission: April 5, 2019
Selected images published: May 2019

Theme: Show your independence
Deadline for submission: June 7, 2019
Selected images published: July 2019

Theme: Back to school
Deadline for submission: August 6, 2019
Selected images published: September 2019

Theme: I’m thankful for. . .
Deadline for submission: October 7, 2019
Selected images published: November 2019

Photo Submission Rules
Members of Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Inc., may enter. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules and selection process.
Photos must be the original work of the member or his/her dependent. Photos commissioned or provided to member by a professional photographer (family portraits, sporting events) and/or copyright protected are not eligible. Professional photographers that are members may submit their own work.
You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant NOEC 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 NOEC purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of NOEC or any of its subsidiary businesses and its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to NE Connection publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit when feasible. NOEC will not be required to pay any consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
Cropped photos are eligible but no digitally or otherwise enhanced photos. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable.
Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by NOEC in its sole discretion, are ineligible for this contest.
Entries submitted by anyone less than 18 years of age must include a permission and release form completed by entrant’s parent or legal guardian.
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 by the submission deadline. To obtain release forms, email with the request to or follow these links: <<Minor Consent>> <<Model Release>>
Model release and minor consent forms must be delivered by the submission deadline in one of the following methods:
Photo Submission
P O Box 948
Vinita, OK 74301
Fax: 918-256-9380
Delivered: Vinita or Grove offices
Members may only submit one photo per theme.
How to submit photo:
Please submit photograph and requested information, as detailed below, by email to We cannot accept files delivered on portable storage devices such as compact disks or thumb drives.
The email submitting a photo must include:
*Mailing address
*Contact phone number
*6-digit account number
*Theme of photo submission
*Whether a model release is being submitted
*Whether a permission and release for a minor is being submitted
*Description of photo
High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible and the delivered image should be no less than 300 dpi. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format and may not be larger than 10 MB. The file name for the image must include the member’s name and 6 digit account number (i.e. janedoe123456.jpeg).
When a submission is received, an employee of NOEC will respond, confirming the image has been received. If you do not receive a response, assume your image has not been received. Various email and internet account providers set their own limits on file sizes that may be sent and/or received. NOEC will not be responsible for the failure of an image to be received.
NOEC 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.
If your photo is selected to appear in one of the 2019 issues (March, May, July, September, or November), you will receive a $25 electric credit applied to your account.
Questions or comments:
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