Anyone may enter the contest with the exception of professional photographers; there is no minimum age requirement. If you were in the right place in time to capture that special moment, we encourage you to enter the contest.
All photos submitted will be exhibited at the SFFMA Annual Training Conference and Convention. Some of the winning photographs will also be published in the Texas Firemen magazine and InfoFire newsletter throughout the year.
- Department membership is not required. (Professional photographers are not allowed to submit entries.)
- Photos must be 8” X 10”, color or black and white, unmatted, ALL OTHERS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Prints should be mailed directly to the SFFMA office.
- A digital file of each print in JPG format must also be submitted. These files may be written to disk, or sent as attachments to email. The digital files should be of sufficient size to allow for reproduction without noticeable loss in resolution.
- You must fill out the Photo Contest entry form and attach it to the back of EACH photo submitted. Make as many copies of the entry form as needed.
- ONLY three photos PER CATEGORY may be entered. (If more than three per category are submitted, the first three will be considered, all others will be disqualified.)
- Entries (printed copies) become the property of Texas Firemen magazine and the State Firefighters’ & Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas, and may be displayed by SFFMA at fire service events.
- A "Best of Show" plaque will be awarded to the highest scoring photograph. Additionally, first and second place plaques will be given in each category based on creative composition, visual appeal, originality, and good firefighting or EMS practices and techniques.
** Entries MUST be received by SFFMA staff by close of business on the published deadline date. A “complete” entry includes the 8”X10” print, digital file, Photo Contest entry form and a brief description of the photo.
- Fire-related acts, any variety; must be real-life incident
- Lifesaving acts, any variety; must be real-life incident
- Education and Public Safety; any staged fires such as at fire training schools and anything relating to public safety (presentations at schools, staged disaster drills, etc.)