Firehouse Events Photo Contest


Firehouse Events is looking for action shots of fire/rescue/EMS professionals in the field or conducting training. They’re in the process of designing looks for upcoming Firehouse Events (Firehouse World, Firehouse Expo and Firehouse Central) and your submitted photos could be featured in show guides, advertising campaigns or other marketing materials (published photos will receive their due credit).

The top 10 runner-up photos will be published in the Firehouse Expo 2010 Show Guide. The Grand Prize (valued at $305) winner will receive a 3-Day Conference Package to the 2010 Firehouse Expo July 20 – 25 in Baltimore, MD in addition to being featured in the Firehouse Expo 2010 Show Guide.

Send your photos to Marcia Schnaidt at by March 1, 2010. If your files are too large to email go to, enter the name Marcia Schnaidt and click continue. Instructions are provided to successfully transfer files.

Submission requirements:

    Submission automatically grants rights to use your photo(s) to Cygnus Business Media, which includes Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, Firehouse Central, Firehouse Magazine, and all EMS EXPO properties. You must own all rights to the photo. Include your full name, agency or institutional affiliation (if any), address, e-mail and telephone number and exactly how you want the photo credit published. Please indicate if, where and when the photo may have been published previously.
    All photos must be high resolution digital files (300 dpi with 8.5 x 6.5 minimum output size). Digital image files should be TIFFs or highest-quality JPGs.
    All photo files MUST have your name in the file, e.g. MarciaSchnaidt1.tiff.
    Cygnus Business Media reserves the right to publish or use any photos with appropriate credit agreed upon with the photographer.
    The photographer retains full copyright to his\her images.
    A panel of Cygnus Business Media personnel will judge the photos. The panel’s decision is final. The grand prize winner and ten top finalists will be featured in the Firehouse Expo 2010 Show Guide.
    Photos will be eliminated from competition if they have date stamps on the photo, show unsafe practices, do not meet industry practices, violate patient privacy laws, or are of low technical quality (for example, have soft focus or show camera movement).
    Submission materials will not be returned.
    If the grand prize winner is not a firefighter, he/she may transfer their prize to a firefighter of their choice.

If you have questions, please contact Marcia at or 800-827-8009 ext. 3309.