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Sat, Mar 04


Durango Magazine Photo Submissions Due

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Mar 04, 4:00 PM

About the event

January 15, 2022 

Dear Photographer: 

We would like to request that you please submit images to Durango Magazine for purchase consideration. The deadline to submit photos is Saturday, March 4, 2023. Your photos, if selected, will be used in the Fall/Summer 2023 edition, in circulation from May 2023 through Thanksgiving 2023. Unless submitting photos via USB, DVD or CD, photo submissions must be done through Dropbox. Durango Magazine has an account you can access through this link. Please include your first and last name in the filename of the photo and accurately fill out the prompt from Dropbox for the info. If you don’t do this you may not receive credit and therefore payment if your photos are published. More info surrounding the Dropbox process can be found in the Photo Specifications on the next page. 

Summer and Fall Subjects Needed: Summer/Fall activities, local attractions and scenery, D&SNGRR, San Juan National Forest and mountains, wildlife, Purgatory Resort, downtown Durango, Animas River, and Animas River Trail, city parks, shopping, dining, and all of Durango’s daily life. We are also interested in family activities. Whether it’s your pets or your kids having fun, we want to see the moments you captured. We are also interested in regional scenery and activities from Silverton, Mesa Verde National Park, Mancos, Cortez, Farmington, Aztec, Northern New Mexico, and Pagosa Springs. 

Additional emphasis: We would love to see art-related images such as gallery interiors, art, and artists making art in their studios or galleries. Additionally, we are looking for scenic photos of downtown Durango’s Second and Third Avenues, as well as the North Main Avenue district. Specific to Silverton, we would like to see photos of events and in-town scenes, and also those beautiful mountain landscape photos from above looking into town. Thinking one season ahead, don’t forget that now is the perfect time to get out with your camera for the next Winter/Spring edition! We will need those iconic landscapes, townie shots, and all kinds of winter activities that we will ask you to submit early next year. 

Durango Magazine is published two times per year for area visitors and residents. Sixty-five thousand copies annually are distributed via regular delivery to participating Durango area lodging establishments. Each issue is also mailed to businesses and homeowners, as well as nationwide subscribers. Additionally, magazines go into welcome baskets to newcomers and free racks in high-traffic venues around town. 

Please see the following Photo Specifications for details and requirements. We appreciate your contributions. We look forward to reviewing your photos. Please let me know if you have any questions. 


Ryan Nott Photo Editor 


Durango Magazine Photo Specifications 

Winter/Spring 2022-23 Edition 

Submission deadline for Summer/Fall 2023: March 4, 2023 


➢ Durango Magazine buys exclusive one-time publishing rights for 12 months. The magazine is in circulation in print for one year and online in perpetuity. 

➢ Photo payments are processed within 60 days of publication date. 

➢ Photo credit is given except on website. 

➢ A payment of $50 is made if a minimum of 50 photos are submitted, even if none are published. 

➢ Black-and-white payment rates are one-half of color payment rates. Black-and-white photos are typically used only for historic stories. Please submit color photos only. 

➢ Color rates are as follows: 

Magazine Cover = $450 

Two-page rate (one photo) = $500 

Minimum payment for a published photo = $50 

Rate structure is based on a two-page rate, in keeping with the way the magazine is laid out during the design process. Published photos are measured as a percentage of the two-page spread and paid accordingly so as to pay for the actual size of a photo rather than one rate for a wide range of sizes. Example: the photo measures 3½ x 5½ = 19.25 square inches. This figure represents 10.7% of the total space of a two-page spread, which equals $53. 

Photo Submission Requirements: 

Delivery: Delivery is handled through our Dropbobx account which you can access here ( . This account is owned by Durango Magazine and will allow image storage and retention in an efficient and organized way. We ask that you only add one folder with your name and photos inside. We will still accept CDs/DVDs/USB drives that are delivered to or picked up by our photo editor. Please contact him to arrange a time and place to meet. Please do not submit images via email. Reach out to Ryan with any questions: 

➢ Digital Files: TIFF, PSD, or JPEG files in RGB, submitted at full-resolution size. Please do not resize your images to meet a specific purpose for us. Please submit 8-bit files only. 

➢ Photo Location/Identification: It is important that you note the general location of the photograph for identification and caption purposes, particularly with landscape/scenic images, especially names of mountains and/or people. Please submit local landscapes only. 

Miscellaneous Guidelines: 

➢ Your photos will be under consideration through May. Flash drives and disks will be returned upon request. Please let us know at the time of submission if you would like your materials returned. 

➢ Previously or currently published work is accepted if the publication which published your work is not one of the following: All Aboard, BCI print and web publications, Best Version Media print and web publications, DATO Travel Planner, Directory Plus, Durango Telegraph, E.P.I.C. Magazine, Essential Durango, Four Corners Travel Host, Gulch Magazine, N2 Publishing print and web publications, Ouray Visitor Guide, Purgatory Resort Travel Planner, San Juan Skyway Visitor Guide and Telluride Magazine. 

➢ Please notify Durango Magazine if you become aware that a submitted image will be used in one of the above publications. 

➢ Published photos, especially the cover, may be used at no additional charge for our promotional purposes throughout the six-month shelf life of the printed edition, and in perpetuity online and in social media. 

➢ Published photos are the property of Durango Magazine during the publication period (12 months), and we require that you restrict your image usage until after publication circulation. This includes social media, online portfolios, and any other form of print or digital circulation outside of Durango Magazine’s owned channels. 

➢ Dream Home and Home Sweet Home photos are solicited directly from the advertiser at no charge. Durango Magazine assumes that the photographer has been fairly compensated for the use of these photos. 

➢ By submitting photos to Durango Magazine, you are agreeing to the terms outlined above.

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