NYSSA Photo Contest

NY Sheriffs Association







The NYS Sheriffs’ Association is conducting our first annual Photo Contest. The theme of the contest is Community First, a theme inspired by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Community First campaign.

Inspiration: Our popular 2017 Appreciation Medallion features a photo taken by Jefferson County’s Kim Schuldt, and depicting Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Jamie Taylor walking hand-in-hand with his daughter Callie, which won the Grand Prize in the NSA Photo Contest last year. We decided to hold our own photo contest this year, and feature the winner on our 2018 Honorary Membership Appreciation Medallion.

Process: NYSSA will select 3 winners from the submissions: first, second, and third place. Winners will be announced in mid-November 2017. Winning pictures will appear on the NYS Sheriffs’ Association website and in our social media accounts.

Entry Form

Submissions Due: October 27, 2017

Prizes: The winning (first place) image will appear on our 2018 “Community First” Honorary Membership Appreciation Medallion.

  • First Place: Commemorative Medallion encased in acrylic & $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • Second Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Third Place: $25 Amazon Gift Card


  • Digital images must be submitted online. Click here for entry form. 
  • You must be an employee of a Sheriff’s Office in NYS to enter.
  • Photos can be color or black & white & must be digital
  • Photos must depict NYS Sheriff’s personnel at work in their communities.
  • Subject should reflect the theme “Community First”
  • Images must be in a high resolution (at least 300 dots-per- inch)
  • Each photo must include a working title, location and a detailed caption.
  • Photos can be horizontal or vertical. Please upload in the proper orientation.
  • You can enter up to 5 photos per entry.

Questions? Contact: Pat Hughes at phughes@nysheriffs.org.