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2015 Annual Gathering Book Photo Submission Form

Our 15th Annual Gathering, themed “Our DNA”, is all about celebrating what it truly means for us to be Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ:  

  • We’re free in Christ
  • We’re accountable to one another
  • We’re rooted in the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions
  • We’re all working together to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations

In accordance with this year’s theme, we’re inviting all “LCMC-ers” out there to show us, in a photograph, how their congregation exemplifies what it means to be an LCMC congregation.  Special consideration will be given to all photos submitted on or before Tuesday, June 30th, however all photos received by Friday, July 31st will be considered for publication in our 2015 Annual Gathering Book and on our website. 


What we're looking for: 

Photos must be relevant to the theme of the book and accompanied by a description of what the photo is about and/or the story behind it.  We're particularly interested in seeing photos of you (or people in your congregation) in action!  This might include photos from:

  • Service Projects
  • Mission Trips
  • Community Outreach
  • Disaster Relief
  • Creative Projects
  • Church Planting / Missional Communities

For examples of photos we've used in the past, check out some of our previous books here

What we're not looking for: 

We're not looking for pictures of buildings with no people in them, or photos that don't relate to the overall theme. 


Photo Guidelines, Terms & Conditions:

  1. All photos submitted by Tuesday, June 30th will receive first consideration, however photo submissions will be welcome from now through Friday, July 31, 2015. Due to early printer deadlines, any photos submitted after this date will be ineligible for consideration.
  2. Please do not place text or clip art on photos, as these things can be difficult to read should we need to re-size your photo.
  3. Because chosen images will be used in a printed publication, please send only high resolution/print quality images.  Very small and/or distorted images will not be chosen.
  4. Acceptable file types are: JPG (preferred), GIF, TIFF and PNG.  (No PDFs, PowerPoints, Publisher files or Word documents, please!)
  5. Any photo submitted must be an original work (owned by the individual or the congregation), and not the intellectual property of another party.  
  6. By submitting any photo(s), you agree that any images (and likeness or subject matter within) submitted may be used without compensation for the purposes described above.
  7. Photos must be submitted by pastors, congregation members/staff or associate members of LCMC.
  8. Photo content must be relevant and in accordance with who we are and what we believe.
  9. Photos must be submitted through our online Photo Submission Form.  Due to the high volume of photos that we receive each year, we are no longer able to accept email submissions.

Please note:  Due to space, time and other constraints, we are unable to guarantee the publication of each and every photograph submitted to us.



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