Facts & Trends announces the 2009 VBS Photo Contest

Hey guys - here's some information on the VBS 2009 Photo Contest!!!!

Boomerang Express and Club VBS: Truth Trek photos welcome!!

Facts & Trends Online (FTO) staff is once again inviting churches and individuals to submit photos for the annual Vacation Bible School Photo Contest. This year, all submissions will be archived at the LifeWay News page on Facebook, a social networking Web site.

Submissions of Boomerang Express and Club VBS: Truth Trek photos will be organized into photo albums labeled with geographical regions, so users can easily view nationwide photos of contest submissions.

Participants can enter photos by sending an e-mail to factsandtrends@lifeway.com. The e-mail should include a photo title, the name of the church represented, the church’s address in addition to the submitter’s name, phone number and e-mail address. All entries must be received by Monday, Aug. 3, to be eligible.

Each participant can submit up to two photos that meet the following criteria:
- 300 dpi.
- JPEG format.
- Features at least one VBS participant (pictures of only landscapes or decorations will not be accepted).
- Features either the Boomerang Express or Club VBS: Truth Trek themes.

Beginning with the first entries in early June, the photo albums at the LifeWay News page on Facebook will be updated every Tuesday and Thursday as needed to include the most recent photographs.

Facebook fans of the LifeWay News page are invited to comment on and "tag" the photos. FTO staff reserves the right to edit or delete any comments or tags. Fans will also receive a reminder to help choose the winning entry at the contest’s conclusion.
After Aug. 3, staff will narrow submissions to the top 10 entries and post those entries at LifeWay.com/factsandtrends for a public vote from Aug. 5-14. FTO staff, along with representatives from LifeWay’s VBS area, will name the Grand Prize winner on Monday, Aug. 24.

The winning photo will be featured in the Fall 2009 issue of Facts & Trends magazine and the church represented will receive a 2010 VBS Super Sampler Kit compliments of LifeWay’s VBS area.

Please note: Because photos will be posted online, users who submit photos must notify parents or legal guardians of minors photographed to ensure consent before submitting entries.

Visit LifeWay.com/FactsandTrends or the LifeWay News page on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the contest. Contest entries and questions can be submitted to facts&trends@lifeway.com.


  1. Earl Anderbery says

    These contests are a great idea, but... here in the northwest we usually have our VBS in August. Ours is August 10-14, which is after the contest is over. If you have this contest next year please consider moving the deadline to September. There are many churches in the northwest who would like to participate, but can't because of this deadline.

    your brother in Christ
    Earl Anderbery

  2. Becky Loyd says

    Hey Earl - our contest deadline is based on due dates for Facts and Trends magazine, so that's the latest we can extend the deadline. But I've forwarded your message on to them, and maybe in future years they'll be able to extend it.

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