As part of the 40th anniversary festivities for CMA Music Festival, past attendees will be able to submit their event photographs online to create an on-going photo archive that fully documents the fan/artist connection that is the heart of the event. Submitted photos will be considered for use on CMA websites, publications, displays, exhibits, and more.
For the first time, CMA will hold a contest on CMAfest.com with six submitted photos to be used as the artwork on the official event tickets. The contest will begin Feb. 17 and run through Mar. 7. Prizes will be awarded to submitting fans, including commemorative, framed 40th anniversary CMA Music Festival plaques with a ticket containing their photograph displayed for the top three photos; merchandise prize packs; and more. The Grand Prize winner will also receive two Gold Circle four-day tickets to the 2012 CMA Music Festival.
“Everyone that has attended CMA Music Festival in the past has taken hundreds of photos that captured their experience,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “An event ticket containing one of these photos is a great way to celebrate our 40th anniversary while also providing a permanent souvenir to every ticketholder.
The 2011 CMA Music Festival will take place in Downtown Nashville, Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12.
For full contest rules and to submit photos, fans can visit CMAfest.com.