Contests & Promotions

Get Your Cameras Ready

We want your photos for our 2016 Community Calendar Photo Contest.

For next year’s calendar, we want photos that highlight the things your passionate about. This can be photos from a family vacation, a hiking trip, a day at the lake or simply photos from your backyard. There are no restrictions on where the photo is taken or the subject matter. So get creative and have fun!

We are also changing up how we choose the winning photos. Instead of us choosing the winning photos, we are letting you decide! Once we reach the photo submission deadline, we will upload all of the photo entries online and let you vote for your favorites. Details about the online voting process will be announced closer to the submission deadline.


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Grand Prize

The photographer who submits the photo that receives the most votes will win a $500 Southwest Airlines® gift card.


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Runner-up Prize

The photographer who submits the photo that receives the second most votes will win a GoPro® Hero3 HD Camera.


12 Full-Page Photo Spreads

The 12 photos with the highest online votes will be featured as a full-page spread for one month of the 2016 calendar. The month that each photo is chosen for will depend on the photo’s subject matter.


$20 Amazon® Gift Cards

If your photo is included in the calendar but you don’t win either of the top two prizes, you will receive a $20 Amazon® Gift Card for allowing us to use your photo (limit one gift card per person).


What photos should I submit?

We want photos that highlight the things your passionate about. This can be photos from a family vacation, a hiking trip, a day at the lake or simply photos from your backyard. There are no restrictions on where the photo is taken or the subject matter. So get creative and have fun!

Curious what the competition might be like? Check out the photos from our 2015 Community Calendar photo contest.


Who can submit a photo?

This promotion is open to customers, employees, and the general public, so let all your of friends and family know about it. This is an amateur photo contest, so photos from professional photographers will be accepted, but will be ineligible to win the grand prize or runner-up prize.


How will the photos be selected?

This year, we are letting you choose which photos we feature in the calendar! Before the end of the submission period (9/30/15) we will release additional details on how the online voting process will take place.


How do I submit a photo?

Photos can be submitted via email, physical mail, or by dropping off at your local Heartland Bank location. There is a limit of three photos per person (so be sure to just send your top three photos).

Each photo submitted must be a high resolution copy (minimum resolution of 180 ppi) and in a large format (preferably 8" x 10" in size). A completed entry form will need to be submitted with your photos. Any photos that feature people will also need a signed release form by each person in the photo.

Photo entries submitted via email should be sent to: jrush@myhbank.com

Photos entries submitted via mail should be sent to:

Heartland Bank
ATTN: Jameon Rush
3602 Cimarron Plaza, Suite 340
Hastings, NE 68901


Submission Deadline: 9/30/15

Heartland Bank is not responsible for any claim, injury, loss or damage of any person or property that arises out of acceptance or use of the Southwest Airlines Gift Card, the GoPro Camera or the Amazon Gift Cards. Heartland Bank is responsible for any good times or fun each winner may have as a result of accepting their prize. Heartland Bank employees and their immediate family are not eligible to win any of the prizes. Southwest Airlines, GoPro, and Amazon are registered trademarks of each company and are not affiliated with Heartland Bank or this competition. Member FDIC.

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