Guidelines for Submissions

EVENTS

Norfolk organizations and individuals are invited to submit public events for consideration and publication on this site. The Events Editor will review all submissions for adherence to our guidelines and may publish, or not publish, at his or her sole discretion. Please read the following guidelines:

1. Events may be submitted by using the form supplied on the home page, or by sending an email to the Events Editor.

2. Events should be public, open to all and must take place in Norfolk. Events held in Norfolk by an outside organization may be submitted for consideration. The number of attendees may be limited. Please do not submit personal events, such as weddings and birthday parties; they will not be accepted.

3. Please include the following information: type and name of event, date(s), beginning and ending times, place, cost and any special requirements, limits or other details (registration required, for example), and a description of your event. Descriptions should be short (30 words or fewer) and are subject to editing; we encourage you to include links to other sites with more information. If using email, be sure and include your contact information in case the Editor has a question. If using the website’s submission form, be sure to fill in every required element.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographers are invited to submit pictures of Norfolk for use on the town website. Please read the following guidelines:

1. Photographs may show general scenes or specific things…buildings, activities or wildflowers, for example…that represent Norfolk’s various aspects and seasons. They must be digital images in color.

2. All photographs are submitted with the understanding that the website photo editor will review all submissions for whether they meet the necessary specifications, and that submission does not guarantee that the photo will be used. No payment will be made for use and the length of such use may vary from a few weeks to more than a year. Copyright ownership remains with the photographer but submission conveys to the town the right to use the photograph on its website, or to promote the website, indefinitely. Any other use requires permission from the photographer.

3. Photographs for the home page banner should be “mood” photos of the town. Any people should be an incidental part of the scene, not the focus. If people are recognizable, especially children, they should give their permission for use of the photo. Technical specifications: 72 dpi and 1320 pixels wide by 480 pixels high.

4. Photographs for the Living and Visiting pages can be more specific in subject and people can be part of the scene. Technical specifications: 72 dpi and 300 pixels wide by 200 pixels high.

5. Photographs for the Views page can also be more specific in subject and people can be part of the scene. Technical specifications: 72 dpi and any proportions, with a maximum of 800 pixels wide and 800 pixels high.

6. Submissions should be sent to suefrisch@mindspring.com for consideration by the photo editor. Please allow at least 2 to 3 weeks for this review.