Submit Your Photos

Photo Guidelines

The Leaven Newspaper welcomes your photos for submission to our Web site (and print publication.  When submitting photos, please take into consideration the photojournalistic format and style of The Leaven. Photos taken “in the moment” of public archdiocesan Catholic events are usually what we are looking for, rather than photos where everyone is standing together and smiling, for example. Also, please keep in mind what kinds of events have a wide appeal to our audience (e.g., while baptism, first Communion, or confirmation photos from individual parishes would likely have special meaning to you, they would likely not have as wide an appeal to our readership across the archdiocese). 

         All photos submitted must have a resolution of at least 200 dpi (dots per inch) AND be at least 5 inches wide OR have a file size of at least 1.5 MB. With any photo submission, please include your NAME, ADDRESS, PARISH, and identifying information (names, parish, age, etc.) of those in the photo.

By sending in a photograph(s), you are authorizing The Leaven Newspaper to publish your name and your photographs in the The Leaven’s print publication and on its Web site.  You are also acknowledging that since your participation in publications and Web sites produced by The Leaven is voluntary, there will be no financial compensation rendered.  By submitting a photo(s), you are agreeing that your participation in any publication and Web site produced by The Leaven confers upon you no rights of ownership whatsoever. Finally, you are releasing The Leaven, its contractors and its employees from liability for any claims by you or any third party in connection with your participation.

         You are also acknowledging that you have received permission from any person(s) in the photographs you are submitting to The Leaven, including that of any minor children. By submitting photos, you are releasing The Leaven from any expectation of confidentiality for the undersigned minor children and are attesting you have received permission from the parent or legal guardian of the children listed below and that you have the authority to authorize The Leaven to use their photographs and names.

         Thank you for taking the time to submit photographs for consideration by The Leaven.

Please attach to an e-mail and send to photos@theleaven.com