Many of our fans participate in Friday Fotos every week. But we’ve picked up a lot of new fans recently, so we wanted to answer some of the frequently asked questions about this fun activity. We hope you’ll join in!
Q: What is Friday Fotos?
A: Friday Fotos is a collection of photos submitted by Arizona Highways readers and fans. The submissions are based around a theme, which is different from week to week. A selection of submissions is posted every Friday to the Arizona Highways blog.
Q: How do I find out what the theme is?
A: Every Wednesday morning (or thereabouts), we post the theme on our Facebook page. To make sure you’re always up to date, make sure you Like our page.
Q: Why didn’t I see this week’s theme post?
A: Facebook can be unpredictable about what posts it chooses to display in your News Feed. To be safe, check in with our page on Wednesday to be sure you’ve seen the post about the theme.
Q: Hey, didn’t you have this week’s theme (or a similar theme) recently?
A: We try to mix up the themes as much as we can, but some (such as monsoon storms) are very popular, so we might not wait too long before doing another week of those themes.
Q: How do I submit my photos?
A: You can submit photos by posting them to our Facebook page. Post them to the page itself, not as comments on the post announcing the theme. Photos posted as comments will not be considered for inclusion in the Friday Fotos gallery.
Q: What are the other requirements for submitted photos?
A: There is a limit of two submissions per person, per week. With each photo you submit, please include where in Arizona the photo was made. It’s also a good idea to mention that your photo is a Friday Fotos submission; we get a lot of posts to our page, so that helps us know that you actually wanted your photo included in the gallery.
Q: I don’t use Facebook. Isn’t there another way to submit photos?
A: Sorry, but we only accept submissions through our Facebook page. We encourage those who are apprehensive about Facebook to become familiar with the site’s security and privacy settings to ensure that their personal information is safeguarded.
Q: What is the deadline for submissions?
A: The deadline is 7 p.m. Arizona time Thursday.
Q: How are the photos for the gallery chosen?
A: We generally look for a good mix of photographers, places, styles and photo types (landscape, macro, wildlife, etc.). And we rely on our fans, too: If a photo is garnering a lot of Likes and/or comments, we take that into account. We try to include at least 60 photos in each week’s gallery.
Q: What happens to the photos after I submit them?
A: They continue to live on our Facebook page (and, if they were selected, in the Friday Fotos gallery on the blog). And we sometimes reuse fan-submitted photos (with proper credit, of course) in future blog posts.
Q: Will I be paid for my photo?
A: No. By submitting the photo to us, you grant us electronic rights to the photo. No financial consideration will be paid for publication on our blog or website. If you don’t agree with this policy, we recommend you not submit a photo. We always include photo credits, and we also encourage submitters to add watermarks to their photos to ensure someone doesn’t pass someone else’s work off as their own.
Q: How can I see previous Friday Fotos galleries?
A: Go to our blog and search for “Friday Fotos.”
Any other questions? Please let us know!