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Merchants Bank of Commerce

Photo Submission

The Merchants Bank of Sacramento ("Merchants"), a division of Redding Bank of Commerce, has been serving the Sacramento area for almost 100 years.  We love our community and surrounding areas and want to celebrate them through images taken by our customers and friends.

Sacramento is a beautiful place, which means endless opportunities for amazing photos. We’re looking for your unique vision. If your photo is selected, it will appear as our featured photo on the Merchants' website! Photos may appear for a couple days up to a month.

Here are a few things you should know: 

Photo Submission Guidelines & Tips 

  • Every photo must be taken in Sacramento or surrounding areas.
  • For our purposes, horizontal photos work better than vertical ones, so turn your smart phone and snap away!
  • Your photo can represent the city literally or metaphorically (meaning everything from a landscape to something more artistic and open, including people as long as you have their written permission!).
  • Shoot in black and white, or color—you’re the photographer, it’s your choice.
  • Consider lighting—the brightest light should be shining on the subject from behind the camera.
  • When outdoors, an hour after sunrise or an hour before sunset is usually the best time for natural light.
  • Have a clear focal point, like a single subject in the background or foreground.
  • The higher the quality of the photo, the better the chance it has of being selected.
  • Merchants may or may not use the photo you have submitted.
  • If your photo is selected, you’ll be notified by email. The selected photos might be used for:
    • Main image on
    • On Merchants' Facebook page, or other social media
    • Marketing materials (we'll obtain additional permission prior to use other than on our website or social media)

Of course, there are a few things we can’t (and won’t) show:

  • Imagery that’s obscene, racist or objectifying to any person
  • Subject matter that is overtly negative, shocking or depressing
  • Copyrighted material (unless we, Merchants, have received the rights to use from the photographer. Professional Photographers may provide images if they wish to give us rights to display the photo. We will even link back to your website!)
  • Anything that contains personally identifiable information
  • We reserve the right to omit any other images that are not acceptable by our standards

 You must be 18 years old.


The Merchants Bank of Sacramento, a division of Redding Bank of Commerce, may remove photos from our website and archives