Photo Submission Guidelines

Visual art has become an increasingly important part of our magazine and contributes meaningfully to our sense of what constitutes a story. We welcome any and all submissions of images that will speak to our readers and that offer aesthetic pleasure. 

Submit digital images under 10 MB via email as TIFF or JPG files to bschilling@cspnet.com.

You may also send JPG files on a CD or flash drive to us at:

CSP Business Media LLC
Attn: FoodService Director
1 Tower Lane, Suite 2000,
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Include with each image entry:

  • Your name
  • Operation name from the photo
  • Operation location
  • Email address

The photos we accept will be filed for possible future use in print or on foodservicedirector.com (the “Site”). Unfortunately, photos and disks cannot be returned.

Image Specifications

Digital photos must be high resolution and JPG or TIFF files only. This means 300 dpi at the size to be used. How a photo looks on your monitor screen has little bearing on its usability for print. Use this formula if you’re not sure: pixels divided by resolution = printable size. Thus, an image of 1600 by 1200 pixels—each divided by 300 dpi—gives a print size of about 5 by 4 inches. That would be just marginally large enough for most article illustrations, but unusable as a spread, centerfold or cover. We prefer photos as large as your camera can take them, so even with 5- or 8-megapixel cameras, shoot at the highest possible resolution.

Terms of Use

Your submission of photos constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions in these photo submission guidelines (“Photo Submission Guidelines”) and the Terms of Use. All submissions must be made in accordance with the Photo Submission Guidelines and the Terms of Use.  

Please click here to review our Terms of Use statement in its entirety.

Photo Submission/Use of Photos

Foodservice Director welcomes your photo submissions on this Site, but Foodservice Director does not seek to solicit any confidential or proprietary ideas, suggestions, materials or other information relating to developing, designing, redesigning, modifying, manufacturing or marketing its products or any new products. Excluding your personally identifiable information, which is subject to the Privacy Policy, any photo, images, data, text or other materials or content that you send or submit online to Foodservice Director or to business partners working on behalf of Foodservice Director, including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like ("Content"), shall be deemed nonconfidential and the property of Foodservice Director.

You agree that you are solely responsible for any Content that you submit, post or display on or through our Site. You represent and warrant that: (a) you own the Content that you submit to us or otherwise have the right to grant the license and rights set forth in these Photo Submission Guidelines and the Terms of Use; (b) you have the legal right and capacity to enter into and agree to the Terms of Use and these Photo Submission Guidelines; (c) you agree to pay all costs, fees or royalties owed by reason of the Content you submit to our Site; and (d) your submission of Content to or through our Site does not violate, misappropriate or infringe the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, privacy rights, copyrights, publicity rights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights.

If you submit photos or other Content to us, you hereby grant Foodservice Director a nonexclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use all submitted photographs and other Content in their submitted form, subject to re-sizing or re-formatting to fit the magazine format, for publication on the Foodservice Director Site for as long as the website exists. By submitting a photo or other Content, you represent and warrant that Foodservice Director may publish such Content, use it as part of its operations, and incorporate its concepts in Foodservice Director products without liability or compensation to you.

Please note that back issues of Foodservice Director may remain available in archives for as long as the Site exists. If an image or other Content is used as all or part of a cover to the magazine you hereby grant Foodservice Director magazine permission to use it for promotion on social media and other websites such as facebook.com and to put the Foodservice Director magazine logo on the image (if applicable).

Copyright Info

Photographs or other Content may not be submitted, downloaded, stored, printed, manipulated, distributed, or used in any form without prior written permission from the copyright holder. Works published on this Site are protected under domestic and international copyright laws and are not considered to be public domain. By submitting photos or other Content to our publication you are stipulating to us that you own the copyright to such Content or have permission from the copyright holder to submit such Content.

Should you, for any reason, wish your photographs or Content to be removed from the Site, we will make every effort to do so. Please see the Copyright Policy and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice section in our Terms of Use for more information. 

Please note that third parties such as educational institutions, search engines, automated data aggregators or individuals may download, save, store or archive this (or any other) website with or without our knowledge. Foodservice Director magazine will have no control over such downloading and subsequent use, and you therefore agree that Foodservice Director magazineis not liable or otherwise responsible for any such downloading or use.

Questions

Any questions regarding these Photo Submission Guidelines should be directed to the webmaster: cspinquire@cspnet.com.