Elbow River Watershed Partnership Announces Its Canada 150 Photo Contest

Purpose

The ERWP is celebrating Canada 150 by holding a photo contest in 2017. Our goal is to showcase the best photographs of the Elbow River watershed, including the river itself, wildlife, recreation, natural history, environment, culture and people. Each image should convey something evocative about the watershed and what the watershed means to you.

Entry Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

We require your submitted digital image and completed entry form by October 31, 2017.

 

Selection Process

All entries will be considered by a panel of judges appointed by the ERWP. The finalists will be announced in the ERWP’s December 2017 newsletter.

What to Submit

Your digital submission must be no larger than 2 MB. The photograph may originate in any format, but must be submitted in .jpg format. Information supplied must include the location and date of photograph (does not have to be taken in 2017) and details of the subject matter. Please include your name and name of the photo in the filename. A completed entry form must accompany the photograph.

Who Can Submit

This contest is open to all who have an interest in the Elbow River Watershed.

How to Submit/Entry Period

The digital photograph and completed entry form must be submitted between Tuesday, May 23, 2017 and Tuesday, October 31, 2017, by emailing both to coordinator@erwp.org with the subject line “2017 Photo Contest.” You may submit more than one photograph, each with a separate entry form.

Click here to download the entry form

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to one Grand Prize Winner and two Runners-Up, plus five Honorable Mentions.

Rules and Regulations

General

These Rules and Regulations are final on all matters relating to ERWP’s Photo Contest. By applying, all entrants agree to be bound by these Rules and Regulations.

Sponsor

The sponsor of the contest is the Elbow River Watershed Partnership, Mail Code #64, PO Box 2100, Calgary AB T2P 2M5.

Eligibility

This contest is open to all who have an interest in the Elbow River Watershed.  Participation in the contest constitutes entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to abide by these contest Rules and Regulations and the ERWP’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the contest.

Personal Information

Any personal information obtained from contest entrants by the ERWP will only be used by the ERWP for contest administration and in connection with the publication of winning photographs, and not shared with any third party. Your privacy is respected.

Format of Photographs for Submission

Your digital submission must be no larger than 2 MB. The photograph may originate in any format, but must be submitted in .jpg format. Information supplied must include the location and date of photograph (does not have to be taken in 2017) and details of the subject matter. Please include your name and name of the photo in the filename. A completed entry form must accompany the photograph.

Copyright Notice

With regard to any photograph submitted to this contest, the owner of the photo’s copyright retains all copyright. By submitting any photograph to the contest, you grant (or warrant that the owner of such materials expressly grants) the ERWP a world-wide, royalty-free, irrevocable and non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, adapt, transmit, communicate, publicly display and perform, distribute and create compilations and derivate works or merchandise from any such submitted photograph to promote the contest. You represent and warrant that you have the right to grant the license set out above. In the event copyright of any photograph submitted by an eligible entrant belongs to a minor, permission to enter the photo in the contest, reprint, publish, or otherwise reproduce the images, as described above, must have been obtained, in writing, from the child’s parent or guardian prior to entry of the photograph in the contest. Proof of such permission must be provided to the ERWP immediately upon request.

Your Rights

You retain all rights to any photograph you submit, including ownership if applicable. If you submit a photograph to the contest, you grant the ERWP a royalty-free, non-exclusive right during the photo contest to display the photo on the ERWP website. If you are a contest winner, you grant the ERWP a royalty-free, non-exclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our mission

 Use the photograph in our internal and external communications materials including but not limited to web sites and web publications, fact sheets, fund raising publications, advertising, multimedia, presentation and membership services, annual report and the ERWP newsletter

 Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for watershed-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, membership premiums, and the like

 Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name in promotions and other publications

 Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in the ERWP photo library and accessible to our staff  

All photographs will be credited with your name

Privacy and Publicity

The information you provide when you enter is provided to the ERWP. Except where prohibited, you consent to the ERWP’s use of your name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

Deadlines

Submissions will be accepted between Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 and Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.

Judging

All submitted photographs will be judged by a panel of three judges, appointed by the ERWP. Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance to the Elbow River watershed. The judges will evaluate all valid entries and pick the winners as follows:

One Grand Prize Winner and two Runners-Up

Five Honorable Mentions

All judging decisions are final.

Responsibility

The ERWP is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software or any e-mail, online or internet entry lost due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion.

Potential Winner Requirements

Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, including proof of age, and liability/publicity release within 14 days. If a potential winner is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her behalf. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place.

Prizes

Grand Prize Winner: a framed print of your photograph; a signed copy of Mountains to Metropolis: The Elbow River Watershed; your photograph included in 2018 ERWP Calendar; mention on the ERWP website and in the ERWP December 2017 newsletter

Two Runners-Up: a signed copy of Mountains to Metropolis: The Elbow River Watershed; an official ERWP hat; your photograph included in 2018 ERWP Calendar; mention on the ERWP website and in the ERWP December 2017 newsletter

Five Honorable Mentions: an official ERWP hat; your photograph included in 2018 ERWP Calendar; mention on the ERWP website and in the ERWP December 2017 newsletter

Questions:

If you have questions about the contest, please contact Flora Giesbrecht, our ERWP coordinator, at coordinator@erwp.org.

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Many thanks to the following Prize Contributors for the Canada 150 Photo Contest!

Art Country Canada
Branded Visuals
Diane Coleman, author of 'Mountains to Metropolis:The Elbow River Watershed'

 

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