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PHOTO CONTEST RULES

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OCVT Spring 2017 Photo Contest Terms and Rules

Below are the terms, rules and submission instructions for the OCVT Spring 2017 Photo Contest. By submitting a photo to the contest you agree to all of the below terms.

To enter, email your photo to PhotoContest@theoutdoorclub.org with the following information along with the attached photo[s]
  • Your Full Name
  • Preferred contact Email address
  • A description of the photo[s] (title, time, place, etc)

Competition open to all photographers aged 18 or over.

Maximum 3 entries per person.

Each image can only be entered once.

The image must be taken after January 1st 2017

Images must be submitted by April 15th 2017

You must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all images entered. Source material or proof of permission to use must be made available on request.

'The Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech' (OCVT) does not accept any liability for the publication of unlawfully reproduced images.

All images should show something in line with the tenets of the outdoor club – ex an activity, wildlife, landscapes, plants, sports, or other outdoorsy picture. The photos are *not* required to have a Virginia Tech theme or be taken on an OCVT trip but preference may be given to those that are.

Computer-generated or excessively altered images will not be accepted. Images should have only minor digital editing or correction performed. Artwork and illustrations will not be accepted. "Stitch photos" or panoramas are not prohibited but may be deemed invalid on a per case basis.

Images should be submitted as jpgs or jpeg plus a raw file if available. The submission should be original or "full" size though it may be cropped.

Images should be free of watermarks or copyright information.

OCVT takes no responsibility for corrupted, late, incomplete or invalid entries.

By entering your image, you grant OCVT the non-exclusive right to reproduce it for any purpose at any time in any media. For example, we may use your images on the website, in social media or on print material such as posters, pamphlets or calendars.

The winners consent to the use of their image, name and/or photograph in any publicity carried out by OCVT, without further compensation.

The winning image[s] will be judged by OCVT officers and the finalists voted on publically. OCVT reserves the right to override member votes or withhold prizes if the quality of submissions is insufficient or such action is otherwise deemed necessary.

All OCVT decisions concerning the contest are final, appeals will not be entertained.

Winner announcements will be made via club email broadcast and posted to the website. OCVT reserves the right to choose whether or not to contact the winners directly and holds no responsibility for lost or misdirected communications.

Any prizes for the competition will only be distributed via local pickup at OCVT Meetings or via a club officer. If a satisfactory arrangement for pickup cannot be made OCVT reserves the right to retain any prizes or re-distribute them as it sees fit.