Rules

OFFICIAL RULES “Popular Photography Readers’ Contest”

The Popular Photography Readers’ contest is sponsored by Popular Photographymagazine, a publication of Bonnier Corporation.

PRIZES: ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: $1,000 (A check or gift card valued at One Thousanddollars)
Seven (7) FIRST PRIZE CATEGORY WINNERS: $250 B&H Gift Card

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to individuals who are sixteen (16) yearsor older at time of entry, excluding residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, theprovince of Quebec, Sudan, Syria, and any other jurisdiction where this contest isprohibited. Employees of Bonnier Corporation and its parent companies,subsidiaries or agents, their immediate families (defined as parents, children,siblings, spouse and grandparents) and those domiciled with any of the foregoingare not eligible.
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited.This contest will be open from May 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011.
To enter electronically, visit our website athttp://www.popphoto.com/readerscontest2011. All information provided byentrant must be complete, true and correct. Submissions to the Contest must bereceived by midnight on September 30, 2011 in order to be eligible; entriesreceived after that date will be deemed ineligible to win. All submitted entriesbecome the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned;Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, illegible,or misdirected entries. Each entry must be submitted on an individual basis (i.e.,no team, joint, or corporate entries) and all components of the entry must be theoriginal creation of the submitting participant. Entries may not contain profanity,nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages, illegalmaterial, or material that violates the rights of third parties. Entries may notinclude confidential information, trade secrets, trademarks or copyrighted materialbelonging to any person or entity other than the participant absent a suitablelicense or permission agreement (proof of which is required). Entries containingany forbidden matter or material otherwise deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriatewill be disqualified. Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorizedaccount holder of the email address submitted at time of entry.

There is a Ten Dollar ($10) fee per photograph to enter the contest. Entrants mayenter as many times as he/she would like, for $10 per photograph. Entrants cansubmit images in any one of six (6) categories: "Action/Sports","Animals", "Cities/Architecture", "Landscape/Nature", "People", and "Objects".**All entrants will automatically be entered into the "People Choice" category."When submitting your photograph(s), please specify in whichcategory you are entering.
File Specifications: submissions should be in JPEG format. Your JPEGcompression must be set to maximum image quality.

In Photoshop, save your file via Save As, select JPEG for your image type and putthe quality slider to 12 (all the way to the right to 12.)
JUDGING:The judging will be done by editors of Popular Photography magazine. Entries willbe judged equally on creativity, technical expertise and aesthetic value. Entries willbe ranked in descending order. The decisions of the judges are final and binding inall respects.

Judging will be completed by October 10, 2011 and potential winners will benotified by phone on or before October 21, 2011. Sponsor reserves the right not toselect any winning submissions based upon the quantity or content of submissions.Potential winners will be required to sign and return a sworn Affidavit of Eligibilityand Liability and Publicity Release. If required documentation is not returnedwithin seven (7) business days of notification, or if notification is returned asundeliverable, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.PRIZE AWARDS: There will be one prize winner in each category, and oneGrand Prize winner for the overall contest. Winner will be featured in the January2012 issue of Popular Photography magazine. Prizes will be awarded within sixty(60) days after winner verification. No prize substitution or transfer is permitted,except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater valuefor any reason (including cash, at Sponsor’s discretion). All taxes and any otherincidental expenses on Prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner.

GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS: By entering, you represent that: (i) yourentry is your own original work; and (ii) you own or have the rights to convey anyand all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into theContest. By entering, you grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royaltyfreelicense to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future andotherwise use your submission, along with your name and likeness, in any and allmedia for any purpose, without further permission, notice or compensation (exceptwhere prohibited by law). By participating in the Contest, you agree to releaseSponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors,officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kindwhatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may besustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse ofany prize. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures,or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Contest,whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, humanor otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur inconnection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging ofentries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Contest-related materials, or thatmay limit prize fulfillment or a participant's ability to enter the Contest. Sponsorreserves the right to amend these official rules and to permanently disqualify fromthe Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules.PRIVACY: By entering, you agree that the information you provide may be sentto promotional partners of the Sponsor. You may be contacted by the Sponsorand/or promotional partners with future promotional offers. Informationprovided by you to participate in this Contest is subject to the privacy policies ofthe Sponsor.

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