Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Photography Contest 2009Published by Dave Kile [davekile] on 09/17/2009 (4019 reads)
We have some fantastic anglers on this site and many who have shared some wonderful images from their fly fishing experiences. Whether photography is your passion, your hobby, or just an occasional pastime, we invite you to participate in the PaFlyFish.com photo contest, recognizing the beauty and character of Fly Fishing in Pennsylvania.
Winning photos will be displayed on the PaFlyFish.com home page on a rotating basis and possibly entered into the PaFlyFish.com Pennsylvania Fly Fishing 2010 Calendar.
Both amateur and professional photographers are welcome to participate. Photos must be submitted in digital format; see contest rules for details.
Each participant may submit one photograph in total. All images must be digitally uploaded. You can upload your images at the photo section.
Select the “2009 Photo Contest” Category when submitting your photograph.
Start Date: July 8 at 12:00 AM, EST End Date: October 31, at 12:00 PM EST. We’re not responsible for errors that may terminate the contest early so enter soon.
More and Contest Rules Contest Rules
Sorry for the length and this is intended to be fun, but most all questions can be answered by reading the rules and directions below.
No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win
To enter, you must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. PaFlyFish.com employees, moderators and their immediate family members are not eligible. All photos must be taken in Pennsylvania within the last three years. The photo subject must be relevant to Pennsylvania Fly Fishing.
How to Enter
Digital photos may be submitted online only. You must register on the PalyFish.com website. Previously uploaded photographs can be resubmitted. You can upload your images in the photo section.
Select the “2009 Photo Contest” Category when submitting your photograph. Entries must be received by the deadline (see above). Digital images will not be returned. No mail or postal entries accepted.
Minor digital enhancement is permitted, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.
* No borders or frames may be added to images.
* No watermarks, signatures, or copyright notices may be added to images. All winning images will be displayed with the photographer's name.
Entries must be digital JPEG images and images should be 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72PPI. Please read the specific guidelines for submitting prints and digital images. Winning entries may be requested to provide larger available images.
Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality, and effectiveness in conveying the beauty and/or unique character of Pennsylvania Fly Fishing.
Judges will select a first, second and third place winning photos. In addition, one or more honorable mention winners may be selected, at the discretion of the judging panel. Winners will be announced on the website and notified approximately 1-2 weeks after the contest deadline by website private messaging and email using the information provided in your PaFlyFish website registration. Winning photographs, along with the photographer's name, email address (optional) and information about the photo, will be displayed on the PaFlyFish.com website. No financial compensation is provided to winners.
Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Do not submit a photo taken by someone other than yourself. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Your submission of the photo and entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo.
Photo Subject Restrictions
We cannot accept photos that contain any nudity. PaFlyFish.com retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content. Winners will be selected based on several criteria including, originality, theme, technical & artistic details, story, and visual impact. Notified winning photos containing recognizable people must be able to provide a signed model release to be announced as a winner.
Photographers retain the copyright to their photographs. By entering the contest, photographers agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on the PaFlyFish.com website without any fee or other form of compensation, and agree that PaFlyFish.com may display winning photos in a "past winners" photo gallery, and may make and retain copies of the photograph for archival purposes. Posted photos will be subject to the PaFlyFish.com website photo use policy. Photos will be credited to the photographer named in the entry form. Entries (including non-winning entries) may be selected for display or use in PaFlyFish.com web pages. Your entry to the contest constitutes your agreement to allow your photographs — and your name, city and state of residence — to be published as selected award winners in all materials related to the contest and to be published or used on websites owned or operated by Dave Kile and PaFlyFish.com; and used for promotions of the website including, but not limited to, exhibitions, a photo calendar, a compilation book or electronic collection of photographs, online photo features, and web pages providing information, updates, rules and photography and fly fishing tips. Entrants retain Copyright ownership and all other rights to future use of their photographs. PaFlyFish.com shall have the right to verify, in their sole judgment, winner eligibility.
Additional Terms and Conditions
PaFlyFish.com is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Furthermore, PaFlyFish.com is not responsible for: (i) lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or late entries or (ii) any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries. PaFlyFish.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or any portion of this contest without notice if factors beyond PaFlyFish.com's control, including technical difficulties, disrupt or corrupt the fair or secure administration or operation of the contest. Void where prohibited. PaFlyFish.com is entitled to interpret these rules as needed and its decisions are final. PaFlyFish.com reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that PaFlyFish.com has reason to believe is not the original work of entrant, or does not otherwise meet the contest rules. If a winner is disqualified or determined to be ineligible, an alternate winner will be selected using the same judging process/criteria described above. Alternate winners are subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.
By participating in the contest, you agree to release and hold harmless PaFlyFish.com, Dave Kile and its moderators, judges, employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this contest, including infringement of intellectual property rights. PaFlyFish.com, Dave Kile and its moderators, judges, employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind arising in whole or in part from this contest.
All federal, state, and local taxes, fees and surcharges on prize packages are the sole responsibility of the winners. Winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form. Return of any prize and/or prize notification as undeliverable or failure of any entrant to comply with any Official Rules may result in disqualification. There are no prize substitutions allowed.
If, for any reason, PaFlyFish.com reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Contest without compensation to any participant.
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