In just a few days, our 3rd annual photo contest will begin. There are three categories for participants to enter: Performance, Artistic, and Humorous. One winner will be chosen from each category receiving $50 in store credit. A grand prize winner will be chosen, overall, receiving a $200 in store credit. The winners will also be featured in the Kennedy Violins blog and monthly newsletter. Click here to check out last year’s winners.
To enter, you may post the picture on our Facebook page or e-mail it to us at email@example.com. The Photo Contest Rules are listed below. Feel free to e-mail or call us if you have any questions.
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Photo Contest Rules
Kennedy Violins, Inc. 3rd Annual Photo Contest begins June 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2013, at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest.
Who may enter:
Any resident of the United States of America or Canada (participants under 18 must have additional waiver signed by a parent or guardian)—except for individuals affiliated with the Kennedy Violins, Inc., including employees, interns, volunteers, and their immediate families (children, siblings and spouses) and others living in their households—are eligible. Kennedy Violins, Inc. will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion.
What to enter:
The Photo Contest categories are drawn from those subjects of special interest to Kennedy Violins, Inc.
The three categories are:
Performance-the photo must feature a group or soloist performing or doing something connected to performance (i.e. tuning, warming up, etc.).
Artistic-The subject of the photo should be artistic while still featuring a stringed instrument.
Humorous-This category is for more light-hearted entries.
Cropped photos are eligible in all categories. We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable. If the judges determine that a photographer has altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to disqualify it.
For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to Kennedy Violins upon request.
Photographs that have won any other contests or have been published in magazines and newspapers are not eligible. We define winning as having won a grand prize or 1st place in a single category. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.
How to enter:
Please submit photographs through our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KennedyViolins or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail. Submit no more than three (3) photographs per category. We do not accept more than one contestant per e-mail address. You must indicate the category to submit your annual contest entry to the monthly competition.
High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format. Files submitted may not be larger than 2,048k (2Mb).
Kennedy Violins, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify incomplete entries and/or contestants who are unable to submit the correct format.
By entering the contest, entrants grant the Kennedy Violins, Inc. a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly and all other standard Smithsonian purposes. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. Kennedy Violins, Inc. will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
All entries must be received through the Kennedy Violins, Inc web site by 11:59PM Pacific Time on June 30, 2013.
Judging of the annual contest will be conducted by a panel of experts selected by Kennedy Violins, Inc. Winning photographs will be announced on kennedyviolins.com in July 2013. Decisions of the judges will be final.
The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Kennedy Violins, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. Decisions of Kennedy Violins, Inc. will be final.
One grand prize winner and three honorable mention prize winners will be selected from all eligible entrants.
The grand prize winner will receive: $200 store credit
The 1st place prize winners in each category will receive: $50 store credit
Winners must sign a release and license and will be responsible for paying any taxes they may owe on a prize.