The Anaconda Chamber of Commerce wants to feature you and your photos at the Chamber. Why? Because we are not photographers and can't accurately depict our gorgeous town, but you can.
There will be three category winners and a grand prize winner. All winners will be notified of their standings and will be featured at the Chamber of Commerce for a minimum of a year. This featuring will include a biography and contact information for people interested in buying prints, a $250 value.
Awards will be given to the top photo's highlighting our history, outdoor recreation, and events. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.
by January 15th at 12:00 AM. Please include your name, phone number, and when/ where the photograph was taken. You may enter an unlimited number of times.
Read below for the official rules and details:
Anaconda Chamber of Commerce Photo Contest Rules
The Anaconda Chamber of Commerce Photo Contest Rules (“Photo Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old. Chamber of Commerce Board Members, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.
The Photo Contest begins at 12:00am Mountain Time on December 2nd and ends at 12:00am Mountain Time on January 15, 2015 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.
WHAT TO ENTER
The Anaconda Chamber of Commerce is looking to showcase our beautiful town. We would like to feature our gorgeous outdoors, our history, and our events. We are looking for photos in these categories.
To ensure eligibility for the contest all entries must have a resolution of 6 million pixels or greater (6 megapixels) to be made available upon request. Please only submit web resolution files at the time of entry. Higher resolution files of 6 million pixels or greater (6 megapixels) will only be requested should an entry be preselected to be awarded a prize or an honorable mention. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.
Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single "High Dynamic Range" image are acceptable.
Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see "Your Rights" below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce upon request.
If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to The Anaconda Chamber of Commerce upon request.
Please do not include the following:
• Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's rights, including but not limited to copyright.
• Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content
• Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.
The Anaconda Chamber of Commerce shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.
HOW TO ENTER
. Please include your name, phone number, and when/ where the photograph was taken.
You may enter an unlimited number of times, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.
Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo).
Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance to the Chamber of Commerce. Judging will be conducted by a panel of Chamber of Commerce Board members (the “Panel”). The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and pick the following winners in the following categories:
1. Overall (4 winners. 1 Grand Winner, 3 winners of the categories)
1. Outdoors (1 winner): Showcases our beautiful outdoors
2. History (1 winner): Showcases our history
3. Events (1 winner): Showcases our events
3. Honorable Mentions: Photos we enjoyed and will showcase at the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce and in our media.
The winners and honorable mentions will be notified of their status by January 30th, 2016.
All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.
Anaconda Chamber of Commerce will notify the winner via the contact information provided at the time of entry.
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 in a random drawing of all remaining entries received. Only three (3) alternate potential winners may be contacted per category.
Anaconda Chamber of Commerce will award the following prizes.
One (1) Overall grand prize winner will receive:
• Exclusive Bragging rights.
• Photo displayed with a personal summary at the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce for at least one year and all free advertising that entails
• Photo displayed with brief summary on social media.
Three (3) Category winners will receive:
• Exclusive Bragging rights.
• Photo displayed with a personal summary at the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce for at least one year and all free advertising that entails.
• Photo displayed with brief summary on social media.
Honorable Mentions will receive
• Space in the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce for a personal summary and all free advertising that entails.
• Photo with photographer’s byline used on Anaconda Chamber of Commerce’s social media, website, and/or displays.
Your photographs help the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce showcase our community. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography.
You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit -- including ownership if applicable.
If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant The Anaconda Chamber of Commerce a royalty-free, nonexclusive right during the Photo Contest to:
• Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our mission.
• Use the photograph in Anaconda Chamber of Commerce’s 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, and annual report.
• Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
• Use the photograph for displays in the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce’s building.
• Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will and accessible to Anaconda Chamber of Commerce’s staff.
The Anaconda Chamber of Commerce will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption "Person's Name" when the full name is available.
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Photo Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY
Except where prohibited, you consent to Sponsor’s use of your name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.
You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Photo Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Montana. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Montana, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Montana or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Montana.
To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Anaconda Chamber of Commerce, 306 E Park, Anaconda, MT 59711. Requests must be received by January 30th, 2016.