Photo Comp - Contest Rules

Photo Comp - Contest Rules

By submitting your photo, you are consenting to the contest rules and grant the Town of Qualicum Beach the following:

  • A royalty-free, non-exclusive right, in perpetuity, to use, edit, publish, transmit and distribute the submitted photo(s) and information provided throughout the world in any type of media. (The Town shall not be responsible for any subsequent unauthorized use of the image(s) submitted by the entrants);
  • The right to scale, crop or alter the color of the submitted image(s) for publication purposes; and
  • Consent to use your name in connection with the contest.
In addition:
  • Photos must be taken within The Town of Qualicum Beach boundaries within a year of the date of entry.
  • Only digital photos will be accepted. Preferred file formats include .png or .jpeg.
  • All shots must be high resolution, a minimum of 300 dpi, and a maximum file size of 8 MB. If not received in high enough quality, the photo will be disqualified.
  • Participants do not have to be Town residents.
  • Photographers must submit a signed model release form for all identifiable people in the photos.
  • Photographers under the age of 19 must submit signed authorization to participate from a parent or legal guardian.
  • Photographers will not be credited or compensated for use of the photographs.
  • The Town reserves the right to refuse entries considered to be inappropriate or unsuitable.
  • Your submission is your acknowledgement of, and agreement to, the terms and conditions of the contest, and that you have the rights to the photo you have entered.
  • Submitted photos will not be returned, and will become the sole property of the Town of Qualicum Beach.
  • The Town of Qualicum Beach may provide these photographs to a third party for similar uses and purposes.
  • Town employees (and family members) and council members may submit photos but are not eligible for prizes.
  • Photos must not be currently held in copyright by any individual or organization, have not been used for commercial purposes and must be previously unpublished work.
  • There will be one prize awarded per submission category.
  • Each photographer can submit up to 5 images per category, but cannot collect more than 1 prize.
  • The winners of the four categories will be selected by a selection panel before December 8, 2021. All decisions of the panel are final. The winner will be announced on December 8, 2021.

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