ACU Photo Contest

Have you entered Assiniboine Credit Union’s (ACU) 2019 photo contest for inclusion in our 2020 calendar? The deadline for entries is July 31, 2019. Submit up to two of your best photos for a chance to have one featured in the ACU 2020 Calendar. Please see the rules, guidelines, regulations and disclaimers of the Calendar contest (the “Rules”) set out below for information on how to enter.

Contest Rules

  • The contest is open to all ACU members.
  • We are looking for photos showing environmental sustainablility in Winnipeg and Manitoba. Photos of people or pets will not be accepted.
  • Limit of two photo entries per entrant.
  • Each entry is free of charge.
  • All entries not respecting the theme or the technical/authorship requirements set out in these Rules will not be allowed entry into the contest.
  • We will be awarding prizes of $100 to each of the fourteen (14) entrants selected to have their photos featured in the ACU 2020 Calendar.
  • Notwithstanding that each entrant may enter up to 2 photos; each entrant may only win once in the ACU 2019 Photo Contest.
  • Winners will also receive photo credit in the calendar and 5 free ACU 2020 Calendars to share with family and friends.
  • Board members and staff of ACU, and their immediate family members, are not eligible to participate in the contest.

Submission Guidelines

  • Entries will be accepted by e-mail only. Attach your photo with the required information, and send it to to enter the contest.
  • All entries must be received by 11:59 pm CDT on July 31, 2019. No entries received after this time will be considered.
  • By entering the contest and submitting a photo, each entrant represents that he/she is the sole owner of the photo submitted and no other party has any intellectual property or other creative rights or claims in respect of the photo submitted.
  • Each digital photo entry must be:
    • No smaller than 2000 X 1500 pixels (3 megapixels, approximately 9 MB in RGB mode);
    • High resolution with no dust particles nor blurry and/or out of focus;
    • In horizontal/landscape format;
    • Photos may be either colour or black-and-white.
    • Format should be in JPEG, PNG or GIF.
    • In an unaltered and unenhanced state except for basic cropping or color correction. The content and context of the image should in no way be altered or enhanced;
    • If your photo is selected but is pre-digital or of insufficient resolution for the purposes of the ACU 2020 Calendar, we may ask that you bring it in to be professionally scanned.
  • All of the following information must be provided in the email to which the digital photo entry is attached:
    • Your Name and Age (and the name of a parent or guardian if you are a minor)
    • Your Address and Telephone Number
    • Where the photo was taken (location)
    • When the photo was taken (month and year)
    • What is in the photo (content)
    • Photo title
    • Branch of choice (the branch where your five ACU 2020 Calendars will be picked up from if your photo is selected)


  • By entering the contest, an entrant is deemed to have read and agreed with all Rules of the contest. ACU reserves the right to rule on any issue(s) not covered by these Rules. In the event that an entrant should disagree with any decision made by ACU, the entrant’s sole remedy is to withdraw his or herentry prior to the deadline for entries. All related expenses incurred shall be borne solely by the entrant. No entries may be withdrawn after the deadline for entries has passed.
  • An entrant is entirely responsible for all entry-related costs, including but not limited to purchase or renting of equipment, use of computer systems, transmission fees, etc. ACU is not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur during the sending of entries via the Internet or for any problems or damages experienced by the entrant due to forces beyond the control of ACU, such as but not limited to troubles relating to computer networks, computer virus infections or unauthorized computer access. ACU is also not responsible for any unfortunate or unwelcome occurrences and/or damages that may befall entrants as a result of entering the contest.
  • An entrant must possess the exclusive rights to each entered photo and is responsible for having obtained any necessary permissions relating to the subject and/or subject matter of the photo. ACU is not responsible for any claims or complaints against infringement of rights or damages from third parties relating to the subject and/or subject matter of entries, and the entrant agrees to indemnify and hold ACU harmless in such cases. A photograph which displays an identified or identifiable person may infringe on such person’s right of privacy or may disclose such person’s personal information. An entrant shall use due care to avoid any infringement of personal rights including but not limited to obtaining necessary permission from such person to the use of his or her name or likeness prior to entering the photo in the contest.

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