Seeing Manitoba through your eyes: ACU Photo Contest

Have you entered Assiniboine Credit Union's (ACU) 2018 Manitoba Calendar contest? The deadline for entries is August 31, 2017. Take your best shot and enter up to two of your photos for a chance to have one featured in the ACU 2018 Calendar.

Contest Rules

  • The contest is open to all ACU members.
  • We are looking for photos of Manitoba landscapes and scenery. 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 below will not be allowed entry into the contest.
  • We are looking for 14 photos and, in light of Canada's 150 birthday, we will be awarding prizes of $150 to the entrants selected to have their photos featured in the ACU 2018 Calendar. Notwithstanding that each entrant may enter up to 2 photos, each entrant may only win once. Winners will also receive photo credit in the calendar and 5 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 and send it to marketing@assiniboine.mb.ca to enter the contest.
  • All entries must be received by 11:59 pm CDT on August 31, 2017. No entries received after this time will be considered.
  • An entrant must be the photographer and owner of the photo entered in the contest. An entrant represents this to ACU by entering the contest.
  • 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
  • All of the following information must be submitted with 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)
    • Photo title

Selection Process and Notification

  • Entries will be judged by anonymous delegates of ACU based on the artistic and technical quality of the photograph in the opinion of such delegates. The delegates' decisions will be final and binding.
  • ACU will announce the winners during the week of September 22, 2017, by publication on ACU's website. By entering the contest, an entrant consents to publication of his/her name and photo on ACU's website for this purpose.
  • Only winners will be contacted directly.
  • Winning photos will be used in the ACU 2018 Calendar and to promote ACU's 2019 calendar photo contest, and for such other purposes as ACU may determine.
  • By entering the contest, the entrant is deemed to have agreed that if his/her photo is selected as a winner, ACU will have exclusive rights to use and publish the selected photo at any time and from time to time, without any compensation to the entrant other than the $150 prize award. Entrants also agree that ACU has the right but not the obligation to publish the names and likenesses of the contest winners as the photographers of the winning photos.
  • Without requirement to do so, ACU may, as a condition of the prize award, require a written license and waiver from the winner related to winner's rights in the photo.

Disclaimers

  • By entering the contest, an entrant is deemed to have read and agreed with all rules and conditions of the contest. ACU reserves the right to rule on any issue(s) not covered by these rules and disclaimers. In the event that an entrant should disagree with any decision made by ACU, the entrant's sole remedy is to withdraw his or her entry 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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