The Westchester County Amateur Photo Contest
The Greenburgh Public Library Foundation
Agreement Form and Contest Rules and Regulations
The contest is open to amateurs only. A professional is defined as one whose primary
source of income (50%) or more results from his/herphotographic work.
Only Westchester County residents are eligible to enter the contest. No Greenburgh
Public Library employee or immediate family member,member of the Greenburgh
Public Library Foundation, member of the Friends ofthe Greenburgh Library, or member
of the Howard & Ruth Jacobs family are eligible to enter the contest.
Submissions will be accepted via e-mail from March 15, 2013 through March 31, 2013.
This is an open competition. Limit one (1) submission per person. Submissions of more
than one photograph per person will be disqualified. The size of the photo and frame
must be stated in the submission and must meet the size requirements detailed below.
Submissions should be e-mailed to email@example.com must be
submitted in JPEG format.
Selected photographs will be displayed in the Library’s Howard and Ruth Jacobs Family
Gallery from May 2, 2013 through June 13, 2013. Contest winners will be announced at
a reception on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Photographs selected for the contest will be judgedfrom May 2, 2013 through May 9,
2013. The judge’s decisions are final.
There will be two categories, an adult category anda high school student category.
Contestants must indicate which category they are entering when they e-mail in
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
|Adult Contest||High School Students Contest|
|First Prize: $500||Winners Prize: $150|
|Second Prize: $200||Second Prize: $100|
|Third Prize: $100||Third Prize: $50|
There will be a $10 entry fee only for those photographs selected for the adult category of
the contest, payable with delivery of the photograph to the Library. There will be no fee
for the high school student category. Fee is payable only by cash or check. Checks
should be made out to the Greenburgh Public LibraryFoundation.
Each selected photo must have the contestants name,address, and phone number clearly
printed directly on the back of each submission. Contestants must submit a signed entry
form with entry fee and photograph.
The minimum size of the photographs will be 11” X 14”. The maximum size of the
submission including the outer frame is to be 30” X24”. Only original photos taken by
the artist in 2012 or 2013 will be accepted. All photos must be framed in glass with wire
on the back. Submissions must have a white matte and a simple black frame, maximum
frame width of 1”. Wooden frames are not permitted. Photographs must be suitable to a
family environment. Photos where another piece of artwork is the main focus of the
photo will not be accepted.
All images must be submitted by the original contestant. By submitting an image, the
contestant represents and warrants that:
a. The contestant is the sole and exclusive owner of the image and has the right to
license such image as provided herein.
b. To the best of the contestant’s knowledge the imagedoes not infringe any
copyright, trademark right, or right of privacy or publicity, and does not defame
any third party.
It is the responsibility of the contestant to obtain written or verbal release for public use
of any submitted photo from all persons in the photograph submitted. The photographer
accepts all liability from the use of a photo wherethis release has not been obtained. The
Greenburgh Public Library, the Greenburgh Public Library Foundation and the Town of
Greenburgh (heretofore know as The Parties) are not responsible or liable for legal
implications resulting in the publication of any submitted photo. The Partiesare not
responsible for any damage or theft to any entry.
Contest winners will be asked to grant to the Partiesfor their photograph and their name
to be used for promotional purposes online, in print, and all other media for editorial,
advertising, and promotional purposes in connectionwith the contest without payment or
additional compensation unless prohibited by law. By giving permission, you grant to
the Partiesa non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license touse your photograph
exclusively limited to promoting the photography contest in the current year, as well as in
the future. Also by entering the contest, you agree to release and hold harmless the
Partiesfrom any and all liability for any injuries, loss,claim, action, demand, or damage
of any kind arising from or in connection with the contest or contest prize.
The Partiesreserve the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or
suspend the contest.
At the contests end photos must be picked up at theLibrary by Saturday, July 13, 2013.
The Partiesretain the right to discard any submission not picked up by the set date.
I have read and understand the contest rules and regulations. The submission of my
photograph, along with my signature below, indicates my acceptance of all rules,
regulations, and releases associated with the contest.
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