Photography Contest

2024 Official Contest Rules

 

Summary

Entry Period

Lakeland Booster Club's 2024 Photography Awards Contest (the “Contest”) begins on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 12 p.m. (noon) Pacific Standard Time (PST), and ends on Friday, April 26, 2024 at 12 p.m. (noon) PST (the “Contest Entry Period”). Entry into this Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules.

Sponsor

Lakeland Booster Club, PO Box 818, Rathdrum ID. 83858

Who May Enter

Lakeland Booster Club's 2024 Photography Awards Contest is open to all currently enrolled Lakeland High School students as of the date of Submission. Participants between the ages of 13 and 17 years old must have their parent/legal guardian’s permission to enter, who must complete the participant’s registration on behalf of the child as detailed herein. Eligible individuals (the “Entrant” or “You”) may submit up to two Photographs that depict high school life.

Eligible Photographs

To be eligible to win a prize, all submitted Photographs must depict high school life and contain something identifiable in the photo as Lakeland High School (i.e., the word 'Lakeland' is visible, or a Hawk logo, etc.). AI-generated images are not eligible. Normal processing of the original file is acceptable. That includes:

Photographs that have been digitally or otherwise altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified. That includes:

You will be required to provide Lakeland Booster Club with original image files (RAW, jpg, etc.) in the timeframe provided upon request (generally within 7 days). Judges will determine whether changes to an image are significant enough to disqualify an entry. Failure to provide original files may result in the disqualification of the Photograph at Lakeland Booster Club’s sole discretion. Any entrant that contacts a judge (not the general photo contest email account) while the competition is open or during the judging phase may be disqualified. The decision by the Sponsor to disqualify any Submission is final.

Ethical Photography

Lakeland Booster Club encourages every photographer to practice responsible photography. A Photograph that appears to the Sponsor or Judges to reflect one of the following situations is not eligible for Submission and, if submitted, will be disqualified at Lakeland Booster Club's sole discretion. That includes:

Judges will consider focal length, crop factor, and other variables to decide whether an image was ethically obtained. Judges’ decisions are final.

How to Enter

There are two steps to enter:

Physical Copy:

To enter, you must submit one physical 8.5 x 11" printed photo (matte or glossy both equally accepted), to Mr. Dunn before the submission deadline. A copy of the Contest Entry Form must accompany each submission.

Electronic Copy:

Submit one electronic copy of the photo via email to lakelandboosters@gmail.com, also with a completed Contest Entry Form, for each entry. Electronic photographs submitted MUST be saved in the JPG format.

Note that additional information you provide at entry, such as the camera, equipment, location of Photograph, subject of Photograph, and the story behind the Photograph, may be taken into consideration when assessing compliance with our ethical guidelines.

Both the physical and electronic submissions must be turned in properly before the submission deadline.

Judging

Judging will be conducted by a panel of judges to be appointed by the Sponsor. Judges will score eligible Photographs using the following criteria: a) Technical Quality (33 percent); b) Originality (33 percent); and c) Artistic Merit (34 percent). The prize will be awarded as follows: a) One Grand Prize to the highest-scoring Photograph.

In the event of a tie for any prize, the Judges will use the Artistic Merit score of each tied Photograph to rank the Photographs. The Photograph with the highest Artistic Merit score will be the winner of that prize. If there continues to be a tie after the Artistic Merit scores are compared in determining a Grand Prize, the Judges will compare and rank the Technical Quality scores, and then the Originality scores, in that order. If there continues to be a tie after the Artistic Merit scores are compared, the Judges will compare and rank the Originality scores. If the scores of the Photographs are still tied for a prize category, the Sponsor will assemble a separate panel of judges who will review the tied Photographs using the above criteria. The decisions of the Judges and the Sponsor will be final. Winners will be contacted and confirmed by email, and/or telephone on or about May 15, 2024 and required to complete and return the Releases/Declaration as detailed in the Prizes section below.

Prizes

There is one Grand Prize available to be won: 

1. Grand Prize: There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won of $150.00 USD 

Winners will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and Publicity (together, the “Releases”), where permitted, and return the Releases, properly executed, to Lakeland Booster Club within seven (7) days of being notified.  Sponsor may disqualify any winner who fails to respond to the prize notification or fails to return the Releases within the seven-day period and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, select an alternate winner. If any Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, a winner declines their Prize, or a winner fails to comply with any of these Official Rules, that winner will be disqualified and the entrant with the next-highest scoring Photograph in that Division may be deemed the potential winner for such Prize.  

Winners are responsible for the payment of any taxes on Prizes.

Prizes will be awarded within 45 days of each winner being confirmed.

Prize Conditions

All expenses related to the acceptance or use of any Prize is the sole responsibility of the Prize winner.

Prizes are not assignable, transferable and may not be substituted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value at its discretion. Any other incidental expenses on Prize not specified herein are the sole responsibility of each winner. Once a Prize has been delivered to the winner’s residence, the Prize is considered awarded.

General Conditions

By submitting a Photograph to the 2024 Lakeland Booster Club Photography Awards Contest, entrants and the parent/legal guardian of any Youth entrant agree to the following:

1. You represent and warrant that: a) You are the sole and exclusive author and owner of the Photograph and all rights therein; b) You have the full and exclusive right, power, and authority to submit the Photograph and to grant Lakeland Booster Club the rights granted herein, including a worldwide copyright license, upon the terms and conditions set herein; c) No rights in the Photograph have been previously granted to any person, firm, corporation or other entity, or otherwise encumbered such that the prior grant would limit or interfere with the rights granted to the Sponsor herein; d) No part of the Photograph has been published by Lakeland Booster Club, including any portion of Lakeland Booster Club's website (www.lakelandboosterclub.com) (except Photos published by you on Lakeland Booster Club's social media platforms may be submitted) and, e) No part of your Photograph defames or invades the privacy or publicity rights of any person, living or decreased, or otherwise infringes upon any third party’s copyright, trademark or other personal or property rights.

2. You acknowledge that: a) Sponsor has the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Photograph at any time if they determine that the Photograph is offensive, inappropriate, or contrary to the Sponsor’s reputation, or that you or your Photograph have not complied with any of the Official Rules; b) Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected, incomplete, lost, late, undelivered, inaccurate, illegible, or delayed Submissions, for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, for human, mechanical, typographical, printing, electronic, or network errors, for errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of Submissions, the announcement of prizes, or any other errors, any of which may limit or affect your ability to participate in the Contest; c) Sponsor has the right to modify, suspend or cancel the Contest in the event that it becomes infected by a computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired, and to suspend the Contest, modify the Contest to address the impairment then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules, and/or cancel the Contest in its entirety should tampering, unauthorized access, fraud, technical failures, acts of God, epidemics, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the Contest. If the Contest is suspended, Sponsor may select winners from the set of all non-suspect, eligible Submissions received up to the date of cancellation using the judging procedure outlined above; d) You may be disqualified from entering the Contest if it is determined by the Sponsor that you engaged in false or deceptive acts; e) Mass entries generated by script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified; f) By entering the Contest, you are not creating a confidential or fiduciary relationship with the Sponsor; g) Sponsor may itself create other artwork, receive Submissions from other Entrants for this Contest, or receive Photographs from third parties in connection with Sponsor’s customary business that are similar or identical to your Photograph in theme, idea, format or other respects.  You waive any and all claims you may have now or may have in the future that your Photographs are substantially similar in theme, idea or format to any Photographs or other artwork in Sponsor’s possession; and, h) Sponsor and its designees have the right, unless prohibited under law, to use your name, city and state of residence, voice, picture and likeness, without compensation, notification or approval, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the Sponsor’s goods and services and publicizing the Contest, in any manner or medium, now or hereafter known, worldwide and in perpetuity.

3. If any Photograph in your Submission contains any material or elements not owned by you, or which are subject to the rights of third parties, you are responsible, prior to submitting the Photograph, for obtaining any and all releases necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Photograph in all the manners contemplated by these Official Rules, including, without limitation, permission to use the name and likeness of any person who appears or is identifiable in the Photograph. You may be required to provide proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Lakeland Booster Club, and if you fail to provide such proof within seven days of request by Lakeland Booster Club, your Photograph will be disqualified.

4. You irrevocably grant to Lakeland Booster Club a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license to use the Photograph in any manner related to the Contest, including all associated use, reproduction, distribution, sublicense, derivative works, and commercial and non-commercial exploitation rights in any and all media now known or hereafter invented, including, but not limited to: a) all Lakeland Booster Club websites and blogs related to the Contest; b) any slideshows, brochures, newsletters, articles, reports, calendars and publications related to the Contest; c) solicitations for the Contest; d) promotions and communications related to the Contest; and e) physical and digital galleries and exhibitions of Submissions, including, but not limited to, exhibitions of Contest Submissions and/or Prize winners at Lakeland Booster Club offices. You may be required to execute any documents necessary to perfect such rights in the Sponsor.

5. You hereby release Lakeland Booster Club, its subsidiaries, affiliates and divisions, and its respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, loss or damage arising from or in connection with your participation or attempt to participate in the Contest, and/or the awarding, receipt, use or misuse of a Prize or participation in any Prize-related activities; from claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy; and from claims based on the infringement of or protection of the copyright in your Submission.

6. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor against any claims by any third party related to a breach of any of these General Conditions, including, but not limited to, a claim of ownership of any copyright, trademark, or any personal or property rights, libel, defamation, invasion of privacy or right of publicity, or your failure to pay taxes on any Prize.

7. The Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates and divisions, and their respective directors, officers, employees, attorneys, representatives and agents make no warranties, and hereby disclaim all warranties, express or implied, concerning the Contest and any Prize furnished or awarded in connection with the Contest, including, but not limited to, Lakeland Booster Club's ability to award a Prize due to its bankruptcy, insolvency or failure to continue its business. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE CONTEST ENTITIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON INFRINGEMENT.

8. If your Photograph is determined by Lakeland Booster Club in its sole discretion to be ineligible at any time during or after the Contest Entry Period, that Photograph will be removed from the judging. If your Photograph is found to have been ineligible after it was awarded a Prize, you agree to return the Prize or the value of such Prize to Lakeland Booster Club immediately following notification of ineligibility. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification of an Entrant and all their Submissions from the Contest. No refunds for Submissions will be granted as a result of disqualification.

Privacy

As a condition of entering the Contest, each entrant gives consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver his or her name, address and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering this Contest and to comply with applicable laws, regulations and rules, including, without limitation, the storing of your personal information for purposes of complying with state record retention requirements.

Winner Confirmation

Winners will be announced on or about May 15, 2024 . 

This Contest is void where prohibited by law. Contest is governed by U.S. law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. 

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