The contest submission period for images and registration
Winners will be announced on Friday, September 18, 2020.
The Cullinan Park Conservancy Photo Contest is open to any professional or amateur photographer, of any age, who has electronically submitted a completed registration email and images, as described under the Rules section to Cullinan Park Conservancy during the dates listed above. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. The contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.
The categories are:
(1) Flora (Trees, Flowers, Plants)
(4) Photographer’s Choice. Please note, any photos with people that are recognizable (photos of the back of someone fishing is not usually recognizable) must include name and phone number as a consent to release, including the guardian/parent of any minors.
To encourage young photographers to enter, there will be a separate Youth Category for anyone 18 years of age and under. The same rules apply. Anyone entering the Youth category should include their age in the entry.
The contest seeks to expand public awareness of the Joseph S. and Lucie H. Cullinan Park.
There is NO fee to participate!
All photos must be taken of subjects within the boundaries of Cullinan Park. If you need a map of the boundaries, please let us know. Note: Hodge’s Bend Cemetery is not within the boundaries. The photos do not necessarily need to be taken during the entry timeframe, as we understand other seasons can offer other great photos that you may have taken previously.
Participants must submit their entries via email to firstname.lastname@example.org during the dates listed above.
Participants may enter a maximum of five (5) total images in whichever categories they choose (not 5 per category, but 5 total). Photographs must be submitted in digital format with a resolution large enough to support printing of a 16 x 20 inches image.
To ensure eligibility of your submission, please submit your entry as follows:
First and Last Name of Photographer
Photographer’s Mailing Address
Photographer’s Phone Number
Adult or Youth Category – If Youth, Provide Age
For each Photo Entered (up to 5), please provide the following information:
Name of Photo – Give your photo a creative name
Category – Indicate which of the four categories you believe the photo should be judged in. Judges reserve the right to change this if the subject does not fit the chosen category.
If any of the above-mentioned information is not complete, the entry may be disqualified.
Attach up to five .jpg images of a resolution high enough to support printing 16 x 20 inches. If you fid it necessary to send multiple e-mails, please include the Contact Information and Photo Information in each e-mail.
Ideally, to guarantee the highest quality presentation, all entries should have a resolution of 6 million pixels or greater (6 megapixels). Images that do not meet this standard may still be judged but might not be honored in the competition (at the jurors’ sole discretion) if the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide the proper resolution when asked, as determined by the Cullinan Park Conservancy.
Please remove any watermarks on photos. Photos with watermarks may be disqualified as entries are to remain anonymous for the judges.
By entering this contest, the participant represents, acknowledges, and warrants the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the participant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy and publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest to the photograph. Any images submitted incorrectly may be subject to disqualification.
Cullinan Park Conservancy reserves the right to upload, store and share photos submitted through the contest process to its social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as its website at www.cullinanparkconservancy.org.
All photos must be captured while abiding by all Cullinan Park rules. The general safety and well-being of people in the park as well as conservation of wildlife and its habitat takes priority. Participant must minimize the disturbance of people, wildlife, and habitat. No photographs of tame or caged animals will be allowed. No animals may be trapped or restrained. No persons may be harmed.
Eligible submissions will be judged by a panel of no fewer than three independent jurors by a procedure of blind judging. The designated submission requirements assure that the photographer will be anonymous to the jurors. Therefore, it is important that all participants follow the submission instructions carefully. Decisions of the jurors are final.
Jurors are instructed to select the best photos based on photographic merit. When determining photographic merit, jurors will consider technical quality, composition, originality, and artistic merit. Cullinan Park Conservancy is looking for striking digital images of nature, highlighting the richness, beauty and diversity of life in Cullinan Park.
Any entrants recognized in the contest may be featured in news releases and online via social media and the cullinanparkconservancy.org website and/or may be invited to an exhibit at a location of the choosing and discretion of Cullinan Park Conservancy. Time, date, and location subject to change. Check the website and Facebook page for updates. Contest winners will be notified by Friday, September 18, 2020.
Cullinan Park Conservancy reserves the right to use entrants’ images for its purposes, including, but not limited to, production of educational and promotional materials, promotion of future contests, public relations, advertising, and photo exhibits.
The participant grants Cullinan Park Conservancy royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to photographs submitted to the contest:
If for any reason the contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause that corrupts or affects the administration, security, integrity, fairness, or proper conduct of this contest, Cullinan Park Conservancy reserves the right to disqualify any individuals who tampers with the entry process and/or cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest, in whole or in part. If Cullinan Park Conservancy elects to cancel or terminate the contest, the Conservancy will release its rights to the submitted photographs, and will not be held responsible for any foregone prizes, awards or other recognition.
Cullinan Park Conservancy assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission, for any communication line failure, for any theft or destruction to contest entries, or for any unauthorized access or alteration to contest entries. Cullinan Park Conservancy is not responsible for the failure of any entry to be received due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, due to human error of any kind, or any combination thereof.
By entering the contest, the participant releases and holds harmless the Cullinan Park Conservancy and its sponsors, affiliates, employees, directors, and officers from any and all liability of any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to persons, including death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, participating in this contest, or participating in any prize-related activity. Participant also agrees to defend, fully indemnify, and hold completely harmless Cullinan Park Conservancy and its sponsors, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, directors, and officers from all claims by third parties without limitation.
Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to email@example.com.