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Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Photo Calendar
The Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Calendar Contest provides an opportunity to highlight the beauty and splendor of parks around the City of Chesapeake. Please review rules below before completing submission form.
Official Contest Rules: No purchase, payment or entry fee is necessary to enter or win.
Contest Period: All entries to the 2020 Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Photo Calendar Contest (the "Contest") must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time, September 6, 2019.
Eligibility: The Contest is open to all amateur and professional artists/photographers, adults and youth. Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council members and employees of the City of Chesapeake and their immediate family members are not eligible.
What to Enter: All photographs must be taken in the City of Chesapeake. Photographers may submit up to three (3) photographs in landscape orientation for consideration. Each photo must be in digital format between 8-20 megapixels (minimum 2550 x 3300 pixels), high resolution (300dpi - 600dpi) and be in the JPEG, JPG, or GIF format. Each photo must be submitted with separate entry form. No print or film submissions will be accepted. Photos may be in color or black and white. Photographs of Chesapeake parks, recreation centers, events, trails, athletic facilities, public spaces, and waterways will strongly be considered.
How to Enter: Each photo must be submitted with a completed entry form online - click here.
Judging: Official judging will be performed by a panel of Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council members and employees of the City of Chesapeake's Parks, Recreation and Tourism department. Winners will be notified by November 1, 2019.
Contest Prize: The Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council and the City of Chesapeake's Parks, Recreation and Tourism judging panel will select a minimum of twelve (12) winning photographs to be published in the 2020 Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Calendar. Each winning photographer will receive a prize of $100, regardless of number of winning entries.
General Conditions: The City of Chesapeake will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, or late entries, all of which will be disqualified. The City of Chesapeake further reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is alleged to infringe on any third-party's intellectual property or other rights. Digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos may not be considered. Minor adjustments including sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustments are acceptable. Winners of photos including recognizable people or those emphasizing another person's work (i.e. statue, painting, etc.) may be asked to submit a release form. See samples at https://www.free-legal-document.com/model-release-form.html. Winners will need to submit any necessary release forms within 14 days of notification; failure to provide necessary documentation by the deadline may result in disqualification and selection of substitute winners. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and the judges' scoring of those entries.
Copyright: Photographers own their own copyright and enter the Contest of their own free will. As a condition of having a photograph selected as a winning image, photographers agree to a non-exclusive transfer of worldwide rights. The City of Chesapeake and the Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council reserve the right to use all entries for print, promotional materials, presentations and online and are released from any liability.
Submission of the entry form with photograph indicates agreement with all contest terms and rules.