2018 Photo Contest Rules
“This is My Lake Dief”! Each entry must include a short paragraph on what Lake Diefenbaker means to you!
Calling All Photographers:
It is that time of year for the annual Lake Diefenbaker Tourism Photo Contest. Get those cameras in hand to show us your best photos that show what Lake Diefenbaker means to you! We welcome photos that are taken within the immediate area of Lake Diefenbaker and they must be recent within a year.
Dates & Deadlines:
The 2018 photo contest will run from August, 2018 – October 31, 2018.
Photos are to be submitted digitally and online through our Woobox Photo Contest link : ttps://woobox.com/i887iq or by using the hashtag #thisismylakedief on Instagram or Twitter. Some electronic manipulation, such as cropping or minor adjustments to exposure, tone, colour, etc. is allowed. Techniques such as post-processing HDR are unacceptable. Pictures with embedded script (i.e. logo, signature, location, etc.) will not be accepted. Determination on whether a photo has been overly manipulated will be at the discretion of the judges. This contest is open to amateur photographers. No entry fee or purchase is required. You may be asked to provide a larger resolution file.
The LDT photo contest committee will choose 10 photos as finalists. Photographs will be selected based on technical skill and photo merit (composition, clarity, creativity and visual impact) and the ability of the images to capture the essence of Lake Diefenbaker and the category theme of “This is my Lake Dief”. Images can reflect any season. These 10 photos will be posted for public voting on our social media platform. First, second and third place will be decided by the number of votes.
Photographic submissions remain the property of the photographer. Lake Diefenbaker Tourism reserves full usage rights of all entries in perpetuity, without cost, for use in promotional material that includes tourism brochures and guides. Lake Diefenbaker Tourism reserves the right to showcase all winning and honourable mention photography indefinitely on the contest website and contest promotional material. Photo credits will be provided where possible.
Winning entrants must be able to supply a signed release for any identifiable person or persons in the photograph or their guardians, if requested. Failure to provide model release, if requested, will result in disqualification of the entry.
Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, whether in cash or otherwise, except at the sponsor’s sole discretion. The sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equivalent or greater value if a prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. Lake Diefenbaker Vacation packages will be awarded to the 3 winners.
Announcement of Winners:
Selection of the winners will be made in November of 2018. The names of prize winners, along with their winning photography, will be published on Lake Diefenbaker Tourism website and social media accounts following the announcement of winners. Winning photography may also be featured in travel guides and other media or public events.
By entering this contest, participants consent to the use of their names, images, likenesses and photographs of themselves, without compensation, in any publicity carried out in any media by or on behalf of the sponsors. Unless prohibited by law, within 14 days of receipt thereof, the winners may be required to sign and return the photography contest sponsor’s declaration and release form confirming compliance with contest rules and acceptance of prizes, as offered, and acknowledging the non-responsibility of the sponsors, its agents, and the prize suppliers in respect to injuries, accidents and misfortune relating to the contest or the awarding of the prize or the sponsor’s use of the photography.
This contest is sponsored by Lake Diefenbaker Tourism. Other sponsors may be brought on at any time. Lake Diefenbaker Tourism is not responsible for any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising out of a participant’s participation in this contest or the acceptance, possession or use of the prize package or the use by sponsors of the photography submitted for this contest.
Entry in the contest is subject to all federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations. The decisions of the contest organizers are final and binding in all matters related to this contest.