Our Hometown Photo Contest

SUISUN CITY – OUR HOMETOWN
PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Our Hometown Photo ContestWhat makes Suisun City your hometown? Your “Suisun?”

Capture Suisun City’s beautiful environment, people, architecture and vibrant community life. The top three photos chosen by a panel of judges will win cash prizes!

1st Place = $300

2nd Place = $150

3rd Place = $50

Plus 10 Honorable Mention Photos

Submit your favorite photographs in the following categories:

  1. Environment: Skylines, open spaces, parks & wildlife.
  2. Architecture: Urban design, cityscapes & landmarks.
  3. People Portraits: Residents participating in City-sponsored events & classes, volunteering, street/nightlife, celebrations, arts & culture.

Only 5 entries per photographer will be accepted.  Top photos submitted by Early Deadline of May 31st will be shared on June 2nd at “SWAY. Have your say… Suisun City Ice Cream Social” @ the Kroc Center (6:00 to 8:00.) Deadline for prizes is July 15, 2016.

Enter the Photo Contest!

Entering is easy and free! Send only ONE image file per email AS AN ATTACHMENT (do not embed image files in the message area). Limit: up to 5 entries (emails) per contestant in any combination of categories. Send to: photocontest@suisun.com with the subject line #photo contest entry#.

Required Information for each submittal:

For each email the contestant MUST supply all the following information:

  1. Email subject line: #photo contest entry#
  2. In the message area enter:
    • First and last name of contestant
    • Contact phone number
    • Email address
    • Select category by number (1-6) above
    • Date and location where photo was taken

See Full Rules and Terms Below


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can minors enter the contest?

You must be at least 18 years old to enter.  Minors are welcome to have an adult enter a photo on their behalf, but the name on the entry form and the prize recipient must be an adult.

When are the winner’s chosen?

Winners are selected approximately 2 weeks after the contest closes.

Who votes for the winners?

Winners are selected by a panel of judges comprised of City staff, all of whom have experience in photography, design and/or marketing.

How long does it take to receive my prize?

Winners will be contacted via email within 2 weeks after the contest closes. Checks will be mailed to the winners within 2 weeks after submission of required w-9 forms.


ENTER THE 2016 CONTEST NOW!

EARLY DEADLINE – May 31st. FINAL DEADLINE JULY 15th

Amateur and professional photographers of all ages are invited to enter their best high-resolution images celebrating our community in the First Annual “Suisun City – Our Hometown” Photography Contest.

Entering is easy, free and by email or text.

CRITERIA: The mission of the contest is to celebrate Suisun City – Our Hometown; therefore all photos entered must be taken within our city limits.

Photos taken of locations outside Suisun City will be disqualified, as will low resolution images that cannot be reproduced well in printed materials. Be sure to set your camera or smart phone settings to the highest possible resolution for best results.

Judging in July is by arts and photography professionals and community leaders who will select images that best depict Suisun City in five categories (see above).

REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE

Image Requirements

Eligible images from a digital camera or smart phone set at no less than 3 mega pixels high resolution or digitally scanned if from a non-digital camera. Files must be in either JPG or PNG digital format at a file size of between 3 megabytes (minimum) and 9 megabytes (maximum) at 300 dpi (dots per inch) of sufficient resolution to print at 8 by 10 inch size without a loss of quality.

Be sure to set your camera or smart phone settings to the highest possible resolution for best results.

Rename Your File Name

File names generated by the digital camera or scan must be RENAMED as follows: enter number of category above (1-5), first and last name of contestant, and short title of photograph ending with 2016photocontest without using capital letters, spaces, underlines or dashes.

For instance, if Richard Newsham entered an architectural shot of the Suisun City Waterfront, he would rename his photo entry:

  • 2richardnewshamsuisuncitywaterfront2016photocontest.jpg  —OR—
  • 2richardnewshamsuisuncitywaterfront2016photocontest.png.

Image ONLY!

Submit images only. Do not embed captions, words, watermarks or photographer’s name on the image. The City will add the photographer’s photo credit to any image it uses using a standard format.

Submit Photos By Email

Entering is easy and free! Send only ONE image file per email AS AN ATTACHMENT (do not embed image files in the message area). Limit: up to 5 entries (emails) per contestant in any combination of categories. Send to: photocontest@suisun.com with the subject line #photo contest entry#.

Required Information for each submittal:

For each email the contestant MUST supply all the following information:

  1. Email subject line: #photo contest entry#
  2. In the message area enter:
    • First and last name of contestant
    • Contact phone number
    • Email address
    • Select category by number (1-6) above
    • Date and location where photo was taken

Terms of Participation

By submitting entries, the contestant acknowledges and agrees to the terms of the contest ENTRY AGREEMENT (read terms below).

In submitting the attached photo(s) (PHOTO) to Suisun City (CITY) and participating in the “Suisun City – Our Hometown Photo Contest” I (we), (CONTESTANT), hereby warrant and agree to the following:

CONTESTANT warrants to CITY that he/she has lawful ownership rights to the PHOTO and acknowledges that once submitted, the PHOTO becomes the property of the CITY.

The PHOTO is the result of CONTESTANT’S sole artistic efforts unless otherwise stated above as collaboration.

Except as otherwise disclosed in writing to CITY in this submittal form, the PHOTO is unique and original and does not infringe upon any copyright or patent.

The PHOTO is free and clear of any lien. Except for title and possession, pursuant to the Copyright Act of 1976 (17 U.S.C. §101 et seq.), CONTESTANT will retain the copyright and all other rights in and to the PHOTO.

The CONTESTANT grants to CITY an irrevocable and non-exclusive worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, and/or display two- or three-dimensional reproductions of the PHOTO in any manner whatsoever relating to any CITY publication or event, including, without limitation:

  • Public display as well as reproduction on CITY-produced items, such as print ads, postcards, posters, brochures, applications, television programs and websites.
  • In addition the CITY will include CONTESTANT’S name somewhere on the document where the photo is used.
  • The CITY may alter images of the PHOTO as necessary to fit into reduced or enlarged format sizes.
  • The CITY may use the PHOTO on CITY merchandise and commercial items that may be sold for fundraising purposes.
  • Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 106A(3) and only to the extent that this Agreement differs, CONTESTANT expressly waives any rights that the he/she may have under Cal. Civ. Code § 987 or 17 U.S.C. §§ 101 et seq., including, without limitation, 17 U.S.C. §§ 106, 106A, and 113, or any successor statute(s) or regulation(s).

HOLD HARMLESS

CONTESTANT agrees to release CITY, its agents, officials, employees, and volunteers from and against all liability, including copyright or patent infringement claims or causes of action, arising out of this Agreement, and claims arising from CONTESTANT’S participation in the “Suisun City – Our Hometown Photo Contest.” CONTESTANT agrees to defend (with counsel satisfactory to CITY), indemnify and hold CITY harmless and free from all liability, whether caused by passive negligence or the “Suisun City – Our Hometown Photo Contest.”

CONTESTANT agrees to pay all costs incident to any claim, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees.

I (CONTESTANT) agree that the above information is correct. I further agree that this agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of California.

 

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