Contest Rules

28 Oct 2020

By submitting your photo, you are consenting to the contest rules and grant the RDN the following:

  • A royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to use the submitted photograph(s) in print and online;

  • the right to scale, crop or alter the color of the submitted image(s) for publication purposes; and

  • consent to use your name in connection with the contest.


In addition:

  • Photos must be taken within the Regional District of Nanaimo.

  • Only digital photos will be accepted. Preferred file formats include .png or .jpeg.

  • All shots must be high resolution, a minimum of 300 dpi, and a maximum file size of 8 MB. If not received in high enough quality, the photo will be disqualified.

  • Participants do not have to be RDN residents.

  • Photographers must submit a signed model release form for all identifiable people in the photos.

  • Photographers under the age of 19 must submit signed authorization to participate from a parent or legal guardian.

  • RDN staff and board members may submit photos but are not eligible for prizes.

  • Photos must not be currently held in copyright by any individual or organization, have not been used for commercial purposes and must be previously unpublished work.

  • There will be one prize awarded per submission category.

  • Each photographer can submit up to 5 images per category, but cannot collect more than 1 prize.

  • The winners of the four categories will be selected by a committee before December 8, 2020, from all eligible entries received at the submission deadline. All decisions of the committee are final. The winner will be announced on December 8, 2020.
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