People Powered Movement Photo Contest

The Alliance is teaming up with Streetsblog to jointly sponsor a back-to-school photo contest! Send us your photos of car-free kiddie transport and street life for the under-12 set, and you could win a brand new Breezer bike.

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To enter: Email your pictures as a JPG or PNG file to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), with the subject line “Kids + Cities Photo Contest.” Photos should be high-resolution (at least 1,600 pixels wide or tall, if a vertical image), without watermarks. Please submit no more than 10 photos for this contest. In the body of the email, provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, and photo caption. Please submit your images in as few emails as possible.

Deadline: Friday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m Eastern time. Streetsblog and Alliance staff will pick 10 finalists and post them for our readers to choose the winners.

Permission: Taking pictures of people — even children — in a public place is legal and does not require permission. That said, we encourage you to ask permission as a courtesy when taking pictures of other people’s kids.

Rules: Employees (and family members of employees) of the Alliance for Biking & Walking, Streetsblog, and our parent organization, OpenPlans, aren’t eligible for this contest. Your submission constitutes your guarantee that the photograph is an original work created by you alone. Normal photo editing is fine, but please, no photo-shopping that alters the content of the photo.

By submitting photos to this contest, you are authorizing the Alliance for Biking & Walking to place your photo into the Alliance’s online Flickr photo library for use by the Alliance, Streetsblog, and Alliance member organizations for charitable purposes related to bike and pedestrian advocacy.

Prizes: The photographers who submit the two best pictures of car-free kid transportation will win Breezer Downtown EX or EX - ST bikes. These gorgeous steel bikes come outfitted for city riding, with a rear rack to carry your stuff, full fenders to keep you dry, and eight gears to get you up those pesky hills.

Official Rules

Call for Entries

The 2013 Back to School Photo Competition (the “Contest”) invites photographers to submit photos of car-free kid transportation.

Eligibility

The contest is open to ALL photographers at least 18 years of age, except employees of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Streetsblog, their immediate family members, and sponsors of the contest. The contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation. Participants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsors which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Participants must retain full rights over the photographs they submit.

Submission Guidelines & Rules


The Sponsors have created a user-generated photo contest that will benefit a Biking & Walking Photo Library. By submitting a photo to this contest, you are authorizing the Alliance for Biking & Walking to place your photo into this photo library. In addition, you authorize the Alliance and all members organizations of the Alliance to use the photo for charitable purposes related to advocating for biking and walking.

Beginning 7:00 a.m. EDT on August 27, 2013 and continuing until 5:00 p.m. EDT on September 20, 2013, participants should email entries for consideration to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) along with their name, address, email address, and photo caption. Participants are welcome to submit up to ten (10) photographs each. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. All digital files must be high-resolution (at least 1,600 pixels wide or tall, if a vertical image) and must not include watermarks. All images must be digitally uploaded. Mailed or shipped entries will not be accepted.

Competition Period

The Competition begins August 1, 2013 at 7:00 am and concludes on August 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm. Any photographs submitted after the Competition period shall not be considered.

Judging

The jury shall be composed of Alliance for Biking & Walking and Streetsblog staff. Entries will be judged on creativity, technical composition, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. Winners will be announced at the end of September 2013.

Grant of Rights in Photos Submitted


Entrants retain their ownership and other rights to their photos except that submission of a photo constitutes the irrevocable right to Sponsors of all rights in the photo, all rights to use, copy, sublicense, edit, modify, make derivative works, publish, exploit, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete or display the content of and elements embodied in the photo and the photo itself, in whole or in part, in perpetuity in any and all media (whether now existing or hereafter devised) without limitation, and without consideration or acknowledgment to the entrant and the unconditional right to use the idea and statements about the photo for advertising/publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Cost

There is no cost to participate in the Contest. No purchase is necessary.

Prizes

The grand-prize winner selected will receive prizes to be announced.

Notification

Winner will be notified via e-mail within approximately seven (7) business days after determination that they are eligible to receive a prize. They will be asked to confirm their phone number and mailing address. While the contest is open to all regardless of residence or citizenship, participants residing outside of the continental United States will be required to pay their own shipping costs in the event of a winning entry.

Criteria

Contest Judges will select the entries that capture summer biking and walking activities and show the greatest artistic merit. Additional consideration will be given to entries that include people and faces of biking and walking, show diversity, have aesthetic quality, and are creative. At the discretion of the Sponsors, such criteria may not be given equal weight.

Dates

The Contest will begin on August 27, 2013. Submissions can be entered starting on August 27, 2013 and will be accepted until September 20, 2013. Announcement of winners will be made in late September 2013. All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the Sponsors. In such case, that dates are changed or extended, notice of such change will be posted on the Contest website.

Delivery Of Prizes

Prizes will be sent by mail to the addresses provided; shipping costs are included. The Sponsors shall not be responsible for misdelivery of any documents and/or prizes provided that the Sponsors address the documents and/or prizes to the address provided by the winner.

Disqualification

The Sponsors reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant that it determines, in its sole discretion, is ineligible to participate in the Contest. Failure to comply with these rules may result in a participant’s disqualification.

Limitation Of Liability

If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Contest, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. The Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsors are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail to be received by the Sponsors on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.

Limitation Of Remedies

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL THE SPONSORS OR AFFILIATED ENTITIES OR ITS SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS OR HARM TO BUSINESS OR REPUTATION, ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, POSTING ON OR ACCESS AND/OR DOWNLOAD OF ANY MATERIALS OR INFORMATION FROM ANY WEB SITE OWNED, OPERATED OR CONTROLLED BY THE SPONSORS OR AFFILIATED ENTITIES, OR ACCEPTANCE OR USAGE OF A PAYMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DAMAGES FOR BODILY OR PERSONAL INJURY, EVEN IF THE SPONSORS OR ANY AFFILIATED ENTITES, THEIR SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS. THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF SPONSORS ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF CLAIM (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL NOT EXCEED $1.00. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Amendments

The Sponsors reserve the right to suspend, cancel, terminate or modify the Contest without advance notice, and thereafter to re-commence such Contest, if at all, only at such time(s) and upon such terms and conditions as we shall deem reasonable under the circumstances.

Severability


If any one or more provisions of these Official Rules are held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the validity, effect or enforcement of any other provision or provisions of these Official Rules.


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