- Each photo may be entered into one of the following categories:
Species of Alberta
Landscapes of Alberta
- Three prize-winning photos per category will be selected by our contest judges, based on the following criteria (total of 6 prizes):
a. Connection with the theme “Telling the story of Alberta’s species, habitats and human land use” (50%)
b. Uniqueness of the photo (25%)
c. Quality of the photo (25%)
- Two photos from each category will win a “fan favourite” prize, as selected through online votes (total of 4 prizes).
- Each photographer may only receive one prize, for a total of 10 different prize winners. If a single contestant wins more than one prize, they will receive the prize of higher dollar value.
- All photos must have been taken in Alberta by an amateur photographer. The ABMI considers amateur photographers to be those people who do not make their living as a photographer.
- Photos must be originals, with no edits. The goal is to minimize manipulation to keep photos real and to accurately represent that amazing moment in time you were able to capture. Please do not digitally enhance or alter photos beyond the basics. Cropping and minor colour enhancements (such as dodging, burning and saturation) are acceptable. Stitching together photos to form collages or panoramas is NOT acceptable. Filters are allowed, but discouraged. We want as real as possible!
- Contestants may enter a minimum of 2 photos, and a maximum of 10 photos.
- Each photo may only be entered into a single category.
- All photos must be submitted by 23:59 MST on September 30, 2016.
- Voting will take place between October 1 – October 14, 2016, ending at 23:59 MST. Visit the contest web page to vote for your favourite photos! You may vote 5 times per day, per category (per IP address).
- Photos must be in .jpeg format, no smaller than 300 dpi and no larger than 1500 dpi.
- Photos must be your own, original work, and may not infringe any third party rights, including rights of privacy and publicity.
- All Canadian Photography Laws must be followed. Photos that are obscene, distasteful, discriminatory, or promote unsafe or unlawful behaviour will not be accepted.
- The ABMI does not endorse or promote the products or services of others. Any contest entry that endorses or is perceived to endorse a commercial product or service will be ineligible for the contest.
- The ABMI Reserves the right to use any uploaded or contest photos for any promotions or publications, including the right to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works from each submitted photograph in any media.
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