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The 2014 NEBRASKAland Magazine Photo Contest

Submissions are currently being accepted for youth categories only.

Rockbrook Camera LogoFrom town square to square acre, every bit of Nebraska holds a new discovery. We welcome all photographers, no matter the age or skill level, to share with us your visions of Nebraska.

Open to all subscribers, your photo entry in the contest qualifies you for the chance to be published in NEBRASKAland Magazine, as well as win great prizes from Rockbrook Camera and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

 

Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

The photo contest is open to ALL subscribers of NEBRASKAland Magazine and those who reside within the household of the subscription address, except employees of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the immediate families of such employees.

To qualify, submissions for the 2014 NEBRASKAland Magazine Photo Contest must be received on or before June 15, 2014, and participants must have a NEBRASKAland Magazine subscription on or before this date. If you do not have a current subscription you can subscribe today.

Limit one entry per person, per category. All photographs must be in digital JPEG or JPG formats and have a resolution of at least 8 megapixels to be made available upon request. Images not meeting this standard may be disqualified from the Contest at the judges’ sole discretion.

The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant within the state of Nebraska. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that each submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that each photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.

Categories

Categories

ADULT
A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner will be chosen from each adult category below.

  1. Birds
  2. Flora and Fauna
  3. Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates
  4. Mammals
  5. Landscapes
  6. Outdoor Recreation

YOUTH
Youth categories are not divided by subject, and an overall winner will be taken from each age group.

  1. Age 13 – 17
  2. Age 12 and under

NOTE: There will also be a Reader’s Choice and Best in Show winner, and all entries in the above categories qualify for these awards.

Prizes

Prizes

ADULT

  • 3rd place (for each category) – Publication in NEBRASKAland Magazine; $50 payment
  • 2nd place (for each category) – Publication in NEBRASKAland Magazine; $75 payment
  • 1st place (for each category) – Publication in NEBRASKAland Magazine; $100 payment; $50 Rockbrook Camera gift card
  • Reader’s Choice (overall) – Publication in NEBRASKAland Magazine; $150 payment; $200 Rockbrook Camera gift card
  • Best in Show (overall) – Publication in NEBRASKAland Magazine; $250 payment; $200 Rockbrook Camera gift card

YOUTH

Age 13-17 (as of June 15, 2014)

  • 1st place – Publication in NEBRASKAland Magazine; $50 Rockbrook Camera gift card

Age 12 and under (as of June 15, 2014)

  • 1st place – Publication in NEBRASKAland Magazine; $50 Rockbrook Camera gift card

Judging

Judging

Images will be judged by NEBRASKAland Magazine staff on originality, composition, and overall impact. All decisions made by the judges are final.

The category-winning photographs, as well as the Best in Show awards, will be published in the August/September 2014 edition of NEBRASKAland Magazine.

The Reader’s Choice award will be judged by the general public after NEBRASKAland Magazine staff place the finalists of the Contest at Nebraskalandmagazine.com/photocontest from July 1-September 1, 2014, with the winner for this category announced in the October, 2014 issue of NEBRASKAland Magazine. There is a limit of one vote per person.

Conditions

Conditions

All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable.

If the entrant chooses to include people in the submission, the entrant is responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to NEBRASKAland Magazine upon request.

Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, and the name of the photographer. The prize winners must be authorized to release and allow NEBRASKAland Magazine to print, reproduce, distribute and display the photograph and photographer name.

All entrants in the Photo Contest agree to hold harmless Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, NEBRASKAland Magazine and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities. Photographs previously published, except for material published in NEBRASKAland Magazine, may be entered as long as the photographer still maintains the right to grant us a license to use the photo for the Contest.

Entrants will retain all rights to any photograph submitted, including ownership if applicable. Entrants will only grant NEBRASKAland Magazine rights to the photograph if the image places in one of the Contest categories.

How to Enter

How to Enter

All images must be submitted via the entry form below. Complete all required fields, including name, email and other information about the photo submission. Images sent any other way, including via mail or email, will not be accepted. Parents/guardians will be required to digitally sign the submission forms for both Youth categories.

By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. All participants, or someone from their household, must have a NEBRASKAland Magazine subscription.

Deadlines

Deadlines

Online entries can be uploaded starting 12:01 am CST on April 22, 2014. Deadline for submitting entries is 11:59 pm CST on June 15, 2014.

Winners will be contacted by July 1, 2014 and asked to supplement their submission (such as a paragraph about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo).

Thank you for your interest in the NEBRASKAland Magazine Photo Contest. The submission deadline for the contest has passed. We are currently judging submissions and will post results in our upcoming issue.

STEP 1:

The 2014 NEBRASKAland Magazine Photo Contest

Please enter your full name.
By typing my name in the field above and checking this box I certify that I am the parent or legal guardian of the individual that is listed at the beginning of this form. I agree to the terms and conditions of this contest and give them my full permission to enter the 2014 NEBRASKAland Magazine Photo Contest.
I, the entrant, agree to the terms and conditions of the 2014 NEBRASKAland Magazine Photo Contest.

STEP 2: Click next to upload your photo.