Bicycle Friendly America Photo Contest
For us, there’s nothing more beautiful than the sight of smiling bicyclists commuting on two wheels or pedaling for recreation. And thanks to the tremendous growth of the Bicycle Friendly America program, we’re seeing more communities, businesses and universities adopting that vision.
Help the League continue this progress by showing us the best of bicycling in your city, school or workplace. We want to showcase and celebrate the many different ways our nation is becoming more bicycle friendly, with a focus on how biking makes life better. We’re not looking for your best images of innovative facilities, but the vibrant faces of the people who enjoy them. We want to see the joy, energy and impact of a Bicycle Friendly America — in action!
Participation is free, easy and open to the public — and the Grand Prize winner will receive a free registration to the 2015 National Bike Summit. Twenty-five of the best images will be chosen by League staff, and then a judging panel consisting of members of League Advisory Boards and Board of Directors will choose the Grand Prize winner, in addition to the Top 10 for a People's Choice Award. Voting for the People's Choice Award will take place on Facebook and other social media.
UPDATE: We've extended the submission deadline to the end of May. Winners will be announced in June!
Call for Entries
The 2014 Bicycle Friendly America Photo Contest invites photographers to submit images that are people-centered and infused with the joy, energy and impact of a Bicycle Friendly America in action.
The contest is open to ALL photographers at least 18 years of age, except employees of the League of American Bicyclists and their immediate family members. 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
By submitting a photo to this contest, you are authorizing the League of American Bicyclists to use this photograph in League materials.
Beginning 7:00 a.m. EST on April 1, 2014, and continuing until Sunday, May 19 at 11:59 p.m. EST, participants should sumbit photos to this Flickr group. They should be high-resolution -- at least 1,600 pixels wide or tall -- and without watermarks. You are permitted to submit no more than 10 photos for this contest. In the description of each photograph, please include your name, email address, telephone number and photo caption.
The Competition begins at 7:00 a.m. EDT on April 1, 2014, and ends Sunday, May 19, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Any photographs submitted after the Competition period shall not be considered.
The jury shall be composed of League staff. Entries will be judged on creativity, technical composition, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. Winners will be announced in May 2014.
Grant of Rights in Photos Submitted
Entrants grant the League of American Bicyclists (League) a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any and all League purposes. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. The League will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
There is no cost to participate in the Contest. No purchase is necessary.
The grand-prize winner selected will receive a prize to be announced.
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.
Contest Judges will select the entries that capture the best of bicycling in your city, school or workplace. We want to showcase and celebrate the many different ways our nation is becoming more bicycle friendly, with a focus on how biking makes life better. We’re not looking for your best images of innovative facilities, but the vibrant faces of the people who enjoy them. We want to see the joy, energy and impact of a Bicycle Friendly America — in action! Additional consideration will be given to entries that include people and faces of a Bicycle Friendly America, show diversity, have aesthetic quality, and are creative. At the discretion of the League, such criteria may not be given equal weight.
The Contest will begin on April 1, 2014. Submissions can be entered starting on April 1, 2014, and will be accepted until May 19, 2014. Announcement of winners will be made in late September 2013. All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the League. 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 League shall not be responsible for misdelivery of any documents and/or prizes provided that the League address the documents and/or prizes to the address provided by the winner.
The League reserves 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 League assumes 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 League is 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.
The League reserves 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.
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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