Photo Contest

2016 Winners

First Place - Charles Jorgensen

First Place - Charles Jorgensen

 

Second Place - Brian Paternoster

 

Third Place - Hsin Cheu

 

People's Choice - Jacob Kenny

 

Official Rules

General Contest Information

Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism is seeking photographs that illustrate the lifestyle, beauty and assets of Wicomico County. Concepts and topics to consider are listed below, but we welcome and encourage additional ideas.

  • Nature & the Outdoors: Scenic shots of Wicomico County's parks, waterways and wildlife from any time of the year. Action shots of people of all ages playing, biking, hiking, fishing, boating, bird watching, etc.
  • Culture: Cultural attractions such as the Ward Museum, Salisbury Zoo, Delmarva Shorebirds, Arts District, etc.
  • Shopping: Local shops & boutiques, Salisbury Mall, farmer's markets, etc.
  • Food & Drink: Shots of “Eastern Shore” cuisine, Wicomico County restaurants, etc.
  • Wineries & Breweries: Photos showcasing Wicomico County's wineries and breweries and their offerings.
  • Festivals & Events: Annual / recurring events such as 3rd Friday, Pork in the Park, Red, White & Boom, Wicomico County Fair, Delmarva Bike Week, Seagull Century, Good Beer Festival, Autumn Wine Festival, Decorating Delmarva, etc.
  • History: Historical sites, buildings, landmarks, attractions, such as Pemberton Historical Park, Poplar Hill Mansion, Whitehaven Ferry, etc.

Who May Enter

The contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers.

You must be at least 18 years old to submit a photograph in this contest. If you are under the age of 18 at the time of entrance, then your parent or legal guardian must enter on your behalf.

You must currently reside in one of the 50 states of the United States of America, or the District of Columbia, but all photos must have been taken in Wicomico County, Maryland.

Employees of Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism, their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses), and persons living in the same household of employees of Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter this contest.

OFFER IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

How To Enter

Submissions will be accepted beginning on July 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time and ending on Sept. 1, 2016 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

To enter, you must visit www.WicomicoTourism.org/general-information/photo-contest and follow directions to complete the online entry form with the required information, including your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.

You also must acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. By submitting an entry, you warrant that your entry complies with all the requirements set out in these Official Rules.

All photographs must be in digital format, although they need not be taken with a digital camera. Scans are acceptable, provided they meet the requirements of these Rules.

Only online entries will be accepted.

You may submit up to ten (10) photos. Each photo must have a caption. All images must be submitted as high-resolution JPEG files. Each photo must be at least 5x7 (or 1500x2100) at 300 dpi or larger. If you submit any photo that falls below this high resolution standard, that photo may be ineligible for this contest.

Submitted photographs must be the original photograph of the entrant and must be the property of the entrant.

Photographs must not infringe any copyright or trademark rights or violate any rights of privacy or publicity.

Photos that contain obscene, defamatory, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content will be disqualified in Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism's sole discretion.

Photos must have been taken no more than two years before the date of entry into this contest, and may not have been published previously in exchange for monetary payment.

Only minor editing of the photographs is acceptable. Extensively manipulated images will not be eligible.

If any of your photographs depicts any identifiable person(s), you are responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of such photograph, a release signed by such person(s) (or, in the case of a minor, his or her parent or legal guardian). A copy of the release to be signed can downloaded here: Wicomico County Photo Release

You must send a copy of all required release(s) to Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism within seven (7) days of the date of your submission. You can e-mail the release(s) to vjunkin@wicomicocounty.org or you can mail them to: Vanessa Junkin, Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism, 500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21804.

Prizes

  • 1st Place: $500 and their winning photograph displayed on the Wicomico Tourism website, in a Wicomico Tourism e-newsletter and in Wicomico Tourism's 2017 Visitor's & Relocation Guide.
  • 2nd Place: $250 and their winning photograph displayed on the Wicomico Tourism website and in Wicomico Tourism's 2017 Visitor's & Relocation Guide.
  • 3rd Place: $100 and their winning photograph displayed on the Wicomico Tourism website and in Wicomico Tourism's 2017 Visitor's & Relocation Guide.
  • People's Choice: $250 and the opportunity for their photograph to be displayed on the Wicomico Tourism website and in Wicomico Tourism's 2017 Visitor's & Relocation Guide.

Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism will send an e-mail to and/or call all winners on or before September 15, 2016. Therefore, it is very important that your submission has a valid e-mail address and telephone number. Each winner must complete additional forms as requested by Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism, in order to receive a prize.

Required forms must be completed by winning photographers within 30 days of notification. In the event of an unclaimed prize or the failure to return any required documents by the stated deadline, Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism reserves the right to select an alternate winner or not award the prize.

Prizes are not transferable, nor are there substitutions or cash redemptions, except at Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism's discretion if the prize becomes unavailable.

No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

The odds of winning are dependent on the number of entries received.

Judging

Judges will make 1st, 2nd and 3rd place selections based on the quality, composition, content, originality, creativity and mass appeal. Decisions are final and in the judges' sole and absolute discretion.

People's Choice winner will be determined based on which eligible photo receives the most votes. Voting will begin July 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time and end on Sept. 1, 2016 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Only winners will be notified of the contest outcome, but you can view a list of the winners, which will be posted online at www.WicomicoTourism.org/photo-contest by September 15, 2016, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, and will remain posted until at least September 30, 2016, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. A hard copy will be sent upon written request to the address above, if such request is received by September 30, 2016.

Other Important Information

By entering this contest, all entrants grant Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, publish and create derivative works of all photograph entries in connection with Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism's mission in any media now known or hereafter developed, including in Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism publications, on websites, and other promotional materials, as well as on merchandise. Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism does not need to obtain additional consent from entrants relating to, or to notify entrants prior to, the use of any submitted photographs. Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism will credit the photographer when feasible in Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism's sole discretion. In addition, Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism reserves the right to edit captions.

Entries become the property of Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism and will not be returned. Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism is not liable for lost, late, illegible, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, incorrect, or postage-due entries.

All taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.

Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism is not responsible for any tampering with this contest (e.g., hackers, viruses, automated entry devices, and other). Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism reserves the right to terminate or modify the contest at anytime in case of technical failures or other issues outside of its control. Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism also reserves the right to disqualify anyone who violates these Official Rules.

The information Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism will collect about entrants through this contest will be used for the purposes of this contest and as covered by Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism's privacy policy.

By entering this contest, all entrants agree to release and hold harmless Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from all claims, losses, damages and liabilities arising out of their participation in this contest and the acceptance of any prize awarded hereunder.

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