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WRRC 2021 Photo Contest Rules and Guidelines

Photograph Contest Domicile

Please read and review carefully

Who can enter?

Employees of the Water Resource Research Center and their immediate family members are not eligible.
Winning photos from any previous WRRC photo contests are not eligible.

  • The contest is open to anyone that is loftier schoolhouse age or older on the final day a photo can be submitted; Fri, December. 17, 2021.
  • For high school students under 18, the permission of a parent or guardian is required in club to submit a photo(s).


The winning photographs will be featured on the WRRC website and will be recognized at the February 2022 Chocolate Fest. Many of the photographs will also appear in WRRC publications and outreach materials.

How many photos can I enter?

You may enter no more than than 3 (iii) photographs.

Photographs must be taken in Arizona*

  • Photos taken in Arizona must feature water, but can be taken in any function of the state.
  • *Special category entries can be taken exterior of Arizona but must feature water and arid lands.

The photo caption must include the location, title, and twelvemonth the photograph was taken.

Epitome format and size

  • Photographs must be in digital format. A photograph need non be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies or photographic prints are acceptable.
  • All digital files must be 10 megabytes or smaller, in jpeg or tif format, and 300 dpi.
  • Caption and number your entries carefully. Make sure the clarification and photo file numbers match. The explanation should include the Arizona location and when possible the date the photo was taken.
  • Nosotros cannot accept original negatives, prints, or slides. Any submissions in these formats will not exist entered into the contest, and will not be returned.

How to enter and name your photographs

Please get to the contest home page to access the online form.

Use one of the methods beneath to submit your completed form and photographs.

  • Online (recommended)
  • Posted Mail service (postal service marked by Dec. 10, 2021 ) – include completed entry form and photos on cd or flash drive.
    Postal service to:
    WRRC Photo
    350 N. Campbell Ave.
    Tucson, AZ  85719
  • Of import –

    • WRRC accepts no responsibleness for loss of information during an upload. Be sure to dorsum up the data before entering the contest.
    • WRRC accepts no responsibility for any lost or misplaced flash drives. Flash drives, disks, and/or photos files will not exist returned.

Label all submitted photos as follows:

Last name Outset proper noun, prototype number, short title and yr motion picture taken and location
(example: “Smith-John-01-Down-the-drain-2012-Tucson.jpg”)
Brand sure the description and photo file numbers match.

Note: Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are non eligible.
Do not submit negatives, prints or slides.

Entry deadline –

All entries must exist received by 5:00 pm, Friday, Dec. 17, 2021

What rights to my photo practice I retain?

You retain ownership and all rights to your photograph; however, by inbound the contest, entrants grant the WRRC permission, royalty-free, to publish submitted photos on the Center’due south website and to reproduce images for outreach and promotional purposes. Any photograph reproduced volition include a photographer credit as feasible. The University of Arizona – Water Resources Inquiry Center will not be required to pay any consideration or seek whatever additional approval in connexion with such uses.

Can I submit photographs that have been entered in past contests?

Photos which have been entered into previous WRRC photo contests and/or other photo contests may exist submitted with the following exception: No past WRRC contest “winning” photos may exist submitted.

Do you take non-digital photographs?

We accept loftier-quality scanned images of non-digital photographs. We do not, however, accept HARD COPY prints, negatives, or transparency film  (should whatever of these be submitted to us, they will non exist returned).”

Will you take negatives and/or slides?

No, just digital and or scanned images submitted electronically.

Do you have blackness-and-white photographs?

Yeah. Too, color photographs changed to black and white are acceptable; withal, please brand sure that any additional adjustments y’all make to the prototype abide by the
concerning enhancing or altering photographs.

Can photographs exist cropped?

Cropped photographs are eligible.

Tin photographs be manipulated or enhanced?

No, nosotros practise not take digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos.

Cropped photos are eligible. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and called-for, sharpening, contrast and slight colour adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable. If the judges determine that a photographer has altered his or her photo, we reserve the right to disqualify information technology.

Exercise I need model release course(due south) for people in my photo?

If they are recognizable, and especially if they are children, y’all need to submit a model release form with your entry.

A sample release is available here.

I want to submit a photo of a stranger(south) that was shot spontaneously. There is no way I will be able to go their signature for a model release. What practise I practise?

It is understandable that photographers taking pictures in public places may be unable to secure a model/subject release form, so please experience complimentary to enter your photographs in these types of situations. Please provide a detailed description of the circumstances of your photograph and we will review your entry.

When will the winning photos be announced?

The winning photographers volition be contacted by email by January, 15 2022.

Who selects the winners?

WRRC staff and guest judges volition meet to review and select the winning photographs and determine the winners.

Will I be notified if my photograph was NOT selected?

No. Due to the big number of submissions, only the finalists will be notified. If you do not hear from WRRC by January 15th, then your photo has not been selected.

What if my digital photo does not accept a resolution at to the lowest degree 300 dpi at 8 x ten inches?

Without this requirement met, WRRC cannot consider your photograph equally a possible finalist or winner in our competition.

Is it OK to enter a photograph that has been on my website?

Yes, your photograph is eligible for submission. However, photographs that have been published (except online) are not eligible.

Source: https://wrrc.arizona.edu/wrrc-2021-photo-contest-rules-and-guidelines