Ozark Greenways


Ozark Greenways Photo Contest

Category News | Posted on February 22, 2016

Frisco Highline Trail - Photo by Mike Keffer

The greenway trails are popular with photographers of all skill levels - and we want to see what you've got! From February 22 to March 18, we're asking for your best trail photos for a contest with the chance to win free tickets to our 25th anniversary dinner on Thursday, September 22! Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter, and winning photos just might get published as part of a promotional postcard set! Four finalists will be selected as winners of the contest, and one of those winners will be up for an additional Fan Favorite award.

Contest Entry Form
Contest Rules
Photo Release Form

Four Categories:
1. Seasons - Images that capture Ozark Greenways trails in spring, summer, fall or winter.
2. Travel - Locales, peoples and activities on the Greenways that convey a sense of place and getting around by bike or on foot.
3. People - Individuals and/or groups from all walks of life utilizing the Greenways.
4. Community - Local community enrichment and empowerment through volunteering, environmental awareness and education.

How to Enter / Contest Rules:
Ozark Greenways Photo Contest begins February 22, 2016, and ends March 18, 2016, at 11:59 PM CST.
All category prizes are open to all photographers who are 18 years old or older.
Please submit photographs (limit 3) and entry form through email to mary@ozarkgreenways.org, or call her with questions at (417)864-1941.
Photographs 2,000 pixels wide are preferred.
High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible.
Photographs must be in a .jpeg format.
Files submitted may not be larger than 10MB.
Four finalists will be asked to submit a high-resolution file or an original negative, print or slide.
Original negatives, prints or slides will be returned to finalists.
For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a photo release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to us along with your photo and contest entry form.

Five Prizes to Be Given:
Four Category Winners --- The winners of each of the four categories will receive two tickets ($150 value) to the Ozark Greenways 25th anniversary dinner on September 22, 2016.
One Fan Favorite --- One of the four category winners will also get a shot a the Facebook Fan Favorite award to receive an additional two tickets (a total value of $300) to the Ozark Greenways 25th anniversary dinner on September 22, 2016.

Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, responsiveness to the prompt, and overall impact, except that (I) the Fan Favorite award will be determined based on which of the finalists receives the most votes (likes) via the OG Facebook page. Judging will be conducted by a selection committee comprised of OG staff and volunteers. We will select a winner for each category, and a Fan Favorite winner will be selected from among the four finalists based on public voting.

Winning photographs will be announced on our website and Facebook page, and the four category finalists will be notified by March 31, 2016, and will appear on our website. At that time, the public can vote on our FaceBook Page for one Fan Favorite winner from the four finalists. The Fan Favorite winner will be revealed on Facebook soon after.

Conditions of Entry:
All entrants hold the Sponsors and their respective regents, directors, officers, employees, emeriti, fellows, interns, research associates, and volunteers (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred as a result of entrants’ participation in the contest or winner’s acceptance and usage of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for incomplete or misdirected entries, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or causes beyond their control. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries. Entrants may not submit materials that introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertising, nudity, personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party. OG reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding the winners, the OG reserves the right to award or not award the prizes in its sole discretion.

Participants retain rights to their photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant the OG (and those authorized by the OG) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any OG purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of OG. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. OG will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

We rely on the enthusiasm and financial support of the community.

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