Photography Contest

What Does Fulton County Mean to You?

What does Fulton County mean to you? Take a photograph and share it with us!

The Fulton County Photography contest is your opportunity to win $100!

The Fulton County Economic Development Corporation and the Fulton County Visitors Bureau have partnered to gather photographs from area residents and former residents that describe what Fulton County means to our citizenry.

First prize will win $100, Second prize will win $50 and Third $25. Also, all photographers whose photos are selected to be used on our website will receive a $10 gift card.

ELIGIBILITY

The Digital Photo Contest (“Photo Contest”) is open to all professional and amateur photographers who live, work or play in Fulton County.

By submitting an entry to the Photo Contest, entrants certify that their participation in this Photo Contest is not illegal or in violation of any law, regulation, treaty or administrative act, and that the laws of their governing jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry do not prohibit or restrict the receipt of any Prize under this Photo Contest.

By submitting an entry to the Photo Contest, entrants certify that their photograph may be used in publications for Fulton County, Fulton County Economic Development Corporation and Fulton County Visitors Bureau, including social media and website publications.

ENTRY PERIOD

The Photo Contest begins August 31 and ends at 11:59pm on October 13, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible.

VOTING PERIOD

A committee formed to review submissions will determine awards by October 27, 2017 and follow up with photographers soon thereafter.

WHAT TO ENTER 

Enter photographs sharing what Fulton County means to you. Photos of our beautiful natural resources, our strong business and agricultural environment and the events and activities that attract people to visit Fulton County will all be accepted. If adults are in the photograph, please complete and submit a release form for every person. If minor children are in the photograph, a parent or legal guardian must complete a release form for the photograph to be considered in the contest. A release form can be found below.

Photo Release Form

To ensure eligibility for the contest, please submit files no larger than 10MB at the time of entry. Higher resolution files of at least 240 dpi/ppi are requested. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Entries may originate in any format  including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints so long as they are submitted electronically in a .JPEG .jpg, or.png form. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable. A caption is required and should include:

  • Photographer name, address, city, state and telephone number
  • Name of location
  • City
  • Detailed caption of subject matter

Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may not be entered. The following submissions are ineligible:

  • Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright and photographs of persons without the necessary consent required by law.
  • Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.
  • Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.

HOW TO ENTER

All images must be submitted by email. The email address for submission is matt@fcedc-ohio.com

Submitted email must be 10MB or less and must include a caption with the information listed above.

QUESTIONS

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to matt@fcedc-ohio.com.

YOUR RIGHTS

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable.

If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant Fulton County, Fulton County Economic Development Corporation and Fulton County Visitor’s Bureau a royalty-free, nonexclusive right to:

  • Display the photograph on publications, websites and social media sites in support of the mission of Fulton County, Fulton County Economic Development Corporation and Fulton County Visitors Bureau.
  • Allow third-parties to share the photograph on social media.
  • Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is impaired in any way, we may, in our sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Photo Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered email; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorney’s fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.