Valley Cultural Foundation – 21600 Oxnard Street, Suite 128, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 hereinafter as “VCF”
Theme: “The Sight of Music” photo contest is focused on Music or any item related to Music. IE: A guitar, a piano, notes, etc.. Any submissions that are not related to Music will be disqualified. If your photo gets disqualified, you may submit another as long as it is submitted prior to April 18th, 2021.
The 2021 “The Sight of Music” Photo Contest (the “Contest”) begins April 1, 2021 and ends April 18th, 2021. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY April 18th, BY 11:59PM PST. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”).
WHO MAY ENTER
Contest is open to all individuals and age groups. It is open to students, amateurs, enthusiasts and professionals. Employees and contractors of VCF and their immediate family members are ineligible to participate. Limit one entry per person.
HOW TO ENTER
There is no purchase necessary. Each Entry consists of an upload of the entry photo to the VCF Website submission page and (be sure to include: the title of the photograph, your name and email so we can reach you) along with the photograph. The entry form is found on our website www.valleycultural.org/artist-submissions
This is a pure photography contest employing the art of color or black & white photography with minimal obvious post-processing or special effects.
Limit of one entry per person. Each entry must comply with the following requirements (the “Photograph Requirements”
- For uploads, it is recommended you use the highest resolution image possible, but no larger than 2-3 megabytes (MB). A JPG image of around 8” x 10” at 100 dpi is a good
- The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest By entering the Contest, entrant acknowledges that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that it does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.
- The photograph must not, in the opinion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Nudity of any kind is not
- The entries will be judged in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as defined All entries must be submitted and received by 11:59pm PST, on April 18th, 2021.
In consideration for entering the Contest, you agree to ASSUME ALL RISKS associated with entrance in the Contest, including authorizations, releases, acceptance, possession, participation in any Contest-related activity, and agree to hold harmless, release, defend and indemnify VCF and their parent and affiliated companies, and their respective subsidiaries, parents, affiliates, agents, employees, representatives, assignees, directors, members, officers, managers (each a “Released Party”) from all liabilities, litigation and/or claims for injury or death to persons or damage to property arising from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize, participation in any Contest-related activity, or participation in the Contest.
You represent and warrant that you have obtained the appropriate licenses, permissions, and/or releases from any people that recognizably appear in the Photographs that you submit. If your photograph contains images that depict a child that is under the age of majority in their state of residence, you represent that you have written permission from the minor’s parent or guardian to provide the photographic image for sole purpose of this contest.
Entrant expressly authorizes VCF and its licensees (“Authorized Parties”) to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Contest, the promotion of the Contest, or its own marketing, in any media now or hereafter known.
First Prize in Each Category: $150
Second Prize in Each Category: $100
Third Prize in Each Category: $50 JUDGING
Judging consists of two phases of evaluation.
- The first phase of all submissions will be a popular vote on Valley Cultural website. A link will be provided to you so you can share with all of your friends and encourage them to vote. The Voting polls will open on April 19th 2021 and will remain open until April 25th, 2021. You can vote at www.valleyculutral.org
- The top 12 photos with the most votes from the website will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will determine the top 3 winners. The judging will take place from April 27th 2021 through May 3rd, 2021.
- On May 5th, 2021 the First, Second and Third place winners will be announced along with the 9 honorable mentions.
- Winners will be will be notified by e-mail and posted on our Social Media sites.
- Criteria will be Creativity, and photographic quality.
- Decisions of the Judges are final and binding.
* It is not mandatory that you have a Facebook account to enter; you may also enter directly at https://www.valleycultural.org/concerts_events/photo-contest and we will post it on Facebook and will be notified by e-mail and posted on our Social Media sites. Decisions of the Judges are final and binding.
By entering the Contest, entrant grants an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to the Sponsor and its Authorized Parties to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, or itself, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a calendar or other literature featuring select entries in the Contest; and publication in online and print advertising by VCF. Wherever possible or appropriate, photographer’s name credit will be included, as determined by the Sponsor and its marketing agencies.
Display or publication of any entry on a Sponsor’s or Authorized Party’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Neither the Sponsor nor its Authorized Parties will be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to Sponsor and its Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and names, pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. Sponsor and its Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless Valley Cultural Foundation and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents, and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.
VCF assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. VCF is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to in this Contest.
While on the grounds of VCF, the entrant is required to comply with restrictions related to the Coronavirus pandemic: Face coverings must be worn at all times and social distancing is mandatory. VCF assumes no responsibility for the transmission of disease to contest participants, their friends and family. Participation is at the entrant’s own risk.
THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants agree that this Contest shall be subject to and governed by the laws of Los Angeles County, State of California, and the forum for any dispute shall be in Los Angeles County. Entries void if the Sponsor determines the photograph to not be an original, required model releases are not provided, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.
By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if the entrant wins, that Sponsor may use the winning photographs and each winner’s name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or do not respond within 10 days to a winner notification as required by the “Contest Prizes” Rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.
The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs.
Winners’ names will be available online at https://www.valleycultural.org/concerts_events/photo-contest and on our Facebook page on or before April 27th, 2021.
Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and email address, may be processed, shared and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Contest and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules.