Photo Contest

Get your cameras ready for the 2012 LGWC Photo Contest!!!

~we reserve the right to use photo contest entries in future advertising~

To enter the 2012 LGWC Photo Contest,
submit your photo along with your name, address, telephone number,
email address, and photo caption t by email to: LGWCPhoto@hotmail.com

2011 LGWC Photo Contest Winners

First Place Winner

     

Second Place Winner

     

Third Place Winner

2012 Lake George Winter Carnival Photo Contest Official Rules

The 2012 Lake George Winter Carnival Photo Contest begins February 4, 2012 at 12:00:00 p.m. US Eastern Time and ends February 26, 2012, 3:30:00 p.m. US Eastern Time.

The Contest is open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry.

To enter, submit your photo along with your name, address, telephone number, email address, and photo caption t by email to: LGWCPhoto@hotmail.com

Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. All digital files must be 3 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 800 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 800 pixels tall (if a vertical image).

Photographs must have been taken within the 2012 Lake George Winter Carnival, February 4, 2012 at 12:00:00 p.m. US Eastern Time and ends February 26, 2012, 3:30:00 p.m.

Only minor color correction is acceptable, as is cropping. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panoramas are NOT acceptable. Any changes to the original Photograph not itemized here are unacceptable and will render the Photograph ineligible for a prize.

The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, 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 sole and unfettered discretion of the Lake George Winter Carnival, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

Lake George Winter Carnival reserves the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules.

The First Place winner will get his/her winning photograph published in the Lake George Winter Carnival booklet the following year. The Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available.

Winners will be chosen during the month of March, 2012, and notified by email. Decisions of the judges are final and binding.

By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Lake George Winter Carnival, 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, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest; publication in Lake George Winter Carnival booklet or publication online highlighting entries or winners of the Contest. Display or publication of any entry on the Lake George Winter Carnival website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Lake George Winter Carnival will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to Lake George Winter Carnival the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. Lake George Winter Carnival will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless Lake George Winter Carnival 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.

Lake George Winter Carnival 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.

Entries void if the Lake George Winter Carnival determines the photograph to not be an original, 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) the Lake George Winter Carnival may use the photographs and entrants name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval whether or not the photo was a winner or not. All federal, state / provincial / territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner(s). In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or does/do not respond within ten (10) days to a winner notification as required by the “Contest Prizes” Rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Lake George Winter Carnival, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

The Lake George Winter Carnival 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 Lake George Winter Carnival to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Lake George Winter Carnival that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Lake George Winter Carnival reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If Lake George Winter Carnival elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, Lake George Winter Carnival will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs.

Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules. Winners’ names will be available online at www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com after Selection of Winners sometime after April 1, 2012.

Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and 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. The data may also be used by the Lake George Winter Carnival in order to verify the participant’s identity, postal address, and telephone number or to otherwise verify the participant’s eligibility to participate in the Contest. Participants have the right to access, review, rectify, or cancel any personal data held by Lake George Winter Carnival by writing to Lake George Winter Carnival, P.O. Box 663, Lake George, NY 12845. Personal data will be used by Lake George Winter Carnival and its affiliates exclusively for the purposes stated herein.