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Summer 2008 Photo Contest Rules

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Published Wednesday, July 30, 2008


No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win.

Contest Dates

The Green Wave Forum Summer 2008 Photo Contest starts at 12:00am, August 1st and ends at 11:59pm, August 31st 2008. Winners will be announced on Green Wave Forum no later than September 8, 2008.

Photo Eligibility

To enter, you must be at least 13 years of age and a U.S. or Canadian citizen or legal resident. Green Wave Forum site administrators, Green Wave Forum Experts and employees and contractors of Prosirius Technologies and their immediate family members are not eligible. Immediate family includes spouses, parents and children.

IMPORTANT: Each photo submitted must include a canoe, kayak or other hand-powered watercraft in the photo. The entire boat does not need to be in the image, however a large enough portion where a casual observer can identify the boat style (canoe, kayak, etc.) must be visible. Photos without a canoe, kayak or watercraft will not be judged.

All photos must be in color and taken in the state of Florida within the past three years.

Photo Formats

All photos must be digital, in color, and uploaded by the photographer to Green Wave Forum. Photographers must have registered and logged into Green Wave in order to post photos to the photo gallery or on a trip report.

Minimum photo size is 300 pixels wide by 240 pixels tall (landscape) or 240 pixels wide by 300 pixels tall (portrait). Maximum photo size is 800 pixels wide by 800 pixels tall and 400 KB in size. It is the responsibility of the photographer to resize their photo before uploading to Green Wave Forum.

Photos must be in .GIF or .JPG format. Minor digital enhancement is permitted, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.


Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Do not submit a photo taken by someone else. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any photo submitted.

Number of Entries

An individual may submit as many photos as they want for this contest. However, we recommend no more than 50 photos per person. Thank you!

Photo Subject Restrictions

Photos must be appropriate for posting on a public website. Obscene or otherwise questionable content will not be considered and will be immediately deleted from the photo gallery. Green Wave Forum retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.

Ownership/Use Rights

Photographers retain the copyright to their photographs. By entering the contest, photographers agree to have their submitted photograph displayed on the Green Wave Forum website without any fee or other form of compensation, and agree that Green Wave Forum may display winning photos in the Green Wave Forum photo gallery for an indefinite time period.

Photos will be credited to the photographer as named when they registered on Green Wave Forum. In the event that ownership of any photograph submitted is contested in any manner, Green Wave Forum retains the discretion to disqualify that photograph and discontinue use of the photograph.

How to Enter

Photos may be submitted using the Green Wave Forum Photo Gallery or as part of a Trip Report posted to Green Wave Forum.


Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in conveying the beauty and/or unique character of paddling in Florida. A panel consisting of the administrators and Green Wave Forum Experts will judge the entries and all contest decisions are final. Entries that fail to comply with the Official Contest Rules will be disqualified. Judging will occur between September 1 and September 7, 2008.



Judges will select first, second and third place winning photos. If fewer than seven eligible photographs are entered, Green Wave Forum may choose to name only a first place winner or may cancel the contest. Prizes will be mailed via US Postal Mail to any valid US or Canadian postal address. In addition to three prize winning entries, up to four honorable mention winners may be selected for display on the Green Wave Forum home page.

Winners will be notified in email and results posted on Green Wave Forum no later than September 8, 2008.


First place winner will receive a Sanyo Digital Camera plus 1 GB memory card.

Second Place winner, a $25.00 Best Buy gift certificate.

Third Place winner, (2) video DVDs selected by Green Wave Forum.

Total value of all prizes awarded will not exceed $150.00 USD. No additional financial compensation will be provided. Prizes donated by Prosirius Technologies of Tampa, Florida.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Green Wave Forum is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Furthermore, Green Wave Forum is not responsible for: (i) lost, misdirected, misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or late entries or (ii) any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or processing of entries. Green Wave Forum reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or any portion of this contest without notice if factors beyond Green Wave Forum's control, including technical difficulties, disrupt or corrupt the fair or secure administration or operation of the contest.

Void where prohibited by law

Last update Monday, September 01, 2008

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admin on 9/1/2008 5:01am
The contest is now over. For those who participated, thank you! If you missed out this time we may have another contest during Winter 2008.