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Offer: Picture Education: Photo Contest

Calling all Photographers, Amateur and Professional- GET PUBLISHED in the UN Chronicle!! 3 Best photos will be published, 20 Best photographers will receive a year's free subscription!

Contest deadline: Midnight 26 August 2010 EST

PICTURE EDUCATION: UN Chronicle is looking for photos depicting education. Education leads to improved quality of life, gender equality, eradication of poverty, and promoting inter-cultural dialogue. Education is a basic human right. What does education look like? Think you have the winning photos that answer this question? Enter NOW!

UPLOAD PHOTOS TO FLICKR: www.flickr.com/groups/unchronicle/
OR SEND IN EMAIL: UNChroniclePhoto@gmail.com

*All photos will be publicly viewed on Flickr. The 3 winning photos will be published with caption credit in the next issue of UN Chronicle and online at http://www.un.org/chronicle. The 20 best photographers will receive a year’s subscription to the UN Chronicle. There will be no financial payment offered for the photographs.

The themes are:

•Education and Poverty
•Education and Global Citizenship
•Education and Environment
•Education and Universal Education
•Educations and Inter-cultural Dialogue and Understanding
•Education and Women’s Empowerment
•Education and Gender Equality
•Education and Peace
•Education and Health
•Education and Indigenous Rights
•Educations and Principles Inherent in the United Nations Charter

HOW TO ENTER

1) Upload pictures to Flickr by joining this group- www.flickr.com/groups/unchronicle/ - and clicking on "Group Pool: Add Something"

2) Under “Title”, include an interesting caption describing the location and events in the photo.

3) In the “Description” box, include the names of the subjects in the photos, and your

•full, legal name
•email
•country of residence

>>Your email address MUST be valid so you can be contacted in the event you have won. <<

**If Flickr is unavailable to you, email photos to UNChroniclePhoto@gmail.com. Include an interesting caption describing the location and events in the photo, the names of the subjects in the photos, your full legal name, email, mailing address, phone number, and country of residence.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

>Who can enter?
This contest is open to anyone.

>What is the deadline?
Midnight 26 August, 2010.

>Is there an entry fee?
No.

>What kind of photos and photo essays are you looking for?
We want to see photos with people in them, documenting their efforts to educate and to receive education. We want to see how education affects poverty, global citizenship, sustainability, inter-cultural dialogue, women’s empowerment, gender equality, peace, health, indigenous rights, and principles inherent in the United Nations Charter (http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/index.shtml).

>What kind of photos can I enter?
The photos you enter must have been taken in the past 24 months since August 2008, focusing on any aspect of education. Each contestant may submit maximum up to 3 different photographs. Only photos not already published may be submitted and you must possess all copyrights of your images.

Photos taken with a digital camera are acceptable and may be submitted in colour or in black and white.

>Can I submit my photos by mail?
No. You can only submit them via Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/groups/unchronicle/) or by email (UNChroniclePhoto@gmail.com).

>Do I need to include caption information?
Yes. Captions are a crucial part of the contest. We must know who you are photographing, where they live, what they are doing and ho education is serving them.

>What should I do if I submitted the wrong information or have more questions?
You can send queries or updated information to: UNChroniclePhoto@gmail.com

For any help regarding the contest rules please contact UNChroniclePhoto@gmail.com

1. GENERAL RULES

Submission round: 11:59 PM EST – August 3, 2010 — 11:59 PM EST - August 26, 2010

1.1 The contest opens Wednesday, 3 August 2010, at midnight (11:59 p.m.) U.S. Eastern Time and closes Thursday, 26 August 2010, 11:59:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. No entries received after that date shall be considered.

1.2 Entries must be received with a valid email address so you can be contacted in the event that you won.

1.3 The contest is open to all photographers worldwide, with no restrictions based on age, gender or nationality. Minors are responsible for ensuring their submission is in compliance with the legal requirements of their country.

1.4 Photos must have been taken in the past 24 months, i.e. after 3 August 2008

1.5 Entry is free of charge.

1.6 All entries not respecting the theme or the technical/authorship requirements set out below will be systematically ruled out.

2. THE SUBMISSIONS

2.1 Contestants must take pictures depicting education and submit a maximum of 3 photos. Ideally, at least one photo should be a vertical shot for varying layout composition.

2.2 Only images not yet published may be submitted. Photographers can publish their photos after the contest results are announced in October 2010.

2.3 Each image that is uploaded should include the following information:
Full name of photographer; email and telephone number of photographer, location of photo; date photo was taken; assign it a letter (A, B, C); include a caption of the photo, and the full name of the person/people in the photo, if available.

2.4 Entries will not be returned to contestants.

3. MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS

3.1 Only digital photos, in colour and black-and-white, will be accepted.

3.2 Digital submissions should be a minimum size of 3,000 pixels in length at 300 dpi non-interpolated (approximately a 20-meg file when opened in Photoshop). File sizes of 1MB and over are also acceptable but not ideal.

3.3 You can submit photo files in the following formats: JPEG, PNG and GIF.

3.4 No photo should in any way be digitally altered or enhanced except for basic cropping or colour correction. The content and context of the image should in no way be altered or enhanced.

3.5 All captions and relevant information (such as creation date, city/state, country, and caption) should be embedded in the file (for example in the caption field under “field information” in Photoshop), if possible. ALTERNATIVELY, the captions and relevant information should be provided in the description box for each photo on Flickr, or in an email accompanying the photo.

4. JUDGING AND PRIZES

4.1 Judging will be anonymous.

4.2 All entries will be judged by the UN Chronicle.

4.3 The panel will announce its decisions in October 2010.

4.4 Decisions of the judges are final and binding and no negotiations may be entered into.

4.5 The winners will be published with captions in the upcoming “Education for Development/Academic Impact” issue of the UN Chronicle.

4.6 There will be no financial compensation for winning photos.

5. COPYRIGHT

5.1 The copyright of submitted and winning photos will be owned by the participating photographers. The winning photos will be released to the “non-exclusive” use of UN Chronicle and United Nations Department of Public Information. Such use will be restricted to promotion, publicity, news, informational education or awareness usage relating to the UN. Contest photographers will be able to use their photos, which they retain the copyright to, in their print and online portfolios, exhibitions, books and other publications and to disseminate – including sell – their photos to interested clients. They will be identified as the authors of the photos.

DISCLAIMERS

6. Agreement

6.1 At the time of entry, entrants are deemed to have read, understood and be in agreement with all rules and conditions. The organizer reserves the right to rule on any issue(s) not covered by these rules and disclaimers. In the event that an entrant should disagree with any decision made by the organizer, that entrant will have the right to withdraw his or her entry. All related expenses incurred shall be borne solely by the entrant.

6.2 In the event that the efficiency, security, selection procedure, fairness of the contest or any related operations are deemed to have been compromised by forces beyond the control of the organizer – such as but not limited to troubles relating to computer networks, computer virus infections or unauthorized computer access – then the receipt of some or all entries via the Internet may be postponed or discontinued.
Notes regarding entry

6.3 Entrants are entirely responsible for all entry-related costs, including but not limited to purchase or renting of equipment, use of computer systems, transmission fees, etc.

6.4 Winners will be entirely responsible for any taxes or charges related to the receipt of any prize.

6.5 The decisions of the judges are final. No correspondence will be entered into.
Responsibility

6.6 The organizer is not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur during the sending of entries via the Internet.

6.7 The organizer is not responsible for any problems or damages experienced by the entrant due to forces beyond the control of the organizer, such as but not limited to troubles relating to computer networks, computer virus infections or unauthorized computer access.

6.8 Except in proven cases of malice or gross negligence, the organizer is not responsible for any unfortunate or unwelcome occurrences and/or damages that may befall entrants as a result of entry to the contest.

6.9 Entrants must possess the exclusive rights to each entered work and are responsible for having obtained any necessary permission relating to the subject/subject matter. The organizer will not be responsible for any claims or complaints against infringement of rights or damages from third parties relating to the subject/subject matter of entries, and the entrant agrees to indemnify and hold the organizer harmless in such cases.

6.10 A photograph which displays an identified or identifiable person may infringe on such person’s right of privacy or may disclose such person’s personal information. Entrants shall use due care to avoid any infringement of personal rights including but not limited to obtaining necessary permission from such person.

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