Shutter speed photo competition

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Love photos? Love history?

Search your photo collection at home, or ‘snap’ your way to some great prizes.

Do you have some great photographs featuring transport somewhere in Boroondara? …walking, horses, boats, cars, trains, trams, helicopters, bicycles…any form of transport! They may be old photos from your family collection, or they may be new. 

 

+ About

Boroondara Library Service invites entries to its first Shutter Speed photo competition. The theme for entries is Transport in Boroondara.

Transport has shaped the development and social life of our city; from the early days when a punt was used to cross the Yarra, to present day scooters and skateboards. Help us tell the story with your photos.

The competition offers the chance to receive prizes in five categories and is open to all ages.

The competition opens Monday 20 March 2017 and closes Friday 5 May 2017. Winning entries will be exhibited in the Camberwell Corridor Gallery from 11 May 2017, and all entries will be added to the Boroondara Library Service photograph collection.

+ How to enter

Make a digital copy of your chosen photograph and enter online. Tell us what the photo is about and where it was taken.

You can enter as many photos as you like in these categories:

  • Photo taken between 1800s - 1924
  • Photo taken between 1925 - 1954
  • Photo taken between 1955 - 1984
  • Photo taken between 1985 - 2014
  • Photo taken between 2015 - 2017

Need some help to make a digital copy? Bring your photo to one of our Boroondara libraries and we can help you scan the photo and enter online.

Entries open 9am, Monday 20 March 2017 and close 6pm, Friday 5 May 2017.

Need some help to make a digital copy and enter online?

Call us on 9278 4666 to make a time to meet, or join us at one of these free sessions and we will help you to scan a photo and enter online:

 

Shutter Speed Photographic Competition ("Competition")

Terms and conditions

1. Information on how to enter, conditions of entry and prizes form part of these Terms and Conditions.

2. Participation in this competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

3. The Promotion is a game of skill, and chance plays no part in determining the winners.

4. The Promoter is City of Boroondara, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell, Vic 3124,.

ELIGIBILITY

5. Entry open to residents of Australia.

6. Entrants must qualify as amateur photographers. ‘Amateur’ is defined as not currently earning primary income as a photographer.

7. Entry is not open to employees and immediate families of the Promoter, associated companies and agencies.  Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether by natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or first cousin.

8. Any entry of an entrant under the age of 18 who enters the competition and who does not provide the required parental or guardian consent will be deemed invalid. These Terms and Conditions of entry will bind such parent or guardian.

ENTRY PERIOD

9. The competition opens Monday 20 March 2017, 9am AEST and closes Friday 5 May 2017, 6pm AEST.

HOW TO ENTER

10. To enter entrants must have a valid entry by:

11. There is no limit on the number of entries. Entrants may submit as many entries as desired in each of the five categories, including:

  • Photo taken between 1800s - 1924
  • Photo taken between 1925 - 1954
  • Photo taken between 1955 - 1984
  • Photo taken between 1985 - 2014
  • Photo taken between 2015 - 2017
     

12. Photographs may be taken by the entrant or the entrant’s immediate family members. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether by natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or first cousin.

13. Entrants cannot enter the same photograph in more than one categories. Any entry with the same photograph found in another category will be deemed invalid.

14. Photographs may have been taken at any time.

15. Photographs may have been taken digitally or using film.

16. Photographs may be submitted in either black and white, or colour.

17. Photographs may be submitted in a range of digital formats. For example JPEG, TIFF.

18. Photographs must be original and cannot be edited or altered.

19. Files on DVD, CD or USB will not be accepted. Faxed or email entries will not be accepted.

20. All entries are submitted to the judging panel anonymously and must therefore not be marked in any way with the entrant’s name or studio name. This includes watermark.

21. Photographs that are considered by the Promoter, in its absolute discretion, to be of an offensive nature will be rejected.

22. Any photographs that include adult themes may not be added to the Promoter’s catalogue.

WINNER NOTIFICATION

23. The winners will be announced at the City of Boroondara ‘Slide Night Boroondara’ on Thursday 11 May 2017 at 7pm. The winner will be notified on Friday 12 May 2017 by email and telephone.  

PRIZE

24. The prize winners are awarded by the judging panel, based on relevance to the theme, artistic merit, technical merit, originality and creativity. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

25. The prizes are:

  • First prize in each category: a photo survival kit (value $80)
  • Second prize in each category: a photography book (value $45)
  • Third prize in each category : a photo frame (value $20)
  • Best in competition overall prize:  a gift certificate for photo restoration/scanning services (value $160)

26. The judges reserve the right not to award a prize in a category if they form the opinion that the entries submitted do not have sufficient merit to warrant the prize.

27. The prize is provided by City of Boroondara and is not exchangeable or redeemable for cash or other prizes. Transport, parking and any other costs associated with redeeming the prize are at the winner’s expense.

28. The prize can be collected at any City of Boroondara Library.

29. The Promoter reserves the right to request winners to provide proof of identity; proof of residency and proof of entry validity (including proof of ownership of the photographs) in order to claim a prize. Proof of identification, residency and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the Promoter. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.

30. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with any prize/s except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

31. Entrants retain the copyright of any images submitted. However the Promoter reserves the right to retain, display in exhibitions, publish, catalogue, sell copies and publish thumbnails of all entries on the Promoter’s website.

32. By entering the competition, entrants authorise and confirm that permission has been obtained from authorised persons (including but not limited to copyright, trademark owners and individuals depicted in any photographs or images) to publish entries on the Promoter’s website, or use the images in marketing both in print and electronically.

33. By entering the competition, entrants indemnify the Promoter against all and any actions, claims or damages arising from unauthorised use of the photographs (including but not limited to infringement of copyrights) that may be taken against the Promoter by authorised persons.

34. The winners agree to participate as required in promotional activities relating to the competition, including but not limited to, being interviewed and photographed. The winners agree to grant the Promoter a perpetual and non-exclusive licence to use such footage and photographs in all media worldwide.

PRIVACY

35. The personal information requested on this form is being collected by Council for the purpose of conducting the Shutter Speed Photo Competition.  The personal information will be used by Council for that primary purpose or directly related purposes. The information may also be used to update Council’s customer databases to assist Council in discharging its functions or providing services.  Some information may also be used and disclosed in Council's marketing, promotions and retail activities, as part of Council's library catalogue, and or when exhibiting or publishing submitted works and such use and disclosure may occur outside Victoria.  The personal information collected will not otherwise be disclosed unless permitted or required by law.  If the information is not collected your entry to the Shutter Speed Photo Competition may be ruled ineligible.  Requests for access to and/or amendment of personal information should be made to Council’s Privacy Officer.

Council is collecting information using Formstack which is a USA based company whose servers are located in the USA.  Formstack's privacy policy is available on their website << www.formstack.com/privacy >>

36. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries including delays in submission due to technical disruptions, network congestion or for any other reason.

37. The Promoter will not be liable for any images lost or corrupted during the online submission. It is the entrant’s responsibility to maintain original copies of any images submitted.

38. The Promoter reserves the right, at their discretion (a) adjudicate on eligibility of applicants; (b) to disqualify any entrant where the Promoter reasonably suspect any unlawful or improper conduct, such as infringing a third party’s intellectual property rights; or (c) to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the competition, as appropriate.

39. There are no charges to enter the competition. Any cost associated with accessing the City of Boroondara website is the entrant’s responsibility and is dependent on the Internet service provider used.

 

 

+ Prizes

  • First prize in each category: a photo survival kit (value $80)
  • Second prize in each category: a photography book (value $45)
  • Third prize in each category: a photo frame (value $20)
  • Best in competition overall prize: a gift certificate for photo restoration/scanning services (value $160)

Winners will be announced 7pm, Thursday 11 May 2017 at Camberwell Library and will be notified by email and telephone Friday 12 May 2017. Winners must be able to collect their prizes from Boroondara Libraries. See Privacy Statement available on competition website from Monday 20 March 2017.

+ Winning entries exhibition

Winning entries in the Shutter Speed Photo Competition 2017 will be displayed in the Camberwell Corridor Gallery, 340 Camberwell Road Camberwell, from 11 May to 31 May 2017.