Annual Photo Contest 2014 - Official Announcement

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Lieutenant General
Owner & Webmaster
Apr 1, 1999
Martinsburg, WV
Welcome to the CivilWarTalk 2014 Photography Contest!


Happy New Year! It's time to launch our Annual Photo Contest!

We are making some changes this year, but hopefully you'll enjoy our new format. It's easy. Just follow the instructions below, you won't be creating a new thread like last time, instead you'll be replying to this thread in the reply box below!
The Rules for Entry:
  • Eligible Photos: Any photos YOU have taken and own the copyright to, from any date or time period, photos must be of an American Civil War subject matter. Photos used in the 2012 or 2013 Photo Contest are not eligible. (Monthly Contest Entries are still eligible!)
  • *NEW* - Original Civil War Art, provided you are the artist, as well as Colorized Civil War era photos may also be submitted for consideration!
  • Submission Limit: FIVE (5) photos per eligible user.
  • Eligible Users: Any registered user of CivilWarTalk that has not been banned, 13 years old or older. Newly registered users are welcome! (Mike, Ami, selected Judges, and any contest sponsors are not eligible, but Moderators are eligible to participate.)
  • How to Submit Photograph Entries:
    • Create a new thread and submit one photo entry!
    • Please Post ONE photo per entry please, if you plan to submit multiple photos, please create a new thread for each photo. Remember, there is a limit of FIVE photos per user!
    • NO Categories upon submission this year! The contest staff will group the photos upon submission and review.
    • Upload your photograph to the forum using the "Upload a File" tool, and insert the image into the text box as a "Full Image" (not a thumbnail!)
    • Please include a title, the exact or approximate date and time the photograph was taken, the location, as well as any description you'd like to provide.
  • Photo Quality: It is suggested that you download the best quality photo that you can, but due to server limitations 10 megabyte attachments will be the maximum. No low quality cell photo photos please. Photos should be submitted in JPG or PNG formats. Sorry, we do not support the TIF format!
  • How Winning Photos will be picked: The Administrator (Mike), as well as 4 other judges will be announced to vote on the winners for each category. Additional awards may be awarded. A popular vote for each photo will be decided by the number of "Likes" a photo receives.
  • Deadline for Entries: Midnight on February 20th, 2014. Winners will be announced on February 28th, 2014.
  • Prizes & Awards: These are to be determined, but will be announced soon!
  • Additional Info:
    • Registered Users may click "Like" on any photo they wish to vote on as a "Fan Favorite" photo.
    • Registered Users may comment on the photos in the normal threaded conversation manner by replying under the submitted photo.
    • Registered Users may discuss the contest in The Official Discussion Thread.
  • Users submitting photos to the forum for this contest will retain full rights to their photographs, including ownership, but through the act of submission will also grant to the a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, and display the submitted photos.
  • Entrants are responsible for ensuring that they possess the right to submit a photo.
  • As always, CivilWarTalk reserves the right to delete any photos or content it deems as questionable or offensive.
  • All current forum Terms of Use apply to all contest entries.
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