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High Plains Snow Goose Festival 2020 Photo Contest

 We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the Fifth Annual Snow Goose Festival Photo Contest. Enter your photos of Southeast Colorado in the Fifth Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival Photography Contest. Participants can enter images in the following Categories:

Wildlife * Landscape * Birds * Historical * Committees Choice— WEATHER

Pick up your camera or go through your collection of favorite pictures from the past year and join the fun. All entries will be displayed and winners announced at the Saturday night banquet.

Please review the rules carefully and plan to enter your best photos! All collected entry fees will be donated to the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo to support raptor center operations.

 Southeast Colorado as defined in the Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Region map:  https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Maps/Regions.pdf

$5/picture Adult (ages 18+) entry fees do apply.
Youth (ages 3-18) entries are free

Contest Rules
1. Copyright remains with the photographer. By entering, photographers
agree to allow High Plains Snow Goose Festival and Colorado Parks and
Wildlife to publish photos on their website and to use them in
promotions for this and future contests. Photographers names will
appear adjacent to their winning images. Each image must be the work
of the person submitting the image.
2. By entering the contest, each entrant accepts the rules as stated
and guarantees that all information provided is correct and truthful.
Entries not accurately represented or not abiding by contest rules
will be disqualified. Refunds will not be given in case of
disqualification.
Photography
1. All entries should accurately reflect the subject matter of the
scene as captured by the camera. Two types of entries are acceptable,
those with only traditional modifications and "Photo Illustrations."
Both types are described below. Photographers may be asked to supply
the original RAW or unaltered original JPG files to verify the degree
of alteration.
2. Traditional photographic modifications to an original image include
adjustments to color, contrast, brightness and sharpness; removal of
dust and scratches; cropping; and black-and-white conversions. No
special designation is required for entries that use only traditional
processing.
3. Entries should be designated as "Photo Illustration" if elements
not significantly altering the content of the scene have been removed
or if multiple photographs of the same scene have been combined with
techniques like panoramic stitching and focus stacking or multiple
exposures have been combined for greater tonal range.
4. Changes that are not acceptable include photo composites
(combination of two or more photos not of the same scene); the
addition, duplication, or relocation of objects; removal of
significant elements or the use of artistic digital filters and
effects that do not show the scene as it occurred in nature.
5. All images must be in JPEG format, RGB or Grayscale mode, 72ppi and
sRGB color space.
6. To insure anonymous judging, images may not contain any watermarks,
text, logos, borders, or other identifying marks. In addition, no text
can be entered in the title, location, or description fields of an
entry that would identify the photographer. And finally, all metadata
will be removed during the upload process.
Winner selection
1. Prize drawings will take place by Saturday, February 8, 2019. The
winners will be selected by judges and notified.
2. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the Contest to winners of the
photo. No substitution may be made except as provided. The winner is
responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt
and/or use.
General rules
1.     Sponsor does not provide any warranty with respect to the
prize. If a prize becomes unavailable for any reason, Sponsor may
substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winners are solely
responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes.
2.     By accepting a prize, you consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’
use and publication of your name, hometown, likeness, photograph,
voice, and statements in any media without further compensation or
other consideration. Such use may be for editorial, public relations,
promotional, or advertising purposes, or any other legal purpose as
deemed reasonable by Sponsor.
3.     By entering the Contest, you release and hold harmless Sponsor,
CPW, prize providers, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates,
suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies and each of
their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers,
directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”)
from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not
limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property
or technology, arising out of participation in the Contest, including
the receipt, use, or misuse of any prize.
4.     Entrant shall defend, indemnify and hold Sponsor, its officers,
directors, agents, employees, affiliates, and customers harmless from
any and all claims, liabilities, costs and damages (including
attorneys’ fees) arising from or in connection with any breach of
these Official Rules, and agrees that Sponsor will have no liability
whatsoever for any claims, losses, or damages due to entrant’s acts,
omissions, or breaches of these terms. In no way and no event will
SPONSOR be liable for any indirect, special, consequential,
incidental, or punitive damages with respect to any and all claims
arising from or related to Entrant’s participation in this CHALLENGE.
5.     The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect
or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing
errors, or errors in equipment or programming used in association with
the execution of the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind,
including but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or
disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3)
unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or
the Contest; or (4) technical or human error which may occur in the
administration of the Contest or the processing of entries. If for any
reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously
deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole
remedy is another entry in the Contest. If it is not possible to award
another entry due to discontinuance of the Contest, or any part of it,
for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random
drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of
discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more
than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that
production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause
more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official
Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to
award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all
legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.
6.     These Official Rules are governed by the laws of the state of
Colorado, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Any
dispute arising out of the Contest will be resolved in the state and
federal courts, and all parties consent to the sole and exclusive
jurisdiction of such courts.
7.     All intellectual property used by Sponsor in connection with
the promotion and/or administration of the Contest, including, without
limitation, all trade-marks, trade names, logos, designs, promotional
materials, web pages, source code, drawings, illustrations, slogans
and representations are owned (or licensed, as the case may be) by the
Sponsor and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized
copying or use of any such intellectual property without the express
written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
8.     The information you provide will only be used to contact you in
correlation with the contest and if you are a potential winner and
otherwise in accordance with CPW’S privacy policy. Entrants should be
aware that CPW is a public agency, and personal information provided
to CPW may be disclosed in accordance with public records laws.