The University of Akron Research Foundation Photo Contest begins July 1, 2021, and ends August 6, 2021, at 11:59 AM Eastern Standard Time. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older.
Who may enter:
The three prize winners are open to participants who are 18 years old or older. Individuals affiliated with The University of Akron Research Foundation are not eligible for any prize. The University of Akron Research Foundation will determine winners’ eligibility from a random automated name generator where the three winners will be selected in no particular order.
What to enter:
To be eligible for any category, a photograph must have been shot by the entrant. The contestant certifies that he/she is the sole creator and copyright owner of the submitted photograph. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must sign the provided photo release form where the entrant will have agreed that all photographed subjects have acknowledged their presence in the photograph and have agreed to the terms and conditions of The University of Akron Research Foundation photo contest. If the entrant is unable to provide all required releases, The University of Akron Research Foundation in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify the submission, seek to secure the required releases, or permit the submission to remain in the contest. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible. Photos that contain explicit, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by The University of Akron Research Foundation in its sole discretion, are ineligible for all categories of this contest.
How to Enter:
Please submit photographs and requested information online through our website at http://www.uakronuarf.com/stride-464083-113385.html There is no limit to photograph entries, each qualifying submission will count as one entry into the contest. Each photo is required to be entered individually, our submission system only allows one photo at a time to be attached to the submission box, failing to submit the photos individually will lessen your entries in the random draw. You must complete a separate entry form for each photo submitted. High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Mobile photographs are exempt from this size requirement, but must be submitted at their highest resolution upon request. The University of Akron Research Foundation may collect a photograph’s metadata upon entry. You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant The University of Akron Research Foundation (and those authorized by The University of Akron Research Foundation) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the magazine and its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to The University of Akron Research Foundation publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. The University of Akron Research Foundation will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
The contest begins on July 1st, 2021. All entries must be received through uakronuarf.com by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on August 6th, 2021.
The University of Akron Research Foundation may select photos for the website or marketing content. Such selections will be made at The University of Akron Research Foundation’s sole discretion.
Conditions of Entry:
All entrants hold the Sponsors and their respective regents, directors, officers, employees, emeriti, fellows, interns, research associates, and volunteers (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred as a result of entrants’ participation in the contest or winner’s acceptance and usage of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for incomplete or misdirected entries, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or causes beyond their control. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries. Entrants may not submit materials that introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertising, nudity, personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party. The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. The University of Akron Research Foundation reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding the winners, The University of Akron Research Foundation reserves the right to award or not award the prizes in its sole discretion. The University of Akron Research Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these rules or other applicable law or regulation; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Decisions of The University of Akron Research Foundation are final and binding.