The 2020 Water for Food Photography Contest (“Photo Contest”), is open to anyone, anywhere, who is at least eighteen (18) years old. Employees of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (“DWFI”) and those closely affiliated (Faculty Fellows, Global Fellows, Board Members, International Advisory Panel and Student Interns) are encouraged to enter.
The Photo Contest is led by the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, 2021 Transformation Drive, Suite 3220, Lincoln, NE, USA, 68588.
The Photo Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. CDT on October 19, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on November 13, 2020 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible.
What To Enter
The theme for DWFI’s 2021 photo contest is on improving freshwater quality in Nebraska, the U.S. and the world. Photos could feature research, projects being implemented and the benefits of improved water quality on agriculture, public health and the environment.
To guarantee eligibility for the contest all entries must have a resolution of 9 megapixels or greater. Photos should be orientated horizontally. The photos should also be able to be reasonably cropped into a 11-inch-wide by 8.5-inch-high area. Please submit the original resolution files at the time of entry. Each individual may enter up to one (1) photo.
Entries may originate in any format – including digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints – so long as they are submitted electronically in a JPEG format. Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see “Your Rights” section). Please disclose when and where the photo appeared previously.
If people are included in your photo submission, please include a signed consent form from the individuals depicted with your entry. You may use the consent form.
How To Enter
All images must be submitted through our photo submission page. To be eligible you must fill in all the required fields. The system will notify you if the submission was successful. Upon submission, eligible entries will then be uploaded to the DWFI Facebook page once the entry period closes to broaden awareness of the competition and enable voting for the Viewers’ Choice award (see “Judging” below).
DWFI reserves the right to reject any additional entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of these Official Rules and DWFI’s decisions, which are final and binding.
Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance to water for food, except that the Viewers’ Choice award will be determined by which entry receives the most Facebook ‘reactions’. Judging will be conducted by a panel of professional photographers. The panel will evaluate all valid entries and pick one (1) first prize, one (1) second prize and one (1) third prize. All three winners will be notified of the panel’s decision by November 20, 2020.
The Viewers’ Choice award will begin voting on November 16, 2020, once all the photos have been uploaded to Facebook. Voting will close on 12:59 p.m. CST on November 20, 2020 and the Viewers’ Choice winner will be announced on November 20, 2020 by the end of the day.
All judging decisions are final.
- $100 Amazon gift card for first place, $75 Amazon gift card for second place and $50 Amazon gift card for third place based on Judging. Viewer’s Choice will receive $100 Amazon gift card. All gift cards will be delivered via e-mail.
- Any submission may be included in possible reproduction of photos in DWFI calendar, website, social media and publications
Your photographs help the Water for Food Institute advance its vision of a water and food secure world. Thank you for helping to further our vision through your photography.
You will retain all rights to any photography you submit – including ownership if applicable.
If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant DWFI a royalty-free, nonexclusive right during the Photo Contest to:
- Display the photograph on the DWFI website and social media
- Display the photograph on the DWFI Facebook page
- Allow third-parties to share the photograph on the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
In addition, you also grant DWFI a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
- Use the photograph on the Internet and in social media in support of our mission
- Use the photograph in DWFI’s internal and external communications materials, including, but not limited to, websites and web publications, brochures, calendars, advertising, multimedia and annual reports
- Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications
- The DWFI will credit all photographs with the photographer’s full name.
Release And Limitations Of Liability
The University of Nebraska and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute are not liable for any damages related to this photo contest, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property.
When you enter, you will automatically become a supporter of the DWFI and may receive special event invitations, email messages and a bi-monthly e-newsletter. You may cancel and unsubscribe at any time.
Privacy And Publicity
The information you provide when you enter is provided to DWFI, not to Facebook or other third-party sites. Except where prohibited, you consent to DWFI’s use of your name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.
Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to Craig Eiting (firstname.lastname@example.org).