Photo Contest Rules

The Great Annual [International] Community Jewish News Photo Contest

 Eligibility Rules:

-The Contest is open to readers of CJNonline your Community Jewish News from around the world. Contest readers must be able to prepare digital files according to the guidelines below which includes uploading their photograph files. There is no monetary entry fee for submitting your photo(s). Contestants must be a CJNonline subscriber. (There is no fee for being a subscriber. If you are not already a subscriber please complete the details at the bottom of this page prior to entering this Contest. You must also have access to a valid email address for communication with Contest officials. 

Contest ineligibility:

-Professional photographers, namely defined here as individuals who are engaged in photography as their main occupation rather than as a pastime.

– Former or current writers who have had their work published in CJNonline.

 Categories:

-Food: Any cooked meal eaten for nutrition or pleasure.

-Flora: All forms of live plants.

-Fauna: Any animal characteristic of the region you live in. No photos of animals in zoos.

 General Contestant Rules:

-All the photograph(s) must be original work, taken by the Contestant. No third party may own or control any materials the photograph contains, and the photograph must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.

-The photograph must be in its original state and cannot be altered in any way, including but not limited to removing, adding, reversing, or distorting subjects within the frame.

-Any Contestant who breaks or fails to comply with the rules set forth will be removed from the Contest.

-Entries will not be accepted unless submitted via the official Contest Email address. Entries not submitted through the proper channel will be deleted.

-The final selection of entries will be judged by a world-renown and award-winning Canadian photographer. All decisions are final. CJNonline reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is deemed inappropriate or does not conform to stated Contest rules.

-By submitting your photograph(s) to cjnonlinephoto@protonmail.com. Contestants agree to abide by The Great Annual Community Jewish News Photo Contest Rules.

-Submissions will not be accepted once the deadline lapses.

-The winner will be contacted via the email address provided during entry. If no response is received after five business days, a new winner will be selected and the previous winner will forfeit all rights to the prize.

-The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Copyright:

The photographer retains copyright of their photograph(s). However, the photographer agrees to give CJNonline full permission to publish on CJNonline the use of the photograph(s) submitted in the Contest without compensation. CJNonline agrees to include the name of the photographer if agreed to in advance by the photographer.

Contestant Winners:

Each of the three category winners will receive, at no charge, a signed copy of the published book, “The Village of Little Comely-on-the-Marsh” by Alan L. Simons.

Contestant Entry Fee:

There is no monetary fee for entering the Contest.

File Format of your Photograph(s):

-Files must be in JPG format. Email each photo separately. Any aspect ratio is acceptable and is to be sent to cjnonlinephoto@protonmail.com

In your Email Submission:

In the Subject title add your full name, your city of residence, your country, and what category you are entering for. For example Felicity Jacobs. Boca Raton. USA. Food.

To safeguard anonymous judging, do not include watermarks or signatures that would disclose the name of the photographer on the photo itself.

Timeline:

-Submission: You may submit starting July 18, 2021. Deadline to submit midnight, August 17, 2021. (Eastern Time)

-Judging: Early September 2021.

-Winners Announced: The week of October 11, 2021

Contestant Winners:

-In each of the three categories winners will receive, at no charge, a signed copy of the published book, “The Village of Little Comely-on-the-Marsh” by Alan L. Simons.

CJNonline Subscribers:

-Every Contestant must be a subscriber to CJNonline.  There is no fee for being a CJNonline subscriber. If you are not already a subscriber please complete the details below prior to entering this Contest.