ABOUT 1524 & RULES

September 18-21, 2017   Plaza Hotel Casino, Las Vegas

1524 SHOOT OFF OPEN

1524 is an online program that coincides with a shoot off photography workshop or photo conference in a designated city.  It is an event that begins with a guest speaker at the onsite location and streamed live.  1524 is a 24 hour photography shoot off competition that starts by choosing one theme, from many provided by participants beforehand, and picked at the conclusion of the keynote speaker.  All participating shooters will have to interpret the picked theme through a series of 3 to 5 images and turned in before deadline.  This contest is best conveyed through a photo story or essay.  Imagery should have theme continuity and relationship with each other.  Judging begins on the third and final day.  Results will be posted and notifications sent out immediately.



CONDITION


By entering this Competition, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless sponsor and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Competition or any contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Competition entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants' or any other persons' computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to in this Competition.





DATA PRIVACY


Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Competition and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules. The data may also be used by Sponsor in order to verify the entrant's identity, postal address, and telephone number or to otherwise verify the entrant's eligibility to participate in the Contest. Entrants have the right to access, review, rectify, or cancel any personal data held by emailing 1524shootoff@gmail.com. Personal data will be used by Sponsor and its affiliates exclusively for the purposes stated herein.




COMPETITION RULES


1.   Shoot off photography entries must be shot within the 24 hour time frame of the competition.


2.  Final entries must be in digital format. No restrictions on type of camera used. Scans from negatives or  transparencies are acceptable. Imagery should

be no smaller than 1920 pixels at its widest if image is a horizontal or by its highest if its a vertical image and no larger than 2MB.  Images should be in JPEG format.


3.  No use of illustrations using multiple imagery, graphics, watermarks and texts. No high dynamic range (HDR) or stitched panoramas accepted for this contest. No cloning that ads or takes away detail from the original image.  The use of minor burning, dodging and color correction is allowed, as well as the removal of dust spots.


4.  Photographed work of others should be as an object in the scene, not a full frame of another person's art. Sculptures, statues, paintings, and other artwork should not constitute copyright infringement or fraud.

     

5.  All images must be turned in by deadline.  By entering, shooter represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted image is their original work created by them, and that it does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the image.  The image in its entirety should be a single work of original material taken by the participating entrant.

     

6.  Provide appropriate caption information embedded in each image in the description and or caption block without your name.  You may add your name on the copyright block.  Tight judging between participants may occur and the supportive caption information helps convey or tell more about the story.

     

7.  By discretion of Visual Media One (VMO), the image should not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

     

8.  Noncompliance or return of prize notification as undeliverable, whether by regular mail or by e-mail, may result in disqualification and selection of an alternative potential winner.



LICENSE


By entering the competition, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the competition and promotion of the contest, in any media now or hereafter known, for no additional compensation, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a book featuring select entries in the contest; publication in a magazine or online highlighting entries or winners of the competition; and offering as downloadable wallpaper to users of the competition website (the “License”). Entrants consent to sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant's “moral rights” in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party's website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use as authorized by the License. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the competition, and pictures or likenesses of competition entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion, except where prohibited by law. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.



LIMITATION OF LIABILITYS


THIS COMPETITION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants agree that this competition shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the District of Columbia and the forum for any dispute shall be in the District of Columbia, United States of America. To the extent permitted by law, the right to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this competition are hereby excluded and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries are void if Sponsor determines the photograph to not be an original, or if the entries are incomplete, inaccessible or blocked, corrupted, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.

By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the competition; and (c) if the entrant wins that Authorized Parties may use the winning photographs and each winner's name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the competition or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law).

Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant's identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. VMO neither assumes nor bears any responsibility for any form or type of loss, damage, or injury incurred as a result of participating in the competition and receiving of awards and/or prizes. Content of all images submitted is the responsibility of each entrant. It is the responsibility of each entrant to obtain all relevant model and/or property releases.



RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND COMPETITION


If for any reason the Competition is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of VMO that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Competition, VMO reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Competition. If Sponsor elects to cancel or terminate the Competition, Sponsor will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs, and will return the fees submitted with each entry.



WINNERS LIST


Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules. Winners' names will be available online at the conclusion of the contest.



DATA PRIVACY

Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Competition and any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules. The data may also be used by Sponsor in order to verify the entrant's identity, postal address, and telephone number or to otherwise verify the entrant's eligibility to participate in the Contest. Entrants have the right to access, review, rectify, or cancel any personal data held by emailing 1524shootoff@gmail.com. Personal data will be used by Sponsor and its affiliates exclusively for the purposes stated herein.