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Photo Contest Rules

Photo Contest Rules

By submitting photos the contestant acknowledges:

· Agree to the terms of the contest

· Louisville Metro reserves the right to publish winners' names, and/or photographs

· All entries may be used in City print and publications

· Minor digital enhancement is allowed, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified

· Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Your submission of the photo and entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo

· Location of images and/or address must be provided and all images must be taken within Louisville

· Contestant has lawful ownership rights to the photo and acknowledges that once submitted, the photo may be used by city in promotional materials. Contestant will retain the copyright and all other rights in and to the photo

· Images with people shown in photographs must be accompanied with a photo release

· Entries will be judged on subject matter, composition, clarity, lighting, depth of field, artistry/drama, degree of difficulty, technical excellence and overall impact

· Photos must be of sufficient resolution to print a 8”x10” without the loss of quality:

· 4 megapixels minimum with maximum file size is 10 megabytes

· JPG is the preferred file format saved at the highest possible quality

· Pictures by all cameras are eligible, but must be digitally converted

· The city may alter images of the photo as necessary to fit into reduced or enlarged format sizes

· These rules may be modified at any time at the sole discretion of Louisville Metro Government

· The Contestant grants to city an irrevocable and non-exclusive worldwide license to reproduce, to distribute, and/or to display reproductions of the photo in any manner whatsoever relating to any city publication or event, including, without limitation in any publication, media, promotion or Web site

· Each person entering this contest agrees by the act of participation to be bound by these rules and guidelines

Click here to download the Consent, Release, and Assignment. All photos must have a signed consent.  


Entries can be mailed to:
Louisville Metro Government
Attn: Photo Contest
527 W. Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
events@louisvilleky.gov