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Office of International Services Photo Contest
The Office of International Services (OIS) is announcing our International Student and Scholar Photo Contest! Submit photos from your home country and/or from your experience in the U.S. for a chance to win prizes and be featured in OIS publications, the International Center, and on the OIS website.
Who may enter:
Any current international student or scholar at IU Bloomington.
What to enter:
You may submit up to one (1) amateur photo that you took per category. There are three photo categories. You may enter photos into more than one category, but you may only enter a total of three photos. The categories are:
- Back Home
- Landscapes or Architecture
The photos may capture an experience of your home country or the US.
- To be determined
- If you submit more than 3 photos, we will accept the first three and delete the others.
- You may submit photos until October 26, 2012. Any photos submitted after the deadline will be deleted.
- Your submission of photos gives OIS the permission to use your photos in online and print publications, and may be used for display in the OIS and the IC.
- Photos will be judged by members of OIS Staff and contest winners will be announced at the IU World’s Fare. Please review further contest rules. Once you submit that you have read and understand the rules and terms of the contest, you will receive the email address where you can submit your photos.
- • For official rules, please click here.
How to Enter:
Fill out the contest entry form on iStart (under the International Center tab).
Each photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant. By entering the contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph 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 photograph. The photograph must not, at the discretion of the Office of International Services (OIS), contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud. When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person’s art; the entrant must submit the title and artist of the piece of art included in a photograph.
If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these rules without additional compensation.
If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of 18 and is not the child of the person submitting the photograph, the entrant submitting the photograph is responsible for obtaining proper permission and contact information from the parent of the child.
By entering the contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable perpetual, nonexclusive license to the OIS, to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the contest and promotion of the contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication in a magazine featuring select entries in the contest; and publication online on the OIS website highlighting entries or winners of the contest. Entrants consent to the OIS 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 the OIS’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. The OIS will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to the OIS the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the contest, and pictures or likenesses of contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. The OIS will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless OIS and its 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 contest or any contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder. The OIS 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 Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. The OIS 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 email 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 contest.
Entrants may click here to print a copy of these contest rules or may receive a copy upon request to the OIS.