The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce Announces the 2018 Capture Sherwood Photo Contest

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January 28, 2018
2018 Capture Sherwood Photo Contest
 
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The Capture Sherwood photo contest’s winning photo will be used in a prominent spot in the 2018/2019 Sherwood Business & Community Resource Guide.  Honorable mentions will be featured as additional pictures in the Resource Guide. The Chamber photo contest is a great way to celebrate local talent while involving the community in the creation of our Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce publications.
Who
The Capture Sherwood Photo Contest is open to all professional and amateur photographers. Photographers under 18 years of age must submit the Minor Entry Form completed by a legal guardian in addition to submitting the Entry Form in order to participate.
What
We are looking for original, striking images of what Sherwood means to you or that represent a special or unique aspect of the community. These images may reflect the wide variety of events, activities, education, places, businesses, tourism, wildlife, landscapes, vegetation/plants and scenery relevant to our local area.
Entries Must Be
The original work of the entrant. Non-infringing of the rights of others. An accurate reflection of the subject matter and scene as it appeared, without alteration (other than standard optimization, including cropping, adjustments to color and contrast, etc.). Include a depiction of some aspect of the City of Sherwood, Oregon.
Judging
Entries will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. Decisions made by the judges are final.
When
Deadline for submitting entries is Friday, March 9, 2018.  Entries will not be returned.
Winning Entries
The Grand Prize winning photo will be used in a prominent place in the 2018/2019 Sherwood Business & Community Resource Guide. The winner will be made public and be awarded upon publication of the 2018/2019 Sherwood Business & Community Resource Guide. All entries may be used by the Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce in printed publications, on the Chamber website, or in any other media, and may be copied and displayed provided that all uses are accompanied by appropriate attribution to the photographer. The Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce shall have the right to verify, in its sole judgment, winner eligibility. Entry of photographs into the Contest implies acceptance of contest rules regardless of whether entrants sign a statement confirming acceptance. Prizes awarded- $50 gift card- 1st place, $25 gift card to 2nd & 3rd places.
How To Enter
A total of up to 10 photographs may be submitted per person, but each photo file must be listed on the entry form and accompanied by the appropriate photo release(s). • Entries should be submitted in electronic format, 300 dpi photos (at 8 ½” w x 11” h) in either jpeg format (at least 3 megapixels). • Submissions can be uploaded and emailed to chamber@sherwoodchamber.org or can be submitted on cd or flash drive and mailed (or delivered in person) to: Capture Sherwood Photo Contest, 22566 SW Washington St, Ste. 101, Sherwood, OR 97140. • All entries must be accompanied by the completed Entry & Photo Release Form below (if minor, legal guardian must also complete and submit the Minor Entry Permission Form). • If identifiable individuals appear in the photo(s) a release form(s) signed by the subject(s) or their legal guardian must also be submitted. This form will be emailed to you after submission but must be returned for contest consideration.
Photo Contest Entry Form*
First Name _______________________________   Last Name _____________________________
Email ___________________________________ Phone Number __________________________
Address _________________________________________________________________
City _________________________________________ State ____________  Zip _____________
Date of Birth___________________________
Your entry to the contest constitutes your agreement to allow your photographs, and your name, to be published in/on Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce publications, maps, promotional materials, calendars, brochures, website pages and Facebook page. The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce retains all rights for use of all photos submitted. Where applicable, photo credit will be given to the photographer of any photo used by the Chamber.*
 I have read and agree to the contest guidelines.
Signature of Entrant __________________________________________
**Minors only (Parent/Guardian of Minor must complete and submit the Minor entry form below)
 
Photo Upload for Submission
Please include your name in the title/file name of each photo. Photos must be at least 300 dpi to be considered.
Story Behind Photo:
What does the photo depict and how is it related to the Sherwood area? (Include a brief description of your image; where it was taken, what it portrays and why it captures the Sherwood area.)
 
Parent/Guardian Information - Required For Minor Entry
Name First Name    ____________________________   Last Name ________________________
Relation to Minor __________________________________
Phone Number __________________________   Email    _______________________________
MINOR ENTRY AND PARTICIPATION
 I hereby give permission for the minor child to enter the Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce Photo Contest. I hereby release and discharge Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce from any and all claims arising out of use of the photos submitted.
 Photos may be used for print and online promotional purposes at the sole discretion of the Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce. The Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce retains all rights for the use of all photos submitted.
 I am of legal age, and can contract for the minor in the above regard. I have read the preceding document and I fully understand and accept its contents.
Your entry to the contest constitutes your agreement to allow your photographs, and your name, to be published in/on Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce publications, maps, promotional materials, calendars, brochures, website pages and Facebook page. The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce retains all rights for the use of all photos submitted. Where applicable, photo credit will be given to the photographer of any photo used by the Chamber.*
 I have read and agree to the contest guidelines.
Signature of Parent __________________________________________
Signature of Entrant __________________________________________
Contact:
Lana Painter, Executive Director
director@sherwoodchamber.org, 503-625-7800 x 1