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A Day in the Life of the Law Library Community Photo Contest

WHAT:
December 2011-February 2012, members of the American Association of Law Libraries will take a wide range of photographs of law librarians working, meeting, teaching, and doing all that law librarians do in a given day or week. We encourage you to be creative in finding snapshots that capture the essence of law librarianship and are visually attractive. Winners will be recognized on AALLNET, in an issue of AALL Spectrum, and during the 2012 AALL Annual Meeting in Boston.

WHEN:
December 2011-February 2012. We suggest that you capture images at all times during this month; be sure to note the time and date for each picture taken. Photos must be submitted by February 29.

WHERE:
Wherever you work! Wherever law librarians are! Suggested photographic subjects:

At the circulation desk
Working in technical services
Drinking coffee at a staff meeting
Assisting a patron in the stacks
Shelving books
Teaching legal research class
Participating in local chapter events
Law librarians lobbying on our behalf

Try to capture images from your workplace at different times of the day.

Photos will be submitted in the following categories with one winner chosen from each category and one overall winner honored:

1. Librarians as Information Evaluators and Managers
2. Librarians as Teachers and Trainers
3. The Artistry of Librarianship
4. Most Humorous
5. Best Altered Image/Use of Special Effects (not eligible for best overall)

WHO:
The contest is open to AALL members only. All AALL members are encouraged to take pictures for this project. Professional photographic skills are NOT required.

HOW:
Enter your photo online to our Flickr Group www.flickr.com/groups/aalldayinlife2012

Give your photo a title.

In the “Description” section, enter:
- The photo category in which you are submitting the photo
- Your name
- The photographer's name
- A brief description of the photo, including names of individuals photographed, date and time of the photograph, and location

Please email jodonnell@aall.org your photo release form if a person(s) is included in any of your photographs. The form can be found at www.aallnet.org/dayinlife/pdf/DILPhotoReleaseForm.pdf.

COPYRIGHT
By submitting an entry, applicants grant permission to the American Association of Law Libraries full rights to publish, reproduce, and publicize entries in any paper or electronic publishing formats. The permission includes, but is not limited to, publication by AALL on AALLNET, in any AALL publication, or at AALL meetings and educational programs. You will not be compensated for such use. However, where reasonable, we will give you credit for the photos.

CONTEST GUIDELINES:
1) Only AALL members may submit entries for the contest. Members of the 2011-2012 AALL Public Relations Committee are not eligible for the contest but may submit photos for other uses by AALL.

2) Entries must be submitted by February 29. All electronic entries must be submitted online through Flickr by February 29. Paper entries must be postmarked by February 29 and mailed to AALL Headquarters [Mail to: Julia O'Donnell, Director of Membership Marketing and Communications, Day in the Life Photo Contest, American Association of Law Libraries, 105 W. Adams Street, Suite 3300, Chicago, IL 60603]. You may download a copy of the Paper Entry form at www.aallnet.org/dayinlife/pdf/DILEntryForm.pdf.

3) Electronic submissions are preferred. Electronic entries must be digital image files of photographs or scans of photographs in JPEG format with a resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi), a minimum size of 1536 x 2048 pixels, and a maximum file size of 1 MB. When scanning photos, set the scanner at high resolution/print quality/300 dpi. When taking pictures with a digital camera, make sure that the camera is set at high resolution and the largest photo size possible. Electronic entries can be submitted to the Day in the Life Flickr group or saved on CD-ROM and mailed to AALL Headquarters [Mail to: Julia O'Donnell, Director of Membership Marketing and Communications, Day in the Life Photo Contest, American Association of Law Libraries, 105 W. Adams Street, Suite 3300, Chicago, IL 60603]. Members may also submit photographic paper prints (in sizes 4" x 6", 5" x 7", or 8" x 10") in either black and white or color. Paper prints should be mailed to Julia O'Donnell. If you have questions about size or file requirements, please contact Julia (jodonnell@aall.org or 312/205-8018).

4) Submissions will not be returned. Entries will remain the property of AALL. By submitting an entry, applicants grant permission to the American Association of Law Libraries full rights to publish, reproduce, and publicize entries in any paper or electronic publishing formats. Entries may be scanned, described, displayed, linked, or reproduced on AALLNET, in any AALL publication, or at AALL meetings and educational programs.

5) Each photo must be accompanied by a description (online or in paper), including a title, category, brief description of the photo, the names of the individual(s) in the photo, location, date and time, as well as the name, job title, and contact information for the member submitting the photograph and the name of the photographer.

6) All individuals pictured in submitted photographs must sign a photo release. You may download a copy of the form at www.aallnet.org/dayinlife/pdf/DILPhotoReleaseForm.pdf. Entries will not be valid until all signed photo releases are received at AALL Headquarters by mail or fax (312/205-8019).

7) Winners from the photographic contest will be announced at the 2012 AALL Annual Meeting in Boston. Judging criteria will be based on composition, quality, subject, lighting, creativity, and the ability to capture of the spirit of law librarianship. The 2011-2012 AALL Public Relations Committee will judge the entries and select the top five winning entries for each of the six categories. These top five entries will be posted on AALLNET for AALL members to choose the final winners. Winners will be recognized on AALLNET, in an issue of AALL Spectrum, and during the 2012 AALL Annual Meeting in Boston.

ABOUT AALL:
The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.

Today, with over 5,000 members, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.

Group Rules

1) Only AALL members may submit entries for the contest.

2) Entries must be submitted by February 29.

3) By submitting an entry, applicants grant permission to the American Association of Law Libraries full rights to publish, reproduce, and publicize entries in any paper or electronic publishing formats. Entries may be scanned, described, displayed, linked, or reproduced on AALLNET, in any AALL publication, or at AALL meetings and educational programs.

4) Each photo must be accompanied by a description, including a title, category, brief description of the photo, the names of the individual(s) in the photo, location, date and time, as well as the name, job title, and contact information for the member submitting the photograph and the name of the photographer.

5) Each AALL member may submit up to six photos total. The six entries do not have to be spread among the six categories.

6) All individuals pictured in submitted photographs must sign a photo release. You may download a copy of the form at www.aallnet.org/dayinlife/pdf/DILPhotoReleaseForm.pdf. Entries will not be valid until all signed photo releases are received at AALL Headquarters by mail or fax (312/205-8019).

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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