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Introducing the Photo of the Week contest on blogTO

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Derek Flack is a group administrator Derek Flack says:

One of the features we introduced with our site redesign a few months back is the photo of the day, which highlights the work of the many talented photographers in the blogTO Flickr pool. Located at the bottom of the main page, these photos capture various aspects of life in Toronto, be it in an artistic or journalist capacity (or, as is often the case, a bit of both).

And now, thanks to sponsorship from Posterjack, we can reward the best of these photos in a weekly reader-voted contest.

Here's how it works:

As usual, the editorial staff will select the photos of the day and publish them on the site. On Sundays, each photo of the day will be collected in a gallery post on the main page. This post will have a poll at the bottom, which will allow readers to vote for the photo that they like best.

After the votes are tabulated Monday morning, the winner will receive a 24"x36" poster print of their winning photo from Posterjack!

So keep uploading your photographs of the city to the blogTO Flickr pool. The more you shoot, the better chance you have at winning the Photo of the Week along with a big poster of your winning shot!

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The fine print:

This is an online contest only.
A winning photo will be selected weekly from the previous seven editions of the Photo of the Day segment via reader voting every Sunday (and Monday Morning). Winners will be notified the same week. Decisions are final.

Eligibility
To be eligible to win you must be a resident of Canada, and not an employee of, a member of the immediate family of, or domiciled with an employee of any division of Posterjack.ca or their subsidiaries, affiliates, and agencies. No purchase is necessary.

Prize
Winners will receive a $35 single-use only voucher redeemable at Posterjack.ca, with the intent that they print their winning Photo of the Week, using original high resolution files, in a 24”x36” poster size format. Shipping across Canada with Posterjack is a flat rate of $8.50, which will be covered under the voucher amount. For those living in the GTA, a free local pick-up option is available.

Winners who choose a purchase with a value of over $35 will be required to pay the difference.

All winners will be contacted by blogTO to award the prize, which must be accepted as awarded. Prizes are not transferable nor can they be extended, and they cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other promotion. By entering, each winner agrees to be contacted by blogTO.

blogTO assumes no responsibility for lost, delayed or misdirected entries. Entrants agree to abide by the contest rules.

Format
All photos must be submitted electronically to blogTO’s Flickr pool. And for details on how to get the best results when submitting your winning photo to Posterjack see: www.posterjack.ca/infos.php
Digital files submitted to Flickr should be at least 590 pixels (for a horizontal or vertically oriented images at 72 dpi. Of course, the larger the file the better. Content alteration of digital files is not acceptable; cropping of photos is permitted, tonal or colour corrections are acceptable, including black and white conversion.

Publication
Winners' names and photographs may be published in a future article on blogTO. blogTO reserves the non-exclusive right to publish any entry and/or use any entry in promotional material. Model releases are the responsibility of the entrant and must be available in the event the photo is a winner. All photos will be credited to the photographer.

Copyright Notice
With regard to any photograph submitted to this contest, the owner of the photo’s copyright retains all copyright. By uploading any photograph to this contest, you grant (or warrant that the owner of such materials expressly grants) blogTO and licensors a world-wide, royalty-free, irrevocable and non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, adapt, transmit, communicate, publicly display and perform, distribute and create compilations and derivative works or merchandise from any such submitted photograph to promote the contest. You represent and warrant that you have the right to grant the license set out above.

In the event this copyright belongs to a minor, permission to reprint, publish or otherwise reproduce the images, as described above, shall be obtained, in writing, from the child’s parent or guardian.

Responsibility
blogTO is not responsible for any failure of the website or Flickr during this contest. Nor is it responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software or any e-mail, online or internet entry lost due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website or any combination thereof , including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion.
5:44AM, 23 July 2010 PST (permalink)

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