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national museum of american history ADMIN December 15, 2008
Share your thoughts about what the American flag means to you and your submission may become a part of the mosaic on the online exhibition: "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag That Inspired the National Anthem." The flag mosaic is made up of stories and photos from people like you.

Group Description

What does the American flag stand for? What does it mean to you? Is it a sacred symbol? Has it meant something important to you? Does it represent you? Have you ever used the flag to make a statement?

We want to hear from you! By submitting your photo and caption to our Flickr group, your story could become part of the flag mosaic featured on the National Museum of American History’s Star-Spangled Banner Web site. Your image can be a photo of you or of anything that represents what the flag means to you. Don’t forget to include a caption explaining what the flag means to you and how your photo reflects your point of view.

Group Rules

All photos submitted to this group will be considered for use in the National Museum of American History’s Star-Spangled Banner “Share Your Story” Project. Your image can be a photo of you or of anything that represents what the flag means to you. Don’t forget to include a caption explaining what the flag means to you and how your photo reflects your point of view.

Here are some questions to get you thinking: “What does the American flag stand for? What does it mean to you? Is it a sacred symbol? Has it meant something important to you? Does it represent you? Have you ever used the flag to make a statement?”

Any picture submitted to the pool may be featured on the National Museum of American History Web site or on the Museum’s Facebook page. In the event that your photograph is chosen to be displayed in the “Share Your Story” feature on the Museum’s Star-Spangled Banner Web site, it will be displayed along with your Flickr screen name and the title of the image. Please note that this group is moderated and the Museum has the right to remove any image that is inappropriate to the spirit of the Star-Spangled Banner “Share Your Story” Project.

Museum Photography Policy
Photography is prohibited in the Star-Spangled Banner Gallery and the Albert H. Small Documents Gallery. Video cameras and flash photography are permitted in all other areas unless noted by signage. Tripods are not permitted inside the Museum building unless permission is granted by the Museum's Public Affairs Office.

Prohibited Content and/or Activity:
Smithsonian reserves the right to take appropriate action against anyone who violates these rules, including without limitation, removing the offending content from the group, or taking other action deemed appropriate in the Smithsonian’s sole discretion. Prohibited activities include posting content or engaging in conduct that:

-is obscene, patently offensive, abusive, threatening, harmful, harassing, defamatory or libelous;
-contains nudity, violence or offensive subject matter;
-contains content related to alcohol, firearms or tobacco;
-involves the transmission of spam or junk mail;
-exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
-violates the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights or privacy rights of any person;
-furthers or promotes any criminal activity or provides instructional information about illegal activities;
-provides or creates computer viruses;
-involves advertising, solicitation or sales activities;
-is determined by the Smithsonian, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate or unacceptable.


Disclaimer:
The Smithsonian reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend image and/or comment posting for any reason, including corruption or interference with this group by any virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper postings. Smithsonian is not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind, incomplete or inaccurate transcription of photo information and/or comment posting, any human or electronic error, or for images that are incomplete, stolen, misdirected, jumbled, garbled, or delayed by computer transmissions. In the event of technical difficulties, Smithsonian reserves the right to take any appropriate action. Smithsonian and its officers, directors, employees, and agents assume no responsibility for any injury or damages of any kind to participants or to any person’s computer relating to or resulting from posting, entering, uploading or downloading materials or any other use in connection with this group. Smithsonian will use reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of all information, but makes no warranties, whether express or implied, regarding this group. These rules are subject to change at any time without notice at the sole discretion of the Smithsonian. Changes will be posted on this group. If you become aware of misuse of this group by any person, please contact the group Administrator

For more information on Smithsonian copyrights, privacy, and rules concerning photography in other Smithsonian museums, please visit www.si.edu.

Additional Info

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