Photo Contest

Photographs

We want to see the natural beauty of Leamington through your eyes! Celebrate Leamington by entering your amazing photos of the Municipality in our photo contest. This is a great opportunity to show off your photography skills, as well as the people, places and things you love most about living in or visiting our great community. 

At the end of the contest, we will award a First Place Winner with the Ultimate Leamington Prize Package which includes:

  • One night stay at the Quality Inn Leamington
  • Two tickets to the Hogs for Hospice Friday Night Concert Featuring Vince Neil and Buckcherry
  • Two tickets to the Hogs for Hospice Saturday Night Concert Featuring Chris Janson and Eric Ethridge
  • $50 gift certificate to Crave Family Grill & Pub
  • $50 gift certificate to House of Flowers/The Wooden Spoon
  • One Style Boost Session (value $97) Virtual one hour session with Beautiful You by Victoria

Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $50 gift certificate to Freddy's Restaurant
  • $25 gift certificate to the Bank Theatre & Meeting Place
  • Hogs for Hospice Growler

Submit your photos online to be eligible and then follow us on Instagram @ExperienceLeamington and tag us in your photos #LeamingtonPhotoContest #Onthe42

Photo Contest Theme: The Leamington Experience

We are looking for photos that best capture the spirit of Leamington through outdoor adventure, local food and drink, festivals and events, attractions and landscapes.

Outdoor Adventure: Cycling, hiking, wakeboarding, stand up paddleboarding, fishing, outdoor photography, birding, running and much more!

Local Food and Drink: Leamington has an authentic culinary landscape, a mix of local ingredients with global flavours. From the ingredients used to the final product, show us your food and drink experiences in Leamington.

Festivals and Events: MusicOnthe42 Concert Series, Mill Street Market, Hogs for Hospice, Multicultural Day, Carrousel of Nations, Festival of Guest Nations, Fiestas Patrias, Friday Patio Nights at the Marina, Sunday Serenades, Events at PPNP and any other happenings within Leamington.

Attractions: Seacliff Park, Seacliff Park Amphitheatre, Seacliff Volleyball Courts, Tomato Splash Pad, Pedestrian Pier, Marina, Point Pelee National Park, trails, u-pick orchards, roadside fruit and vegetable stands.

Landscapes: Leamington has beautiful rural and urban landscapes and we want to see them through all the seasons!

*Please see Official Contest Rules and Regulations below for a full description of the terms and conditions.*

Submit Your Photo

 Official Contest Rules and Regulations

Participation in this Contest is automatically deemed as acceptance of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations.

Definitions:

Contest” shall mean the Municipality of Leamington Photo Contest.

Contestant” shall mean any individual who submits a photograph for consideration in the contest and shall be the photographer, as defined herein.

Official Rules and Regulations” shall mean these rules and regulations and the Municipality of Leamington Photo Contest brochure, read together.

Photograph” shall be any photo submitted for consideration in the contest.

Photographer” shall be any person who takes a photograph for submission in the contest.

 

 Contest Description 
The intention of the Municipality of Leamington’s Photo Contest is to showcase the unique aspects of Leamington and expand on the current collection of photographs the Municipality uses to promote attractions, events and tourism.
 How to Enter the Contest 
Take an original still photo that showcases Leamington. Submit it to the Contest online at www.leamington.ca/photocontest. Once a photo is submitted to the Contest, it is considered a final submission and may not be modified, edited, or replaced. A photo submission must be an original photograph (in digital format) taken by the photographer.
 Photo Submissions
All photos must be submitted in digital format, as a jpeg file. They must be at least 1600 pixels wide for a horizontal image or 1600 pixels tall for a vertical image, and no larger than 8MB (8,000 KB). All submissions must include the name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address of the photographer.
 Contest Requirements 

Photo submissions must not contain obscenity, explicit sexual material, nudity, profanity, graphic violence, or calls or incitement to violence. Submissions also must not contain content or images that could be considered abusive, inflammatory, denigrating, or disrespectful to the Municipality of Leamington, or to groups, individuals or institutions.

Photo submissions must be original photos created by the Contestant and must not contain any elements that are protected by someone else’s copyright or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights (except as expressly permitted below). Once submitted, the contestant waives any and all claims to any copyright he or she may have with respect to the photograph submitted.

Photo submissions must adhere both in appearance and in fact to the norms of civil discourse. In other words, the content of all photo submissions must be suitable for a global, public audience. The Municipality of Leamington reserves the right to disqualify, at their sole and absolute discretion, any submission that does not adhere to these criteria, to the intent, or to the substance of these Official Contest Rules.

By submitting a photo to the Contest, the Contestant affirms that he or she has obtained written consent from all individuals whose image or likeness appears in the photo, and further affirms that he or she is prepared to provide reliable documentation to that effect upon request (or from the individuals’ parent/legal guardian if any such individuals are considered a minor in their country of residence).

The Contestant further affirms that he or she has obtained the necessary rights, licenses, consents and permissions to use all material in the photo. Failure to obtain such rights, license consents, and permissions may result in the disqualification of the Photo Submission at Municipality of Leamington’s sole and absolute discretion. The Municipality of Leamington recognizes no allowance for “fair use” of copyrighted material. In the event of any question or difference of view regarding compliance with, interpretation, or application of these Content Requirements or other provisions of these Official Contest Rules, the Municipality of Leamington reserves the exclusive right to resolve such questions or differences of view in their sole discretion.

 Judging

A panel of judges will evaluate the submissions and choose a First and Second place winner. All decisions of the contest judges are final. All photos will be screened by the Municipality of Leamington to ensure compliance with these Official Contest Rules. The Municipality of Leamington reserves the right in their sole and absolute discretion to verify in the final analysis whether a potential finalist or potential winning Photo Submission has fully complied with these Official Contest Rules.

a) Photo Submissions

  • Originality

You must have taken this photo. Is your photo original, fresh or inventive?

  • Creativity

How imaginative is your photo? A creative photo breaks from traditional methods of presenting ideas and messages. For example, you could take the photo from an unexpected angle or focus on a detail that is usually ignored. Avoid simple snapshots of groups of people or buildings.

  • Photo Quality

Is your photo aesthetically pleasing? A high-quality photo is well composed and has a clear focal point. It should not be blurry, too dark or too light. Remember, you don't need to be a professional photographer to take a high-quality photo!

b) The person submitting the photo will be considered the Contestant and will be the only person eligible to compete for the prizes. In order to be eligible to win the prize, you must provide accurate and complete information. All prizes must be accepted as awarded, and are not convertible to cash. Prizes may not be exactly as shown.

c) The selected participants will be contacted by phone or email (using the contact information provided at the time of entering the contest) at least three (3) times within the seven (7) days following the announcement of the winners. If the Contestant cannot be contacted in that time, the second place Contestant will be selected and the initial selected participant will be disqualified and will have no recourse towards the Municipality of Leamington or anyone involved in the contest.

d) The Municipality of Leamington’s Photo Contest is open to any photographer who visits Leamington. The following individuals are not eligible to enter the Contest: employees and Councillors of the Municipality of Leamington and their immediate family members.

e) Once a photo submission has been accepted for entry into the contest, the contestant’s name may be publicly identified at the sole discretion of the Municipality of Leamington.

f) To be considered in the contest, all submissions must be original, unpublished photographs taken of or within the Municipality of Leamington and submitted by the photographer who took the photo. By entering into the contest, the contestant grants the Municipality of Leamington the unrestricted and exclusive rights to use the photograph(s) for any purpose. This includes, but is not limited to, publishing your photograph(s) in print or electronic form for promotional purposes without further compensation or photo credit. The photographer must own all rights to any photographs entered in this contest. It is the responsibility of the contestant to ensure that publication of the photographs raises no legal claims. Accordingly, by entering the contest, you agree to indemnify the Municipality of Leamington fully regarding any claims arising out of the use of your photograph(s). Photograph(s) previously published in full or in part in other publications, contests etc., are not eligible. All entries and contest materials received by the Municipality of Leamington will not be returned.

g) The Municipality of Leamington shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription or registration of contest entry information, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible, or erased computer or network transmissions, line failures of any telephone network, failure of computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or website, inability to submit the online participation form, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this contest, or for late, lost, stolen, illegible or misdirected entries.

 Eligibility 

a) The Contest commences at 8:30 AM on Monday, June 3, 2019, and closes at 4:30 PM on Friday, July 19, 2019. Entries must be received by the contest closing date. Municipality of Leamington is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, delayed, misdirected, unintelligible, illegible, incomplete, stolen, returned, separated, damaged, or undeliverable entries. Winners’ names and winning photographs will be posted on our website www.leamington.ca

b) The person submitting the photo will be considered the Contestant and will be the only person eligible to compete for the prizes. In order to be eligible to win the prize, you must provide accurate and complete information. All prizes must be accepted as awarded, and are not convertible to cash. Prizes may not be exactly as shown. 

c) The selected participants will be contacted by phone or email (using the contact information provided at the time of entering the contest) at least three (3) times within the seven (7) days following the announcement of the winners. If the Contestant cannot be contacted in that time, the second place Contestant will be selected and the initial selected participant will be disqualified and will have no recourse towards the Municipality of Leamington or anyone involved in the contest. 

d) The Municipality of Leamington’s Photo Contest is open to any photographer who visits Leamington. The following individuals are not eligible to enter the Contest: employees and Councillors of the Municipality of Leamington and their immediate family members.

e) Once a photo submission has been accepted for entry into the contest, the contestant’s name may be publicly identified at the sole discretion of the Municipality of Leamington.

f) To be considered in the contest, all submissions must be original, unpublished photographs taken of or within the Municipality of Leamington and submitted by the photographer who took the photo. By entering into the contest, the contestant grants the Municipality of Leamington the unrestricted and exclusive rights to use the photograph(s) for any purpose. This includes, but is not limited to, publishing your photograph(s) in print or electronic form for promotional purposes without further compensation or photo credit. The photographer must own all rights to any photographs entered in this contest. It is the responsibility of the contestant to ensure that publication of the photographs raises no legal claims. Accordingly, by entering the contest, you agree to indemnify the Municipality of Leamington fully regarding any claims arising out of the use of your photograph(s). Photograph(s) previously published in full or in part in other publications, contests etc., are not eligible. All entries and contest materials received by the Municipality of Leamington will not be returned. 

g) The Municipality of Leamington shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription or registration of contest entry information, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible, or erased computer or network transmissions, line failures of any telephone network, failure of computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or website, inability to submit the online participation form, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this contest, or for late, lost, stolen, illegible or misdirected entries.

h) The Municipality of Leamington reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or suspend this contest, at its sole discretion, in the event of a technical failure, computer virus or bug, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or any other occurrence or cause beyond its control that corrupts or adversely affects the administration, security, fairness or normal operation of the contest, or for any other reason that The Municipality of Leamington, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.

i) By entering this contest, the participant consents to these Official Rules and Regulations and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all matters to this contest. By participating, each participant and selected winner agrees: (a) to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Municipality of Leamington, (b) to release and hold harmless the Municipality of Leamington, its affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent contractors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives including advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability for claims/damages including, but not limited to, claims/damages for personal injury, for property damage with respect to acceptance, possession or use or misuse of the prize or participation in the contest; (c) to permit the Municipality of Leamington to use his/her name, city, photograph, or any likeness for advertising or publicity purposes without any additional compensation. 

j) The Municipality of Leamington reserves the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to verify that a potential finalist or winner is in full compliance with these Official Contest Rules before the Contestant is recognized as a finalist or winner, and before awarding any prize. The inability of Municipality of Leamington to contact a potential finalist or winner may result in disqualification and/or selection of an alternate finalist or winner from among all remaining eligible submissions.

k) The contest is subject to all Federal, Provincial and local laws, as well as the rules adopted in view of said laws. The personal information provided to enter the contest will be used only to administer the contest, and for no other reason.

 Participation in this Contest is automatically deemed as acceptance of these Official Contest Rules.

Contact(s)

© 2019 The Municipality of Leamington 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, Ontario N8H 2Z9

Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
Email: General Information

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