OFFICIAL 2017 MRTC PHOTO CONTEST RULES
There is a limit of (2) entries per photographer.
Employees, Board members and their immediate family members are not
eligible. Immediate family includes only spouses and children.
All photos must be in color and taken in Bath, Elliott, Menifee,
Morgan or Wolfe Counties.
Entries may be digital images or color prints.
DIGITAL IMAGES ARE PREFERRED.
Digital images should be submitted by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Panoramic photos are not eligible.
Images should be submitted in JPEG/JPG format (at high quality).
Images must be in natural color. Pictures, prints or digital images will not be returned.
Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Do not submit
photos taken by anyone other than you. You must be the sole owner of
By entering the contest, photographers agree to have their submitted
photograph displayed on the Mountain Rural Telephone Cooperative
Directory or the MRTC Annual Calendar without any fee or other form of
Photos will be credited to the photographer named in the entry form.
Entries will never be used by MRTC in any manner for sale. In the
event that ownership of any photograph submitted to MRTC is contested
in any manner, MRTC retains the discretion to disqualify that
photograph and discontinue use of the photograph.
Photo Subject Restrictions
Photos must be appropriate for posting publicly. Photos considered
inappropriate will not be eligible.
Photos using individuals should not be recognizable.
Return of Photos
You will be notified when contest judging is over and notification of
the winners. (Please do not send the original/only copy of your photo.
They will NOT be returned.)
How to Enter
which are preferred, may be submitted by emailing your photo to
email@example.com (entry forms can be completed online
may be mailed along with completed entry forms to MRTC. Prints must be
4”x6” or 5”x7” and must be in color. Do not send negatives. Attach a
label to the back of each print with your name and address. Each entry
must be accompanied by a completed contest entry form.
Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic
quality and effectiveness of conveying the beauty of Bath, Elliott,
Menifee, Morgan and Wolfe Counties. A panel selected by MRTC will
judge the entries. All contest decisions are final.
Winner will be notified in September by phone and/or email using the
information on the entry form.
Additional Terms and Conditions
MRTC is not responsible for computer system, hardware, software, or
program malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delayed computer
transactions or network connections that is human or technical in
Furthermore, MRTC is not responsible for: lost, misdirected,
misplaced, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or late entries or
any act, failure to act, or delay regarding the transmitting or
processing of entries.
MRTC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend
all or any portion of this contest without notice if factors beyond
MRTC’s control, including technical difficulties, disrupt or corrupt
the fair or secure administration or operation of the contest.
MRTC is entitled to interpret these rules as needed and its decisions
MRTC reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that MRTC has reason
to believe is not original work of entrant or does not otherwise meet
the contest rules. If a winner is disqualified or determined
ineligible, an alternate winner will be selected using the same
judging process/criteria described above. Alternate winners are
subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.