Earth's Resources Photo Contest 2006

Submitted by American Geological Institute
Originally published: 2006-07-16 19:55:34

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Earth Science Week 2006 Photography Contest
"Using and Studying Earth's Resources"
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<strong>About the Contest</strong>
AGI is sponsoring a photography contest in order to encourage the public to photograph images for the theme of, "Using and Studying Earth's Resources." Take pictures of students learning about Earth science or people using natural resources for energy, housing, apparel, or other uses.

The contest is open to all ages. The winner will receive $300 cash.

To download the Photography Contest entry form: <a href="http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests/photography/photoentryform2006.pdf">http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests/photography/photoentryform2006.pdf</a>
Contest Guidelines

<strong>Who can enter?</strong>
This photography contest is open to any interested person. You must be a resident of the United States.

<strong>What is the subject of the photograph?</strong>
Your photograph should focus on the topic "Using and Studying Earth's Resources."

<strong>What do I need to submit?</strong>
A valid submission will contain the following information:
1. A photograph focusing on the topic "Using and Studying Earth's Resources." Each photograph must be original, authentic, unpublished, the sole property of the entrant, and not previously submitted in any other contest.
2. Your personal information, printed on the back of the photograph:
* name
* address
* phone number
* e-mail address
3. A completed entry form <a href="http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests/photography/photoentryform2006.pdf">http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests/photography/photoentryform2006.pdf</a> . Print out this form and mail it to us with your photograph. NOTE: If a person under the age of 18 appears in the photograph, the parental consent line on the entry form must be signed by the child's parent or guardian.

<strong>How should I submit my photograph?</strong>
Submissions may be sent electronically or mailed.
Electronic submissions must be sent to info@earthsciweek.org with the subject heading as "ESW 2006 Photography Contest."
All mailed submissions must be sent to:
Earth Science Week 2006 Photography Contest
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302-1502

IMPORTANT: If you send your photograph electronically, you must still submit a completed and signed entry form. You may mail the form separately to the address above, or scan the completed form and send it electronically, along with your photograph. If you mail the entry form separately, please indicate WHEN you sent your photograph electronically.
If you have any problems submitting your photograph, please e-mail the Earth Science Week staff at info@earthsciweek.org.

<strong>When is the deadline?</strong>
All mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than October 5, 2006, and all electronic submissions must be received by October 5, 2006.

<strong>How will the photographs be judged?</strong>
The photographs will be judged by a panel of geoscientists on creativity and relevance to and incorporation of the topic.

<strong>What are the prizes?</strong>
The selected photo will be used on the 2007 Earth Science Week Web site and the photographer will receive $300. The winner and finalists will be posted on the Earth Science Week Web site. All other expenses not stated are the sole responsibility of the winners. No cash substitution for prizes will be permitted and prizes are nontransferable.

Disclaimer: By submitting an entry, an entrant agrees to allow the American Geological Institute to use his or her name to post on the AGI web site, without compensation unless prohibited. All entries and all rights of ownership in and to the entries, including all rights to use, reproduce, publish, modify, edit, and distribute the same will become the exclusive property of AGI and will not be returned. AGI reserves the right to edit, modify, adapt, copyright, publish, use, and reproduce any and all entries without further compensation. The American Geological Institute, its agents and contractor, are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or postage-due entries. Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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