BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo hosts photo contest in March

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo hosts photo contest in March

POSTED: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:04am

Let the Zoo be your inspiration; visit the Zoo this month to take photos or submit a photo you’ve taken at the Baton Rouge Zoo in the past year. All entries must be submitted electronically by visiting www.theadvocate.com/contests.

CATEGORIES
Children, ages 12 and younger (NOTE: Parent or guardian must register and submit photo for this category)
Junior, ages 13 up to 18
Novice ADULT, beginners and nonprofessionals
Advanced ADULT, considerable experience to professional

ELIGIBILITY
Photos must have been taken at the Baton Rouge Zoo in the past year.

DEADLINES
All photos must be uploaded by March 23 to www.theadvocate.com/contests. Voting for Fan Favorite will end March 25.

PHOTOGRAPH REQUIREMENTS AND RULES
- The entrant must take all photographs.
- An entry may include color or black and white photo.
- Judges will disqualify photos with obvious or excessive digital manipulation.
- Please retain a high resolution digital image. Within a week of uploading your photo, you will be contacted by email by a representative from THE ADVOCATE. You will need to submit your high quality image by email at that time.
- Zoo employees and board members, BREC employees and sponsor employees are ineligible.

PHOTO RIGHTS/USAGE
Entries will be acknowledged by email so it is very important to have a valid email address when registering and to check that email periodically. Photographs remain the copyrighted property of the photographer; however, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo and THE ADVOCATE reserve the non-exclusive right to use the image submitted to the contest for publicity, advertising, promotional, educational, and other purposes without obtaining further permission and/or compensation. The Baton Rouge Zoo and Friends of the Zoo and THE ADVOCATE will attempt to give credit to the photographer. Uploading your photo constitutes acceptance of these terms.

WINNERS’ PRIZES AND PUBLICITY
A first, second and third place winner will be selected within each of the categories. The judges will also select a grand prize winner from all entries. The zoo will also award a Fan Favorite prize. The Fan Favorite will be determined through online voting at theadvocate.com/contests. One vote per person per day – voting ends Sunday March 25. Winning entries will be exhibited during Zippity Zoo Fest, March 31 and April 1, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in every category at Zippity Zoo Fest.

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