sample rules - most of these I copied and pasted from online contest rules

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must be prepared to provide a model release from the subject.

You may enter 10 photographs. Please label your photos with one of these categories: 

  • Pets
  • Nature - wildlife, plants, flowers
  • Landscape- sunsets, national parks, scenery
  • My Campsite - a beautiful setting, campfires 
  • Friends

The contest begins on ???. All entries must be received by 5:00 PM PST on ???.

You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant HOWA (and those authorized by HOWA) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose.

 Prizes will be awarded for the photograph in each category that receives the highest number of votes.  Five prizes will be awarded, one for each category. You may vote one time for each photo. In the event of a tie Bob or Suanne will cast the deciding vote.


Phyllis and I discussed possible prizes. A gas card would be easy to deliver as an online prize. A personalized tee shirt with the winner's photograph printed on the shirt is more fun and unique but delivery to the winner is a problem.

Five awards, one in each category

Grand prize? - best of the five semi finalists. Does Bob have any donated items that would be good for a grand prize?