Tuesday, August 12, 2008

National Geo's International Photo Contest

I must've been asleep at the switch since I had forgotten about the 2008 National Geographic's International Photo Contest. The contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, United Kingdom, Canada (excluding the province of Quebec), Australia, Republic of Ireland, India, South Africa, and New Zealand.

The Categories for entries are: (1) People, (2) Places, and (3) Nature. National Geographic's lawyers must've had fun preparing the legal documents required from contestants, including PDFs of Personal Release, Artist's Release and Location Release. Sarcasm aside, these are useful documents to have just in case one needs them whether entering the contest or not, and are available from the contest's Rules section.

Note: As a general comment, and as in the case of all similar contests, make sure you carefully read the terms and conditions, especially since misunderstandings between organizers and contestants can sometimes occur.

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