Mountain Click Photo Comp - Official Rules and
Photographers will be responsible for providing all equipment
needed to compete.
1) Competition will begin at 9am (mst), Friday, February 8 and end
at 5pm (mst), Sunday, February 10. Any photos taken before or
after these times will not be eligible and the photographers work
will be disqualified.
2) This is a unique event where there is not an official "start
line" but we know competitors will begin shooting at 9am on
February 8. For this reason and not to limit competitors, ALL
photographers, even those pre-registered, must check-in at a Main
Registration at some time during the competition prior to 10am,
Sunday, February 10. This is to sign their liability waiver
and receive their photo comp credential. There will be no onsite
registration for Mountain Click competitors at the individual
3) Upon completion of the Winter Mountain Games, photographers
will email their best image (one) for each category in which they
wish to compete, for a maximum of three images total. Images
must be received in the Mountain Click inbox no later than 5pm
(mst) on Monday, February 18, 2013. Email: email@example.com.
Photos must be saved by CATEGORY'S CODE, FIRST INITIAL and LAST
NAME. Category Codes: Performance-P; Vibe-V; Mountain Magic-MM.
(Example for Zach Thompson's submittals: PZThompson, VZThompson,
MMZThompson.) Competitors not wishing to submit one image in each
category may submit multiple images in any category with a maximum
of three images total for the contest. If photographers feel one
image falls into multiple categories, they may submit the same
image in multiple categories by properly labeling the photo files
as indicated above. Winners from all three categories will be
notified and announced by 5pm (mst) on Friday, March 8, 2013.
A completed judging sheet listing competitors' final rank will be
made available on www.mountaingames.com at the
conclusion of the Mountain Click competition.
4) Photographers work will be judged by a jury of sport and
photography professionals. (Learn more about the judges at www.mountaingames.com)
The following three categories will comprise the 2013
Performance - the sports and action images that define
Vibe - Details, humor and the personality of WMG-Mood.
Mountain Magic - The home of the digitally altered which comprise
moments captured during WMG and blended to create the art of the
event-Visual Impact. Only the TOP 10 photos in each category will
receive judges' ranking. Any photo ranking below 10th place will
not be announced nor listed on final results.
All entries submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
will be posted on the WMG Flickr account.
In an effort to encourage that the images are of the highest
integrity, no digital manipulation - other than standard digital
processing, color adjustment, exposure and dust removal - will be
allowed, (basic "cleaning up.") Black & White and Sepia Tone
images are allowed in the Performance and Vibe categories. In our
third category, Mountain Magic - anything goes. We encourage you to
layer images, replace skies and create amazing interpretive digital
art that represents your ideal moment in the Games and that will
have strong visual impact. It is the sole discretion of the
Mountain Click judging panel to disqualify images from the first
two categories that show evidence of digital manipulation other
than what is stated above.
5) Photos should be taken with a digital camera. Recommended
minimum image size for competition is 10" at 300dpi(ppi) on the
longest side or 3,000 pixels (on the longest side). sRGB color
6) Photographers will not be given special treatment or access to
restricted areas throughout the venues. In order to submit
photos for judging, photographers must register, pick up their
registration packet, sign liability and receive their photo
competition credential. Mountain Click competitors may enter
certain shooting areas, but any competitor may be denied access at
any time, for any reason by a WMG staff member or security
personnel. Per WMG's permit usage agreement with the US Forest
Service, competitors wishing to photograph certain competitions may
not be allowed based on numbers, course deterioration or safety
7) Any image not correctly prepared or suffering from image
degradation due to over-compensation or over saturation will be
rejected - be careful.
8) Copyright of photography entered in the competition will
remain the property of the photographer. Photographers will release
the rights of images entered in the competition to Winter Mountain
Games/Vail Valley Foundation to publish and promote WMG and/or the
VVF. No third party issuance of the images will be granted by WMG
without written approval by the photographer.
Additional Rules and Information
The competition is open to all interested photographers regardless
of state and/or country of residency. Competitors who are
under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian.
Photographers will be required to provide all their own
equipment. Furthermore, competitors must abide by all
applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during
their participation in the Winter Mountain Games.
Competitors agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all
decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify
any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing any aspect
of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.
Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges
will be final. There will be no review of scoring, even with
the presence of TV cameras. Disputes with Organizers and/or
appointed judges will result in disqualification.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:
Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any competitor for any
reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe,
unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to
intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person. All
decisions with respect to the disqualification of a competitor
shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges. Failure
to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may
result in a competitor's disqualification and the forfeiture of
his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to
amend these Official Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and
competitors shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any
failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow
the stated rules. In the event that the competition is
cancelled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes
will be awarded. If the Winter Mountain Games are cancelled
prior to February 10, 2013 for any reason, competitors will be
reimbursed only for his/her entry fee. Competitors will not
be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with
their participation in the competition. No other refunds will be
issued for any reason.
The 2013 Winter Mountain Games Mountain Click Photography
Competition ("Photo Comp") will be organized and produced by staff
from the Vail Valley Foundation "Organizers"). The decisions
of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of
competitors, the selection of finalists and winners, and the
production and administration of related events, and all other
aspects of the Photo Comp, shall be final and binding in all
respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical,
printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in
other materials relating to the Photo Comp.
For additional questions, please contact the Vail Valley Foundation
at 970-777-2015 or email@example.com.