The contest is open to any amateur photographer residing in any country of the world.
We will accept all kinds of nature photos with an accent on aesthetics and composition above all.
The deadline is 30th June 2013.
Each participant may e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org a maximum of 2 photographs. They should comply with the following requirements:
Photographs can be taken using any sort of camera although they should be sent in a digital format with the aforementioned requirements.
The digital post-processing of photographs is allowed so as to improve its quality, such as contrast, brightness, levels…
When sending the image we will not ask for any data -although it is advisory to send the title or, at least, the place were the photo was taken-. The e-mail address will be included in OS2O´s automated information file (see below "Privacy") to send him or her contest related information and OS2O. When selecting the 13 winners, they should state their name and surname, together with the photo´s title or the place were it was taken.
The winner will have his/her photo published in the front-page of the OS2O calendar 2014, and will choose any piece of equipment that OS2O will make available for the 2013/14 season. The remaining awarded photos corresponding to each calendar month of the year will receive free 3 table calendars per selected image.
All the prizes will be given in one of the official OS2O´s shops. If the collection of the prizes is not possible, the winners may be sent them by ordinary post.
The contestant must be the sole copyright owner of the photograph submitted and must ensure that no third parties will claim any right regarding the photographs sent to the contest. OS2O will not be responsible for possible fraud, regarding ownership of the photographs submitted to the contest.
OS2O will reproduce the photographs in its web site corresponding to the calendar 2014 the awarded images (accompanied by its title and the author´s name), so that they can be downloaded as background images, web photo-galleries, screensavers, promotional material for future contests, … always with a non-profit purpose. In addition, a paper calendar will be published (and/or other merchandising items) that might be given for free or sold at cost price, again with a non-profit purpose.
Prize winners will cede all copyrights of the awarded photographs to OS2O.
Out of the hundreds (thousands already) of sent pictures, the OS2O.com web team will make a first pre-selection. This will be sent to the selected jury, taking as a first choice the winner of OS2O´s calendar 2013, David Martin Castan. Should this person not be available, OS2O.com will choose some other related person whose name will be published in this web page.
The final result will be published at OS2O.com, latest the 15th November 2013 and will be e-mailed to the prize-winners.
Any unforeseen incident not regulated in these contest rules which may arise will be solved by OS2O.com
Anyone sending their photos for the OS2O calendar 2014 accepts each of the aforementioned contest rules.