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Deadline: 2nd December 2009
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Canon Why Do You Love Football Amateur Photo Contest

canon football09Canon U.S.A., Inc, a leader in digital imaging, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame are inviting football fans to express their love for football through photography and submit their best youth football photos in the “Why Do You Love Football” Photo Challenge.

The image of a playful catch in the backyard or a game-winning score in the final seconds of a youth football game could earn the winning photographer a trip to attend Super Bowl XLIV in South Florida, the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Celebration and have their photo on display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for one year.

The nationwide amateur photo contest features two categories; “Action” and “Feature.” The “Action” category focuses on any image that captures football action during game play, while the “Feature” category comprises any football imagery outside of game action on the field. In addition to the adult division, there will be a contest for teens, ages 13-17 as well. Parents, family members and friends are encouraged to enter up to 10 of their favorite youth football photos from September 3, 2009 to December 2, 2009 by visiting www.usa.canon.com/nfl and following the online entry instructions.

New to this year’s program is Canon’s support of the NFL’s Youth Education Towns (NFL YETs) across the country. Built in Super Bowl host cities as lasting legacies of the game, the 15 NFL YETs are education and recreation centers committed to making a positive, lasting difference in the lives of children. In honor of all photos submitted into the contest, Canon will donate $150,000 worth of products, including EOS Rebel T1i Digital SLR Cameras, PIXMA MP560 Wireless Photo All-In-One Printers and VIXIA High-Definition Camcorders, to the NFL YET Centers, while also educating NFL YET Center staff and students in the art of photography and digital imaging.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The grand prize winner in both the adult and teen divisions will win a trip for (4) to Super Bowl XLIV in South Florida and also a trip for (4) to the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony in Canton, OH to see their winning photo unveiled at the Hall of Fame. In addition, both winners will receive a Canon EOS Rebel T1i camera with 18-55 IS lens kit, a PIXMA MP990 Photo Printer and a $500 gift certificate to the Hall of Fame Museum Store.

Secondary Prizes

* First place in each category will receive a Canon EOS Rebel T1i camera with 18-55 IS lens kit, a PIXMA MP990 Photo Printer and a $500 gift certificate to the Hall of Fame Museum Store.

* Second place in each category will receive a PowerShot SX200 IS, a PIXMA MP560 Photo Printer and a $250 gift certificate to the Hall of Fame Museum Store.

* Third place in each category will receive a PowerShot SD780 IS Digital ELPH, a CP780 Photo Printer and a $100 gift certificate to the Hall of Fame Museum Store.

All honorable mentions will receive a plaque of recognition from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

ELIGIBILITY: TEEN ENTRANT - must be 13-17 years of age by 9/3/09. Residents of Maine that are under the age if 18 are INELGIBLE.
ADULT ENTRANT - must be 18 years of age and over as of 9/3/09
This contest is for amateur photographer only; professional photographers (see Official Rules for definition) are ineligible. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Subject to the rights granted to Sponsors, each winner (if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) retains all copyrights in the photo.Each winner (if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) shall give the Sponsors permission, whether directly or indirectly through third-party licensees, to utilize the entry and make derivative works of the entry, including the right to reproduce same, in connection with the reproduction, distribution, public display, publication, republication, and modification of the entry, whether in whole or in part (including, without limitation, use in connection with one or both of the Sponsors' promotional materials, such as Sponsors' web sites in a winners' gallery and advertising in connection with this and/or future contests), with or without the winner's name, photo, likeness and biographical information, subject to applicable law, and without the further consent of, or compensation to, the winner (if a minor, or to his/her parent or legal guardian) and/or any person who appears in the entry (if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian).

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