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Deadline: 22nd November 2009
Entry Fee: Free


Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

The Globe and Mail’s Journalism Dream Contest

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Enter your photos or writing submission for your chance to win a trip to Vancouver to cover the Games.  There is also a prize of a laptop computer and a digital camera for voters.

One writer.
One photographer.
One Olympic Dream.

Do you have what it takes to join The Globe and Mail’s editorial team in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games?

To capture the speed of downhill skiers, the finesse of figure skaters, or the emotion of Team Canada’s players after another win?

One photographer and one writer will have the opportunity to experience the energy and drama of it all while covering the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games as part of The Globe and Mail’s editorial team

All entries for the Grand Prizes and Secondary Prizes must also include either a maximum 500 word essay, with a maximum file size of 25MB, in English, or a photo essay comprised of a series of photographs (minimum 3 and maximum 5 photos) in JPEG format with a maximum file size of 2MB each.

Photography Category: For those with a keen eye for photography: submit a photo essay that captures the drama and passion of sports. Anything from a big season opener, a championship rivalry or your child’s soccer practice; in a photo essay (minimum 3 and maximum 5 photos) show us the true spirit of sports through your camera lens. Each photo must be submitted in JPEG format with a maximum size of 2MB per photograph. You must have taken the photos that you submit for the Contest and consent to the display of the photos by the Contest Sponsor in print, including in the newspaper, and online. You will require the consent of all individuals who are visible in the photos and the consent of the individuals’ parent or legal guardian if a minor. Photos taken by a professional are not permitted. You must ensure that no third party logos, trade-marks or other material which may be the subject of copyright appear in your photos.

There are two (2) Grand Prizes (one per category ‘Writing’ and ‘Photography’) each consisting of one (1) A Journalist’s Dream Trip (for two) to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and the opportunity to be a “guest journalist” for the Globe and Mail. The “Writing” winner will also receive a laptop – Acer Aspire 8935 and the “Photography” Winner will receive a SLR Digital Camera – Panasonic DMC-L10 Lumix Digital SLR Camera with Interchangeable Lens.

Secondary Prizes – There are eighteen (18) Secondary Prizes, nine (9) for each category of entry. There are nine (9) Acer laptop computers Acer Aspire 8935 available to be won in the Writing category and nine (9) Panasonic DMC-L10 Lumix Digital SLR Camera available to be won in the Photography category.

Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: A trip for two to cover the Vancouver Olympic Games for The Globe and Mail (one photographer and one writer) ELIGIBILITY: 18+/Canadian Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: By entering this Contest the entrants and participants grants the Contest Sponsor, an unlimited, royalty free, irrevocable, right and license to reproduce, post and/or broadcast the submission (as is or as may be edited) in any form of media now known or hereinafter developed; (iv) waives all moral rights in the submission in favour of the Contest Sponsor, (v) agrees to release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless the Contest Sponsor, VANOC, their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives from any claim or liability arising from or related to the submission, participation in this Contest, and/or acceptance and or use of any Prize awarded, and (vi) consents to the publication and/or use, in any medium of the entrant’s entry, name, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes carried out by the Contest Sponsor or its advertising and promotional agencies without payment or compensation of any kind. Entry submissions may be showcased by Contest Sponsor on a public viewing gallery.

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