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2014 CRU Photo Contest
The 2014 CRU Photo Contest is open to photographers ages 18 and over. Each participant may submit up to three separate entries, each illustrating your interpretation of the various categories:
Manmade Wonders. Go industrial, go craftsy, go to a landmark. Or you show us.
Stories of the Seasons. Show us the outdoors (the great, the urban, the suburban) and other seasonal themes.
Human Expression. Emotions and the human spirit make great subject matter.
You may add an optional brief artist’s statement for each of your images, if you like.
The contest is open from May 13, 2014 until September 15, 2014 and submitted photographs must have been taken on or after January 1, 2014.
First place winners will be selected in each of the three categories. Separate People’s Choice and a Grand Prize will be awarded. For the Fan Favorite award, the image receiving the most votes (determined by number of likes on FaceBook) wins, so recruit your friends to like/vote for your image!
The Juried Award will award prizes based on the choice of the panel of judges. Learn more about our judges (Zeb Andrews, Bruce Boyajian, and Jamie Diamond)
Cropped photos are eligible in all categories. Minor retouching, including sharpening, removing dust spots, changing contrast and slight color adjustments, are acceptable for all categories. If the judges determine that a photographer has excessively altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to disqualify it.
Your entry must be your original work that has not formerly been published, displayed, or exhibited and you, the entrant, must hold all applicable rights.
Contest Prize & TERMS
The CRU RTX220-3QR - a portable two-bay RAID storage enclosure with high-speed USB 3.0.
First Place in each category
CRU® ToughTech® Duo - World-famous photographers and musicians rely on the CRU® ToughTech® Duo enclosure for safe, secure backup of their images, recording sessions, and other important data. Its rugged portability makes the ToughTech Duo perfect for storing data on the set or on the stage—and then tossing it into a bag for travel back to the studio.
ToughTech m3 - Professional photographers, musicians, and creatives rely on CRU® ToughTech® drive enclosures, like the ToughTech m3, for safe, secure storage of their images, recording sessions, and other important data. Its rugged portability and small size makes the ToughTech m3 perfect for storing data on the set or on the stage – and then tossing it into a bag for travel back to the studio. ELIGIBILITY: Open to All / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: By submitting a photo you agree the photo is your original work and you own the copyrights. You understand that it will be published on the internet as your work under your copyright. Upon contest entry, you may elect to show a name or company to be displayed for credit (URLs will not be shown). CRU will not claim ownership of any submission, sell, or use the photograph in a non-contest related way. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering, you grant CRU a non-exclusive, royalty-free license for publication solely to promote the contest for a maximum of 2 years. You also agree to allow CRU to modify the file, including format, size, and resolution, for publication.
By entering the contest, you agree that your image(s) may be displayed on the CRU website for promotional purposes for a period of up to two years. In addition, to being promoted on the CRU website, entries will be promoted via social media such as (and not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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