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Deadline: April 18, 2013
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: From $15.00

Spring in Focus Photo Contests

FWDC PHOTOGRAPH WASHINGTON – TWO PHOTO CONTESTS Capture the beauty of the blossoms and the essence of our city.

CHERRY BLOSSOM PHOTO CONTEST – FotoDC presents the 3rd annual Cherry Blossom Photo Contest celebrating the District’s most popular springtime celebration. We are seeking imagery related to the cherry blossom celebrations, images of people, parades, landscapes, festivities, day or night, all are eligible.

So mark your calendars. Watch the weather. Grab your camera, wake up your imagination, and see The Blossoms in a bold new way. Then enter the contest…your work just might be the pink of perfection!

SPIRIT OF DC – FotoDC is seeking great images of our city! Capture the people, our neighborhoods, on and off the mall, day or night, using cameras or mobile phones. What is the essence of Washington? What makes our city unique? All images are welcome including those that were taken prior to 2013.

The winning images and favorites will be selected by Carolyn Russo of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and Professional Photographer Frank Van Riper. Judges, at their discretion, will also select up to 25 honorable mention images which will also receive online and exhibition exposure as well as a FotoDC 2GB flash drive from our sponsor USB Memory Direct.

Contest ends April 18th, winners will be announced no later than April 26, 2013.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Winners will receive cash prizes: 1st Place – $500, 2nd Place – $250, 3rd Place – $150.

They will also receive extensive exposure on the FotoDC website through a dedicated gallery, Facebook online galleries, and an exhibit of early submission favorites at Pepco Edison Place Gallery. An opening will be held at Pepco Edison Place on April 4th. ELIGIBILITY: United States / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Photographers retain ownership of copyright to their entries. USAGE RIGHTS: 

By participating, ALL ENTRANTS grant the Sponsor and their designees, licensees or affiliates (the "Authorized Parties") a non-exclusive, worldwide license, through December 31, 2015, to post the entries online so that viewers may view all competing entries. In addition, each WINNER grants to the Authorized Parties a license for use of his/her winning entry in connection with Spirit of DC Photo Contest and promotion of Spirit of DC Photo Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to: publication in magazines showcasing the winners, exhibitions related to the Spirit of DC Photo Contest, the FotoWeek DC website, and other promotions related to the Spirit of DC Photo Contest. Such winners' license is a non-exclusive, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries in perpetuity exclusively through FotoDC, Inc., a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of photography's role in our world by recognizing photographic excellence, and ensuring that the celebration of this powerful medium is an accessible and inclusive experience. 

Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

In regards to the Spirit of DC Photo Contest only - By entering the contests, the photographer hereby grants the following rights to WCTC (Washington Convention Tourism Corporation) dba Destination DC: For a five year period beginning upon submission -
A. Unlimited digital reproduction for use in promoting Washington, DC tourism via Washington.org, its ancillary websites as needed. Reproduction may also be used via social media outlets including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
B. Editorial-only reproduction for print materials used in promoting Washington, DC tourism via Destination DC print materials including but not limited to: Official Visitor’s Guide, Official Visitor’s Map, Destination Planning Guide and eNewsletters.

Destination DC agrees to present photographic credit information to the best of its ability whenever digital images are used and always when print images are used. By accepting entering the contest, participant consents to the use of his/her name, photograph, or other likenesses, testimonials and other biographical information for any and all purposes, including but not limited to, advertising, trade and/or promotion on behalf of Destination DC without further compensation and without approval of participant, unless prohibited by law.

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