Ofoto announces $10,000 photo contest!|
(Friday, March 2, 2001 - 12:39 EST)
Send in a smile, and you might just win $10,000...
Ofoto has announced a photo contest running from now through to 11:59 p.m. PST on March 28, 2001 that offers entrants a chance to win $10,000. The contest, open to Ofoto users in the United States and Canada only, seeks photos showing a smile... The photos are judged by Ofoto representatives on three criteria:
The photo with the highest score based on these criteria will win its photographer $10,000 when the winner is announced on April 25, 2001 or thereabouts. The second-placed winner will receive a Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera , and the third-placed winner will receive a silver 5" x 7" picture frame.
- 1) Whether it includes a smile
- 2) Impact of photo content on the Ofoto representative
- 3) Photo's ability to make the Ofoto representative smile
To submit your photographs to the contest online, you must either purchase a 5" x 7" print of a photo in your Ofoto albums currently and check the contest entry box on checkout, or one which you have just uploaded. As an alternative if you don't want to purchase a print, you can enter the contest by mailing a 5" x 7" print of your photo along with a 3" x 5" card on which you have handprinted your first and last name, address, telephone number and email address to Smile Contest, 5900 Hollis St. Suite S, Emeryville, CA 94608. Mail in entries must be postmarked by March 28, 2001 and received by April 4, 2001, and only one photo can be submitted in each mail-in envelope. You can, however, submit as many photos as you like either by mailing them in separately or by purchasing prints of them.
Note that any photos you submit to the contest must have been taken by you personally, and that the winner as well as anybody shown in the photos must be willing to sign a publicity release allowing Ofoto to use the image for promotional purposes without additional compensation. Curiously, Ofoto's rules also specify that if a Canadian resident is chosen as a prize winner, they must "correctly answer within a 5 minute time period a mathematical skill-testing question without the benefit of any mechanical or electronic calculating devices before the prize will be awarded" - presumably this is a result of some obscure Canadian law, but if so we've never noticed it before! ;)
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