Compete in our Fall Photo Contest by submitting your best photos of the Garden in our Facebook photo contest. We will use the best photos to create a souvenir photo book that will be for purchase at our Visitor Center, and your photos and name could be featured. One grand prize winner will also win a Romance Package at the Oregon Garden Resort (including dinner for two, a bottle of wine, Moonstruck chocolates, roses and more!) The grand prize winner will be picked by votes by our Facebook fans, and each fan can cast one vote per day.
Enter your photos here starting on September 23, 2013 at 9am PST. Entries for the contest will be allowed through the first day of winter, December 21, 2013 at 11:59 p.m., and voting for the contest will end on January 2, 2013 at 11:59pm. Read More
2013 Fall Photo Contest Official Rules
The Oregon Garden Photo Contest (the “Search”) is open to all guests at least 18 years of age. The purpose of the Search is to select images to include in an Oregon Garden Photo Book highlighting the four seasons in the Garden, for sale and distribution. One overall winner will also receive a Romance Package at the Oregon Garden Resort, based on the amount of votes received during the public voting process. All photos must be of The Oregon Garden, and must have been taken after January 1, 2011.
Upon contest close, you hereby grant to the Oregon Garden (i) a nonexclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display the photographs, and (ii) the right to use your name, city, state, and country of residence.
WHAT TO ENTER
We are looking for striking digital images highlighting The Oregon Garden. Entrants must not submit images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife, damage to the Garden by the photographer, or infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.
All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “HighDynamicRange” image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be accepted into the contest at the judging panel’s sole discretion.
To ensure eligibility for the Search, entries must be in digital format and have a resolution of 2 million pixels (2 megapixels). Photo must be in .jpg format. No print submissions will be accepted. Images that do not meet this standard will not be considered.
Entries may originate in any format—including, but not limited to, digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints—so long as they are submitted electronically through the Facebook application.
Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered. You must disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to The Oregon Garden.
All photographs will be credited to the photographer in the Oregon Garden Photo Book. The Oregon Garden has final approval of any language that appears with any of the photos and will not promote or endorse third-party products or services.
If you include people in your submission, you must obtain proper releases from those individuals, and you must be able to provide the Garden with originals of those releases at any time that the Garden requests.
- All images must have been taken at The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main Street, Silverton, Oregon.
- All images must have been taken after January 1, 2011.
- Photographs must be in .jpg format, have a resolution of 2 megapixels, and file size cannot exceed 5 MB.
- Photos must be electronically submitted through the Facebook application.
HOW TO ENTER
Photos must be submitted through The Oregon Garden’s Facebook page.
Online entries can be uploaded starting 9 a.m. PST on September 23, 2013.
Deadline for receiving entries is 11:59 p.m. PST on December 21, 2013.
Deadline for voting for entries is 11:59 p.m. PST on January 2, 2014.
The winning image will be announced on our website by January 10, 2014.
The Garden reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.
Images will be chosen based on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. The judges are a panel of Oregon Garden staff members and/or guest judges, familiar with photography and responsible for selecting images for various Oregon Garden printed and online marketing and membership materials.
The Garden shall choose images in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.
Each image chosen will be featured in the official Oregon Garden Photo Book. One winner, based on public voting, will win a Romance Package to the Oregon Garden Resort, including half a dozen roses, chocolates from Moonstruck Chocolate, dinner for two, a bottle of wine, accommodations, admission to The Oregon Garden, and breakfast for two.
In submitting photos, you agree to conditions outlined in “Your Rights” and all terms of these Search Rules.
Chosen images may also be printed in the Garden Guide magazine, posted on our social media outlets (website, facebook, etc.), included in our member newsletter, and otherwise used in accordance with these Search Rules.
By entering this Search, you agree to the terms of these Search Rules.
By entering the 2013 Fall Photo Contest, participants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Oregon Garden, its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives, from any and all third-party liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the search (collectively, “Losses”), including without limitation any third-party claim for copyright infringement or a violation of an individual’s right to privacy and/or publicity right. The Search is void where prohibited by law.
You agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved with the Garden, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Search, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, before a court of competent jurisdiction located in Oregon, which court shall apply the laws of the of Oregon without regard for rules of conflicts of law. IN ANY SUCH DISPUTE, YOU SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES, OR ANY DAMAGES OTHER THAN YOUR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES (IF ANY) ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING IN THE SEARCH. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED. The Search and the Oregon Garden‘s website are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
The Garden is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the photo search, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the photo search, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. The Garden assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Garden is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer online systems, software, or failure of e-mail due to or related to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, including injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or uploading images or information in the photo search.
If, for any reason, the photo search is not capable of completion as planned, including but not limited to, any reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Garden that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the photo competition, the Garden reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the photo search.