PHOTO CONTEST RULES 2010
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
To recognize the quality of work done by the AP member newspaper staffs taking the Oklahoma report. To encourage those staffs to contribute their work to the OK AP news file.
ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to entries from professional journalists employed at AP member newspapers subscribing to the Oklahoma report.
ENTRY FEES: $6 per entry. Fees must accompany entries. Trophies, plaques and certificates will be purchased from entry fees contributed by newspapers participating in the competition..
Mail entries to: AP/ONE Contest, The Associated Press,
AWARDS: First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each category. Honorable mention will be awarded where merited. First-place plaques will be presented to the winner in each category in each of the three divisions. Certificates will go to the individuals in first, second and third place as well as honorable mention, where awarded. No entries will be returned.
SWEEPSTAKES AWARDS: One sweepstakes prize will be awarded in each division A, B and C. A trophy will be presented to the newspaper whose entry is judged the best in each of the three divisions. The winning photographer will also receive $50 if that picture or picture story was used on the AP photo network.
RULES CHANGES: Changes to these contest rules will be considered each year by a standing committee of AP/ONE Executive Committee.
Entries must have been published in newspaper or posted on newspaper Web site respectively between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2010 Photo entries may have been published/posted in both newspaper/newspaper Web site but may be entered as only one: a published photo or a Web site photo.
Photographers will compete in respective newspaper divisions A, B and C based on circulation for prizes in six categories: (five published photo categories and one Web site category)
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,3) general news
,5) photo package
,6) Web site photo
Published photo entries
may be: 1) tear sheet, 2) photo print or 3) computer print.
Each Web site photo entry must include a screen shot.
All photo entries must be overall size 8 ½ “x 11”.
Larger entries may be folded and smaller entries may be attached to 8 ½” by 11”.
LABELING: A legible entry from must be attached to the back of each 8 ½” by 11” entry. Entry label must contain the division, category, name of photographer, name of the newspaper, title of entry, date published/posted and caption. Photos without captions will not be considered.
Limit: two (2) entries per photographer, per category, in one division.
Photos in spot news, sports, general news and feature photo categories will be one single photo.
Photo package and Web site photo entries may be multiple photos by more than one photographer, judged as one entry. A photo in a photo package may be entered in a single other category but photos may only be entered as one medium: published or Web site.