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Sponsor is National Geographic Society, 1145 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-4688, USA ("Sponsor" or "NGS").

The English Language National Geographic International Photography Contest begins August 1, 2008, at midnight (12:00:00 a.m.) U.S. Eastern Time and ends October 31, 2008, 11:59:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time ("ET") (the "Contest").

August 1 - October 31, 2008

International Sites
International Rules
Photo Tips: People
Photo Tips: Places
Photo Tips: Nature
2007 Winners
Kids Photo Contest:http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/contests/Photos

Rules: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/photo-contest/rules

Term: The English Language National Geographic International Photography Contest begins August 1, 2008, at midnight (12:00:00 a.m.) U.S. Eastern Time and ends October 31, 2008, 11:59:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time ("ET") (the "Contest"). Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules ("Official Rules"). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a skill-based contest, and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.

Who May Enter: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, United Kingdom, Canada (excluding the province of Quebec), Australia, Republic of Ireland, India, South Africa, and New Zealand who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. Employees of National Geographic Society, and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible. CONTEST IS VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, AND WHERE PROHIBITED.

1. How to Enter: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY, AND A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. To enter, visit http://www.ngphotocontest.com complete an entry form with the required information, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and photo caption; and submit along with your photograph in accordance with the instructions below.

The Categories for entries are: (1) People, (2) Places, and (3) Nature (the "Categories"). Each entrant may submit entries in any Category he/she wishes and may submit entries at different times during the entry period, but no entrant may submit in total more than six (6) entries. If an entrant exceeds any of these limits, Sponsor may at its absolute discretion either disqualify all the entrant's entries or select at its absolute discretion entries to go forward for judging and reject the remainder. Continued...

2. Releases: If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release. Continued...

3. Contest Prizes: The First Place winner in each Category will each receive a digital camera kit. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of each first prize is $1,000. The prize is nontransferable, and no cash alternative is available. In addition, each First Place winner in each Category will automatically be entered into the Worldwide National Geographic International Photography Contest, in which the winners from this Contest and other National Geographic local contests being conducted in other countries around the world will compete. For more information please read through the official photo contest rules governing the Worldwide National Geographic International Photography Contest. Continued...

4. Judging: Read all the Rules

5. License: By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable perpetual, nonexclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest; publication in National Geographic magazine or online highlighting entries or winners of the Contest. Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant's "moral rights" in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party's website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

6. Limitation of Liability
7. Conditions
8. Right to Cancel or Suspend Contest
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9. Winners List: Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules. Winners' names will be available online at http://www.ngphotocontest.com after November 29, 2008. Alternatively, for names of winners send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to National Geographic Society, Attention: Photographic Department, 1145 17th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-4688, Attention: Susan Smith (Residents of Vermont and Canada need not include return postage.)

10. Data Privacy: Read all the rules

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Added by ladyirene on July 17, 2008