Our View Photo Contest General Rules & Instructions



ACCESS Magazine Our View Photo Contest General Rules & Instructions

 

Thank you for your interest in the ACCESS Magazine Our View Photo Contest for the Winter 2017 edition. As with all content in our magazine, we are looking for submissions that are welcoming, informative, educational, entertaining and/or original. This edition’s photo contest theme is Glass.

 For the pdf of these rules, click here.

 

General rules

1. ACCESS invites amateur and semi-professional photographers*, ages 14 and older, to submit images of the Netherlands reflecting the theme of Generations.

2. There is no entry fee.

3. Entries must be original and the participant must be the sole copyright holder of the image(s), or have been fully authorized by any other copyright holder(s) to submit the image(s) to the contest.

4. Entries that include images of minors (children ages 17 and under) must have acquired permission from the parents of guardians of each minor.

5. Entries must have been taken in the Netherlands.

6. Entries should not have appeared in any other print publications before 15 November 2017.

7. Each participant may submit no more than five images to the contest.

8. Entries must include contact details (email and phone number) of the photographer.

9. The photographer’s name (or preferred copyright attribution) will be included on the Our View Photo Contest winning pages and in any and all media produced by ACCESS.

10. The photographer will retain any rights and permissions to all images submitted.

11. ACCESS reserves the right to use the winning image(s) in any and all media (including but not limited to print, online and broadcast) to promote the results of the contest and/or for promotional activities of ACCESS and/or in the organization's online archive showcasing the results of previous contests, without any remuneration being due the photographer. Attribution will always be given.

12. The conditions set out in the entry rules and in the declaration are binding.

 

Suggestions for entries

The theme for Our View in Winter 2017 is Glass, which comes from this edition’s cover story on Generations.

Our goal is to share with our international community “our view” of this place we call home. Therefore, please note that entries must feature photographs taken in the Netherlands.

ACCESS reserves the right to determine appropriate images for our publication.

 

Who is welcome to participate

Participants must live in the Netherlands for at least nine months a year (full-time or near full-time residents). Participants from all regions in the country are welcome to submit. We especially encourage the international and expat community and their families to submit to the contest, from ages 14 and older, as the Our View Photo Contest aims to capture the expat and international community’s view of the Netherlands.

 

How we determine the winners

ACCESS Magazine aims to be welcoming, informative, educational, entertaining and/or original. We will look for entries which match at least one or all of these sentiments, and those which introduce our readers to a new view of the Netherlands.

The ACCESS Magazine Editorial team will narrow down the entries to a smaller selection. The final vote will be conducted by the volunteers of ACCESS.

 

How to enter

  • Images must be sent to the ACCESS Magazine editor in .jpg/.jpeg format
    Images should be saved in the .jpg/.jpeg format with a medium to high quality.
  • Images must be high-resolution (minimum 240 dpi), for best quality print.
  • Use the website WeTransfer.com to send your high-resolution image (minimum 240 dpi) to editor@access-nl.org.
  • In the WeTransfer message, include the name of the contest (“ACCESS Magazine Our View Photo Contest Winter 2017”); the photographer’s name and age; and the place the photograph was taken.
  • Create file names including the following:
    > Date you are submitting the image (YYYYMMDD)
    > Name of contest
    > Photographer’s last name and first name
    > Place photograph was taken

 

For example, the file name should look like this:

20170115 ACCESS Magazine Our View, Smith, Jane, Groningen

 

  • If you are submitting more than one image, please follow this format:

20170115 ACCESS Magazine Our View LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, PLACE [1]

20170115 ACCESS Magazine Our View LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, PLACE [2]

20170115 ACCESS Magazine Our View LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, PLACE [3]

…Etc.

Up to five images may be submitted.

 

Deadline for entries

Entries for the Our View Photo Contest for Winter 2017 edition of ACCESS Magazine must be received by Monday, 30th October, 2017, Central European Time, in order to participate.

 

Prizes for winners

ACCESS thanks our supporters for donating prizes to our winners. Thanks to We Are Public; and to the authors of The wonderful world of the stroopwafel; and to the creators of Stuff Dutch People Like.

3rd prize

One of the following books, chosen at random: Stuff Dutch People Like; Stuff Dutch People Say; Stuff Dutch People Eat; Stuff Dutch Moms Like.

 

2nd prize

One of the following books, chosen at random: Stuff Dutch People Like; Stuff Dutch People Say; Stuff Dutch People Eat; Stuff Dutch Moms Like.

 

1st prize

A copy of the hardcover book The wonderful world of the stroopwafel

AND a 2-month subscription to We Are Public, allowing free access to Amsterdam’s and The Hague’s cultural events – so “you can discover the most outstanding music, theatre, film and art [these cities have] to offer”.

 

Each winner will also receive one print copy of the magazine and a pdf of the Our View Photo Contest pages.

 

Winners announced

The ACCESS Magazine Editorial team will contact the Our View Photo Contest Winter 2017 winners, respectively, at the time of publication.

We will do our best to acknowledge all entries. We cannot guarantee direct contact with each participant.

 

*ACCESS considers professional photographers those whose main source of income is a photography business that is registered with the KvK (Kamer van Koophandel) in the Netherlands or another similar Chamber of Commerce in another country.

 

For the pdf of these rules, click here. Any questions about the ACCESS Magazine Our View Photo Contest can be directed to editor@access-nl.org.

Thank you, and good luck!