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Photo Contest

USAHA/AAVLD 2019 Photo contest rules


1.      Eligibility:

a.       USAHA or AAVLD members and staff of member organizations in good standing

b.      Two categories:

                                                   i.      Animal agriculture

                                                 ii.      Laboratory science

c.       Submitted by deadline in correct format, no exceptions.

d.      Subject matter must be tasteful and appropriate for a general audience.

e.       Photo must be original, and taken by the individual member, with no restrictive rights or licenses


2.      Format:

a.       File format:  JPG, PNG, TIFF

b.      Minimum resolution:  

                                                   i.      Minimum:  8 Megapixel (3264x2448)

                                                 ii.      Recommended:  > 12 Megapixel

c.       Filename should include submitter’s name and photo title.


3.      Submissions:

a.       Submissions will only be accepted through the dedicated photo submission site. (link)

b.      Submitter’s name, Location, Photo title

c.       Must be entered by midnight, Pacific Time, October 1, 2019

d.      Limit of one photo per person per category (maximum 2 photos)


4.      Judging:

  1. For each category (Animal Agriculture, Laboratory Science) a winner and runner up will be selected by the Executive Committees of USAHA and AAVLD.
  2.   Winners in each will be notified by October 15.
  3.  Four (4) Additional finalists from each category will be selected for voting of the People’s Choice Award, also by the Executive Committees
  4. For People’s Choice Award (joint USAHA/AAVLD category):
  5. Peoples’ choice winner will be chosen by live polling of Annual Meeting attendees conducted in the AAVLD/USAHA Annual Meeting App.
  6. Voting will open and close at a time set and published by the organizations.
  7. All Decisions are final.


5.      Evaluation Criteria:

a.       Including required elements in the photo.

b.      Photo composition, color, originality, etc.

c.       Meets criteria of Eligibility in section 1.


6.      Prizes:

a.       Animal Agriculture (USAHA) first prize - $500 cash prize or donation to charity of winner’s choice.

b.      Animal Agriculture (USAHA) runner-up - $250 cash prize or donation to charity of winner’s choice.

c.       Laboratory Science (AAVLD) winner -  $300 cash prize or donation to charity of winner’s choice.

d.      Laboratory Science (AAVLD) runner-up -  $100 cash prize or donation to charity of winner’s choice.

e.       Peoples’ choice (joint award) - $400 cash prize, comprising $200 ea. from USAHA and AAVLD, or donation to charity of winner’s choice.

f.        Payment will be made following the annual meeting by mail.


7.      Winner recognition:

a.       Announced at Presidents’ banquet/membership dinner

b.      Winners and Finalists photos printed and displayed at meeting

c.       Photos displayed prior to President’s Dinner

d.      Photos displayed through organizations’ web sites


8.      Rights

a.       By submitting a photo, you agree to grant USAHA and/or AAVLD an unrestricted, non-exclusive license for use by the organizations print and digital media for purposes related to the missions of the organizations.
b.      USAHA and AAVLD will not sell or otherwise grant permission to third parties for use of the photos without expressed written consent of the photographer.

Entry Forms: