Photo of the Month Entry Rules

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1. Purpose: Provide an opportunity for all club members to share their photos with the membership using our club website and to compete for Newsletter Cover Photo recognition.

2. Theme: Photos are intended to relate to BMW motorcycling.

3. Eligibility: Any BMWDFW member in good standing is eligible to enter the contest.

4. Photographic Content Category:
o Category 1) the contents of the photo shall include some recognizable portion of a BMW Motorcycle or the image of a club member or both.
o Category 2) the contents of the photo shall include a view of sites or events observed at some point while on a motorcycle ride. Neither club members nor motorcycles shall be in view.
o In the event that no entry is received in one of the categories, the judge, at the judge’s discretion, may choose two winning photos from the entries in the other category for that month.
o Editor may use, at his discretion, photos submitted for a particular preceding month which editor did not select but archived for possible future use in the contest.

5. Photo Caption/Synopsis: Each photo shall be accompanied by a caption, location and date the photo was taken. A brief explanation of the photo is desired.

6. Number of Entries: An entrant may enter a maximum of two photos in each photographic category each month of the contest.

7. Photographic Format: The photograph shall be submitted in electronic digital format (jpeg is the preferred format).

8. Contest Duration: There are ten contests for the year, November of each previous year and February to October of ensuing year. Each contest runs from the first day to the last day of a calendar month. There are no contests in December and January.

9. Submission of the Photo: Submit the digital photo(s) to the newsletter editor, Don Mills at email address

10. Submission Deadline: Submit photos on or before the first day of the following month. (e.g., take photo in January, submit before the end of the day Feb 1 for February Photo of Month Contest)

11. Submission Requirements for Entry Photos:
Two photos may be submitted to the newsletter editor solely as a Photo of the Month Contest
entry. Note this and declare in the submission email whether the photo is being entered in Category 1 or Category 2. If photos are submitted to the newsletter editor in support of an article submitted to the newsletter editor these same photos are eligible to be submitted as a Photo of the Month Contest entry. However, they must be submitted separately to the newsletter editor and designated as a Photo of the Month entry. (Note: Rule 6 applies.)

12. Acknowledgement and Awards:

o All entries will be posted to the website on a monthly basis in a Photo of the Month Contest Album.

o At the end of the year all entries will be archived on the club website.

o A winning photo from each category will be chosen for each month beginning with the entries for November of the previous year, then February through October of the ensuing year. Such selected entries will be published as “cover photos” in the newsletters in the months aforementioned.

o The winning photos with photographer attribution will be featured on the website.

o All monthly photo contest winners will automatically be entered in the Photo of the Year Contest.