Photo Contest Rules and Regulations

Photo Eligibility
All photos must have been taken in Waldameer & Water World within the last three years. The photo subject must be relevant to one of the contest categories (see Contest Details). No obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will be considered. 

Number of Entries
An individual (18 years and older) may enter as many photos as they wish, however only three (3) photos may be submitted per entry form.

Contestants must affirm that submissions are their original work. Do not submit a photo taken by someone other than you. Your submission of the photo(s) and entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo(s).

Release/Right to Use
The submission of a photograph or image provides Waldameer & Water World a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, publish, reproduce, display, and otherwise distribute the photograph or image in any form or manner whatsoever as Waldameer & Water World sees fit, including but not limited to the advertising and promotion of Waldameer & Water World, without additional compensation or permission.

By submitting your photo you also agree that neither Waldameer & Water World nor anyone authorized by Waldameer to use said photo(s) shall have any liability for any distortion, alteration, optical illusion or use in composite form that may occur or result from the development, publication, broadcast, or display of said photo(s).

Your entry also represents and warrants that no third party has any copyright or other ownership interest in or to the photo(s) and releases, discharges, and agrees to indemnify Waldameer & Water World from any and all claims.

For a photo in which a person or persons is/are recognizable, as a contestant you are solely responsible for obtaining permission from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide signed releases from those individuals upon request if necessary. For a MINOR CHILD (under 18), permission must be granted by parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and release must be signed by them on behalf of the minor (see Photo Release). Contestants hold Waldameer harmless from any breach of copyright and from consequential litigation.

Image Modification
Minor digital enhancements of photos are permitted, i.e. removal of red eye, spot removal, use of corrective functions to improve natural appearance of image such as levels, contrast, brightness, color balance, etc. Images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified. No borders or frames permitted.

How to Enter
Submit digital photos using the Online Entry Form (see Submit Your Photos). A maximum of three (3) photos can be submitted per entry form. If you wish to send more photos an additional entry from must be submitted. Complete all portions of form carefully. Upload up to three (3) digital photographs in separate JPEG high quality format files. Only entries submitted electronically through the Contest Website will be eligible for consideration. All entries become the property of Waldameer & Water World upon submission.