The sponsor of Ultimate Music MomentContest '16 is Emerald
Expositions, Inc., 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004.
The Contest ends December 22, 2015, at 11:59 pm PST (the Entry
Deadline). An Extended deadline of December 30, 2015 will be
after December 22, 2015, at 11:59 pm PST with a $10 per entry late
fee. All entries must be received by the Extended Entry Deadline.
Employees of Photo District News®,
and each of their affiliates, subsidiaries and agents, 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 individuals, whether or not
related, are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Entrants must be
at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry. CONTEST IS VOID
- To enter electronically, please visit
2016ultimatemusic.pdncontests.com to register. Once the
registration process has been completed, you will receive an
e-mail confirmation. Simply log onto the website and follow the
online instructions to upload images from your computer. Digital
images should have a long dimension of at least 2,000 pixels and
be saved at 300 dpi (Around 7" or larger). We recommend the
uncompressed file size not be larger than 4 megabytes to ensure a
fast upload experience. We can accept images that are up to 50
megabytes (uncompressed) if you do not have the ability to
downsize the images. (Uncompressed is the size you see in
Photoshop's "Image Size" display which represents the count of
pixels in the image. It is not the file size on your computer's
hard drive viewable on your desktop.) Images may be color
profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed. For more
information on electronic submission guidelines see our FAQ.
- You may enter any number of entries in any of the
categories listed below.
- No mail-in entry is available for this Contest.
- Each Entry consists of an entry form, a single image or photo essay and an entry fee.
- Each submitted photograph, in its entirety, must be a
single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By
entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and
warrants that he or she has full power and authority to enter the
photograph, and that the photograph does not infringe any
copyright or violate any other intellectual property rights. The
entrant agrees to indemnify The Photo Group from any and all
third party claims arising from the photograph.
- Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings,
and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not
constitute copyright infringement or fraud, provided that
entrants must be prepared to provide a release form as described
below in "Third Party Releases/Licenses." When photographing the
work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and
not a full-frame close up of another person's art.
- If the Photograph includes other people, you must be
prepared to provide a signed written personal release from all
persons who appear in the Photograph submitted, authorizing use
of the Photograph as provided below in "Third Party
Releases/Licenses." If you are unable to provide a personal
release, upon request by Sponsor and in the form provided by
Sponsor, then your entry may be disqualified. You do not need to
send the release with your entry. If you win, we will contact you
if a model release is needed.
- The entries will be judged in accordance with the Judging
Criteria, as defined below. The photograph must not, in the sole
and unfettered discretion of the Sponsors, contain obscene,
provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise
objectionable or inappropriate content. Photographs deemed
inappropriate will be disqualified.
- On-line entries must be made by the authorized account
holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry.
"Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who
is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider,
online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person
or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.)
that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain
associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Categories are specified on the home page of the
Ultimate Music Moment Contest '16 website.
Prizes are specified on the home page of the Ultimate Music Moment Contest '16
- Contest consists of two (2) rounds of evaluation. In
Round One, a panel of Photo District News®
experts in photography (the "Judges") will each review a portion
of the entries and select a group of entries in each Category to
proceed to Round Two. In Round Two, the Judges will collectively
select, from among the entries selected in Round One, a winner in
each Category. Limit one prize per winner.
- Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity,
photographic quality and effectiveness in expressing the contest
theme. Winners will be published in the March 2016 issue exhibiting
the 2016ultimatemusic Contest and also on the "2016ultimatemusic"
- Decisions of the Sponsors and Judges are final and
- Sponsors reserve the right not to award all prizes in the
event an insufficient number of eligible entries meeting the
minimum judging criteria are received, as determined by Sponsors
and Judges in their sole discretion.
- 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.
- By participating, ALL ENTRANTS grant the Sponsors and
their designees, licensees or affiliates (the "Authorized
Parties") a non-exclusive, worldwide license, through October 2017, to reproduce, distribute,
display and post the entries
online so that viewers may view all competing entries. In
addition, each WINNER grants to the Authorized Parties a license
for use of his/her winning entry in connection with the Contest
and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter
known, including but not limited to, print or digital publication
in PDN® magazine showcasing the winners;
and promotions related to the contest. Authorized Parties will
not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any
additional approval in connection with such use.
Winners authorize Emerald
Expositions Photo Group to reproduce, distribute, display and
create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with
Ultimate Music Moment Contest '16 and promotion of Ultimate Music Moment Contest '16,
in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to:
publication in PDN® showcasing the winners;
The Ultimate Music Moment Contest '16 live gallery; the Ultimate Music Moment Contest '16
Web site and on PDNonline.com; and in exhibits and promotions
related to the Ultimate Music Moment Contest '16. Winners
authorize Emerald Expositions Photo Group to reproduce, distribute,
display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in
connection with the promotion of the Ultimate Music Moment Contest '16
for up to two (2) years. LIMITATION
By participating, entrants agree to release,
discharge and hold harmless Emerald Expositions, Inc., and each of
their respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising
agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and
representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of
their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related
activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any
prize awarded hereunder.
Sponsors assume no
responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion,
defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line
failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest
entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms.
Sponsors are not responsible for any problems with or technical
malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online
systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software,
failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account of technical
problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site,
human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any
injury or damage to entrants' or any other persons' computers
related to or resulting from participation, uploading or
downloading of any materials related to this Contest.
This Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and
regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the
Sponsor determines the entry to not be an original, or if the
entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered,
counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.
TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST
Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official
Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final on all
matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if he/she wins that
Sponsor may use each winner's name, photograph, likeness, and/or
voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or
future promotions without compensation or approval (except in
Tennessee and where prohibited by law). All federal, state and
local taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole
responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected
winner(s) of any prize are/is ineligible or refuses the prize, the
prize will be forfeited and Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may
choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.
If for any reason the
Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by
computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service
attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical
failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors that
corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness,
integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsors reserve the
right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s)
who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate,
modify, or suspend the Contest. If Sponsors elect to cancel or
terminate the Contest, Sponsors will not retain any rights in the
submitted photographs and will return the entry fees.