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Northeast Oklahoma Pride Photo Contest A


t Northeast Oklahoma Electric CooperaƟ ve, Inc. (NEOEC), we are proud of our northeast Oklahoma roots. We know our members share that same pride. We believe a great way to commemorate that pride is through your treasured photographs. In fact, we are so con⇒ dent in you, our members, we have decided to host a photo contest and use images received to produce a calendar, which will be given as a giŌ to members registering at Annual MeeƟ ng on September 17, 2016. Here are the details, and GOOD LUCK!


Photo Contest Rules Term:


Northeast Oklahoma Electric CooperaƟ ve’s photo contest begins March 1, 2016, and ends July 15, 2016. Entries must be received by the close of business, 4:30 p.m. on July 15, 2016.


Who may enter: Members of Northeast Oklahoma Electric CooperaƟ ve, Inc., may enter. One entry per membership. By submiƫ ng an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest.


Entries submiƩ ed by anyone less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a permission and release form completed by entrant’s parent or legal guardian. The form may be provided by mail or delivered by hand by the contest deadline.


What to enter and categories: All entries must be images taken within our service area. This includes Craig, Mayes, OƩ awa, and Delaware counƟ es, as well as parts of Rogers and Nowata counƟ es. The locaƟ on of the photo must be revealed in the contest applicaƟ on.


Seasonal Splendor: Oklahoma has unbeatable beauty during all seasons.


Nature at its Best: Flora and fauna of Oklahoma.


Labor Conquers All Things: Strong Oklahoma work ethic molded this saying into the oĸ cial state moƩ o.


Special CelebraƟ ons: Parades, holidays, picnics, family reunions, community fesƟ vals, etc.


Oklahoma Weather: If you aren’t geƫ ng the picture you like, just wait a few minutes; the weather will change.


Favorite PasƟ me: Oklahoman’s are a varied group. HunƟ ng, ⇒ shing, rodeos, reading, woodworking, golf, just to name a few.


Cropped photos are eligible in all categories. No digitally or otherwise enhanced photos. Minor adjustments, including spoƫ ng, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast


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and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable. If the judges determine that a photographer has altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to disqualify it.


Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objecƟ onable or inappropriate content, as determined by NEOEC in its sole discreƟ on, are ineligible for this contest.


For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it by mail or hand-delivery to the cooperaƟ ve by the closing of the contest.


Photos must be the original work of the entrant. Photos commissioned by a professional photographer (family portraits, sporƟ ng events) and copyright protected are not eligible.


How to enter: Please submit photograph and requested informaƟ on, as detailed below, by email to photocontest@neelectric.com.


The email used to submit an entry must include:


• Name • Mailing address • Contact phone number • 6-digit account number


• Category for photo submission (Seasonal Splendor, Favorite PasƟ me, etc.)


• Whether a model release is being submiƩ ed


• Whether a permission and release for a minor is being submiƩ ed


• Detailed descripƟ on of locaƟ on where photo was taken


• DescripƟ on of photo


High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resoluƟ on possible. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format and may not be larger than 10 MB. The ⇒ le name for the image must include the member’s name and 6 digit account number (i.e. janedoe123456.jpeg).


NEOEC reserves the right to disqualify incomplete entries and/or contestants who are unable to submit, upon request, a high- resoluƟ on photograph of at least 300 dpi.


You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant NEOEC a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivaƟ ve works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now exisƟ ng or later developed, for any NEOEC purpose, including, but not limited to, adverƟ sing and promoƟ on of NEOEC or any of its subsidiary businesses and its website, exhibiƟ on, and commercial products, including but not limited to NE ConnecƟ on publicaƟ ons and the aforemenƟ oned calendar. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. NEOEC will not be required to pay any addiƟ onal consideraƟ on or seek any addiƟ onal approval in connecƟ on with such


uses.


Model release and minor consent forms must be delivered by the contest deadline to:


Photo Contest NEOEC P O Box 948 Vinita, OK 74301


Judging: Photo entries will be judged based on creaƟ vity, quality, originality, depicƟ on of the category, and overall impact.


Judging will be conducted by employees of NEOEC. NEOEC will select a winner and runner-up for each category. Winning entrants will be contacted aŌ er August 1, 2016. Winners will be announced in the September 2016 issue of NE ConnecƟ on.


Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.


Prizes: Twelve prizes will be awarded. Each category will have a winner, receiving a $50 electric credit, and a runner-up, receiving a $25 electric credit.


QuesƟ ons or comments: Please email us at photocontest@neelectric. com.


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