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    POTM-Photo of the Month Guidelines

    Photo of the Month

    ~Photo Requirements~

    All entries must comply with the following..


    - Only 1 (one) photo per entry is to be submitted.


    - Photo must be submitted in company with the participant's SCAPE username.


    - Photo must not have any watermark, copyright mark, or any such mark, imprint, label, or representation which identifies the photo to a specific source.


    -YES to cropping...YES to adjusting levels...NO to blacking out your background, unless done naturally.


    - Photo must be a minimum of 600 pixels in length and 300 pixels in width.


    - Photo must not have been tampered, manipulated, or distorted. Quality of photo is to be determined by SCAPE Team.



    Photo of the Month Contest will only admit aquatic-related animal/plant photos. Subject(s) can be any or any combination of the following:


    - Fish
    - Invertebrates
    - Reptiles
    - Amphibians
    - Mammals
    - Plants

    Please be advised, that invertebrates, reptiles, mammals and/or plants that are not aquatic-related will not be considered for admission.

    ~Member Requirements~

    All candidates must adhere to the following:


    - Participant must obtain a valid member account/name on scapeclub.org to be eligible for this contest.


    - You must have a minimum of 25 posts to enter this competition. If a submission is received, and your post count is lower than this figure, your entry will not be allowed to go for voting. This is to ensure fairness to all members.

    - Participant may only submit an entry of his/her own photo, which is of his/her own work, and under his/her ownership.


    - Participant on "PROBATION" status or any other "limited" member status may not be recognized for qualification.

    - Participant who has assumed offenses to any one or more rules of this contest may be restricted to partake this and/or any future contests and community events bestowed or sponsored by SCAPE


    ~Contest Guidelines~

    UNLESS OTHERWISE ARRANGED:

    Participant may submit his/her entry at any time, however, only those submitted prior to the deadline, which is the last day of each month at 11:59 PM PST will be placed in the current contest. Later entries may enter the contest of the succeeding month.

    Contest begins on the first of each month. There will be a limited 14 days voting period, followed by the selection of a winner with the highest number of votes from socalaquascapers.com. If in the instance of more than one winner is selected (same number of votes), a secondary 7 days voting would be held to determine the winner.

    Winner of a POTM contest will not be eligible to enter Photo of the Month Contest the following month, to ensure fairness and opportunity for other participants to win.


    Entries are only accepted through electronic mail (e-mail). Unless otherwise noted, only the following e-mail address should be used:



    Please ensure your photo's consents to the above requirements and please do include your member name in the e-mail.


    You must include, "SCAPE POTM + Member Name", in the e-mail subject or it will be deleted as spam/junk e-mail.

    "ENTRY FEE": FREE

    Upon submitting your entry, you hence endorse the following:

    * Entrants who submit any malicious, inappropriate, or unrelated material to this contest may be penalized for such action and behavior.

    * NO minimum number of entries for contest and voting to commence.

    * SCAPE and any affiliated sponsor(s) reserve the rights to deny or reject any participant, and all entries become the property of SCAPE and and may be used for publicity and/or other PR advertising. Only one submission per member per category. No member is allowed to attempt registering under more than one member name/identity on socalaquascapers.com.

    * By entering this contest, you are confirming and agree to have done in full - completely and comprehensively reviewed the terms/rules that apply and you have complied to hold no liability to either socalaquascapers.com or any of affiliated sponsor(s) in violation of any State and/or Local law(s) in your Country/State (and/or within that Country/State).

    * Members on "Probation" status or any member who registers under more than one name might not/will not be qualified to enter our socalaquascapers.com raffle(s). Members who have (previously) offended one or more terms/rules of our socalaquascapers.com raffle may be restricted in partaking this and/or any future raffles, contests and community events bestowed or sponsored by socalaquascapers.com .

    * Details and Guidelines are subject to change without advanced notice.

    * By entering your picture into the competition, you are accepting that your picture will be used without SCAPE Staff asking for your permission. The photograph may be used outside of SCAPE.


    ~The Prize~

    *Pictures to be displayed as a "Placed" winning photo in the contest forum and possibly in the home page slide show !

    *A notice will be sent to the winning member via Personal Message (PM) upon the winner thread being published.

    *The winner of the respective competition cannot enter the following month (1 month cool-off before being able to enter another contest).

    *Each month will feature a tangible prize and is subject to change month-to-month (To be announced)!
    Last edited by John7429; 06-18-2013 at 10:12 PM. Reason: Updates

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