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Get out your cameras! The C&O Canal Trust is sponsoring a monthly photo contest highlighting the best photos you have taken of the C&O Canal National Historical Park!

Each month, a new contest will begin, so return often to enter your photos. We will post the contest entries on our Facebook page each month for voting. The picture that receives the most “Likes” each month will be featured as our Facebook cover photo and will appear in our monthly email newsletter and our print newsletter, which is published three times a year.

* Photo submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis for entry into the next month’s contest.
* Last day of month: Photos must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the last day of the month to be entered in the upcoming month’s contest. Photos submitted after that time and date will be held until the following month’s contest.
* First day of month: Contest photos will be posted to a Facebook gallery by 12:00 p.m. and voting will be open. (When the first of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, the gallery will be posted and opened for voting on the next business day).
* 1-15th of month: Voting occurs.
* 16th of month: Winner is announced for that month’s contest. (When the 16th of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, the winner will be announced on the next business day).

Contest Details
* Deadline for entries is 4:00 p.m. on the last day of each month.
* Photos will be judged by visitors to the C&O Canal Trust’s website. The photo with the highest amount of likes will be the winner. See timeline above for additional details.
* Staff members of the C&O Canal Trust and the C&O Canal National Historical Park are not eligible. Volunteers of these organizations are eligible.
* Please provide an image title and contact information including photographer’s name, address, and contact telephone number. Please also include approximately where in the C&O Canal National Historical Park the photo was taken.

* Open to all photographers ages 13 to adult.
* A photographer may only submit their own work.
* Eligible photographs include scenic pictures of nature and wildlife. Photos with people in them will only be accepted if the photo shows the back of the subject or is taken at a distance so that the face is unrecognizable.
* Photographers may enter up to 5 photos each month. Each photo may only be entered one time.
* Images that include a watermark or photographer’s name will not be accepted.
* Entries must be taken within the grounds of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, in the towns that are members of the Canal Towns Partnership, and towns that border the Park.
* Please submit images electronically in JPG format. Do not mail entries, as they will not be returned.
* Photos may not be defamatory, obscene, inappropriate, political, or contain content owned by a third party. Photos must also follow the rules of the C&O Canal National Historical Park. For example, dogs in photos must be on a leash and children on bikes must be wearing a helmet.
* No photos taken from drones are permitted.
* Final discretion on appropriateness of photos and entry into the contest rests with the staff of the C&O Canal Trust.

Please note that all of your personal information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with organizations outside of the C&O Canal Trust. Your name will appear with your photograph while entered in voting. Your other personal information will not be revealed.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to the C&O Canal Trust and not to Facebook.

Email your photo submissions to photos@canaltrust.org. Attach your photo to the email and include the following information in the body of the email:1. Full Name
2. Full Address
3. Email Address
4. Phone Number
5. Location where photo was taken (nearby town, milepost marker, landmark, etc.)6. Title for each photo entryPlease note that by submitting a photo to the contest, you are agreeing to the following:
By entering the contest, entrants agree to consent in perpetuity to the use of the photograph(s) submitted for entry by C&O Canal Trust or any other designees of the Trust (including any agency, client, periodical or other publication) in exchange for acknowledgement of photographer in photo credit whenever possible. This consent applies in all forms known now or in the future, in all media and in all manners, including but not limited to advertising, art, editorial, electronic and exhibition. Acceptance of submitted photos for judging is conditional upon all rules and regulations being followed by the entrant and proper identification of photo.

By submitting this photo, I agree that I am the photographer. I grant to the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), its representatives and employees, the right to use the photograph I have submitted. I agree that all subject matter in the photo, including me, and others who appear in the photo, and my property, are permitted to be used and release the CVB from authorization to use any subject matter and content within the photo. I authorize the CVB, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that the CVB may use such photographs of me with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example, such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content. Must be over 18 to enter the contest.

I agree to the above disclaimer.