See your photos in the 2016 Heritage calendar!
The Heritage Foundation is looking for photographs from our members and supporters for use in our 2016 calendar.
Photos in the calendar, which will be distributed to more than half a million Heritage members and supporters this fall, celebrate what you love about about America.
In our 2016 calendar, we want to show pictures that tell the story of what we love about America, the things we do outside of government in the cities and towns and countryside where we live, that make us the people we are.
Submit your best photos now using the form below—the deadline is April 30!
A few guidelines for your photo submission
- Your photo should be an original work that you have taken yourself that illustrates what is best about America
- If your photo includes any people, you’ll need to include signed releases for each of them (download a copy of the release here)
- Submissions should be at a minimum resolution of 300dpi at 11.5″x9″ and should be in JPEG or TIFF format
- You can submit up to five photos
Heritage will choose the best photos for inclusion in the 2016 calendar. We’ll inform the winners this fall once the calendar is finalized.
Enter your photo
By submitting your photo, you agree to the terms and conditions listed under the fine print below.
The calendar contest is now closed. Thank you for your support!
The fine print
Heritage Foundation 2016 Calendar Photo Contest
Photo Contest Official Rules
Sponsor and Administrator: Heritage Foundation (Foundation), 214 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20002-4999. (202) 546-4400.
You must agree to these Official Rules in order to enter the Heritage Foundation 2016 Calendar Photo Contest (the “Contest”). Entry into any portion of this Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules and agreement to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of the Foundation, which decisions are final and binding in all respects.
No purchase necessary. The contest is open to Heritage Foundation members and supporters, except employees of Heritage Foundation and the immediate families of such employees. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Entrants or Winners who are not the legal age of majority in their state (e.g., under 19 years of age in Alabama and Nebraska, under 21 years of age in Mississippi) must submit a completed Parental Consent Form that is signed by the Entrant’s or Winner’s parent or legal guardian. Entries submitted by minors without a fully completed parental consent form may be disqualified. All entrants must be legal residents of the United States. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
The Foundation retains the ultimate decision, in its sole discretion, as to which Entrants are eligible. The Foundation’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that term.
The winning photos will be printed throughout the Foundation’s 2016 calendar with credit to the winner. Photos that are not selected for the calendar may be used in support of the Foundation’s mission, in Foundation communications, publications, and promotions, including but not limited to, stories, web pages, emails, and the like. No winners may be declared if judges determine that the photos submitted do not meet the criteria for publication in the calendar.
(a) All photo entries must be received by Heritage Foundation by April 30, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. The Contest period will run from April 1, 2015, at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time to April 30, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. The Foundation reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control or if enough submissions are not received. Notice of any extended deadline will be published on Heritage Foundation’s website.
(b)To enter the Contest, you must submit a photo of a person, scene, or landscape that represents what is best about America. Acceptable file formats include JPEF and TIFF, with a resolution of 300dpi and a size of 11.5″ x 9″. Limit five (5) entries per person. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
(c) All photos must be submitted through the online form. Photo titles must contain the applicant’s name in order to be considered for the Contest. Photos or other materials submitted through an alternate delivery method may not be accepted as entries into the Contest.
(d) For submissions containing human subjects, all entrants must obtain the subject’s signed release using the Release form available for download on the contest entry web site. All entrants must provide copies of the signed Releases to the Foundation.
(e) All submissions must be original and created by the entrant. Submissions must not incorporate or include anything that violates any law of the copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or any other right of any third party. Any entry that does not satisfy all requirements of these Official Rules will be disqualified. Submissions must be original and be free of any third party copyrighted material. Submissions cannot contain any profanity, offensive language, nudity, commercial appeals or other objectionable or irrelevant content, the determination of which is solely in the discretion of the Foundation. No entry or its content may violate privacy, publicity or other rights of any person, firm or entity, may not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations, and may not contain any copyrighted works, or constitute trademark or patent infringement (other than as owned by the Entrant), in each case, as determined by the Foundation in its sole discretion. The Foundation retains the ultimate decision, in its sole discretion, as to which Entrants are eligible. Except where prohibited by law, upon submitting any Entry, the Entrant grants the Foundation and its agents the unconditional, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable right and license to reproduce, use, publish, copyright and create derivative works of their photograph, photo images, likeness, and biographical data as set forth in the Entry, in whole or in part, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed throughout the world in perpetuity. Entrant agrees that all right, title and interest, including the copyrights, in and to any and all derivative works of the Entry created by the Foundation shall be owned exclusively by the Foundation. Entrants that do not include all required information or that fail to adhere to the Official Rules will be considered void and will not be eligible for consideration in this contest. The Foundation reserves the right to cancel or reject any entries for any reason or for no reason. Examples of reasons why the Foundation may reject or disqualify entries (including winning entries) include, but are not limited to, any entry which the Foundation deems (in its sole discretion) to be inappropriate for publication; any part of any entry, which the Foundation deems (in its sole discretion) not desirous for association with the Foundation; and any failure to submit a requested Third Party Consent Form. The Foundation may, in its sole discretion, remove, delete and/or disqualify any entries or any Entrant deemed to be inappropriate, ineligible or otherwise non-compliant.
Regarding the Entry and application, the respective Entrant represents and warrants that (a) the application is truthful and accurate in all respects, (b) the Entry and application do not violate any law, regulation or any right of any third party, including but not limited to rights of copyright, trademark, patent, publicity or privacy or portrayal in false light, and does not contain material which is defamatory, slanderous, threatening, inflammatory, or libelous, (c) he or she has obtained all of the rights, licenses and permissions in writing from any person (or parent/legal guardian if person is a minor) who may have helped create or who may appear in the Entry and for any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties prior to the submission of the Entry, and (d) each Entrant understands that his/her Entry and application must comply with all of these conditions in all respects. Except where prohibited by law, by submitting the Entry and application each Entrant grants permission to post his/her name, and the Entry/application on the website for purposes of the contest and further grants to the Foundation the unconditional, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable right to publish, display, broadcast, reproduce, use, sublicense (through multiple tiers), adapt, edit and/or modify, and create derivative works from, any such contest materials and Entrant’s name, in any way, in any and all media whether now or hereafter known, without limitation and for any purpose (including commercial purposes, advertising, publicity, fundraising, promotion and sales), and without consideration to the Entrant and without further consent, compensation or approval, whether or not such contest materials are selected as a winning entry, along with the right of attribution. Each Entrant warrants and represents that he/she has obtained in writing all rights, approvals, releases and/or consents necessary to submit the contest Entry and application, and grant the stated permission to post the Entry and application (for example, the rights of publicity of persons other than the Entrant). If an Entry is submitted on behalf of someone other than Entrant, to be eligible, upon request of the Foundation within the time specified in the request, such third party must agree, in writing, to the use of his or her name, likeness, and/or biographical data for purposes of advertising, publicity, fundraising, promotion and sales by the Foundation without further consent, compensation or approval. Entries are not guaranteed to appear in any communication of the Foundation and Foundation shall not incur any liability to the extent Foundation chooses to refrain from using such information or Entry.
(f) Entries and other submitted material become the property of the Foundation and will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an entry you give permission to the Foundation to use the name, image, and likeness of all entrants and anyone whose name, image, likeness, is included in the photo. The Foundation is not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any entry.
(g) Except where prohibited by law, entry submission grants the Foundation the right in perpetuity to edit, adjust, modify, abridge, condense, and/or excerpt your photo entry in any way, in any and all media without limitation, without compensation, and/or without notification to entrant or any third party included in the entry. The publication and/or other public use of your entry or a portion of your entry does not indicate that it is a winning entry in the Contest.
(h) By entering the Contest, the winner consents to having his/her name, photograph and photo entry published and used in a variety of media, including, but not limited to exhibits, advertising publications, the World Wide Web, marketing materials, publicity, promotion, editorial or illustration or for any other purpose that the Foundation deems appropriate, without compensation. The Winner further grants to the Foundation the unconditional, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable right to publish, display, broadcast, reproduce, use, sublicense (through multiple tiers), adapt, edit and/or modify, and create derivative works from, Winner’s name, biographical information and photograph, and photo entry in any and all media whether now or hereafter known, without limitation and for any purpose (including commercial purposes, advertising, publicity, fundraising, promotion and sales), and without consideration to the Winner and without further consent, compensation or approval. Winner is not guaranteed to appear in any communication of the Foundation and Foundation shall not incur any liability to the extent the Foundation chooses to refrain from using such information. Winner agrees to sign a liability/publicity release.
(i) The Foundation is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, illegible entries or for any computer-related, online, telephonic or technical malfunctions that may occur. Entries are void if they are in whole or in part illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft, as determined in the sole discretion of the Foundation. No entries other than those submitted in compliance with these Rules will be accepted.
Judging and Selection of Winners
(a) Photos will be judged by a panel of Heritage Foundation staff based on originality and creativity in how the subject of the photo represents what is best about America. The winner will be notified by e-mail and/or phone no later than September 30, 2015.
(b) Details of the winners will be available for at least ninety (90) days after the above notification date by contacting Heritage Foundation at (202) 546-4400. The winners agree to have his/her name published as a Contest winner.
(c) The Foundation shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data in transit. Heritage Foundation assumes no responsibility for incomplete entries, which will be deemed void. The decision of the Foundation is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the Contest.
(d) The Contest and these Official Rules are subject to modification, limitation, or cancellation in Heritage Foundation’s sole discretion, with or without notice, including to persons who have already entered the Contest. All modifications, limitations, or cancellation of the Contest or Contest Rules will be posted on Heritage Foundation’s website. If for any reason, the Contest cannot be conducted as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Foundation, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the contest, the Foundation reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. The Foundation is not responsible for any technical, computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, or availability, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, corrupted, garbled, jumbled, lost, stolen, misdirected, non-delivered or delayed electronic communications, whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with, or utilized in entering or conducting the contest, or by any human error which may occur in the transmission or processing of, or voting on, the entries in this contest. The Foundation assumes no responsibility for service provider/internet/website/use net accessibility or availability, traffic congestion, or unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, Entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such Entry or information. The Foundation assumes no responsibility for damage caused by computer virus or otherwise, to any computer resulting from Entrant’s access of the Foundation’s website or participation in the contest. Foundation is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the website. The Foundation is not liable for unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the voting process; printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the contest; the uploading, the processing or judging of entries or votes or the tabulating of votes, the announcement of the winners or in any related materials; late, lost, misdirected, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or any typographical or other error in the printing of these Rules or any materials associated with the administration of the contest or the announcement of the winners. All Internet access and usage charges are the responsibility of the entrant. Foundation is not responsible for, and hereby disclaims, any injury or damage to any Entrant’s or any other person’s computer or phone related to or resulting from participating in this contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. Heritage Foundation is not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any Entry. All Internet access and usage charges are the responsibility of the entrant. If for any reason this online Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, acts of God, or any other causes beyond the control of Heritage Foundation, or any other causes which Heritage Foundation, in its sole opinion, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Heritage Foundation reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and, if terminated, pick winners from among all eligible entries received as of the date of termination or as otherwise may be deemed fair and equitable by Heritage Foundation. Persons found tampering with, or abusing any aspect of, this Contest or entry process, or whom Heritage Foundation believes, in its sole discretion, to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage, or acting with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, will be disqualified. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like entry or registration methods or voting methods will void all such entries by such methods, and disqualify any Entrant using such methods.
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ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR OTHER PERSON TO DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE FOUNDATION OR ITS AGENTS OR UNDERMING THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND FOUNDATION AND ITS AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
(e) The winner must agree to indemnify and hold Heritage Foundation harmless from any and all liabilities, including, but not limited to, claims against Heritage Foundation in connection with the Contest and its use of the photo submitted. If applicable law prohibits such a covenant, release or waiver of claims, winner hereby waives the right to seek or accept damages in any proceeding and to reimburse Heritage Foundation for any and all expenses or costs associated with such claim (including attorneys’ fees, court costs and the amount of any judgment or settlement). The winner must release and forever discharge Heritage Foundation, their officers, directors, agents and employees, acting officially or otherwise, from all liability, claims, demands, damages, expenses, actions or causes of action, resulting from his or her injury or death that may occur as a result of any benefits received as the winner or growing out of the negligence or misconduct of others; and he or she must indemnify and hold Heritage Foundation harmless with respect to any and all damages, claims, and other expenses incurred by Heritage Foundation in connection with any lawsuit related to his or her actions. In the case of any dispute, Heritage Foundation’s decision shall be final.
(f) This contest is governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, with venue in the District of Columbia, and all claims must be resolved in the federal or state courts located in the District of Columbia. By entering and/or participating in this contest, Entrant signifies his/her knowledge of and agreement to be bound by the most current version of these Rules. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant, shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law in any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Contest shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the District of Columbia and Entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
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