A giggle. A grin. Maybe even tears. Every once in a fortune of film, you take a photo that really captures the moment.
That sweet smile. Those big blue eyes. Show off!
Send us your best shot: A baby’s sweet yawn. A bawling ballerina. A backyard superhero. The subject doesn’t matter: The best photos always say “Gotcha!”
Each issue, we’ll publish one winner on the last page of PLAYDATE Magazine. Those worthy of an honorable mention will be published at PlaydateYakima.com.
PHOTO CONTEST RULES
Who May Enter:
Amateur photographers ages 18 and over. Individuals affiliated with Playdate magazine and the Yakima Herald-Republic and its licensees and assigns, including employees and interns are NOT eligible. Professional photographers who earn more than half of their income taking pictures are NOT eligible. Playdate magazine staff will determine eligibility.
NOTE: Only Yakima Valley kids are eligible. To be considered, at least one child in the photograph must be a Yakima Valley resident.
What To Enter:
We’re looking for eye-catching photos of local children from newborns through age 14. All photos must have been shot by the entrant within the last two years.
We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photographs. Minor adjustments such as color and contrast alteration are acceptable. Cropped images are eligible. If our judges see that a photograph has obviously been altered, they reserve the right to refuse it.
Photos previously published or pending publication or that violate or infringe upon another person’s copyright, are not eligible.
How To Enter:
Please submit your photograph via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail prints to Playdate magazine at P.O. Box 9668, Yakima, WA 98909. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg, or .gif format. Files submitted must be at least 5mb. Scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable.
Include your name, mailing address and telephone number, as well as the child’s name and age at the time the photo was taken.
Playdate magazine judges reserve the right to disqualify contestants who are unable to submit, upon request, a high-resolution photograph of at least 300 dpi at 5X7 inches.
By entering the contest, entrants grant Playdate magazine, the Yakima Herald-Republic and its licensees and assigns, the right to publish and use submitted photographs in print and electronic form in a future issue or issues for any and all purposes. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit.
Entries for the next contest must be received by Friday, May 11, 2012.
Decisions of Playdate magazine photo contest judges will be final. Judges will select one winner per issue. There will be one honorable mention in each of the five categories each month, as warranted. Please do not contact Playdate staff regarding status of entry. Finalists will be notified by telephone or email. No purchase necessary to enter. The contest is governed by the laws of the United States and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.