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    NCCER PHOTO CONTEST

    Construction Site

    Deadline: March 15th, 2012

    NCCER is looking for striking photography of real-life construction scenes from interesting or dramatic projects. Our purpose is to raise awareness of construction as a fulfilling career path with equal and rich opportunities for all.

    We will regularly offer special categories or areas of interest based on certain crafts or tasks. The strength of our materials is due to the fact that we devote a tremendous amount of energy and time incorporating the knowledge of subject matter experts into every book we produce. Good photography from industry professionals will further help us to produce the most authentic and helpful construction curricula available.

    Guidelines for Submission
    Safety Requirements
    How to Enter
    Eligibility and Judging
    Deadline
    Winning Photos
    Your Rights
    Legal Conditions

    Guidelines for Submission

    Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest.

    If using a digital camera, it should be at least a 6 megapixel and should be set to the highest resolution. Scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable.

    All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) may be disqualified. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be rejected from the competition.

    Photographs must have been taken within 365 days before the date of entry.

    Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should included the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, and the name of the photographer. All photographs will be credited with the caption "Person's Name."

    NCCER has final approval of any language that appears on its website with any of the photos and will not promote or endorse third-party products or services.

    Some relevant topics you may want to consider for your photo entry include:
    Plumbing
    HEO
    Alternative Energy
    Wind Turbines

    Safety Requirements

    Standards for safe practices are a key part of our mission. Any photograph to be considered as a finalist will need to exhibit all safety standards as required by law. Some basic guidelines are as follows:

      • Check for required safety gear before photographing. Be sure that everyone is wearing safety glasses and hard hats. Even if the task does not necessitate it, OSHA requires hard hats on construction sites.
      • Make sure photos show safe working conditions. Barriers should be in place as required, and walking and working areas should be orderly. Your photos should display proper housekeeping.
      • Workers should use safety harnesses or other special safety equipment, as conditions require.

    Worker

    How to Enter

    Submit your photos via Flickr at http://www.flickr.com. If you do not have an account, you can sign up for free. After logging in, upload your images using the mechanism provided. If you are not already a member of NCCER's Photo Contest group on Flickr, join by clicking "Join this Group?" on the group's homepage.

    Browse to the image you wish to submit for the Contest, and use the "Send to Group" function to add your images to NCCER's photo pool. Once added to the group, tag each photo with "NCCER photo contest". If you do not upload your photo to NCCER's group on Flickr or do not tag your photo with an appropriate tag, it will not be considered for the competition.

    If you have trouble using Flickr please consult their online help files. NCCER is not responsible for any issues or problems you encounter while trying to upload a photo on Flickr.

    Eligibility and Judging

    You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to NCCER upon request. Each contestant can only win once per calendar year. Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. The judges are a panel of NCCER staff members familiar with construction practices, safety and photography. NCCER shall determine winner eligibility at its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final. Prize will be awarded upon submission of high resolusion digital photo and the submittal of the appropriate permissions paperwork.

    Deadline

    Deadline for submitting entries is 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time on November 15, 2011. Entrants may be asked to submit a paragraph about the story behind the photo anytime on or after December 1, 2011. The winners will be announced on or before December 15, 2011. NCCER reserves the right to adjust any deadline as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.

    Worker in Constrcution Site

    Winning Photos

    The judging panel will select the contest’s Finalists and Honorable Mentions. Prize winners will be selected from this pool each quarter.

    Your Rights

    Your photographs help NCCER in its mission to build a safe, productive and sustainable workforce. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography. You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit -- including ownership if applicable. If your image is selected, you grant NCCER a nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to publish the images for NCCER’s purposes in any format.

    Legal Conditions

    By entering this contest, you agree that you are the originator and copyright owner of the work and that you grant NCCER permission to use your submitted work in publications and related materials in any books or materials and in future revisions and new editions thereof, in print and in any electronic format, including:

    • nonexclusive distribution rights in the US and its possessions and Canada, in English
    • nonexclusive distribution rights throughout the world in English
    • nonexclusive world rights in all languages
    • nonexclusive rights to use in versions created to comply with laws, regulations, and policies regarding accessible versions of the work to be made available for use by individuals with disabilities that would otherwise prevent them from using the standard instructional format, and for advertising and promotion of the work.

     

     

     

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