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The National Italian American Foundation 2013 Photo Contest

Date 09.01.2013

The National Italian American Foundation is now accepting submissions for their first annual NIAF Photo Contest!

Topic
“Italianità … The Italian spirit or essence; Italianness”

Official Rules
The photo contest is open to amateurs, shutterbugs and professionals. Submit only one photo per person/entrant. If you submit multiple entries, they will consider only the first photo received. NIAF membership not required.

NIAF reserves the right to disqualify, without notice to the entrant, any image they believe infringes upon another person’s rights or copyrights. Please do not send photos you find online, or scan from publications, or create from other people’s work.

Submission must be high-resolution photos (300 dpi JPEG at approximately five inches wide and/or high), sent as an email attachment to photocontest@niaf.org. Submissions sent in any other size, resolution or format (including zip files, GIFs, PNGs, even snail mail) will not be considered.

Each submission must include in the email:

Your name
Address
E-mail address
Phone number
What photographic equipment was used (camera, phone, tablet reader, etc.).
Include brief caption information: Who or what is in the photo, where and when was it was taken, and why you think the photo expresses Italianità.

Other than name and city of residence, NIAF will not publish your other personal information (address, e-mail address, phone number).

Deadline
Entries must be received no later than October 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. EST. NIAF will post some of the best of incoming entries to our Facebook page and our other social media outlets. Winners will be announced on NIAF’s Facebook page and other social media on October 10, 2013.

Prizes
First Prize: One First Prize will be awarded, consisting of:
Two tickets (winner and guest) to NIAF’s 38th Anniversary Gala dinner and all Gala events the weekend of October 25-26 in Washington, D.C.
Two-night stay for two at the Washington Hilton during the Gala weekend.
Roundtrip airfare for two (within continental United States).
The winning image will be displayed at NIAF’s 2013 Anniversary Gala, on the NIAF website, and in NIAF’s social media.
The winning photo will be featured in the 2013 winter issue of NIAF’s Ambassador magazine, published in December.
The winner will receive a one-year associate membership to NIAF (transferable).

Second Prize: Six Second Prize winners will each receive a one-year associate membership to NIAF (transferable). Second prize images will be displayed at NIAF’s 2013 Anniversary Gala, on the NIAF website, in NIAF’s social media, and in the 2013 Winter issue of NIAF’s Ambassador magazine, published in December.

The winners will be chosen by the NIAF staff and professional photographers. NIAF will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion.

For more information visit NIAF’s WEBSITE.