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Deadline nears for annual photo contest

May 5, 2015 ATA News Staff

The deadline is fast approaching for the ATA News’ annual Gotcha! Photo Contest.

The contest, which is open to ATA members, closes May 16.

“Submissions are starting to trickle in now, but it was quite slow until the last couple of weeks or so,” said Cory Hare, managing editor of the ATA News.

“But I’m hoping to see more so we can have a good, healthy competition for the prizes.”

This year, for the first time, the contest involves cash prizes: $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place.

“The contest has been a fixture in the ATA News for many years. Each year, teachers turn in some fine work that gives us glimpses of the diverse activities in Alberta schools,” said Yuet Chan, a longtime photographer and graphic designer for the ATA News who serves as contest judge.

“There are some good photographers among Alberta teachers,” she said. “I’m looking forward to seeing what they’ve produced this year.” ❚

GOTCHA! Contest rules

  1. Photos taken by active and associate ATA members of education- or school-related activities are eligible. (Hint: photos depicting action are best).
  2. Entries must be submitted by the member who took the photos.
  3. Photos taken between Sept. 1, 2014, and May 16, 2015, are eligible.
  4. Please email photos to Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on May 16, 2015.
  5. Each entry must be accompanied by a description of the activity, the names (if possible) of the people in the photo, the date when the photo was taken and the photographer’s name, school and contact information.
  6. Cash prizes will be awarded to entrants whose photos place in the top three, as follows:
    First place: $200
    Second place: $100
    Third place: $50
    Each winner will also receive a certificate of merit, as will those receiving honourable mention.
  7. Up to 20 additional entries may be selected for an award of honourable mention.
  8. Each entrant may submit up to five photos, but no entrant can win more than one top-three prize.
  9. A panel of people with photography, publishing and teaching experience will judge the entries. The decision of the judges is final.
  10. Winning photographs will be published in the ATA News.
  11. Photos submitted for the contest may be published in the ATA News, the ATA Magazine or other Association publications.
  12. Please read carefully. Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in disqualification.

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