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Youth Photo Contest Rules and regulations

Texas Trophy Hunters Association

Outdoor Hunting Youth Photo Contest

Rules and Regulations

Entry Dates:  July 20 - November 1, 2012
Youth ages: 10 to 17

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Wednesday, November 7th, at 12 noon
The deadline for entry is Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 4:00pm.

Eligibility
This contest is open to all youth ages 10 to 17 and will be judged by a TTHA select panel.
Participants must have successfully completed an accredited hunter education course and possess a current hunting license.

Subject Matter
Youth may submit color or black & white photographs under the subject: Outdoor Hunting. This may include scenic landscape, and wildlife that are encountered during outdoor hunting.
Photographs should be no more than 2 years old Entries should include a title and short description including location where the photograph was taken. All submissions must be appropriate for viewing by children. Judges retain the right to accept or deny any entry.

Awards
First place winner will receive a FREE Whitetail buck hunt in the Texas Hill Country with their winning photo featured in The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters. The hunt will take place during the 2012-2013 hunting season at the R Diamond Ranch near Fredericksburg, Texas. Food and lodging will be provided. The winner of the hunt will be responsible for transportation, processing and/or taxidermy.
Winner of the Facebook Choice Award (contestant receiving the most “Likes” on Facebook) will receive a Matt Hughes signed t-shirt and DVD.

Submission
Entries will only be accepted with parent/guardian approval accompanied with completed entry form.
All photos must be the original work of the photographer. Photographs must be high resolution of at least 2000 x 1500 px in .jpeg format and files must not be larger than 5MB Only one (1) entry per person and all photos become property of TTHA If photograph includes a recognizable person or people, you must secure written permission from each person (or in the case of a minor, the minor’s parent or guardian) to use his/her image in the photo contest and TTHA with a signed consent form for each such person.
TTHA reserves the right to disqualify an entry if it finds, in its sole discretion, that an entrant has not secured a necessary release.

Use of Photos
Winning contestants grant TTHA open access for use of the electronic version of the photograph including, but not limited to the right to use the photos in printed or on-line materials and for educational, informational, and promotional purposes without paying compensation to the photographers or the subjects. Photo use will credit the photographer unless otherwise requested by the entrant. TTHA
will not be required to seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
Entries will be DISQUALIFIED that do NOT meet the above criteria and/or contest rules.
CONTEST DISCLAIMER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
To enter the TEXAS TROPHY HUNTERS ASSOCIATION (TTHA) 2012 Youth Photo Contest, youths age 10 to 17 must submit a high resolution photograph of at least 2000x1500px in .jpeg format between July 20, 2012 and November 1, 2012. Photographs and requested information may be submitted on-line through our website at TTHA.com/photocontest , Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TexasTrophyHunters or emailed to TTHAnews@ttha.com. Entrants must be legal residents
of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and between the ages of 10 and 17 as of July 20, 2012. Void where prohibited. Limit one entry per person. Employees of TEXAS TROPHY HUNTERS ASSOCIATION and/or R Diamond Ranch (“Sponsor”) affiliates and their immediate families are not eligible to enter or win. The deadline to enter is 4:00 pm CST, November 1, 2012 and all entries must be received by that date. The final winner will be notified by announcement on TTHA.com, Facebook, and by phone or mail. If no contact to TTHA is made from winner within ten (10) days of announcement prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner chosen. The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. The winner will be awarded a weekend guided whitetail hunt at R Diamond
Ranch in Willow City, Texas. The prize includes the hunt for 1 (one) mature whitetail buck with meals and lodging included. The hunt will take place at an agreed time arranged with the outfitter during open dates in the fall season of 2012 and is non-transferable. Taxidermy, meat processing, transportation of game and transportation to and from Willow City, Texas are not included. The winner must be available to hunt during the 2012-2013 hunting season. This hunt is co-sponsored by TTHA and R Diamond Ranch (www.Rabkes.com; 830.685.3266).

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