GIRS Photo Contest Rules 1. Please include the following information with your submission: Name (member and/or real name): Photo Title: Photography equipment: Location: Comments (optional):[/b] 2. You must be a current member of GIRS to participate in the photo contest(s). 3. Post your entries only in the designated current "Photo Contest" page. The time frame for entering photos in the contest will be defined in the contest details. A thread will be started within the “Photo” forums to post comments and have discussions about the photos/photographers. 4. Members may submit up to but no more than three[/b] (3)[/b] entries per contest. Non-winning images may be resubmitted for future contests (if applicable to the contest assigned theme). Winning photos are ineligible for resubmissions.[/b] 5. You must be the photographer and copyright holder of any photos you submit.[/b] However, the photographic subject(s) do not have to be of your own aquarium; photos of other personal aquariums, public aquariums, etc are permitted. Underwater photography is also acceptable. 6. You retain all copyrights to any entries submitted to GIRS photo contests. If you are having a problem getting a photo to display, please ask a GIRS BOD member for assistance. 7. While post process work is acceptable, GIRS reminds users that this is a photography forum and should not be regarded as an art or computer graphics contest. All entries must be actual, original photographs taken by the submitter. 8. Matting, framing, or any other artificial borders are not permitted. Watermarks and signatures are allowed, although GIRS reminds photographers that such elements – if too large or prevalent – can be a distraction to a photo’s composition. 9. You may vote for as many entries as you like during the Voting Phase, however the software does not allow you to vote on any entry more than once. Voting will be for a period of 5 days from the day the entry period expires. The final date and time for voting to end will be defined in the contest details section.[/b] 10. GIRS BOD reserves the right to resolve disputes and disqualify entries as they see fit. 11. Prize winners may be responsible for all shipping charges, taxes, import tariffs, or other incurred fees according to their location and/or local laws. 12. In the event of a tie, the software will automatically select the entry that was submitted first as the winner. 13. GIRS BOD may change the rules for any given contest prior to that contest starting. If the rules are changed, those changes will be listed within the contest details section of that contest. It is the responsibility of each entrant to read the Contest Details and ensure they are compliant with any listed rules, themes or other items listed there.