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Hiking Yoga Features First Photo Contest!

hypictastic Hiking Yoga knows how fantastic your photos are because they are a big part of our foundation!

We are celebrating YOU with a contest that will feature your photography on our new website!   

As if that is not enough of a prize, we are also treating you and a friend to lunch and a free Yoga Hike!!!  

The first 20 submissions by email (pictastic@hikingyoga.com) will receive a free yoga hike valid through the end of this 2013 season (November 17, 2013 except for Phoenix December 15, 2013)

Send us your best pictures capturing yoga and hiking in breathtaking landscape and panoramic views. We encourage you to include visually stunning outdoor surroundings in your area that include yoga, nature,and hiking.  Send your pictures to pictastic@hikingyoga.com with #hikingyogapictastic in the subject line.  Include your name, email, location of photo and date taken.  Images must be in JPEG format, 4 megabytes or less, 600X800 pixels or greater resolution.

We all want everyone to see your work so utilize #hikingyogapictastic on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter  and Pinterest to show off your view of what Hiking Yoga looks like! Contest starts August 30, 2013 and will end September 30, 2013. The winner will be announced by October 7, 2013.  We are excited to see the amazing images coming from the people that know Hiking Yoga the best!

Good luck!

Winning photo will be featured with name credited; all photos entered are available for use of Hiking Yoga for publishing purposes. The “Hiking Yoga Pictastic Contest”  is open to ALL photographers at least 18 years of age. The contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.

WHAT TO ENTER:

We are looking for striking digital images to celebrate hiking, yoga and nature – and their important connection to each other.

Your images should highlight the diversity of  yoga in nature, including portraits of yoga and hiking in the outdoors, yoga representing the mind/body connection, relationship between yoga, hiking and nature including all yoga poses, weather and seasons.

We are especially interested in images that showcase the wide range of yoga and hiking across our planet.

Please do not include photographs of pets or domestic animals. Images of captive animals photographed in zoos and commercial game farms are also prohibited, however photos from state and national wildlife preserves are allowed.

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to Hiking Yoga upon request. Entrants must not submit images that involve human nudity, damage to the environment by the photographer, put any individual or person in danger, or infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.

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.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel’s sole discretion.

Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, and the name of the photographer(s).

HOW TO ENTER:

All images must be submitted through our photo submission email pictastic@hikingyoga.com  required fields, including name, email and other information about your photo submission.

Select  image directly from your computer desktop, or from your social media sites and send as attachments to pictastic@hikingyoga.com email for consideration in the contest.

Sharing photos within social medial including #hikingyogapictastic are for  social media purposes alone and do not act as a submission, only through direct email to pictastic@hikingyoga.com are images submitted for contest consideration.

FORMAT:

Specifically seeking panoramic and landscape images in high definition quality to represent the essence of Hiking Yoga.

JPEG, 4 megabytes or less, 600X800 pixels or greater resolution.

Images are disqualified if they are copied or are from previously published work.

JUDGING:

Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. The judges are a panel of Hiking Yoga staff members familiar with photography and responsible for selecting images for various Hiking Yoga printed and online marketing and membership materials.

Hiking Yoga shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.

DEADLINES:

Online entries can be uploaded starting 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on August 30, 2013. Deadline for submitting entries is 11:59 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on September 30, 2013.

The winner will be announced by 12:01 Eastern Standard Time on October 7, 2013 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and on the Hiking Yoga Blog.

Hiking Yoga reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.

WINNING PHOTO PRIZE:

You and one other will receive a FREE YOGA HIKE located closest to your location.  Persons must provide transportation to and from provided Yoga Hike. All terms included on all Yoga Hikes apply to contest winner and guest.  Lunch shall be provided via Groupon of Hiking Yogas’ choosing near the Yoga Hike location.

RIGHTS:

Your photographs support the health and wellness movement so thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography.

You will give all rights to any photograph you submit to Hiking Yoga.

If your photograph is the winner of Hiking Yoga Pictastic Contest, Hiking Yoga will have a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

  • Use the photograph on the Internet in support of our mission.

  • Use the photograph in Hiking Yoga non-commercial communications.

  • Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for non-commercial and commercial use, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, and the like.

  • Use, in connection with Hiking Yoga Pictastic Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.

  • Keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that your photos can be used to support our mission and be properly credited.

As conditions of this permission, Hiking Yoga shall credit all photographs with the caption “© Person’s Name” when the full name is available.

QUESTIONS:

Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to pictastic@hikingyoga.com