The Outdoor Life Photo Contest 2006

Point and click your camera for a chance to win $500.

Outdoor Life Online Editor

Outdoor Life's first photo contest was such a success that we're bringing it back again this year. Here's your chance to see your best photo work appear in the pages of Outdoor Life and on our award-winning Web site.

Send us your best photograph from the field (if you use a digital camera, send a printout of the photograph along with a digital file on a Mac-compatible disk; exact technical specifications are below). If your image is chosen, we'll publish it in the magazine.

A special panel of editors and photographers will select the winning photographs based on photo quality, creativity, content and composition. One winner will be chosen in each of the following categories. One lucky grand-prize winner will receive $500. Categories are:

HERO SHOT, HUNTING

HERO SHOT, FISHING

LIVE GAME

CAMP LIFE

NATURE/SCENIC

HUMOR

Participants may enter as many categories as they wish but may enter only one photograph per category.

Send your best shots to Photo contest, Outdoor Life, 2 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016. Entries must be postmarked no later than Mach 10, 2006 and received no later than March 15, 2006. Complete instructions are below. Click Here to access a printable entry form.


OFFICIAL RULES
Outdoor Life "Take Your Best Shot" Photo Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

The Outdoor Life "TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT" Photo Contest is open to amateur photographers who are legal residents of the 50 United States, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding Quebec). Employees and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses), including household members of Outdoor Life and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. Professional photographers are also ineligible to enter or win. By participating in the photo contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Outdoor Life judges, whose decisions are final and binding in all respects. All entries become the property of Outdoor Life and may be used in the future at its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of the winners. This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. The contest ends on March 15, 2006, 11:59 p.m. E.T.

1. How to Enter: Entrants may enter as many categories as they wish but may enter only one photograph per category. All photos must be entered by postal mail. Each entry must be accompanied by (1) a completed entry form or a photocopy thereof, or (2) the information listed below. If a completed entry form or any information listed below is missing, your photo will not be entered.

First name, Last name
Teleone Number
Address
City, State, Zip Code
An attached photo for entry
Category in which photo is submitted (Hero Shot, Fishing; Hero Shot, Hunting; Camp Life; Live Game; Nature/Scenic; Humor)
Signed affirmation of the following statement: "I confirm that I am the owner of all rights, including copyright, to the attached photo and that I have read and agreed to the rules of the contest."

Securely attach each photograph to the entry form. Do not staple or glue. Do not fold photographs. Mail your photograph or photographs to the following address:

OUTDOOR LIFE PHOTO CONTEST
2 Park Avenue 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016

All entries must be postmarked by March 10, 2006, and received by March 15, 2006. Winners will be announced in the June/July issue of Outdoor Life.

Photos may be entered as prints, slides, or digital images. Photo printing stations or kiosks produce prints using a method that is not suitable for reproduction in the magazine. Digital photos should be submitted with a color printout and an accompanying Mac-compatible CD-ROM containing the original JPG or TIFF file. This file must be at least 266 dpi.

Photos will not be returned. All photos are sent with the understanding that they may be published in Outdoor Life magazine, on www.outdoorlife.com and its associated web sites and properties or partner web sites and promotional materials and therefore the sender grants the right for such use.

All entries become the property of the Sponsor. Sponsor will not acknowledge receipt of entries. Entries will not be returned. Proof of mailing does not constitute proof of delivery. Lost, late, illegible, and postage due entries are not eligible.

[pagebreak] 2. Judging: Photos will be judged by Outdoor Life. Photos will be judged in each category: Hero Shot, Fishing; Hero Shot, Hunting; Camp Life; Live Game; Nature/Scenic; and Humor. Photos not submitted with a category will not be eligible. Judging in each category will be based on the following four criteria: photo quality, creativity, content and composition.

3. Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize Winner (chosen from among the six Category Winners) will receive a check for $500.00. Six (6) Category Winners will receive one (1) Outdoor Life baseball cap and ten (10) rolls of professional print film. Approximate Retail Value: $100.00. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes (or prize components), except that Sponsor may substitute a prize (or prize component) of equal or greater value for any reason. Prizes will be awarded in the name of the winner. Winners are responsible for paying any applicable federal, state, and local taxes, and all other expenses associated with prize not explicitly stated herein as being awarded. By accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges and agrees that the photo submitted shall be the sole and exclusive property of Outdoor Life, its successors, assigns, and licensees shall be entitled to all rights of ownership, title, interest, and all other intellectual property rights, including 100 percent of the copyrights, without further compensation.

**4. Winners: **The winner will be notified by phone, postal mail, or e-mail on or about April 15, 2006. Winners will be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Transfer of Rights/Promotional Liability Release, which must be signed and received within 7 days of date printed on notification, or an alternate winner will be selected. For the names of the winners, available after June 1, 2006, write to Outdoor Life "TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT" Photo Contest, Outdoor Life, 2 Park Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

[pagebreak] 5. Conditions: Entry constitutes permission to use the entrant's name, photograph and other likeness for the purpose of advertising, trade and promotion on behalf of Outdoor Life without compensation, notification or approval, unless prohibited by law. Entrant represents and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original, non-published work that does not infringe the rights or intellectual property claims of any third parties. By entering, entrant conveys and assigns to Outdoor Life all rights of ownership, title, interest and all other intellectual property rights, including without limit, copyright in and to the winning photograph. Non-compliance with Official Rules will result in disqualification.

6. Limitations of Liability: **By entering the contest, entrant holds harmless Outdoor Life from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, liability, actions or damages of any kind or in connection with: (1) entering contest (2) acceptance of any prize or (3) anything related to the contest and the awarding of prizes. Any claims relating to this contest shall be governed by New York law without regard to its conflict of law, rules, and any such claim must be heard in New York. **7. Sponsor: The Sponsor and Administrator of the contest is Outdoor Life, 2 Park Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10016 y Release, which must be signed and received within 7 days of date printed on notification, or an alternate winner will be selected. For the names of the winners, available after June 1, 2006, write to Outdoor Life "TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT" Photo Contest, Outdoor Life, 2 Park Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

[pagebreak] 5. Conditions: Entry constitutes permission to use the entrant's name, photograph and other likeness for the purpose of advertising, trade and promotion on behalf of Outdoor Life without compensation, notification or approval, unless prohibited by law. Entrant represents and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original, non-published work that does not infringe the rights or intellectual property claims of any third parties. By entering, entrant conveys and assigns to Outdoor Life all rights of ownership, title, interest and all other intellectual property rights, including without limit, copyright in and to the winning photograph. Non-compliance with Official Rules will result in disqualification.

6. Limitations of Liability: **By entering the contest, entrant holds harmless Outdoor Life from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, liability, actions or damages of any kind or in connection with: (1) entering contest (2) acceptance of any prize or (3) anything related to the contest and the awarding of prizes. Any claims relating to this contest shall be governed by New York law without regard to its conflict of law, rules, and any such claim must be heard in New York. **7. Sponsor: The Sponsor and Administrator of the contest is Outdoor Life, 2 Park Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10016