How do you celebrate your traditions?
Share with us how you celebrate and practice your traditions with dance, food, parades, decor, community and more.
Submissions will be accepted online at https://forcesupport.awardsplatform.com
beginning at 12:01 a.m. CST, August 1, 2022 and ending at 11:59 p.m. CST, August 31, 2022.
NOTE: Entrants are responsible for determining the corresponding time zone in their respective geographical area.
2022 Air Force Photo Contest theme is “Celebrating Traditions”. In honor of the 75th Air Force Birthday, the Air Force Photo Contest theme this year will be “Celebrating Traditions”. Family, military and cultural traditions help create closeness and a sense of belonging and identity. Traditions bring meaning to celebrations and connect us through special bonds.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. To enter the contest, visit:
Entries submitted via any other means will not be accepted. Entries must adhere to these official rules.
Photographs must be submitted as high-quality JPG/JPEG or PNG files, and must be 300 dpi when saved at approximately 8.5” x 11” (3600 px minimum width required ). Files may not exceed 9MG in size.
*Submissions in the Youth Category must be made by the legal parent or guardian of the minor photographer.
NOTE: Photographers may submit two original photographs, however only one prize will be awarded per entrant.
Winners will be notified via the email address provided during the submission process. Winners must respond via email within five calendar days of notification. An alternate winner will be chosen if communication is not received within five calendar days of notification.
A panel of photo experts will evaluate each entrant’s photo submission based on the following criteria: Impact, Creativity and Technical Excellence as defined by the Professional Photographers of America’s International Photographic Competitions Committee. Determinations made by judges are final and binding.
Creativity: Your point of view is exactly that– yours. And it’s unlike anyone else’s. This element speaks directly to that perspective. It shows your imagination and how you used the medium to convey an idea, a message or a thought to the viewer. This is how you differentiate yourself from others.
Technical Excellence: This is the print quality of the actual image itself as it’s presented for viewing. There are a lot of aspects that speak to the qualities of the physical print.
These can include:
• Color correction
There is no requirement to be a professional photographer when entering the Air Force Photo Contest; however Air Force Arts and Crafts strives to help photographers improve their skills. While your image will be judged on Impact, Creativity and Technical Excellence you should consider the following tips for creating superior photographs. After reviewing the list we feel confident you’ll begin your image capture process with more thought, thus making you a better image creator.
While every image will have traces of some of these elements, onlythe best have them all.
Keep in mind: You are creating art. And while the act of creating is a personal thing, so too is the act of viewing. Your image is a story, and the one it tells your viewer may be one you never knew you were telling.
By submitting an entry in the contest, regardless of country of entry, each entrant represents and warrants that his or her photograph(s) conform to these Official Rules and meet the following criteria.
1. Submissions must be the original work of the entrant.
2. Photographs eligible for submission must have been made between August 1, 2022 and August 31, 2022.
3. Photographs must convey the theme, “Celebrating Traditions”
4. Submitted photographs may not have won a previous contest.
5. Photographs must be submitted as high-quality JPG/JPEG or PNG files, and must be 300 dpi when saved at approximately 8.5” x 11” (3600 px minimum width required ). Files may not exceed 9MG in size.
6. Participants may enter up to two images. However, only one prize will be awarded per entrant.
7. Photographs may only be submitted in one contest category.
8. Photographs may not bear watermarks, logos, signatures or markings of any kind.
9. Photographs may be cropped.
10. Photographs may only be minimally processed. Composite or otherwise extensively enhanced or altered photos will not be accepted. Judges may disqualify a photograph that is determined to exceed the minimal processing standards or appears to have been altered.
11. Photographs must have a title. “Untitled” is not acceptable.
12. Each submission must have an accompanying caption that tells the story of the image and how it was made.
13. By submitting, the entrant is guaranteeing that he/she holds the rights to everything in the image, and that it does not contain any copyright-protected material that would require the consent of any third party; and does not violate any copyright, trademark, publicity right, or any other right of any third party.
14. Photographs must not be obscene or libelous, must not contain defamatory or derogatory remarks, must not use inappropriate language or slang, and must not violate any rights of any third party. Any submission violating these guidelines will be disqualified from the competition.
15. Photographs must not contain content, element or material that violates a third party’s intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, logos, contract and licensing rights, rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights, or any other intellectual property rights.
16. Photographers and/or parents or legal guardians are solely responsible for obtaining proper releases for photographs which contain material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission or the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these rules without additional compensation.
17. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of eighteen, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required for each release.
18. Photographs must not be subject to any third party agreements which may require AFSVC to pay any sum of money to any person or entity as a result of its use or exploitation of the photographs or rights therein.
19. AFSVC reserves the right to request proof that the image submitted is an original work. Non- compliance with this rule will result in disqualification of the entry.
20. The entrant will hold AFSVC harmless for unauthorized use of photographs by third parties.
21. Submissions may be used without restriction by AFSVC, including without limitation, rights to use images in digital, social, broadcast, and printed media for the purposes of advertising, publicity and promotion. AFSVC reserves the right to modify images.
Limitation of Liability: By entering the Air Force Photo Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless the Air Force Services Center (AFSVC) and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in the Air Force Photo Contest or any contestrelated activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.
The entrant is responsible for ensuring submissions are received by the specified deadline. AFSVC is not responsible for the condition, delivery, or non-delivery of any submission or communication regardless of the cause or type of error be it human, electronic, virtual, technical, or mechanical.
Disqualification: AFSVC reserves the right to disqualify any entry submission for any reason at its sole absolute discretion. The decisions of AFSVC with regard to the entrant eligibility, disqualification and determination of winners shall be final and binding.
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The winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules.