Entry to the Photo Competition is subject to the following conditions.
This competition is open to all people who are registered members of the irishfishforum.com website. LFKS and Irishfishforum.com reserve the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.
This competition is not open to a person who has used or attemtpted to use any more than one name/account/IP address in order to enter or win any competition.
Entries must be submitted by email to the address detailed in the announcement for that month.
Entries must be fish or aquarium related. Anything that can be found in the aquarium/fishkeeping hobby is allowed. This also extends to include any pictures taken while diving or in public aquariums etc. If in doubt please seek clarification while submitting your entry.
All entries must be original work and belong to the entrant. These entries will remain the property of their owner, but may be re-produced (with credit to the owner) by LFKS and irishfishforum.com, or their affiliates for whatever purpose deemed necessary without charge or cost.
The following adjustments are allowed:
Colour, sharpness, and contrast adjustments that affect the entire picture in the same manner and cropping. With the exception of the previous, no other 'Photoshopping' or editing is permitted. This means no borders, signatures, selective colour or shading adjustments, etc.
Winners will be notified by email contacting via the email address used to register on http://www.irishfishforum.com
The prize for each competition can change from month to month. It will be announced in the competition thread.
Prizes not claimed within 21 days are forefit. Failure to claim a prize within the time or in the manner specified may result in the selection of an alternative winner.
Prizes will only be shipped within the Republic of Ireland. If the winner of the competition is oveseas, he/she will get the credit as the winner, including having the winning image posted on the front page of the site. LFKS and irishfishforum.com staff will then decide wheather to give the prize to the runner up, or to use it in another competition.
Prizes are non-transferrable and will not be substituted for cash alternatives.
While we would rather that when voting, you vote for the best picture, and not your own entry. It is not against the rules to vote for your own entry. However, in the interests of fairness, it will be made known if the winning picture was voted for by the entrant.
Voting will be made on the forum, via the built in poll option in the forum. Voting is monitored and Adminsitrators have the ability to see who has voted for what. If any questions arise after the voting period, this will be examined by the Forum Team and appropriate action will be taken.
The LFKS Committee and irishfishforum.com staff reserve the right to disqualify your entry if it is incomplete or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that you have breached any of these rules.
We also reserve the right to refuse or remove any entry from the competition at any time without supplying a reason.
A person who enters a competition releases from and indemnifies LFKS and Irishfishforum.com from and against all liability, cost, loss, or expense arising out of acceptance of any prize or participation in any competition including (but not limited to) personal injury and damage to property and whether direct, indirect, consequential, foreseeable, due to some negligent act or ommission, or otherwise.
In the case of any disputes regarding these rules, or the rules or instructions of a specific competition, the decision of LFKS and irishfishforum.com will be final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.
LKFS and irishfishforum.com staff reserve the right to alter, amend or close the competition or its rules as necessary. Check back here often to ensure you are fimiliar with the current rules.