March 3, 2017 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

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SPC “Florida Waterways” Student Photo Contest

SPC “Florida Waterways” student photo contest explores “water” as a theme, students will capture inspiration from Florida’s watersheds, inspired by the exhibition AQUIFERious: Florida’s Springs, on view at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art through May 14, 2017.

See information about AQUIFERious: Florida’s Springs exhibition at https://www.leeparattner.org/explore/upcoming-exhibitions/aquiferious-floridas-springs/




1. Entry Periods
The St. Petersburg College “Florida Waterways” Student Photography Contest (the Contest), sponsored by the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at SPC Tarpon Springs Campus (the Sponsor), begins at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on March 2, 2017 and ends at 11:00 p.m. ET on March 30, 2017.

2. How to enter
To enter, go to https://www.facebook.com/leeparattner to submit up to Two (2) images through Facebook Messenger or email LRMA Curator at Carter.Christine@spcollege.edu: 1) “Waterways-themed” photo entry (jpeg format), 2) photo title, 3) student name and 4) student’s SPC email address. Entries (photo, title, and student name) will be posted to LRMA Facebook “Contest” event page within 24 hours of receiving entry for voting. LRMA reserves the right to refuse entry due to explicit content that is sexual or harmful in nature. Contest Event page: Students who enter the contest can select “Going” to the event and share with friends.

3. Eligibility
The Contest is open only to currently enrolled St. Petersburg College students.

4. Winner selection
The following procedures will be used to select the winners: one (1) “People’s Choice” prize is based on the most “likes” of photo entry on the Facebook Contest event page. Voting closes at 11:00 PM ET on March 30, 2017. Three (3) additional prize winners for First, Second and Third will be selected by a panel of judges who are the contributing artists from the AQUIFERious exhibition at LRMA. Judging will be based on artistic merit conveying a “Florida waterways or wetlands” theme.

5. Winner notification and verification
Notification of Winner: Contest Winners will be announced on LRMA’s Facebook page and in person at 12:30 pm ET on April 5, 2017 at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, during the AQUIFERious panel discussion. Museum may contact potential winners via student’s SPC email address or Facebook Messenger to verify eligibility, confirm contact information. The potential winners will be notified either in person on or by SPC student email and/or telephone on April 5, 2017, in Sponsor’s discretion. Each potential winner will be subject to verification that they are a currently enrolled student, may be subject to additional verification and may be required to complete and return to Sponsor an additional Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release. If a potential winner cannot be reached or does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours of the initial notification attempt, is not a currently enrolled student, or fails to complete and return to Sponsor any required Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release (where permitted by law) within three (3) days of delivery to the potential winner of the same, or if any attempted notification or prize delivery is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. If a potential winner is a minor under the laws of his or her jurisdiction of residency, the prize may in Sponsor’s discretion be awarded in the name of the winner’s parent or legal guardian, who must complete any required Affidavit/Release.

6. Prizes
Student Prizes: People’s Choice Prize – HD Wifi Action video camera with SD card (approx. value $80), Judges’ Choice First Prize – Instant Mini camera kit with carrying case and film (approx. value $90), Judges’ Choice Second Prize – Smartphone Camera lens kit and Florida State Park Annual Pass (value $70), Judges’ Choice Third Prize –Florida State Park Annual Pass (value $60).

7. Grant of rights
By entering the Contest, each entrant irrevocably grants to Sponsor the right to use and authorize the use of the photograph submitted by the entrant in or in connection with the production of advertising and prints, including without limitation modifying, altering, excerpting or amending the photograph and/or creating derivative works based on the photograph or any component thereof. Each entrant will be required to execute such releases and other documentation as Sponsor requires with respect to the entrant’s photograph. In addition, without limitation of the foregoing, by entering the Contest, each entrant irrevocably grants to each of the Contest Entities including without limitation all persons and entities involved in the production, distribution and/or marketing of the advertising to use and authorize the use of the entrant’s name, likeness (including without limitation photographs and/or recordings of the entrant), voice and biographical information, and the photograph submitted by the entrant, including without limitation modifying, altering, excerpting or amending the photograph and/or creating derivative works based on the photograph or any component thereof, for purposes of trade, publicity or promotion and any other purpose, in all media and formats whether now known or later developed, throughout the world in perpetuity, without any notice, permission or compensation (except where prohibited by law). Without limitation of the foregoing, by entering the Contest, each entrant irrevocably agrees that Sponsor is permitted, during the Contest and thereafter, (a) to display the entrant’s Photograph, name, likeness and/or biographical information online at the website and other websites and/or social media platforms for public viewing and comment, (b) to use and authorize the use by members of the public of each winner’s photograph in other promotions and (c) to incorporate the entrant’s photograph, name and/or biographical information in advertising, marketing and promotional materials for Sponsor and/or its products and services and/or the Contest.

8. Release and assumption of risk
By entering, each entrant releases the Sponsor from any and all claims relating to the entrant’s participation in the Contest, the acceptance or use of the prize, the use of any photograph by the Sponsor or anyone authorized by any of the Sponsor or any other exercise by any of the Sponsor of the rights granted herein, and all liabilities, losses, injuries and/or damages which includes, without limitation, any claims, actions, suits, proceedings or demands based upon or alleging any invasion of privacy, violation of right of publicity or infringement of any intellectual property or other personal or proprietary rights. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

9. General rules
The Contest Entities are not responsible for late, lost, delayed, illegible, damaged, corrupted or incomplete entries or e-mails, incorrect or inaccurate capture of, damage to, or loss of entries, Photographs or entry information, any delay or interruption in the launch, accessibility or operation of the Website or any entry or voting period or any other human or technical errors of any kind relating to the submission, collection, storage or processing of entries or the administration of the Contest. The Contest Entities are not responsible for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user’s Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space in user’s e-mail account to receive e-mail. The Contest Entities are not responsible for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in or accessing or downloading information in connection with this promotion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify or prohibit from participating in the Contest any individual who, in Sponsor’s discretion, Sponsor determines or believes (a) has tampered with the entry process or has undermined the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices, or (b) has engaged in conduct that annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor, or (c) has attempted or intends to attempt any of the foregoing. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug, technical problem, entrant fraud or misconduct, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, integrity, security or proper operation of the Contest. In the event of termination of the Contest, a notice will be posted online and winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination. Entry times will be determined using Sponsor’s computer, which will be the official clock for the Contest. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Entries will not be verified or returned. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. The Contest Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. Each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any and all claims, causes of action and/or lawsuits relating to or arising out of the Contest and/or Film shall be an action at law for the recovery of monetary damages only, and in no event shall any of the rights acquired or to be acquired by any of the Sponsor Parties hereunder be affected or impaired. Non-compliance with these rules may result in disqualification.

10. Privacy
Information collected by Sponsor from entrants in connection with the Contest will be used to respond to your requests for information; to contact you regarding the Contest and its outcome; to identify photos collected during the Contest; to promote and market the Contest; to promote and market the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art and the St. Petersburg College Tarpon Springs Campus; to promote and market St. Petersburg College; to perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

11. Sponsors
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, St. Petersburg College Tarpon Springs Campus and the St. Petersburg College Foundation.


Winning photographs will be on view through May 14, 2017 in the LRMA Lobby.

Photo caption: Mark Long, Exploring Depths (detail), 2012, Nikon D7000 camera, archival paper with pearl finish with Ultrachrome ink, 36 x 50 in.