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Photo Contest Rules and Regulations

City of Smithville Photo Contest Rules and Regulations

 In submitting the attached photo(s) (PHOTO) to the City of Smithville (CITY) and participating in the City of Smithville’s Photo Contest I /we (CONTESTANT) hereby warrant and agree to the following:

 The PHOTO is the result of CONTESTANT’S sole artistic efforts unless otherwise stated above as a collaboration.

 Except as otherwise disclosed in writing to CITY in this submittal form, the PHOTO is unique and original and does not infringe upon any copyright or patent.

 CONTESTANT warrants to CITY that he/she has lawful usage rights to the PHOTO, and that the PHOTO is free and clear of any lien.

 CONTESTANT grants to CITY an irrevocable, royalty-free non-exclusive worldwide license to reproduce, to distribute, and/or to display two- or three-dimensional reproductions of the PHOTO in any manner whatsoever relating to any CITY publication or event, including, without limitation:


Public display in City-owned spaces as well as reproduction on CITY items, such as print ads, posters, brochures, applications, and the City websites.

 In addition, the CITY will include CONTESTANT’S name somewhere on the document where the photo is used.

 The CITY may alter images of the PHOTO as necessary.

 The CITY may use the PHOTO on CITY merchandise and commercial items, such as a calendar, which may be sold for fundraising purposes. CITY may also use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our mission.

 CONTESTANT agrees to release CITY, its agents, officials, employees, and volunteers from and against all liability, relating to copyright, patent infringement, or intellectual property claims or causes of action, arising out of this Agreement and claims arising from CONTESTANT’S participation in the City of Smithville Photo Contest. In addition, CONTESTANT agrees that for any minor (less than 18 years old) depicted in any submittal to CITY, that CONTESTANT has obtained a duly executed release from such minor(s) parent or legal guardian authorizing the CONTESTANT to use the image of such minor(s). CONTESTANT agrees to indemnify and defend CITY (with counsel satisfactory to CITY) against any and all claims and liability related to the above matters. CONTESTANT agrees to pay all costs incident to any claim, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and consequential damages.

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