Eventbrite - Park N Roll Festival 2013

We are looking for pictures of whatever you consider "Roller Skating"... this can be any version of the sport, from Derby, to inline or quad speed skating, to hockey, street hockey, trail skating, art or dance skating, session skating, ANYTHING. Skates MUST be included in the picture. Remember, this is a PHOTO contest, not a Photoshop contest. Minor editing or color saturation will be allowed, but we are looking for creative photos and subject matter, not creative editing skills. ;-)
Register ahead of time using the link above. OR, You can enter the contest the morning of the Park 'n Roll by bringing a printed photo to the photo booth. To ensure that there is room for your photo in the tent, it helps to register ahead of time! REGISTRATION IS FREE!!!
  1. Take a photo that you believe shouts “ROLLER SKATING”. Be creative! There are so many different ways that people enjoy life on roller skates! Try lots of different viewpoints, and experiment with motion, still-life, and perspective. (Make sure skates can be seen in the photo.)
  2.  Get it printed no smaller than 5X7. Please tape it to a mat so that we can hang it without damaging it.
  3. Stick around to the end to see how many votes you got, or check out Facebook the next day to see who won!
  4. Prizes, ribbons, etc will be awarded at the end of the event (1:00pm), however you do not need to be present to win. (Your picture DOES need to be present.)
Please note that all photos will become property of Portage Skates upon submission. Any photos used by Portage Skates may be used to promote the festival with credit to the photographer. Please ensure that you have obtained consent from any subject in your photos, as we will contact you if there is any question from subjects in these photos.
If you need a copy of a release form, you may use this one.

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Eventbrite - Portage Park N Roll Festival 2012 


How to Enter:

Take an original photo that reflects subject matter relating to “Roller Skating”, and submit it to the Contest using the method listed below (“Photo Submission”). Creativity, uniqueness, and originality are encouraged. Once a photo is submitted to Portage Skates, it is considered a final submission and may not be modified, or edited, or replaced. Contestants may submit no more than four photos. Participation in this Contest is automatically deemed as acceptance of these Official Contest Rules. A Photo Submission must be an original photograph (digital or analog) taken by the submitter.

a. Register on eventbrite so that we know you intend to participate. This will help us track you on our facebook wall as well as looking for you at the festival. (see button at the top of the page)

b. Photo Submission: Print it no smaller than 5X7 and bring to the art tent at the “Park ‘n Roll Festival” at Munroe Falls Metro Park AT 8:30 AM. (We need time to hang them all up!)

c. Retouching of Photos: The submitted contest photograph cannot be significantly retouched: nothing in the photographs (people, animals, scenery, objects, etc.) may be altered, removed, augmented or rearranged. Cropping, flip-flopping  and rotating is permitted, as is modest darkening or lightening of parts of the image. (This is a photography contest, not a Photoshop contest.)

Content Requirements

Photo Submissions must not contain obscenity, explicit sexual material, nudity, profanity, graphic violence, calls or incitement to violence, commercial solicitation or commercial promotion. Submissions also must not contain content or images that could be considered abusive, inflammatory, denigrating, or disrespectful to the Contest Sponsor, or to groups, individuals or institutions.

Photo Submissions must be original photos created by the Contestant and must not contain any elements that are protected by someone else’s copyright or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights (except as expressly permitted below). The content of all Photo Submissions must be suitable for a global, public audience. Portage Skates reserves the right to disqualify, at their sole and absolute discretion, any submission that does not adhere to these criteria, to the intent, or to the substance of these Official Contest Rules.

By submitting a photo to the Contest, the Contestant affirms that he or she has obtained consent from all individuals whose image or likeness appears in the photo and further affirms that he or she is prepared to provide reliable documentation to that effect upon request (or from the individuals’ parent/legal guardian if any such individuals are considered a minor in their country of residence).


Contestants of all ages may enter. Photos submitted by children under the age of 14 may be broken up into different categories for fairness pending Portage Skates evaluation. Photo must be submitted  to the art tent between 8:30AM-9:30AM the morning of the Park 'n Roll (Sept 7th, 2013). This will allow us time to properly mount and display the photos. Contest officially closes 1:00pm (Sept 7th, 2013). The person submitting the photo will be considered the Contestant and will be the only person eligible to compete for the prize. In order to be eligible to win the prize, you must provide accurate and complete information on your registration form the day of the contest.

Portage Skates Park ‘n Roll committee officials will not be eligible to enter the contest. Submissions should not have any visible any watermarks, signatures, or personally identifiable information.

Selection of Winners: 

Photos will be hung for display for viewing to the public at the “Park ‘n Roll” festival. Winners will be selected on the basis of number of votes accumulated by festival participants the day of the contest. First, Second, and Third place prizes will be awarded.


Prizes for winners are still to be determined pending sponsor donations. Announcements will be made as soon as information is available. Pre-registration is advised for easy communication with all photographers.

Upon notification, the winner must provide a valid mailing address where an additional prize, if any, is to be shipped.  (If contestant is present at the contest, they may pick up the prize on site.) The Contest Sponsors are not responsible for any problems related to the shipping of any additional prize, including, but not limited to, theft, delay, damage, or destruction/accidental loss by the shipping carrier.

If the contest is cancelled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, or any other condition beyond our control, we will avert the contest to a strictly online contest using Facebook as a medium.

Liabilities and Rights:

This Contest and its sponsors do not permit copyright infringing activities or infringement of any other intellectual property rights, and Contest Sponsors reserve the right to remove and disqualify any submission they deem to be in violation of another party's copyright or other intellectual property rights.

Portage Skates reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and of Contestants and to disqualify any Contestant or entry deemed not in compliance or any entry deemed not in accordance with these Official Contest Rules. If a prize or any portion thereof, is unavailable, the Contest Sponsors, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value and/or specification.

In addition, the Portage Skates reserves the right, at any time and in their sole discretion, to disqualify and/or deem ineligible any individual who they reasonably believe (a) has failed to agree to the Official Contest Rules or has violated the Official Contest Rules; (b) is acting in a bad faith, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

Portage Skates reserves the right to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Contest, as appropriate, including due to any other reason beyond the control of the Portage Skates.

Contestants retain ownership of their photos.  However, by submitting a photo to the Contest, Contestants grant Portage Skates a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, and/or display the Photo Submission, in any media formats and through any media channels in perpetuity in connection with the activities and operations of the Contest. Photos may be used as digital media for other graphic arts contests under Portage Skates.  At their sole discretion, Portage Skates may contact Contestants to propose collaboration on additional projects.


Portage Skates,
Jun 29, 2012, 8:11 AM