Since everyone takes such GREAT pictures at the International Event, and we had so much fun with the photo contest last year... we decided to hold the second Annual MOCA Photo Contest. The framework is simple:

1) Take photos
2) Email the photos to us by 9/15
3) Wait for the judging and announcement of winners!

Photos will be judged in the following five categories:

Winning photos will be displayed prominently at First prize winners in each category will receive a $25 REI gift card; one “Best in Show” photo will receive a $50 REI Gift card.

Photos will be judged by an independent panel of 3 to 5 professional photographer, artist and hobbyist members of Mosaic.

Please note official rules below and start shooting away!


This contest will be open to all registered and paid attendees of the Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America (MOCA) 2008 International Event, except for judges of the contest, who will not be eligible to enter or win.

The contest shall consist of five categories: Action, Critters, Flowers & Plants, People and Scenery. A photographer may submit to any or all of the five categories, but may only win in one category.

A photographer may enter up to a total of six photographs into the contest, in any combination of categories. Note that this is a total of six photographs for the entire contest, not six per category. If more than six entries are received from any participant, and no instructions are provided to the contrary, the last six images received will be deemed the participant's entries.

Photographs must be taken during the 2008 MOCA International Event and be submitted no later than 14 September, 2007, 11:59 PM US Eastern Daylight Time. MOCA is not responsible for lost or misdirected email, website or technical difficulties, or any other factors that may delay submission to the contest. All entries must be submitted via email.

All entries to the contest will be reviewed by a panel of judges, who will select a winning photograph in each category. The winner in each category will displayed prominently in an online photo gallery that will be available to view after September 28, 2008. There will be one ”Best in Show” winner who will receive a $50 gift card to REI. There will be one first prize winner in each category who will receive a $25 gift card to REI. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winners.

By entering the contest, you grant MOCA a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) license to exercise any rights you have in the submitted photograph, (including publishing, disseminating, broadcasting, manipulating, reproducing, editing, translating, performing, modifying, or displaying any part of the photograph) alone or as part of other work in any form, media, or technology whether now new known or hereafter developed, to enable MOCA to continue the specific operation, publicity and marketing of the contest, of MOCA's activities and products, and of MOCA itself. This includes, but is certainly not limited to email "newsletters.”

Winning entries will be displayed at under the Photo Contest tab. Winners will be notified by email.

Good luck, and most importantly, have fun!

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