Rules

  • All photos accepted taken in either the past or present.
  • The content of a photograph must not be altered by Photoshop or by any other means. No element should be digitally added to or subtracted from any photograph and the image must be a truthful representation of whatever happened in front of the camera during exposure. Retouching to eliminate dust and scratches is acceptable. Reasonable adjustments in Photoshop are acceptable. these include cropping, dodging and burning, conversion into grayscale, and normal toning and color adjustments that restore the authentic nature of the photograph. Excessive changes in density, contrast, color and saturation levels that alter the original scene are not acceptable. Backgrounds should not be digitally blurred or eliminated by burning down or by aggressive toning. Frames and borders outside the image area are not allowed nor is text -- digital or otherwise -- allowed on the image.

Terms and Conditions

The Contest Entity will award prizes only after winner confirmation, verification, and final approval. Upon final approval, the winner will be required to be available for travel on the dates selected by Asepsis (although Asepsis will take the winner’s schedule into account). The winner must complete an Affidavit of Eligibility showing that winner has complied with the rules, a Liability and Publicity Release, W9, and a freelance photographer’s agreement, all of which must be returned within ten (10) days.

The winner must also demonstrate to Asepsis, at least 30 days prior to departure, ability to obtain in timely fashion (i) a valid U.S.passport; (ii) all vaccinations and preventative medications required or recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control; and (iii) medical clearance, following a physical examination performed within 30 days of the proposed trip. All information submitted is subject to verification by Asepsis.

The Contest Entity is not responsible for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware, software or web site. The Contest Entity is not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, howsoever caused, or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic.

Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. The Contest Entity does not wish to exert ownership over content submitted specifically for the competition. However, Asepsis does reserve the right to use and distribute content that is generated while traveling and working under Asepsis’ banner.

By entering the Contest and/or accepting the prize, entrants/prize winners agree to: (a) be bound by these rules; (b) release the Contest Entity, their parent company, or organizations, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion partners, fulfillment and/or judging agencies, agents and their estate and/or family members from all liability, claims, action, or proceedings relating to the Contest and from injuries or damages arising in connection with or relating to participation in the Contest, or use or misuse of the prize; and (c) waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules.