We Want Your Farm Photos!

Indiana Farmers Union and Hoosier Locavore are partnering to host a photo contest, and we want your photos! Submit a photo on the message board (click on the CHAT link) at www.hoosierlocavore.com, and you can upload your photo, along with the necessary information for a chance to win $200. Be sure to check back in on the discussion board to see other entries that have been posted.

Check out the rules for details on what to enter, when to enter and what specific information we need about your photographs for entry.


The Digital Photo Contest (“Photo Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old. Trustees, Board Members, Employees, interns, or partners of Indiana Farmers Union and Hoosier Locavore, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter. Indiana Farmers Union members are encouraged to apply.


The Photo Contest is sponsored by Indiana Farmers Union and Hoosier Locavore (collectively referred to as “Sponsor”). This Photo Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with, Facebook.


The Photo Contest begins at 12 a.m. EST on Feb. 4, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 1, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.


Indiana Farmers Union and Hoosier Locavore are committed to a future for family farms and sustainable and diversified farming. Indiana Farmers Union works to protect the economic well-being and quality of life of family farmers. The Union is a home for producers who are committed to preserving our state’s natural bounty. For our 2017 Photo Contest, we’d like to know: “What does family farming in Indiana mean to you?” Is it about people, livestock, food, or animal rescue? Is it urban farming? Rural farming? Homesteading? Gardening? Capture those vibrant moments and express your vision of family farming in the Hoosier state.

To ensure eligibility for the contest, please submit files no larger than 20MB at the time of entry. Higher resolution files of at least 240 dpi/ppi will be requested should an entry be preselected to be awarded a prize. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared, and all photographs must have been captured in Indiana.

Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically in a .JPEG .jpg, or.png form. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable.

Entries should include metadata if at all possible. Caption information should include:

·       Name of location (ex: Dugger Family Farm)

·       Location (Town or City) in Indiana

·       Detailed caption of subject matter

Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see “Your Rights” below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to Indiana Farmers Union upon request.

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to Indiana Farmers Union upon request.

The following submissions are ineligible:

·       Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright.

·       Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.

·       Images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife, or damage to the environment by the photographer.

·       Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.

·       Images taken more than three years prior to the beginning date of the Contest (Feb. 4, 2017).

Indiana Farmers Union and Hoosier Locavore shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.


All images must be submitted as a new post though the Hoosier Locavore message board, including all required information: name, email and other requested information about your photo submission.

You can select an image directly from your computer desktop, or submit images from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for consideration in the contest. Digital images that are sent via mail or email will not be accepted.

You may enter an unlimited number of times, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.

Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime on or after March 1, 2017. 


Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance to family and farms. The People’s Choice award, chosen by guests to the Indiana Small Farm Conference in Danville, Indiana, from March 2-4, 2017, will be determined based on which photograph receives the most votes. Judging will be conducted by a panel of Indiana Farmers Union board members (the “Panel”). The Panel will evaluate all valid entries and pick the overall winner. All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging. The Indiana Farmers Union and/or Hoosier Locavore will notify the winner via the contact information provided at the time of entry. 


Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, including proof of age, and liability/publicity release within 14 days. If a potential winner is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her behalf. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place.


The Indiana Farmers Union will award the following prizes.

One (1) Overall grand prize winner will receive $200.

One (1) People’s Choice winner will receive: $25.

Prizes will be mailed only to an address in the United States. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded.


Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to hoosierlocavore@gmail.com.


Your photographs help Indiana Farmers Union and Hoosier Locavore celebrate family farming in Indiana. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography.

If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant Indiana Farmers Union and Hoosier Locavore a royalty-free, nonexclusive right to:

·       Display the photograph on the Photo Contest submission page on the Hoosier Locavore and Indiana Farmers Union websites.

·       Allow third-parties to share the photograph on the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

 If your photograph is formally honored by the competition as a winner or an honorable mention, you grant Indiana Farmers Union and Hoosier Locavore a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

·        Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our missions.

·        Use the photograph in Indiana Farmers Union’s and Hoosier Locavore’s internal and external communications materials including but not limited to websites and web publications, fact sheets, fund raising publications, advertising, multimedia, presentation and membership services, annual report and Indiana Farmers Union and Hoosier Locavore newsletters.

·        Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for Indiana Farmers Union- and Hoosier Locavore-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, membership premiums, and the like.

·        Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.

·        Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in the Indiana Farmers Union and Hoosier Locavore photo libraries and accessible to staff via the internal online photo archives.  

Indiana Farmers Union and Hoosier Locavore will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption “Person’s Name” when the full name is available.


In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.


By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Photo Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys’ fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.


When you enter, you will automatically become an e-supporter of Indiana Farmers Union and Hoosier Locavore. This includes special event invitations, digital messages and a monthly e-newsletter. You may cancel and unsubscribe at any time.


Any information you submit as part of the Photo Contest will be used in accordance with Sponsors Privacy Policies. The information you provide when you enter is provided to Sponsor. Except where prohibited, you consent to Sponsor’s use of your name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.


You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Photo Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Indiana. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Photo Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Indiana, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Indiana or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Indiana.


To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request to Indiana Farmers Union, Digital Photo Contest, 6559 E. 1200 N, Morristown, IN, 46161, no later than Aug. 1, 2017. 


Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to hoosierlocavore@gmail.com.



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