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Montbell Photo Contest

Montbell is hosting our 5th Photo Contest. We are accepting submissions of photographs portraying mountaineering, hiking, camping, climbing, kayaking and cycling to name just a few outdoor activities. Landscape and nature photography may also be submitted. Submissions will be judged and could potentially win one of several prizes. Everyone is eligible. For more details, read below.

Contest Details

Theme


Mountaineering, trekking, camping, kayaking, cycling, fishing, climbing, hiking, pictures of people enjoying outdoor activities. Landscape and nature photography.

Deadline for submissions


August 31st, 2022

Submission Guidelines


Entrants may only submit one photograph. Photographs must be a digital format (jpeg) and must be under 10mb. All entries must be submitted via email. Before submitting a photograph, please be sure to read the Contest Terms. By submitting a photograph to this contest, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Contest Terms.

Email submissions must follow these guidelines


Subject: Montbell Photo Contest Submission
Name:
Telephone Number:
Email Address:
Montbell Club Member Number: (if you have one)
Photograph Title:
Date photograph was taken: (Year-Month-Day)
Location photograph was taken:
Photo File Name must follow the following format: Name_Title_Date photograph was taken_location photograph was taken
Example: Monta Suzuki_Mama Bear and Cubs_2022-5-15_Rocky Mountain National Park

File names that don't follow these guidelines will be automatically disqualified. File submissions via file sharing services will not be accepted. Photographs submitted that have low resolution may be disqualified. You will not receive a confirmation email after submitting a photo.

Submit photographs to


photo-contest@montbell.com

Prizes


Grand Prize: A 50,000 Point Montbell Gift Card
Excellence Prize: A 10,000 Point Montbell Gift Card and a Sponsored Prize
Runner Up: A 5,000 Point Montbell Gift Card

Sponsored Prizes


GORE-TEX Excellence Prize: Storm Cruiser Jacket (men's or women's)
PRO TREK Excellence Prize: A PRW-61Y-3JF
Nihon Sakari Excellence Prize: (this prize cannot be shipped overseas)
Asolo Excellence Prize: A Pair of GRID MID GV (men's or women's)
Helinox Excellence Prize: Chair Zero
Jetboil Excellence Prize: Jetboil Flash
Kupilka Excellence Prize: Kupilka 21 and Kupilka 55

Judging


Photographs will be judged and selected by the Montbell Photo Contest Office.

Announcement


Winners will be announced on November 1st, 2022 on the Montbell website.
Winning photographs will be showcased at all Montbell Store Salons in Japan.

--- Winners from past contests ---

Contest Terms

By submitting a photograph to the contest, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Contest Terms.

1. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Purchasing a product will not increase your chances of winning.
2. All photographs must be original work, taken by the entrants. No third party may own or control any materials the photograph contains, and the photograph must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any individual or organization.
3. Entrants agree to fully indemnify Montbell Co., LTD and bear all responsibility for any third-party complaints or objections concerning copyright or other intellectual-property-right infringement or damages arising from submitted photographs.
4. Entry is limited to original photographs that have not formerly been displayed, exhibited or used for commercial purposes. However, original photographs that have formerly been displayed on personal websites, social media websites, or for other purposes not of a commercial nature, will be accepted. Entrants that are found to have violated this clause will be removed from the contest, stripped of any prize(s), and banned from entering future contests.
5. Entrants retain the rights to their photograph.
6. Winning entrants grant Montbell Co., LTD and Sponsors a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion, exhibition, and commercial products.
7. Montbell agrees to use entrant’s personal data in accordance with applicable law and with our Privacy Policy at https://www.montbell.us/privacy/
8. Montbell Co, LTD reserves the right of final judgment concerning items not expressly stated in these terms.
9. Digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photographs will not be accepted.
10. Color or monochrome photographs may be submitted. Photographs may be submitted from any year or any season.
11. Once a photograph has been submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from the contest.
12. Photographs will be disqualified without notice if the photograph is:
a. abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any individuals or organizations.
b. suspected of or determined to be not an original work of the entrant.