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Photo Contest: Send Us Your Photos of Illinois Kids & Families Today!

We want to feature your photo in the Illinois Kids Count 2015 report!

Illinois Kids Count 2015, which will be released in March 2015, will focus on trends in child poverty over the past 15 years. Growing up in poverty can have adverse effects on children’s school readiness, academic achievement, physical health, and social-emotional development, as well as social and economic outcomes in adulthood. The report will provide a broader context for understanding the key trends and issues and will discuss policy strategies for addressing child poverty at the federal, state, and local levels.

 

 

 We are looking for photos that represent:

  • kids of all ages, from infants to late teens and everything in between;
  • the broad diversity that make up our state’s children;
  • kids being kids — playing, running, attending school or after-school activities, or just hanging out; 
  • kids’ family lives, educational interests, and their relationships with teachers, caregivers, healthcare providers, siblings, friends, students, and others in their community;and
  • your community—neighborhoods, parks, schools, and libraries.

And if they happen to be doing fun kid things in identifiable places — the state Capitol, local community centers, state parks — all the better chances for your photo to win.

 

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Wednesday, December 17.

All photo participants must have permission from a primary caregiver.

Questions? Contact Yasmine Baharloo at 312-516-5577 or ybaharloo@voices4kids.org

To view past Illinois Kids Count covers, click here. To see our current Illinois Kids Count 2014 report, click here.

Submission Guidelines

1) The deadline for photo submissions is Friday, December 5, 2014. All fields in the submission form are required.

2) All photos must be submitted electronically through the online submission form.

3) If submitting multiple photos, the files should be named in the following format: photographer’s last name, photo number, and total number of photos submitted. Ex: If John Smith were to submit five photos, the second out of five photos would be named: Smith 2 out of 5.

4) Image data files should be created with digital still cameras. (Scans of photographs taken by film cameras are not eligible.)

5) Images can be retouched using software providing alterations are not extreme.

6) Both color and monochrome images will be accepted.

7) File format must be jpeg.

8) File size per jpeg must be at least 300 dpi, and sized at 8×10 in portrait or landscape. (As a general rule, if you took the photo with a 7-8 megapixel camera or better on the best and largest setting, your photos will be okay to use.)

9) Maximum file size per image should not exceed 20 MB.

10) Consent must be given by the subject(s) of the photograph, or if subject(s) is a minor, by a legal parent or guardian.

The Fine Print

By submitting your photo you are agreeing that the photo is yours and not another person’s photo. Voices reserves all rights to use your photo or not use your photo. Voices has the right to reproduce and use chosen photo(s) in publications including but not limited to: Illinois Kids Count 2015 report; annual report; other reports and communications produced by Voices for Illinois Children; testimony to legislators; and on Voices for Illinois Children’s website and other social media sites. It is clearly understood that no royalty, fee, or other compensation shall become payable to you by reason of such use. By submitting your photo, you warrant to Voices for Illinois Children that the image does not violate or infringe upon the copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, privacy, or any other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. By entering the contest, you are assuring Voices for Illinois Children that you have obtained all model releases necessary to publish the image in all forms.

Questions? Contact Yasmine Baharloo at 312-516-5577 or ybaharloo@voices4kids.org.

The Online Submission Form

Voices for Illinois Children Photo Release

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE

You are invited to submit a photo(s) of Illinois children that may be featured on the cover of the Illinois Kids Count report.

ASSURING YOUR CONFIDENTIALITY

Only your child’s first name and age will be used with any publication or exhibition of this photography. If you do want your child’s first name used, please indicate this by writing “Do Not Use” in the child’s first name box/field below.

GRANTING PERMISSION

By submitting my photo I agree that the photo is mine and not another person’s photo and that Voices for Illinois Children has the right to use my photo or not use my photo. Voices has the right to reproduce and use my photo in publication s including but not limited to: Illinois Kids Count report; annual report; other reports and communications produced by Voices for Illinois Children; testimony to legislators; and on Voices for Illinois Children's website and other social media sites. It is clearly understood that no royalty, fee, or other compensation shall become payable to me by reason of such use. By submitting my photo, I warrant to Voices for Illinois Children that the image does not violate or infringe upon the copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, privacy, or any other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. By entering the contest, I assure Voices for Illinois Children that I have obtained all model releases necessary to publish the image in all forms.

   
Child's Name   Age   Child's Name   Age
             
   
Child's Name   Age   Child's Name   Age
             
     
Child's Name   Age   Child's Name   Age
             
 
Parent/Guardian Full Name (acts as signature)   Date
     
 
Mailing Address   City, State, Zip
     
 
Email Address   Daytime Phone Number
     

Photo Information & Upload

Number of photos you are uploading:

Use the space below to provide the following identifying information for each photo. Submissions without this full information cannot be considered in the contest.

If you need to supply more information and photos than enabled on this form you may submit more than one form.

  • Filename of photo (e.g., "Smith 2 out of 5")
  • Subject’s first name — if multiple subjects, in order from left to right (Note: Only your child’s first name and age will be used with any publication or exhibition of this photography. If you don’t want your child’s first name used indicate this by writing “Do Not Use” for the child’s name.)
  • Age of subjects
  • Date taken (or approximate date)
  • Location where photo was taken (school, town, park name, etc.)
 
FILE UPLOAD:
 
I agree to all terms and conditions for this contest:  I agree
 
 

If you have any questions about whether your submission was received, please email Yasmine Baharloo at ybaharloo@voices4kids.org

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