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    Default Moments & Memories - National Library Photography Contest (3rd Feb to 4th Mar)

    Capture fond memories of the National Library and submit your photo (with caption) from 3 February to 4 March 2004, and stand to win digital cameras and cash prizes!

    Prizes

    1st Prize - $1000 + Kyocera Finecam SL300R +
    NLB Premium Membership

    2nd Prize - $700 + Kyocera Finecam S3R +
    NLB Premium Membership

    3rd Prize - $300 + Kyocera Finecam L30 +
    NLB Premium Membership


    Contest Period

    3 February - 4 March 2004



    Where and how you can take photographs of the Library?

    Participants are allowed to take photographs of designated areas within the Library. However, they need to register at the Customer Service Counter of Central Community Library on the day of photography and sign a consent form. Photographs can only be taken at the following designated areas and hours:

    - Between 3 February and 3 March 2004:

    Hours: Mon
    Tue to Fri
    Sat
    Sun
    11 am - 9 pm
    10 am - 9 pm
    10 am - 5 pm
    1 pm - 5 pm


    Areas: National Library building (exterior), front porch, foyer and courtyard

    Where to submit your entries?

    All entries must be accompanied by an entry form available from all regional, community libraries and the Photographic Society of Singapore. Entries must be placed in sealed envelope and submitted in person, to the Customer Service Counters of all regional and community libraries except Sengkang Community Library or the Photographic Society of Singapore at the following address:

    Moments and Memories - National Library Photography Contest
    c/o The Photographic Society of Singapore
    Selegie Arts Centre Building
    30 Selegie Road
    Singapore 180030



    Opening hours: Mon to Fri
    Sat and Sun

    2 pm - 10 pm
    12 pm - 6 pm

    Telephone: 6334 3361


    Submission deadline

    4 March 2004, 12pm

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    1. The contest is open to all citizens and permanent residents of Singapore, except employees and immediate family members of the National Library Board and any sponsors of this contest.

    2. The National Library building’s architectural features (interior or exterior) should be the main subject of the photograph. The aim of this contest is for participants to capture fond memories of the National Library.

    3. Participants are allowed to take photographs of designated areas within the Library. However, they need to register at the Customer Service Counter of Central Community Library on the day of photography and sign a consent form. Photographs can only be taken at the following designated areas and hours:

    - Between 3 February and 3 March 2004

    Hours: Mon
    Tue to Fri
    Sat
    Sun
    11 am - 9 pm
    10 am - 9 pm
    10 am - 5 pm
    1 pm - 5 pm


    Areas: National Library building (exterior), front porch, foyer and courtyard
    - Photographs and digital images taken shall remain the sole and strict property of the National Library Board, Singapore and they can only be used as entries for the contest.

    - Participants need to seek permission from NLB staff and any library user, if they are to be captured within a photograph, especially if they can be easily identified in the picture. If a participant fails to follow this rule, the National Library Board, Singapore may demand the participant to surrender his negatives or delete the image from his camera. Negatives may be destroyed without compensation to the participant.

    - Strictly no photography in other areas and the content of books, magazines and any other publications found in the Library.


    4. Entry Requirements

    a) Participants must submit ONE print for each entry. The print size must be 8R or super 8R. All prints should not be mounted.

    b) Each entry must be submitted with a caption and the date of photograph taken.

    c) Participants may submit either colour or monochrome images as entries to this contest. All entries, including digital photographs, must be submitted as photographic prints done by the photographic lab process.

    d) There is no restriction on the number of entries.

    e) Minimal digital manipulation (e.g. enhancements of colour and contrast) of entry is allowed.

    f) The National Library Board, Singapore reserves the right to disqualify any re-used entry that has already been awarded prizes in other photographic contests or any entries that do not adhere to the stated entry requirements.

    g) All entries must be accompanied by an entry form available from all regional, community libraries and the Photographic Society of Singapore. Entries must be placed in sealed envelope and submitted in person, to the Customer Service Counters of all regional and community libraries except Sengkang Community Library or the Photographic Society of Singapore at the following address:

    Moments and Memories - National Library Photography Contest
    c/o The Photographic Society of Singapore
    Selegie Arts Centre Building
    30 Selegie Road
    Singapore 180030

    Opening hours: Mon to Fri
    Sat and Sun

    2 pm - 10 pm
    12 pm - 6 pm

    Telephone: 6334 3361



    h) When submitting an entry for this contest, the participant’s name, NRIC/PPT No., address and contact numbers must be clearly stated on the back of each print.

    i) The closing date for all entries is on 4 March 2004 (Thursday) 12pm. All entries received after the deadline will not be accepted.

    j) All entries submitted for this contest are non-returnable.

    k) Participants shall ensure sufficient care is taken when sending the entry so that it will not be damaged in transit. The organizer will not be responsible for entries that are either lost or damaged.



    5. All entries submitted will become the sole property of the National Library Board, Singapore who reserves the right to use them in any manner deemed fit, without payment of any fee.

    6. Each entry shall be the sole, original and unpublished work of the participant. By entering this contest, each participant warrants that he/she is the original author and sole owner of the copyright to all of his/her photograph entries and undertakes that he /she shall indemnify and hold harmless the National Library Board, Singapore and their appointed associates from and against any and all liability, loss, damage, costs and expenses in relation to any claim or action brought against the National Library Board, Singapore arising out of or in relation to a breach of this warranty.

    7. The National Library Board, Singapore reserves the right to change or replace prizes with another of equal or greater value should the featured prize(s) become unavailable.

    8. All entries will be judged on their relevance to the theme of this contest, creativity and overall technical quality.

    9. The decisions of the judges of this contest are final and no correspondence or discussion regarding their decisions will be entertained.

    10. By entering this contest, all participants agree that they may be interviewed and featured in the National Library Board, Singapore’s publicity materials.

    11. All prize-winners will be notified by post and invited to attend an award presentation ceremony in conjunction with the closing ceremony of the National Library building on Wednesday, 31 March 2004. However, they shall not be eligible to collect their prizes unless they submit the negatives, transparencies or original high-resolution digital image files of minimum 3 megapixels (2000 x 1600 pixels) of their winning photograph(s) to the address stated in paragraph 4g above within 7 days of the date of the organiser’s notification. Any such negatives, transparencies or original high-resolution digital image files submitted are non-returnable.

    12. An exhibition showcasing the winning entries is being planned at the National Library, Stamford Road on Wednesday, 31 March 2004 to mark the end of the contest.

    13. The submission of entry/entries signifies the participant’s acceptance of the rules and regulations as stated above, which are governed by the laws of the Republic of Singapore and the participant submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts in the determination of any matter or dispute arising in connection with this contest or these rules and regulations.

    14. For general enquiries, please call the National Library Board at 6332 3255 or email the Photographic Society of Singapore via feedback@pss1950.org for technical enquiries.

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    shooting in flim is ok ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sevenWAYS
    shooting in flim is ok ?
    film and digital is ok

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    Wonder why they are so strict about the hours when you can photograph. Which means if the light is great at 8am, you can shoot and submit that. The "register before you shoot" rule is also kinda unnecessary and redundant IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckiang
    Wonder why they are so strict about the hours when you can photograph. Which means if the light is great at 8am, you can shoot and submit that. The "register before you shoot" rule is also kinda unnecessary and redundant IMO.

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    and only limited to a few areas outside the library...too bad cannot shoot inside

    anyway, those are library operating hour, I don't think they can open at 8am just for you right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    and only limited to a few areas outside the library...too bad cannot shoot inside

    anyway, those are library operating hour, I don't think they can open at 8am just for you right?
    Well, of coz not, but don't you think having these timing restrictions is ridiculous? Especially when you are talking about the exterior of the library and they don't have to be there to open door for you. They are only creating unnecessary work for both themselves and participants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckiang
    Well, of coz not, but don't you think having these timing restrictions is ridiculous? Especially when you are talking about the exterior of the library and they don't have to be there to open door for you. They are only creating unnecessary work for both themselves and participants.

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    Well, they're only creating unnecessary work for the participants. It's makes their job much easier by restricting us snapping the building at 12 mid-nite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckiang
    Well, of coz not, but don't you think having these timing restrictions is ridiculous? Especially when you are talking about the exterior of the library and they don't have to be there to open door for you. They are only creating unnecessary work for both themselves and participants.

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    hmm..i think for the foyer and courtyard, they do need to open the main door for you to access

    but for the exterior and front porch, i don't think they can stop you from shooting at 8am in the morning right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    hmm..i think for the foyer and courtyard, they do need to open the main door for you to access

    but for the exterior and front porch, i don't think they can stop you from shooting at 8am in the morning right?
    According to the rules, you DO need to register at the counter before you shoot, and you can only shoot at the designated times, so... The rest of the rules are pretty standard, just don't understand this timing/registration restriction. They don't have enough work to do?

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    but is this rule standard?

    "Areas: National Library building (exterior), front porch, foyer and courtyard
    - Photographs and digital images taken shall remain the sole and strict property of the National Library Board, Singapore and they can only be used as entries for the contest"

    why should any photos that i took of the library exterior and never submit to the competition becoms the property of NLB? any comments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedrock
    but is this rule standard?

    "Areas: National Library building (exterior), front porch, foyer and courtyard
    - Photographs and digital images taken shall remain the sole and strict property of the National Library Board, Singapore and they can only be used as entries for the contest"

    why should any photos that i took of the library exterior and never submit to the competition becoms the property of NLB? any comments?
    If you submit, like all contests, you surrender the rights of the pics to the organizers. But copyright still belongs to you. Whatever you did not submit does NOT belong to them.

    The clause states that the images you've shot of the library can only be used for the contest and nothing else (like selling to stock agency). Fair enough coz if you do sell NLB pics, you will rightfully need their permission anyway.

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