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The AVS is proud to announce its online and offline
2000 Violet Photographs Contest.

             Spring is the time for all violet aficionados to go out with your cameras and photograph the many violet varieties crossing your inquisitive path, and then, enter the contest. No professional experience necessary just good composition and a lot of heart!


Submission deadline: September 30, 2000

Number of entries: Unlimited

Format;  Via e-mail: 640 X 480 OR 480 X 640 pixels ".jpg" attachment format.   Maximum 100KB size
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Format;  Via Snail Mail: Send us a non-returnable print.  No Slides Please.

AVS Staff will digitize the photo and convert it to either 640 X 480 or 480 X 640 ".jpg" format  for display in the AVS 2000 Photo Contest Gallery.

Send to:
AVS 2000 Photo Contest %
The American Violet Society
P.O. Box 41022
Long Beach, CA 90853-1022

All Entries MUST include: Photographer's Name
Date and Place where photograph was taken
Identification of flower    ( NOTE:  If you have difficulties identifying the violet, our staff will help you. )

Copyright Grant:  By submitting your photo, you expressly grant The American Violet Society the non-exclusive right to publish and use the submitted photo in any original, processed or edited form both on the AVS Web Site and in any other AVS related publications, including commercial magazine articles.  (Credit will be given, where appropriate)  The Photographer will retain all other rights to the photo. 

Mechanism: Entries will be assigned a number and placed anonymously on the AVS' 2000 Online Contest Photo Gallery where tallying capabilities in place by the contest deadline date will allow everyone to be part of the jury and vote for their favorite entry.

Prizes: There will be One Grand Award and 3 First Tier Awards. Prizes will be announced later.

Announcement of Winners: Winners will be announced on November 1, 2000.

Responsibility for Lost Entries or System Malfunction: The American Violet Society offers this contest without warranty.  There are no entry fees and prizes are being provided by the society or one of our sponsors.   By entering this contest, you agree not to hold either The American Violet Society or its sponsors or service providers liable for any loss, malfunction or disagreement related to contest outcome.

Let's join the contest and have fun!
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