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Photo Contest Rules

The LAKOS Photo Program begins April 1, 2012 and will end on December 31, 2012, at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). By submitting an entry, each applicant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older. LAKOS is a division of the Claude Laval Corporation.

Who may enter:
Photographers 18 years old or older are eligible—except for individuals affiliated with LAKOS. This includes LAKOS employees and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, and spouses) and others living in their households. LAKOS will determine winners' eligibility.

What to enter:
Digital photographs (jpg, png, tiff formats) or movies (mpeg or mov format) of a LAKOS Separator or Filtration system either (a) while it is being installed or (b) after installation.

Recommended: minimum 800 pixels wide for jpgs and 320x240 pixels for mpeg. Higher resolutions gladly accepted.

For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject. A sample release is available here.

Photographs that have been printed/used in any other contests or have been published in magazines/websites or previously sent to LAKOS are not eligible. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

How to enter:
Please submit photographs on-line through our web site at We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail. Submit no more than five (5) photographs of a single installation. We do not accept more than one contestant per e-mail address.

High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Use the on-line entry form on our website. Complete a separate form for each photo installation submitted. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format. Files submitted may not be larger than 5,000k.

LAKOS reserves the right to disqualify contestants who are unable to provide proof of photo ownership and authorship.

By entering the contest, entrants grant LAKOS and Claude Laval Corporation a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any currently existing media or subsequently developed, for any commercial, educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly and all other standard LAKOS purposes. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. LAKOS will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Entry deadline:
All entries must be received through the LAKOS photo program website (  by 5pm Eastern Time on December 31, 2012.

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