The Club Sports Photo Comp (CSPC) is an annual event within App State’s Club Sports Program. Any individual can take the photographs, but an officer on the respective team must submit an entry form for each photograph submitted (up to a maximum of three). There is no entry fee or any other type of fee throughout this competition, so all teams are encouraged to participate.
Your photo will be printed, framed and displayed outside of Room 202 at the Student Recreation Center
Your photo will also be used as the primary publicity photo for the entire Club Sports program for the 2017-2018 Season
Pride and Glory
What to Enter
All photographs must be high quality JPG (300 dpi) image files
A completed entry form for each photo submission through AppSync (these can be found here).
Photographs should not contain watermarks, titles, or signatures within the image itself
Photographs should not be noticeably edited by photo editing software (color correcting and contrast is fine, dramatically retouching the photo is not)
No more than three entries per team, if more than three entries are received then only the first three received will be counted
Photographs taken since the close of the last Club Sports Photo Competition (March 18, 2016 - Present)
Teams are ineligible to win consecutive years
How To Enter
Submit a completed and accurate entry form through AppSync (found Here)
Name your image files with the team name and photograph title as such: TeamName_Title (i.e. Snowboarding_EpicGnar)
The photographs may be by anyone (i.e. a person not on the team, a team member, an officer) but an officer must submit it via the entry form. Any submissions without matching entry forms will be disregarded.
Open for submissions on Friday, February 24, 2017
Submissions due by Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Voting will take place at the March 29 Club Sports Council
Voting will take place at the March 23 UREC Council
Voting will open up to the public on social media from Friday, March 24 to 5:00pm Friday, March 31, 2017.
The printed and framed winning photograph will be unveiled at the Club Sports Banquet
The organizers of Club Sports Photo Comp (CSPC) encourage all teams to submit images for optimal promotion of the Club Sports Program. We celebrate the accessibility to photographic arts that the digital revolution has fostered and are proud of the hard work each team puts out each and every year.
Submitted images must be sharp enough and of sufficient quality to enlarge into a print with minimum dimensions of no less than 24” on any one side. Individuals shooting in digital should use at least a four mega-pixel camera and shooting with low ISO will help reduce “digital noise” present in the image.
In general, we are looking for images that capture the spirit of our Club Sports athletes with their emotions and actions. Photos must be of current Club Sports athletes displaying the competitive spirit of the program. Finally, submit the images that your team is excited about and enjoy the process of creativity that photography inspires!
Voting will be collected from the Club Sports Council, UREC Council & the ClubSports Appstate Social Media accounts.
Each person has one vote within each group. Anyone may vote who is a member of the Club Sports Council, a member of the UREC Council or friends with/follows Club Sports Social Media.
Club Sports Council will count as 50% of the total vote. UREC Council & ClubSports Social Media will each count 25% of the total amount.
If there is a tie, then the Club Sports Executive Board, Club Sports Publicity Programmers, Coordinators of Competitive Sports & Assistant Director for IM & Club Sports will decide between the photos in the tie.
Winner will be announced at Club Sports Banquet.
What You Agree To:
CSPC Organizers reserve the right to cancel or amend the Competition and its policies, procedures, rules and/or format at any time without prior notice.
By entering the CSPC, the entrant hereby warrants that he or she has legal capacity to enter and that all information submitted by him or her is true, accurate and complete.
Competition entries will only be considered as valid entries if they have been submitted in the manner and by the closing date and time specified in the competition time line, policies and procedures.
Images must be submitted with permission granted by the photographer. Photos previously published or pending publication or that violate or infringe upon another person’s copyright, are not eligible. Teams must be able to provide proof of permission upon request from CSPC Organizers.
Teams may NOT pay for professional photography or have paid for any photo they submit.
Appalachian State University, Club Sports, and University Recreation are not responsible for loss of or damage to any entry.
All entries are granting non-exclusive usage rights to Club Sports, CSPC and University Recreation to reproduce, publish, and edit all submitted photograph entries in the Club Sports Illustrated, Club Sports Website, Club Sports flyers, and any other type of Club Sports or University Recreation publicity material. Copyrights will remain with the photographer.
You are granting exclusive usage rights to Club Sports, CSPC, and University Recreation to reproduce and publish the winning photograph entries in the Club Sports Illustrated, Club Sports Website, Club Sports flyers, and any other type of Club Sports or University Recreation publicity material. Copyrights will remain with the photographer.
Entries must have been taken since the close date of the previous competition.
Completion of the entry process and submission of images to CSPC constitutes understanding of the conditions set forth in this document.
CSPC Organizers reserve the right to reject any entires that they deem inappropriate or not meeting submission criteria.
Email Assistant Director of IM & Club Sports: Erin Sanders, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com