By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the exhibit and states that they are 18 years old or older.
Who May Enter
Photographers who are, at the moment of the submission, working for Blue & Gold Fleet. Included are: bartenders, captains, deckhands, engineers, facilities staff, guest assistants and photo staff. Determination of eligibility is at the sole discretion of the Collective.
For a photo in which a person's face is recognizable, you must secure a signed model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian, and include it with the submission. If it is not provided with the submission, your photo will not be considered. Back of the head or silhouettes are acceptable without release form. Release forms for printing can be found at the bottom of this page.
What to Enter
Four contest categories are drawn from subjects of special interest to the Collective. All of the photographs submitted must include some part of the Bay of San Francisco. PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN MAKE A TOTAL OF EIGHT (8) SUBMISSIONS. For example, two submissions, in category: People; three submissions in category: From the Ferry; and three in category: Wild Style, for a total of 8 submissions. GO TO SUBMIT ON WEBSITE TAB TO SEE LINK.
Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatological features.
Individuals, groups, everything related to human activity on and around the San Francisco Bay.
3. FROM THE FERRY
This category of photographs must provide a sense of what
it is like to see the San Francisco Bay from a ferry boat or other vessel.
4. WILD STYLE
This category is FUN. Submit those odd, interesting, artsy photos you know won't fit in any of the other categories!
A 5th CATEGORY HAS BEEN ADDED FOR A SPECIAL WALL ART DISPLAY AT THE EXHIBITION:
This is a category separate from the above 4 categories.
Photos submitted in this category will be selected for how they fit into the wall art display.
Photographers can make up to six (6) submissions in this category.
GO TO "SUBMIT" TAB ON WEBSITE TO SEE LINK
*SUBMISSIONS VIA CELL PHONES WON'T WORK. YOU WILL HAVE TO SUBMIT BY COMPUTER*
More Qualifications that Must Be Met
Photographs must have been shot by the entrant while working for Blue & Gold Fleet. Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud. Entrants must be prepared to provide a release form as described below in "Release." When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person's art. The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, the entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.
How to Enter
Please submit your photographs through the Judgify links on the BCGW website's Submit tab. Submit no more than eight (8) total photographs in any combination of the four categories (Nature, People, From the Ferry, Wild Style). Additionally, you may submit up to six (6) photographs in the Sunrise/Sunset category for the special wall art display.
Quality and Size of Submitted Photos
High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format. Adobe RGB or sRGB is recommended for color images, Gamma 2.2 for black and white. No CMYK.
Files submitted may not be larger than 8 Mb.
Signing on the Dotted Line
You grant the Collective (and those authorized by the Collective) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any use the Collective chooses, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to The Collective. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. The Collective will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.