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U.S. Mission Sponsors Photo Contest on Theme of American Streetscapes
May 17, 2010

American Streetscapes – US Independence Day Photo Contest on Flickr

The United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva invites the online community, and the general public to submit photos to our online photo competition on the theme of American Streetscapes.

The contest is being run through a Group page on Flickr to which any photographer,  amateur or professional, may submit appropriate photos.

Ten to Fifteen photos will be selected by the US Mission’s creative team to be featured in the design of our Independence Day poster. This poster will be presented as a gift to the approximately 2000 diplomats and UN officials from around the world who attend our annual Independence Day celebration in Geneva.

Contest winners will be credited on the poster, and will each receive ten copies each of the poster featuring their work.

The theme for our contest is American Streetscapes” with a special focus on five key topical areas.

•Main Street America
(Images of any Street that sums up the essence of the American Streetscape. Please be sure provide the name and location of the street with your image.)

•Broadway, New York, New York

•Bourbon Street, New Orleans

•Calle Ocho, Miami

•Martin Luther King Jr.
(Any Street, Avenue or Boulevard in the United States which
is named after Martin Luther King Jr. )

In addition to being on the poster, the selected photos will be featured on the website of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and become part of a permanent display in our building.

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva is the site of many important international meetings and negotiations, such as the recent talks between the US and the Russian Federation that led to the New START treaty. You can read more about the work of the U.S. Mission on our website: geneva.usmission.gov and see photos from recent meetings held here in our Flickr photostream: www.flickr.com/photos/us-mission/.

•Contest Rules

Deadline: Submissions are due by June 11, 2010.

There is no limit to the number of photos you may submit.

Submitted images must be in .jpg format and of adequate resolution for print production at a size around 5 to 8 inches square.

•Please make sure your image has a file extension of .jpg prior to uploading.

•Please submit images that are true photography. Photos of paintings, screen shots, and illustrations will not be accepted.

•Digitally manipulated images are accepted, but preference will be given to photos which are not too abstract, and where the streets are recognizable.

•Photographs must be submitted electronically via Flickr.

•To enter, please simply add your photo to the U.S. Mission’s “American Streetscapes” Group page, and include the tag “American Streetscapes”

Because the final poster design will include multiple images, it is possible that your photo may be slightly cropped in the final version.

By submitting an image to the “American Streetscapes” contest, you affirm you are the creator and rightful owner of this image.

All photographs will remain the copyright of the photographer. But by submitting your image, you agree to allow the United States Mission to the United Nations to use the image in the July 4 poster, related promotional materials, and to crop the image to fit the poster if necessary. Your photo will not be used for any commercial purpose, but only for the not for profit Independence Day related uses described above.

Flickr Page for the Competition