We would like to share some of your favourite memories from the 2019-2020 Christmas Bird Count (CBC) or Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids)! To enter Bird Studies Canada’s photo contest, email us your best shots from this season’s CBC or CBC4Kids. The contest is open from December 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020. Each participant will be entered into a random prize draw, and three winners will be drawn (one for each category).
(1) CBC – Photos that include people participating in the CBC.
Prize: A copy of Essence of Earth (a book of nature photography by Liron Gertsman), a one-year membership to Bird Studies Canada, and a 340-g bag of Birds and Beans bird-friendly coffee.
(2) CBC4Kids – Photos that include people participating in the CBC4Kids.
Prize: A copy of The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America by Bill Thompson III, a one-year membership to Bird Studies Canada, and a bird feeder.
3) Birds – Photos of birds taken at a CBC or CBC4Kids event.
Prize: A copy of a book of the winner’s choosing from Greystone Books’ Best Places to Bird series (BC, Prairies, or Ontario), a one-year membership to Bird Studies Canada, and a 340-g bag of Birds and Beans bird-friendly coffee.
How to Enter:
(2) Participate in the Christmas Bird Count or CBC4Kids and take photos! The photos you submit must be taken by you, while participating in the 2019-2020 season.
(3) Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 31, 2020. You can submit as many photos as you like, but each participant will receive a single entry in the prize draw. Please indicate which category you are entering in.
(4) The winners will be announced on Monday, February 10, 2020.
Official Rules for Bird Studies Canada’s Christmas Bird Count and CBC4Kids Photo Contest
Entrants must have participated in the Christmas Bird Count or CBC4Kids in the 2019-20 season to be eligible.
There is no age restriction and no fee required to enter the contest.
Each participant can submit as many photos as they like, but will receive a single entry in the prize draw.
The photo(s) must have been taken by the entrant, and may not infringe the rights of any other individual. If your photo includes other people, ask their permission before submitting the photo to the contest.
The photo(s) must have been taken while the photographer was participating in the December 2019 – January 2020 season of the Christmas Bird Count or CBC4Kids.
The photo(s) must not depict or result from actions that could be considered harmful to birds. To be eligible, photos must have been taken without disturbing, baiting, or otherwise interfering with the natural behaviour of birds (exception: birds coming freely to bird feeders). Judges will eliminate from the competition any photo that they have reason to believe violates this condition.
The winners will be chosen through a random draw. Each person who submits one or more photos to the contest will receive one entry in the draw, regardless of how many photos they have submitted.
The approximate value of each prize is $90. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.
Collection of Information:
Bird Studies Canada will use an email address to contact the prize winners. The prize winners will be required to provide a mailing address so that the prizes can be shipped. Neither email addresses nor mailing addresses will be used by Bird Studies Canada for any purposes other than those required to administer this contest, as described above.
Promotion of the Contest:
While Bird Studies Canada is promoting this contest using Facebook and Twitter, the contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.
The entrant grants Bird Studies Canada the right to edit the photo(s).
The entrant grants Bird Studies Canada the perpetual right to publish the submitted photo(s), royalty-free, for any purpose whatsoever. Uses may include, but are not limited to, publishing the photo(s) in Bird Studies Canada print publications and online, and future promotion of the Christmas Bird Count or CBC4Kids.
Any use of the photo(s) will include the entrant’s name and acknowledge the entrant as the creator of the photo.
By submitting photos, the entrant acknowledges that Bird Studies Canada bears no responsibility whatsoever for protecting the photo(s) from third party infringement of copyright interest or other intellectual property rights, and that Bird Studies Canada shall not be responsible for any losses suffered as a result of such infringement.