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Win Awesome Prizes in this Landscape Photography Contest with Matt Kloskowski

by Justin Katz
featured, Outdoor & Landscape, photo & video

Landscape Photography Contest with Matt Kloskowski

For those of you who haven’t been watching it live, Matt Kloskowski’s course, Landscape Photography: Start to Finish is amazing. It is geared more for beginners, but even experienced landscape photographers like myself are getting a TON of awesome information out of it.

For those of you who have been joining us and have watched this course, you already know how valuable this information is in terms of improving your landscape photography.

Now we want to see what you are able to create, using the skills you have learned in this course. That is why we are starting a landscape photography contest, with a chance to win some pretty awesome prizes.

What can I win?

The grand prize winner will receive:

The entire catalog of Matt Kloskowski courses on CreativeLive ($500)

A thirty minute teleconference or videoconference portfolio review with Matt Kloskowski (priceless) 

On1 Photo 10 – full software package ($119)

The runner-up will receive:

The entire catalog of Matt Kloskowski courses on CreativeLive ($500)


Here is the promo video that we filmed for the course:

Recognize the photographer in that video? Hint, it’s me.


How do I enter?

Glad you asked. Entering this contest is pretty easy:

Purchase the course, Landscape Photography: Start to Finish with Matt Kloskowski.

Learn all the things.

Get outside, take LOTS of photos.

Select your favorite landscape photo that you took using the skills that you’ve learned (one entry per person).

Between July 9th, 2016 and July 31st, 2016, email your final photo to mattk@creativelive.com with the subject line “Landscape Photo Contest.” Please provide your name, and the email address that your CreativeLive account is associated with. Please also include your country and state of residence, as well as your age (so we can verify eligibility).

That’s it, you’re in!

How will this contest be judged?

Matt will be judging your photos based on the following criteria:

Subject, lighting, composition, creativity, and the “WOW factor.” 

He will select his winner, and runner up, and we will notify the winners after July 31st, 2016.

So submit you’re best shot! We’re really looking forward to seeing your submissions, and seeing what you’ve learned from this amazing class!

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LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY: START TO FINISH WITH MATT KLOSKOWSKI CONTEST
OFFICIAL RULES
OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES (EXCLUDING AZ, CO, CT, MD, NE AND ND), D.C. AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) WHO AT THE TIME OF ENTRY ARE AGE 18 OR OLDER AND OF THE LEGAL AGE OF MAJORITY, WHO HAVE PURCHASED THE “LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY: START TO FINISH WITH MATT KLOSKOWSKI” ONLINE CLASS, AND HAVE SUBMITTED AN ORIGINAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
  1. ELIGIBILITY: The Landscape Photography: Start to Finish with Matt Kloskowski Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who as of the date of entry are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which the entrant resides and who have purchased the “Landscape Photography: Start to Finish with Matt Kloskowski” online class (the “Class”), available at https://www.creativelive.com/courses/landscape-photography-start-to-finish-matt-kloskowski. Current employees of CreativeLive, Inc. (“Sponsor”) or any of Sponsor’s parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates or advertising, promotion and Internet agencies, and members of the immediate family or household of any such employee, are not eligible. U.S. and Canadian law govern this Contest. Void in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Nebraska, North Dakota, Quebec and where prohibited by law.
  2. HOW TO ENTER: The entry period for the Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on July 9, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on July 31, 2016 (the “Entry Period”). To enter the Contest, entrants must (1) purchase the Class; and (2) visitblog.creativelive.com/landscape-photo-contest-matt-kloskowski (the “Website”) during the Entry Period and follow the on-screen instructions. Each entrant will be required to provide his or her name, e-mail address, telephone number, mailing address, date of birth, CL order number for the purchase of the Class, and such other information as Sponsor may require and to upload to the entrant’s email a Photograph (“Photo”) demonstrating the skills learned and utilized through viewing the Class. The entrant’s Photo must comply with the terms and conditions of these Official Rules (including without limitation all guidelines contained in Section 3 below). Email entries must be submitted and received by Sponsor prior to the conclusion of the Entry Period. Limit one (1) entry per person and per email address. Eligible entrants who submit an entry into the Contest in accordance with the above terms and conditions prior to the conclusion of the Entry Period will receive one (1) entry into the Contest.
  3. PHOTO GUIDELINES: Photos must be original and have been created solely by the entrant. In addition, each Photo must comply with the following guidelines: (a) the Photo must not exhibit the entrant engaging in or otherwise promoting any illegal, violent, dangerous or discriminatory behavior or contain any material that is threatening, indecent, violent, obscene or offensive, or that promotes a political agenda; (b) the Photo must not include any brand name, trademark or logo of any entity (other than brand names, trademarks or logos associated with CreativeLive, Inc.); (c) the entrant must own the copyright in the Photo; (d) the Photo must not previously have been published or won any award; (e) the Photo must not contain any material that violates or infringes upon the rights of any third party, including without limitation any copyright, trademark or right of privacy or publicity, or that defames any person, or that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable law or regulation, or whose use by the Licensees (as defined in Section 6) as permitted pursuant to Section 6 requires a license or permission from or payment to any third party; (f) if the Photo identifies, depicts or contains the voice of any person other than the entrant, the entrant must have prior to submission obtained written consent from such person (or his or her parent or legal guardian, if the person identified or depicted or whose voice is included is a minor) to the use by the Licensees of the Photo including such person’s name, image, voice and/or other identifying information, as applicable, as permitted pursuant to these Official Rules; and (g) the Photo must not contain any material that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate for public viewing and/or display. By uploading and sending the Photo for Entry, the entrant represents and warrants that he or she has complied with all of the foregoing requirements and has obtained all permissions, licenses and consents that are necessary for the submission of the Photo and the use of the Photo as permitted pursuant to Section 6 and to verify compliance with the foregoing requirements. The entrant agrees to provide to Sponsor at Sponsor’s request copies of all such permissions, licenses and consents. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Photo that Sponsor determines does not comply with these guidelines and/or to require or permit an entrant to make such changes to any Photo as are necessary to make it compliant.
  4. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Following the conclusion of the Entry Period, one (1) potential Grand Prize winner and one (1) Runner Up Prize winner will be selected by judges designated by Sponsor (the “Judges”) from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period, by applying the following criteria to the entrant’s Photo, weighted as indicated: (a) Subject (20%); (b) Lighting (20%); (c) Composition (20%); (d) Creativity (20%); and Beauty (20%). In the event of a tie between any two Photos, the Photo with the highest score in the “Beauty” category will be deemed the higher scoring entry. The odds of winning will depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received. The potential winner(s) will be notified on or about August 4, 2016 by email. If the potential winner(s) cannot be reached within forty-eight (48) hours of the initial notification attempt, he or she may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner selected. The potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility and Sponsor will have the right, in its discretion to require that the entrant(s) (i) submit proof of identity and/or eligibility in a form acceptable to Sponsor (including, without limitation, government-issued photo identification) and/or (ii) complete and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release (collectively, a “Declaration and Release” for residents of Canada), within forty-eight (48) hours f attempted delivery of same. If any attempted notification or prize delivery is returned as undeliverable or if the potential winner fails to respond to any notification attempt and/or fails to complete, sign, and return any documentation required by Sponsor within the time period specified above, does not meet the eligibility requirements set forth in Section 1, or is not compliant with these Official Rules, the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner selected.
  5. PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded and one (1) Runner Up Prize will be awarded.
  1. The Grand Prize consists of the following:
Prize Description
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”)
The entire catalog of Matt Kloskowski courses on CreativeLive
$500.00
One (1) thirty (30) minute teleconference or videoconference portfolio review with Matt Kloskowski
N/A
One (1) On1 Photo 10 Full software package
$119.00
  1. The Runner Up Prize consists of the following:
Prize Description
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”)
The entire catalog of Matt Kloskowski courses on CreativeLive
$500.00
Restrictions may apply. All prize details (including without limitation the specific vendor for the photography and press printing credit, the consultants and instructors with which private mentoring and consultation sessions are offered, the dates, times and duration of such mentoring and consultation sessions) will be determined by Sponsor in its discretion. The aggregate ARV of the Grand Prize is $619.00 and the ARV of the Runner Up Prize is $500.00. The exact value will depend on market conditions at the time of prize fulfillment. Dates and times of all mentoring and consultation sessions and other prize activities will be determined by Sponsor and are subject to change. Remote consultation sessions will be held via teleconference or videoconference in Sponsor’s discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for any cancellation or postponement of any of the activities that are expected to comprise part of the prize. In the event of cancellation or postponement of any prize-related activity, Sponsor’s only obligation will be to provide a substitute prize or prizes of equal or greater value selected by Sponsor in its discretion. In the event the winner engages in behavior during any prize-related activity (including without limitation travel to such prize activity) that, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, is obnoxious, threatening, disruptive, illegal, or tortious, or that subjects the winner to arrest or detention, or that is intended to or does threaten or harass any other person, or that violates any applicable rules and regulations, or that in any way disparages or adversely affects the reputation, image and/or customer goodwill of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right to remove the winner from the applicable prize-related activity, deny the winner from participating in any other prize-related activities and/or disqualify the winner from the Contest and require the winner to forfeit any and/or all prize components, with no further obligation or compensation whatsoever to the winner and no obligation to pay any damages, fees, fines, judgments or other costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever incurred by winner as a result of such conduct. The prize will be awarded if properly claimed. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of the right to receive the prize or any component thereof is permitted, except in the discretion of Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component of equal or greater value selected by Sponsor in its discretion. The prize consists only of the items expressly specified in these Official Rules. All expenses or costs associated with the acceptance or use of the prize or any component thereof that are not expressly specified in these Official Rules as being part of the prize are the responsibility of the winner. Each component of the prize is awarded “as is” and without any warranty other than as required by law. FOR U.S. RESIDENTS: All federal, state and local taxes on the value of the prize are the responsibility of the winner. An IRS form 1099 will be issued in the winner’s name if required by law.
  1. GRANT OF RIGHTS: By entering the Contest, each entrant irrevocably grants Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, and the agents and licensees of each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Licensees”) the right to use the entrant’s name, likeness, voice, and/or biographical information, in perpetuity, throughout the world, in all media and formats whether now or later known or developed, for commercial purposes and any other purposes (including, without limitation, advertising and promotion), without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. In addition, by entering the Contest and submitting a Photo, each entrant irrevocably grants the Licensees a non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit, create derivative works based on and otherwise use the entrant’s Photo, in whole or in part, in perpetuity, throughout the world, in all media and formats whether now or later known or developed (including without limitation on Sponsor’s websites and social media channels), for commercial purposes and any other purposes (including, without limitation, advertising and promotion), without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  2. RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: The Licensees and all other companies involved in the development or operation of the Contest or the provision of the prize or any component thereof, and the successors and assigns of each of the foregoing, and the officers, directors, employees and agents of each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for, and will have no liability for, (a) late, lost, delayed, illegible, damaged, corrupted, postage-due or incomplete entries, incorrect or inaccurate capture of, damage to, or loss of entries or entry information, or any other human or technical errors of any kind relating to the operation of the Website, communications or attempted communications with any entrant, the submission, collection, storage or processing of entries or the administration of the Contest, (b) any “act of god” or other force majeure event outside of Sponsor’s control that may cause any postponement or cancellation of any prize-related activity or any component of the prize, (c) undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user’s Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space in user’s e-mail account to receive e-mail or (d) any damage to any computer system resulting from participation in or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Contest. By entering, each entrant releases and agrees to hold each of the Released Parties harmless from and against any and all claims and liabilities of any kind that the entrant ever had, now has or might in the future have arising out of or relating to the Contest, participation in the Contest, the acceptance, receipt or use of the prize or any component thereof (including without limitation any participation in or travel to any prize-related activity) and/or any use of the entrant’s name, likeness, voice and/or biographical information and/or any Video, including without limitation all claims and liabilities based on any personal injury, property damage or loss or death or any violation of the right of publicity or privacy or infringement of copyright. Entrants assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in the Contest or the acceptance, receipt or use of the prize or any component thereof (including without limitation any participation in or travel to any prize-related activity). The Released Parties are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize. In no event will more than one (1) Grand Prize and one (1) Runner Up Prize be awarded.
  3. GENERAL RULES: All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be verified or returned. By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify or prohibit from participating in the Contest any individual who, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, Sponsor determines or believes (i) has tampered with the entry process or has undermined the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices, (ii) has engaged in conduct that annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants or any representative of Sponsor, or (iii) has attempted or intends to attempt any of the foregoing. The use of automated devices, programs or methods to submit entries is prohibited and Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry that it believes may have been submitted using such an automated device, program or method. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should a virus, bugs, entrant fraud or misconduct, or other cause beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, integrity, security or proper operation thereof, or for any other reason as determined by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry (i.e., the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address). Proof of submission does not constitute proof of entry. Entry times will be determined using Sponsor’s computer, which will be the official clock for the Contest. Normal time rates and/or data rates (as applicable), if any, charged by the entrant’s internet or mobile service provider will apply. In the event of termination of the Contest, a notice will be posted online and the Judges will select the winner in accordance with Section 4 from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination. All federal, state, provincial/territorial and local laws and regulations apply. By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest or the prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and by entering each entrant waives all rights to claim punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Washington. Any legal proceedings arising out of the Contest or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in the State of Washington, King County, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these rules.
  4. USE OF INFORMATION: Sponsor and/or its agents or contractors will collect personal information regarding Contest entrants, which will be subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy available at https://www.creativelive.com/privacy. By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees that information submitted in connection therewith may be used as permitted pursuant to such Privacy Policy and may also be used in connection with the administration of the Contest.
  5. WINNER’S NAME AND RULES REQUESTS: For the name of the winner, available after November 9, 2015, or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Landscape Photography: Start to Finish with Matt Kloskowski Contest, c/o Legal Department CreativeLive, Inc., 757 Thomas St. Seattle, Washington 98109.
  1. Sponsor: CreativeLive, Inc., Seattle, Washington.

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Justin Katz

Content Marketer at CreativeLive, and outdoor and landscape photographer. I work with great people to create awesome photography content and education.