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2017 Rules

The Safari Shots Photo Contest is open to photographers of all ages and experience levels. Each entry will be ranked overall in its entrant category based on the following criteria: composition and nature of the subject matter; clarity of the shot, and suitability for use in marketing materials. 

 

Safari Drive-Thru
Photos taken from the Safari drive-thru area of the park.

Village Walk-Thru
Photos taken from the Village walk-thru area of the park. 

Junior Photographer
Photos taken by entrants fourteen (14) years of age or younger, in any area of the park. 

Deadlines and Awards

Contest begins Saturday, July 1, 2017. Photos from March 11, 2017 to the current contest end date of August 31, 2017 may be included.

Deadline for photo and release form submission is Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Winners will be notified via email and announced on or before the first week of October 2017. 

- Winner selections are final and binding. 

Prize packages will be awarded on or before the second week of October 2017.

- Return of any prize notification or prize as undeliverable will result in the prize being forfeited and an alternate winner selected. 

Official Rules

Safari Shots Photo Contest Rules:
  • Individuals must observe posted Virginia Safari Park rules while on property taking photographs. 
  • Images must be taken on Virginia Safari Park property and must be of appropriate subject matter.
  • Photos of people interacting with/feeding the animals are highly desirable. 
  • By submitting the photo Release Form, entrants grant permission for Virginia Safari Park to use photos for marketing purposes.
  • A maximum of five (5) photographs are allowed per entrant.
  • Submissions that do not meet contest rules and guidelines may not be considered for judging or prize package awards. 

General Terms 
By submitting photos, entrants agree to: 
  • Release the Virginia Safari Park and its agents from all liability, injuries,loss and/or damage of any kind arising from their participation in the contest and the acceptance, possession, and use/misuse of any prize; 
  • Be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges; and 
  • Give his or her express permission to be contacted by Virginia Safari Park by email, mail, or telephone. 

By submitting a photo, entrant consents to the use of his/her name, photograph, likeness, and entry photograph for advertising, promotional, and educational purposes in all media without additional compensation.