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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Pacific Crest Trail Photography Contest—From Angeles Crest to Mt. Whitney

38 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail are coming home

Submit your photos of the PCT from Angeles Crest to Mt. Whitney and win an opportunity to enjoy a private preview tour of the new trail section.
The Tejon Ranch Conservancy has received a 10,000-acre easement protecting the views from a proposed new section of the trail. This will lead to relocating 38 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert and onto the Tehachapi Mountain’s crest as the Pacific Crest Trail was first imagined in the 1930’s. 
Send us your photos of this mid-southern portion of the PCT. LIMIT 3 PHOTOS PER PERSON. Submit your photos to Scot Pipkin with “PCT Photo Contest” in the subject line no later than May 31, 2014.

Winners will receive:

First Place- Will join Tejon Ranch Conservancy staff for a daylong tour along a portion of the Tehachapi crest trail. You’ll be one of a rare breed—this trail has even been constructed yet! Lunch will be provided by the Conservancy. 

Second Place- Tejon Ranch Conservancy gift bag.

Third Place- Tejon Ranch Conservancy baseball cap, stickers.

The Rules
We will be accepting photographs for our Facebook Photo Contest starting 5/06/2014.
Please submit images in as high a resolution as possible. You must agree to the terms of use. You will be asked for your name and email. Judges from the Tejon Ranch Conservancy and our California Naturalists program will review all the entries. Winners will be notified by email and prizes awarded. All winners will be posted on the Tejon Ranch Conservancy website, blog and Facebook page. Photos are evaluated based on both technical skill and artistic ability.
Closing date for entry will be 5/31/2014. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason. No cash alternative will be offered to winners of the photo contest. The Conservancy’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The contest is open to legal residents of the United States of America where not prohibited by law, who are thirteen (13) years of age or older who have a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest. The Tejon Ranch Conservancy has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

License and Indemnification
I hereby grant to the Tejon Ranch Conservancy (Conservancy) a royalty-free, perpetual license to use the photographic images submitted herewith (the "Work") for any purpose whatsoever. Uses may include, but are not limited to our website, in print publications, and as distributed to the media. No Work will be returned once submitted.
I understand that by checking this online form, I hereby acknowledge that the Conservancy shall bear no responsibility whatsoever for protecting my work against third party infringement of my copyright interest or other intellectual property rights or other rights I may hold in such Work, and in no way shall be responsible for any losses I may suffer as a result of any such infringement; and I hereby represent and warrant that my Work does not infringe the rights of any other individual or entity. I have received permission from anyone in my photos to submit my Work to this contest. The Conservancy shall in no way be responsible for obtaining said permissions.

In exchange for valuable consideration, I do hereby unconditionally release, hold harmless and indemnify the Conservancy, their directors, officers, employees and volunteers of and from all claims, liabilities and losses arising out of or in connection with my participation in the contest. This release and indemnification shall be binding upon me, and my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.