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Competition Overview

Bedford Camera and Video is committed to putting customers first. Some of our favorite customers are EAST programs and students. The first camera your EAST classroom opened likely came from one of our stores, and we hope that the next time you need to buy a new lens, purchase a light kit, print your photos, or attend an advanced training workshop that we are the first place you call.

We are committed to supplying you with the equipment to get the right shot, and we want you to share that photo with us. We want you to share with us the single best photo you have taken this year as part of an EAST project.

This competition is limited to 10 submissions per EAST program. In the event that more than 10 submissions are received, EAST will only consider the first 10 submissions.

Submission Instructions

The submission deadline is 3 p.m., CST, January 19, 2018.

REMEMBER: DO NOT wait until the last day or the last minute to submit your application. The submission form will automatically disable at 3:01 p.m., CST on the deadline date. If you are in the middle of submitting a form at this time, your submission will NOT be received. If the form does not disable properly, submissions received after 3:00 p.m., CST will still not be considered in order to remain fair and consistent for all applicants. Please remember that upload speeds can vary depending on file type, school bandwidth, etc. Deadline days have a high volume of students submitting, which can also cause delays in uploading files and submitting applications. If you encounter an issue on the day of a deadline, the EAST Initiative staff may have limited (if any) availability to provide assistance. The EAST Initiative CANNOT grant you a deadline extension or help you to submit later if something goes wrong.

Step 1 - Create Your Application Packet

A complete application will include all of the following:

  1. Photo Submission
  2. Project Team Photo

Photo Requirements

Submit one (1) photo (jpg or jpeg format) related to your project. This can be anything from a picture of your community garden, a picture of a client, or a group shot of your classroom talking to EAST Founder, Tim Stephenson. The file submitted should be between 5-10 mb in size. Note: The finalists will likely be asked to submit a high resolution photo, so please save those on your server.

Project Team Photo Requirement

Submit one (1) team photo (jpg or jpeg format). This photo may be used on stage if your entry is selected as the winner.

Student Work Must Be Original

Submissions should be original and completely student-created.

  1. Upon submitting the required items as defined in the competition guidelines (required items) to EAST for this competition, participant hereby grants to EAST a permanent, non-exclusive, irrevocable right and license, free of charge, to (i) use, copy, reproduce, publicly display, edit, revise, perform, and distribute the required items in any format, or otherwise make the required items available to the general public in any format through any medium, including but not limited to making the required items available to users of EAST’s website for downloading; (ii) use the required items, exclusively or together with EAST materials or in connection with EAST’s advertising or promotion; and (iii) use the required items generally in connection with identifying, marketing, and promoting EAST to third parties.
  2. Participant represents and warrants that EAST’s use of the required items shall not violate any law or infringe upon or violate the rights of any individual or entity.

Step 2 - Complete the Application

Tell us more about your photo and what makes it a great EAST project.

Note: On the application, you will also upload the zipped file detailed in Step 3

Step 3 - Upload Photos

Combine all of the following files into one (1) Zipped File with a 1 GB (1048576 KB) max file size. Be sure to review the requirements in Step 1. For instructions on how to zip a file, please click here for Windows instructions or here for Mac instructions.

  • Required: Photo Submission
  • Required: Project Team Photo

Step 4 - Submit

When the application is complete, click the “Submit” button. When your submission is complete the page will change and state that the submission has been received. Once you see this page, you will not be able to make any changes. Following your submission, an email confirmation will be sent to you and EAST staff. If you do not receive an email, you should assume there was an error, and your submission was not complete. Our recommendation is to go back to Jotform and complete the form again. If you still receive an error, please email events@eaststaff.org, or contact events team directly.

Finalist Selection

Finalists will be chosen by a panel of professionals and will be notified prior to Conference. The winner of the competition will be announced at the Conference Gala. Please note that finalists may be asked to provide a higher quality image to display at conference.