For Our Summer Innkeeping Now Magazine!
- Best Exterior Picture-Porches
- Best Interior Photo-Dining Room
- Best Photo-Breakfast (close ups of plate shots)
ALL contestants will be featured in the monthly newsletters as well as their photos and recipes (with credit) posted on PAII’s Facebook and Google+ pages.
Winners will be featured in PAII ‘s Innkeeping Quarterly Magazine.
Get out your cameras, your smart phones, your whisks and your springform pans out and get ready to rumble! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography Entries must be taken by the innkeepers or staff. If an innkeeper or a staff member is a professional photographer, entries to the competition will be allowed, but the information needs to be disclosed when the photo(s) are submitted. Photos taken by professional photographers on behalf of a Bed and Breakfast are not valid photo submissions, and will be cause for disqualification.
If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary written photo releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to the Professional Association of Innkeepers International with submission of the photo entries. Entries submitted without written permission of the subjects will not be entered into submissions or the contest, and will not be promoted in any way online.
All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.
Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, and the name of the photographer(s).
To ensure eligibility for the contest all entries must have a resolution of 6 million pixels (6 megapixels) or greater to be made available upon request. Images that do not meet this standard can still be judged, but may not be honored as a finalist in the competition (at the judges sole discretion) if the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide the proper resolution when asked.
Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically. You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared to the Professional Association of Innkeepers International upon request.
Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo. A watermarked photo might not be honored by the competition (at the judges sole discretion) if the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide a pristine, watermark-free version of the image when asked.
Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. The judges are a panel of independent professional photographers.
The Professional Association of Innkeepers International shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.
You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit -- including ownership if applicable. You only grant the Professional Association of Innkeepers International rights (as described below) to your photograph if you are honored by the competition as an honorable mention, finalist, runner up or grand prize winner.
If your photograph is formally honored by the competition as an honorable mention, finalist, runner up or prize winner, you grant the Professional Association of Innkeepers International a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
- Use the photograph on the Internet in support of our mission.
- Use the photograph in the Professional Association of Innkeepers International non-commercial communications which includes on the website and on PAII’s social media.
As conditions of this permission, the Professional Association of Innkeepers International shall credit all photographs with the caption "© Person's Name" when the full name and Business is available.
- Entries must be submitted by June 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM EST
- Any PAII member can enter.
- You can submit multiple photographs in multiple categories.
All photo entries will be posted in an album on Facebook, People’s Choice award will be given to the entry with the most number of likes.
ALL contestants will be featured in the monthly newsletters as well as posted on PAII’s Facebook and Google+ pages.
Winners will be featured in PAII ‘s Innkeeping Quarterly Magazine. All contestants will also be honored with mentions in the magazine.
Want to get a jump on submissions for the next two contests? Email your entries at any time for:
For Our Fall Innkeeping Now Magazine:
Best Exterior Picture-Fall Foliage
Best Interior Photo-Bathrooms
For Our Winter Innkeeping Now Magazine:
Best Exterior Picture-Holiday Wreaths
Best Interior Photo-Holiday Decorations