Mulgrave News

A Day in the Life 2012 Photo Contest

Posted: March 14, 2012

It is hard to believe what happens on any given day at Mulgrave School, and even more difficult to portray all the events that generate energy and enthusiasm within our community. Our students now have the opportunity to capture the essence of what is Mulgrave on Friday, March 30, 2012.

If a picture paints a thousand words, we are hoping to tell a thousand tales.

The contest, “A Day in the Life of Mulgrave,” commences at 12:0am on Friday morning and concludes at midnight on the same day. Photos may be taken on-campus or at off-campus school events. Please note the competition guidelines and rules specified below. Until then, students need to get their cameras ready and charged!

Competition Rules:

1. This contest is open to Mulgrave students in Grades 7 to 12 only.

2. Each contestant may submit a maximum of 5 pictures.

3. Pictures may be black and white, sepia or colour. Pictures may be edited for artistic effect between March 31 and April 4, but excessive ‘photoshopping’ is disallowed, and the content of the photo may not be altered.

4. Each picture needs to be clearly labeled: Students need to create a folder which indicates their full name and homeroom. In order to facilitate sorting in judging, each photo file shall be named as follows: Time (24 hour clock), Title of Picture, Student Name, Homeroom.

e.g. 11:02, Class Change, Joe Smith, 8M.jpg;
13:20, Frisbee’s Flying on the Field, Sara Jones, 11W.jpg

5. A link to a share drive will be emailed to you on Wednesday April 4th. Bring your camera, memory stick, or USB drive to school in order to upload your photos to the drive. All pictures must be submitted electronically in JPEG format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. DO NOT E-MAIL THE PICTURES TO YOUR SCHOOL ADDRESS; they do not have a high enough resolution to print as a winning entry.

6. All winning photos have to be verified as having been taken on March 30th, 2012. Photos that display a different date of creation will not be eligible for a prize.

7. Although Mulgrave does not normally allow cameras at school, on March 30th, 2012, students are permitted to do so. March 30th is a normal school day and pictures taken in class may not disrupt learning and teaching.

8. The Mulgrave Code of Conduct applies to the students’ use of camera equipment on this day. Privacy, especially, needs to be respected and if a subject protests being photographed, the picture must be deleted. Obviously, no pictures are to be taken in washrooms or change rooms.

9. Participation in this contest is voluntary. Mulgrave School is not responsible for the loss or damage to cameras or photographic equipment.

10. Pictures submitted for the purposes of this competition become the property of Mulgrave School. By submitting an entry, students grant permission to Mulgrave School full rights to publish, reproduce, publicise and vend entries in any paper or electronic publishing formats.

11. The purpose of the contest is to capture Mulgrave in action and therefore, posed pictures should be avoided. Candid pictures serve this purpose best and, although they may be appropriate in certain circumstances, rehearsed pictures are less suitable. Check out these links if you want some tips: