Any resident of the United States may submit photographs. Submit only your own original, previously unpublished photographs. The Buffalo News will select which photographs will be published.
Photographs will typically be enlarged and cropped to approximately 8.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep for use as The Buffalo News Classified Banner. Photographs should be landscape shot and may not include identifiable people. Photographs should be non-textured. Transparencies and prints are welcome. Please do not send negatives or “instant” photographs.
An official signed and completed entry form must accompany photographs which are submitted. Photographs and entry forms will not be returned but become the property of The Buffalo News upon submission. Any reference in these rules or on the official entry form to photo or photographs includes transparencies, prints, digital or other material submitted to The Buffalo News.
Submission of any photograph grants The Buffalo News the unrestricted right to copy, use, modify, publish, republish and distribute the photograph on unlimited occasions, in any form, format or medium now known or hereafter devised (including but not limited to, print or electronic media), with or without the entrant's name. Without limiting the foregoing, The Buffalo News may use any submitted photograph as The Buffalo News Classifieds photographic banner, in any other print or online publication of The Buffalo News or its subsidiaries (including, but not limited to Buffalo.com), or any form of advertisement promoting any publication or entity of The Buffalo News or its subsidiaries. Submission of a photograph constitutes an entrant’s representation and assurance that no restrictions or limitations exist in any publication or use of the photograph by The Buffalo News.
Should any action, claim or suit be threatened, brought or made against The Buffalo News based upon infringement of another’s intellectual property rights because of the photograph submitted by the entrant, the entrant shall indemnify and hold The Buffalo News harmless from such action, claim, or suit (including reasonable attorney fees).
Submission of an entry constitutes acceptance of all rules, and representation that all rules have been satisfied. No fee will be paid for the acceptance of publication of any photograph.