Official Instagram #2CuteContest Rules
This contest is open to everyone except for Fathers of Multiples (FofM) staff and board of directors, contest jurors, prize contributors, and their immediate families.
Only photos taken of multiples are eligible for consideration. No exceptions. See guidelines.
Hashtag must be entered in the original posting. Commenting on a photo with the hashtag will not work, and will not be counted.
Both color images and black and white will be considered for this contest.
We ask that only one photo be submitted per person, per month.
Photos must be submitted electronically to an Instagram account. Entries that are submitted by mail, email, or through any other source will not be accepted. See Submission Guidelines for important specifics. Submissions will not be returned – do not send originals.
Photographers will retain original copyrights to their photos, but authorize FofM to use them for future marketing or advertising as it pertains to FofM.
Entrants grant FofM permission to use their photo(s) in any publication, marketing or fundraising materials, and on the FofM web site. All photos used will receive captioning where allowed.
All decisions by the judges are final.
Only submissions that adhere to the Contest Rules and Submission Guidelines are eligible to win.
The submission deadline is midnight on the last day of that month. Any photo posted with the wrong hashtag, posted after the contest date has ended, or not received by FofM for any reason will not be considered. Submissions that do not meet the following specifications will be disqualified
Digital photos: Photos taken with a digital camera must be submitted at a minimum resolution of 200 dpi. File type must be jpg or png. Minor digital enhancement for cropping, red-eye removal, filters, and corrective functions are permitted, but images that have been judged to be significantly altered will be disqualified. Photographers are not permitted to place borders or frames around their images or to place watermarks, signatures, dates, or copyright notices on their images. Images MUST maintain the integrity of the area as it was photographed. For example, you may enhance the brightness of your image but you may not remove a clear-cut from the background
Images will be judged on their effectiveness in conveying the uniqueness of the subject matter, technical expertise, composition, and creativity.
This is at the sole discretion of the contest judges. Winners will be announced by the 5th of the following month. The winners will receive prizes from one of our sponsors within 30 days of contest end, unless otherwise specified in writing. No promise has been made regarding the value of the prize, which is left up to FofM and its advertising partners. In addition, the winning photos will appear on the FofM website, on social media channels, and newsletter on dates to be determined by the FofM staff.
Any questions can be directed to: Admin@fathersofmultiples.com