Hints of Spring: Photo Contest Rules

Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Welcome to the official rules page for the WUSA March 2024 photo contest. The theme for this month is Hints of Spring. With sunnier weather and warmer temperatures, hopefully Spring is right around the corner! We’d love to see what signs of Spring you see around you during this month! Whether it’s on campus or somewhere off-campus, share a photo with us of your hints of spring for a chance to win a gift card!

Theme: Hints of Spring


1.1. Entries should be through the official contest platform. Alternate submissions are not valid 

1.2. All winners will be required to answer a mathematical skill-testing question 

1.3. This contest isn’t associated with or endorsed by any social media platform 

1.4. Chances of winning depend on the total eligible entries received and their quality 

1.5. Any harmful content will result in disqualification 

1.6. Personal details collected are solely for this contest’s purpose and won’t be used otherwise, unless permitted 

1.7. By submitting your entry, you allow Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) to use the photos on the website and social media platforms, as well as promotional materials

1.8. Participation indicates agreement to these contest rules

1.9. Eligibility: 

  • The contest is open exclusively to current University of Waterloo undergraduates
  • Students (on co-op/break term) are welcome to enter

1.10. Technical Requirements:  

  • Entries must be original and should not violate any third-party rights  
  • All winning photos must send in metadata as proof of authenticity  
  • Participants are permitted to edit and enhance their photos if necessary   
  • Background swapping, or swapping large portions of an image is not permitted  
  • Your photo should not be AI generated or you may not use AI to alter the image, however ‘AI denoise’ and ‘AI image resolution upscaling’ is permitted  
  • You may not include watermarks in your photos, any entry with watermarks will automatically disqualify for the competition 


2.1. Starting on Friday, March 1st, 2024, you can send your submission using this form

2.2. All entries must be submitted by Friday, March 22nd, 2024 at 5:00 PM EST

2.3. Participants can submit up to 10 entries using different photos. Each participant can only win one prize (one person can’t win 1st, 2nd and 3rd 

2.4. Using unauthorized automated methods will void all entries 

2.5. Harmful content, including hate speech and harassment, will lead to contest disqualification 


3.1. The top three photos chosen will be announced in the April Monthly Newsletter  

3.2. Winners will be contacted within 48 hours of the judging conclusion via email 

3.3 Details such as name, program, year of study, and Waterloo email address will be requested 

3.4 If a winner is unresponsive for 2 days or forfeits the prize for any reason, another winner will be selected  


4.1. One winner will be awarded a $50 e-gift card, and two runner ups will be awarded a $25 e-gift card each  

4.2. Total winners: Three (3) 

4.3. Prize announcements and further details will be updated on this page

Deadline: Friday, March 22nd, 2024 at 5:00 PM EST
Submission Link: https://forms.office.com/r/wTG5fixi3z


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