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Current Topic: Artistic text effects.
Deadline: March 31, 1999


1. Introduction

Create an image that is your interpretation of the topic for the current competition. We strongly suggest making a single entry per round, but we will accept more.

You may use imPRESSion Lite (shareware or licensed version) or imPRESSion (licensed version) only in order to make your images. You must include in a ZIP a specially formatted text file explaining how you made your images and the PDR source files for them.

This is an open competition. It is mandatory that you submit a ZIP archive containing all of the PDR source files for public use. The ZIP file will also include a specially formatted text file explaining how you made your images. The size of the Zip file has to be less than 250 kb.

You can send us your entries by ftp (ftp://ftp.impression.ro/incoming) or email (contest-submit@impression.ro). Please read the copyright which applies to all submissions.

Winners are chosen by the BNW Systems staff. Winners receive free licenses of imPRESSion and iMPRESSion Lite. The competition is not about winning. You do not have to be a professional, or even any good! BNW Systems reserves the right to reject and remove any submission, at any time, for any reason.


2. Acceptable Tools

You may use any hardware. Only imPRESSion Lite (shareware or licensed version) or imPRESSion (licensed version) are acceptable.

You may not use cliparts downloaded from the internet or purchased commercially in order to create your own images. Similarly you may not use bitmaps of any kind within your work. You may not violate copyrights of any sort.


3. Submissions

Once you have the files of your submission together, you can send them to BNW Systems via email or ftp.

A submission must contain a PDR file with the .pdr file-name extension (e.g. "foo.pdr"). A submission must contain a specially formatted text file with the .txt file-name extension. (e.g. "foo.txt") A submission must contain a ZIP archive with the .zip file-name extension (e.g. "foo.zip"). You must include the PDR format file and the text file within your ZIP archive file.

All files in a submission must have the same base name. Meaning that the first part of the files you submit (the part before the extension) must all be completely identical. For example: "sunset.pdr, sunset.txt, and sunset.zip".

The base name should be 8 characters or less, and may only contain numbers ("0..9") and letters ("a..z") and underscores ("_"). Case is not preserved. All entries will be made to conform to this standard.

Non-standard characters will be removed from names, all extra characters will be chopped off, and all uppercase characters will be made lowercase. These are ISO-9660 (CD-ROM) naming restrictions. Your entry will be renamed if it conflicts with an already existing entry's name. Submissions must be uploaded by the deadline.

If your submission is acceptable, you will be sent email which states that your submission was accepted. If your submission is unacceptable, you will be sent email describing what was wrong with your submission.

If you make a submission, but do not get email back within 24 hours confirming it, chances are something went wrong and, please,
contact BNW Systems. You will not get email (and your submission will not be accepted) if you do not include a properly formatted and valid email address in your text file.


4. Image File

Only PDR format image files are acceptable. The ZIP file must be less than 250 kb in size.

All images must be original. You may not use another person's image with or without their permission. You may not use an image that you created in the past. You may of course re-use good ideas from past images that you have created.

Images must be relevant to the competition's topic. You may not use any kind of bitmaps in your image. You may add text information (name, title, email address, copyright, etc.) to your image.


5. Format of text file

Here is how it all should look: ( ( )'s should be replaced with your own words)

E-MAIL: (your@email.address)
NAME: (Your Name)
TOPIC: (The Topic of the competition you are entering)
COPYRIGHT: I SUBMIT TO THE IMPRESSION COMPETITION COPYRIGHT.
TITLE: (The Title of your image)
COUNTRY: (Your country)
WEBPAGE: (A web page where people might find out more about you or your image)
SOFTWARE USED: (imPRESSion 1.xx, imPRESSion Lite 1.xx)
HARDWARE USED: (CPU, memory, etc.)
IMAGE DESCRIPTION: (anything you want to say about your image)


6. FTP Submissions

This describes how to send your submission to BNW Systems using a File Transfer Protocol client, or ftp program.

Simply connect your ftp program to the host ftp.impression.ro, then connect to the /incoming directory.(
ftp://ftp.impression.ro/incoming )

Transfer your ZIP files (that contains the PDR and TXT files) in Binary mode. Check the size of the files after you have uploaded them. Send an
e-mail to BNW Systems to inform us what you uploaded.


7. Email Submissions

This describes how to send your submission to BNW Systems using Electronic Mail.

Your ZIP file may accompany your e-mail message as MIME or UUENCODE attachment. Most Internet e-mail programs which support attachments use MIME. If you use attachments, you may attach only one file to any given e-mail message. NOTE: do not insert your ".txt" file into the body of your message. It must be included in your ZIP file.

All other submission rules apply to e-mail submissions. They are treated exactly the same as ftp submissions, except for the way they get to the competition site. The e-mail address for competition submissions is
contest-submit@impression.ro .


8. Judging and Prizes

This describes how images will be judged, how winners will be chosen, and how prizes will be allocated.

After the deadline, all accepted images will be made available to the Internet via WWW pages and ftp. Judging will be done by the BNW Systems staff. After a certain time period, the winners will be selected. There will be three winners, 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The first prize is a free license for imPRESSion and the second and third prizes are free licenses for imPRESSion Lite.


9. Copyright

By adding the line:

COPYRIGHT: I SUBMIT TO THE IMPRESSION COMPETITION COPYRIGHT. in the .txt file that accompanies your submission, you are agreeing to the following statement. This statement may change, in which case you are bound only by the one current at the start of the competition for which you filled out the .txt file.

Ownership

The uploaded files are the original work of the entrant, who retains all copyright and ownership rights.

Grant of Limited Reproduction and Distribution Rights

These files may not be distributed for any purpose without my express prior written consent except in the following circumstances:

Entrant grants BNW Systems and his distributors, for free, the right to distribute the submitted PDR files for the purposes of marketing, including demonstration of BNW Systems products.

Entrant grants BNW Systems, for free, the right to include all files in their submission in future distribution package of imPRESSion or imPRESSion Lite. Entrant grants BNW Systems, for free, the right to include all files in their submission on a CD-ROM which will be sold to the general public. Entrant grants BNW Systems the right to use for free any files in their submission to promote this CD-ROM.

Entrant grants BNW Systems the right to use for free any and all files in their submission for promotion of the competition and activities related to the competition. Entrant grants the right to all imPRESSion and imPRESSion Lite to create derivative works from any file in their submission.

This, in plain English, allows this competition to use your files for its purposes, and allows BNW Systems to include your files in future imPRESSion and imPRESSion Lite distribution package and to use your files for producing CD-ROMs. It also allows it to, for instance, use your images on a poster advertising the CD-ROMs. It also permits distributors to use your images to demonstrate imPRESSion and imPRESSion Lite features. By "images" we mean any image that you submit to the competition.

YOU STILL OWN THE FILES! You are not asked to surrender your copyright to BNW Systems or anyone else, you are merely saying that you grant us permission to use your files for these specific purposes.

You are also allowing people that use imPRESSion or imPRESSion Lite to copy the files to their hard drive, look at them and use them in order to create derivative work.

 

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