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Love Your Body: Poster Contest

NOW Foundation hosts an annual poster contest to celebrate Love Your Body Day. Winning posters are featured on the website and used to promote Love Your Body events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I include photos of celebrities or models in my poster? No. The NOW Foundation will not be able to consider these posters for awards or post them on our website because we cannot guarantee the celebrity/model granted you and us permission for their likeness to be used.

Can I include photos of or references to name-brand products (like Nike)? No.

Can I cut out and include photos from print magazines? No. NOW Foundation does not have the right to reproduce these photos and therefore cannot consider your poster for an award.

Can I use photos or graphics I found on the web? If you are using images from the Internet, please make sure you have permission to use them. Some websites offer free stock photos that anyone can use. If the website does not say that its photos are free to use, then you should not use them -- someone else probably owns the rights to them.

Can I use images available through my computer software or in a clip art collection? Yes. Images available through your computer software, like Microsoft Word, or in a clip art collection that you own ARE acceptable.

What about photos of myself or my friends and family? If you are using photographs taken by you or someone you know AND you or someone you know is pictured in the photographs, you must get each person pictured to sign a release form. Just Google "photo subject release form" and you will find samples. You should create a form of your own and get your subjects to sign it. This form serves as proof that the person(s) photographed understand that their image is being used in an entry in a poster contest and if your poster wins, their image will appear on the NOW Foundation website and in other public places. NEVER use photos of people who did not know they were being photographed or who were not informed how their image would be used. You don't need to send us these release forms when you mail in your poster entry. Just hang on to them, and if you win, we will ask to see your release forms then. If you do not have them, your poster will be disqualified.

Do I have to create my poster on a computer? No. Handmade artwork is acceptable. If you plan to send us an original piece of art, please be advised that we cannot return your work to you. You may want to photograph or scan your work so you have a record of it for yourself.

Can my poster include three-dimensional objects, like a piece of fabric, or a reflective surface, like a mirror? Yes. However, these type of posters are difficult, if not impossible, for NOW Foundation to reproduce, so it reduces your chances of winning the contest. A few posters like this have won their category but not the grand prize.

Before entering, don't forget to read through the guidelines carefully.

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