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The First-Year Advising and Retention Center at Clayton State University is sponsoring a contest on “Incivility Observed” during the 2014 spring semester.
All photos submitted for the contest will be reviewed by a panel of Clayton State University faculty, staff and students. The top entry will be featured as part of the contest’s web page and will win a $100 gift card to The Loch Shop.
First, read Dr. P.M. Forni’s Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct to explore the meaning of “civility.” As Dr. Rafik Mohamed explains, “While civility might be relative (not absolute or consistent from one society to the next), all societies have some way of establishing codes of mutual respect and conduct.” Beyond this assumption, Dr. Forni discusses the following aspects of civility in the text:
“Whatever civility might be, it has to do with courtesy, politeness, and good manners.” (Forni, 9)
• Courtesy: “excellence and elegance in bestowing respect and attention.” (10)
• Politeness: “Polish.” “To take care that by our words and actions we make other people pleased with us as well as with themselves.” (Jean de La Bruyere)
• Good Manners: literally, using “our hands well.” Handling others with care.
Photograph an act or evidence of an act where someone exercised incivility rather than electing to choose civility.
Save your photo electronically and insert the photo into a Word or PDF document.
Create a short caption for your photo.
In a few sentences and using P.M. Forni’s definitions of civility as a guide, briefly explain what your photograph depicts and why it reflects an act of incivility.
Submission Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2014
Top 5 Finalists Announced & Campus-Wide Voting: January 27-31, 2014
Final Contest Winner Announced: Friday, February 6, 2014
To be eligible for the picture contest, you must be a currently enrolled student at Clayton State University. Entrants can work cooperatively on photo entries, and prizes will be divided among multiple-author winning entries. Contest opens January 20th and closes to new submissions on Friday, January 24th, 2014. A panel of judges selected by the Civility Project will review and select the winning video entries. Participants will be notified of their entry status on Friday February 6th, 2014. Photo entries should include:
An entrant may enter by uploading “Incivility Observed” Photo to https://www.facebook.com/FirstYearLaker and complete all mandatory elements of the Official Entry Form including:
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF PHOTO AND ALL ENTRY-RELATED CONTENT: Entries must be suitable for republication/display, as specified in these Official Rules and as interpreted and applied by Clayton State University in its sole and reasonable discretion. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT ANY ENTRY-RELATED CONTENT MAY BE EDITED/REPUBLISHED/DISPLAYED IN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY. Specifically, submission of an entry grants Clayton State University full title and all associated rights, including moral rights, without limitation, restriction or reservation of any kind to edit, adapt, republish, use, and/or publicly perform the entry in any way, in any and all media, without limitation, and without further consideration to the entrant. By submitting an entry, entrant agrees that the entry is gratuitous and made without restriction, and will not place Clayton State University or any Contest Entities under any obligation, and that Clayton State University is free to disclose the contents and ideas contained in the entry on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the contents or ideas without any additional compensation to entrant. Entrant further acknowledges that by acceptance of the entry, Clayton State University does not waive any rights to use similar or related contents or ideas previously known to Clayton State University, or developed by its employees or retained agents, or obtained from sources other than entrant. Additionally, by submitting an Entry in the Contest, entrant hereby warrants and represents that the entry conforms to the requirements set forth herein. Entries:
After the Contest Entry Period has ended, a qualified panel of judges, in its sole discretion ("Judges") will judge all eligible Finalist Entries based on the following criteria:
The finalist entrant submitting the finalist entry receiving the highest ranked score will be declared the potential Contest Grand Prize Winner, subject to verification. In the event of a tie of total score between two (2) or more finalist entries, the entry with the highest score for Criteria 1 will be declared the higher ranked entry and if a tie remains thereafter, the entry with the highest score for Criteria 2 will be declared the higher ranking Entry, and so on until the tie is broken. The judges’ decisions on all matters pertaining to judging, administering and/or interpreting the terms and conditions of this Contest are final. Judging will be completed and Grand Prize Winner announced on or about 2/6/2014, following verification.
By participating, entrants release Contest Entities (also herein "Released Parties"), from any and all liability with respect to participation in the Contest or to the acceptance or use (or misuse) of any offer/prize or in the participation of any offer/prize-related activities or any use of the entry submitted by Clayton State University. Entrants agree to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties from and against, and accept all responsibility of any kind, including but not limited to financial, for any liability, claims, losses, damages or proceedings, including but not limited for death, (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to any actions taken by Entrants, including without limitation all warranties relating to participation and entry in the Contest and use of Entrant’s e-mail, as authorized herein. Entrants also agree to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability, claims, losses, damages or proceedings, including but not limited for death (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to Contest offer/prize consideration and Contest publicity, use of the Entry, and any other matter in connection with Entrant or Representative’s participation in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, incomplete or unintelligible entries, entries not received by entry deadline, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone, computer hardware, software and other technical failures of any kind, including injury or damage to any person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in or experiencing any materials in connection with the Contest, unauthorized human intervention, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic, including without limitation, the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information online regardless of cause that may limit a user's ability to participate in the Contest. Released Parties reserve the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Clayton State University reserves the right to cancel or modify Contest or disqualify an Entrant’s eligibility, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures compromise the integrity or fairness of the Contest; or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Contest as determined by Judges/Contest Entities, in their sole discretion. In the event of termination of the Contest, all eligible entries received prior to termination will be judged. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by an Entrant to submit more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different email addresses or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting offer/prize, winners agree to use of their names and any statements made by winners regarding the contest or Clayton State University (provided same are reasonably believed to be true) for advertising or publicity purposes worldwide without limitation, in any media now known or hereafter invented, and without compensation, and further grants Clayton State University any and all rights to said use.
For More Information Contact
(678) 466-4087 OR EricaJackson@clayton.edu
First-Year Advising and Retention Center
Special Thanks to The University of Memphis for granting permission to CSU to use contest guidelines and to Dr. Rafik Mohamed for loaning his idea for the contest.