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Inside Out: Stories of Protest and Pandemic, is an installation being developed by the Kroc School at the University of San Diego. We want to gather images that highlight the resilience of our community. This is a year marked with collective efforts to protect public health and fight racial injustice. Many have raised their voices and taken to the street against long-standing injustices, others chose self-reflection.

We invite you to submit your own photographic portrait, taken during these extraordinary times, which reflects one of the following themes: 

Life During Lockdown:  Provide a snapshot of life during the pandemic which capture the spirit, mood, hopes, fears and feelings as we continue to deal with COVID-19.⁠

Rejecting Racism and Injustice: Snapshots of the struggle for justice and equality. 

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The Kroc School is committed to the transformative action needed to build a safe and healthy world for everyone. Images will be showcased in the online virtual gallery below and a selection of photos will be displayed in the Kroc School Exhibit Hallways.

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Copyright 2020 University of San Diego



Project-means Inside Out: Stories of Protest and Pandemic, a project where members of the USD community can submit a photograph to be considered for entry for the Online Virtual Gallery or the physical Kroc School Exhibit Hallway. 

Entry-means the photograph and the written information submitted for the Project via the website.

Entrant-Individual submitting an Entry to the project.  May be referred to as “Entrant” or “You”

Online Virtual Gallery-means the online webpage where submitted photographs and descriptions will be shared and available to the public for viewing.

Kroc School Exhibit Hallway-means the physical space where selected photographs will be printed and displayed for the general public to view at the Kroc School on the campus of the University of San Diego.

The University-means the University of San Diego.



To enter the Inside Out photography exhibit, you must agree to the rules of the Project and submit your photograph through the website. 

Each Entrant may only submit one photograph in their Entry.

By submitting your Entry, You represent and warrant that your Entry is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe on any US laws or third-party rights, and that there are no conflicting agreements in place that restrict usage of your Entry. Furthermore, You represent and warrant that You have the authority to grant the permissions provided for under these Terms and Conditions. USD shall not be responsible for any violation by You of copyright, privacy or other laws in connection with the Entry.

You also confirm that your Entry is made by you in your personal capacity (rather than business capacity) or in your capacity as an authorized representative of a business, public authority or voluntary organization. You confirm that your Entry does not promote or further any business activities with a view to personal and/or commercial gain.



You grant to USD the worldwide, nonexclusive and royalty-free rights to use, reproduce and distribute the materials presented in your Entry.  USD will not sell or use the Materials for any commercial purpose without Your advance written consent. You agree to inform USD at least two (2) weeks prior to the date of the Project any materials that You do not hold the copyright and for which You have obtained any required permissions.



I hereby authorize the University of San Diego (the “University”) and those acting pursuant to its authority to use my name, photograph or likeness, as well as my testimonials, quotes or comments, for publicity, promotion, advertising, fundraising, administrative, academic or educational purposes. I specifically authorize the University to use my name, photograph or likeness, as well as my testimonials, quotes or comments, on the University’s world wide website and in other publications printed or produced by the University in electronic, video, digital, or any other format. I authorize the University to crop or treat any photograph of me before it is included on the University’s website or in any University publications. If the subject in the photo is a minor I understand that I may be asked to provide a written consent form signed by the parent/legal guardian of the minor.

I acknowledge and agree that the University has the sole and complete discretion to decide whether or not to use my name, photograph or likeness, as well as my testimonials, quotes or comments, at any time on its website or in University publications, and that the University has no obligation at any time to use or continue the use of them for any purposes. I also understand that once my image, testimonials, quotes or comments are posted on the University’s website, that information can be downloaded by any computer user on or off campus, and the University shall not be responsible for any such acts. I understand and agree that any photographs or images taken by or submitted to the University for possible inclusion on the University’s website or in University publications shall be and remain the sole property of the University. I release the University and those acting pursuant to its authority from liability from any and all claims arising out of or relating to the University’s use of my name, photograph or likeness, or my testimonials, quotes or comments, for any of the purposes identified above. I enter into this consent and release voluntarily. I have read and fully understand the terms of this consent and release. 

The University accepts no responsibility for Entries which are lost or delayed, regardless of the cause, for example as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, network, server, computer hardware or software failure. Proof of submitting an Entry is not proof of receipt by The Kroc School.

The Entrant will be credited for the use of their photograph, wherever practical.

The University reserves the right to edit, crop, adjust, or translate your Entry or add logos responsibly and fairly to your Entry (at their direction) without notifying you and you agree to waive any and all rights to object to such actions undertaken by us in respect of your Entry.

You understand that your Entry may be preserved as a permanent public reference resource within The University or elsewhere and may also be used for education, broadcasting, selected commercial uses, and on the internet.



In producing the photograph, you must not put yourself or anyone else in danger, and must avoid the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) by not encouraging touching or sharing objects, not visiting places unnecessarily and by abiding by any social distancing provisions in force under the current Government guidelines of where the photo is taken. 



All Entries must be submitted by 6:00pm (PST) on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Entries received after this time will not be eligible for consideration.

To submit your Entry, your photograph must be uploaded as a digital image onto the Project website via the Project entry form.

Your photograph must be saved as a PNG or JPG/JPEG and be smaller than 3 MB.



The photograph in your Entry must meet the Project criteria outlined in these Terms & Conditions.

The themes for the Project are:

Life during Lockdown:  Snapshots of life during the pandemic which capture the spirit, mood, hopes, fears and feelings as we continue to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.⁠⠀

Rejecting Racism and Injustice: Snapshots of the struggle for justice and equality. 

These themes have been created to help inspire entrants and are open to your personal interpretation. Please note the themes are not categories into which entrants will specifically enter their photographs but are intended as inspiration and will be in the minds of the panel when selecting the images for the Online Virtual Gallery and the Kroc Exhibit Hallways.

Your photograph must be a portrait. ‘Portrait’ may be interpreted in its widest sense, of ‘photography concerned with portraying people with an emphasis on their identity as individuals’.

You can take your photograph using a camera, phone or tablet.

Your photograph must have been taken after  January 1, 2020.

Your photograph can be black and white or color. Filters and other effects may be applied.



All photographs will be reviewed by The Project team and selected to be shared on the Online Virtual Gallery and/or the Kroc School Exhibit Hallway. Due to the high number of images that are likely to be received, no feedback on individual entries will be given.

The panel will decide on the final selection. The decision of the panel will be final.

If you are selected your Entry will be made publicly available on The Online Virtual Gallery and/or the Kroc School Exhibit Hallway and you will be identified as the author, wherever practicable. 

The Project Partners reserve the right to withdraw or amend the selection as necessary due to circumstances outside their control.

Any Entry that is not in accordance with these Terms & Conditions or any Entry containing false, fraudulent, incomplete, defamatory or misleading information will be void and entitle The University to exclude the Entry from the Project at any time.



The University reserves the right to suspend, cancel or amend the Project where it becomes necessary to do so, with no liability to any entrants or third parties. The decision of the University regarding any aspect of the Project is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

We reserve the right to change these Terms & Conditions without prior notice by changing them on the website.

Entrants agree to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and USD policies that relate to the performance under these Terms and Conditions. 

These Terms & Conditions are governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of California and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the United States of America and the State of California.

By submitting an Entry You are agreeing to be bound by these Terms & Conditions.

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