Show us your style. Share a photograph of yourself, your friends or your family that communicates your individuality. Selected photographs will be posted online as part of a virtual exhibition. To submit a photograph, see instructions below.
TxtUrStyl submission procedures
In order to send photo submissions for our TxtUrStyl exhibition splash page, we ask that entrants provide us with, in addition to the photo(s) they choose to submit, a "username," email address, and for children under 13, an email address or phone number of a parent or legal guardian. This information will be used solely for the purpose of communicating with participants regarding the Txt Ur Style exhibition, and the information will be deleted following completion of the exhibition.
Once we have chosen photos for the exhibition, we will contact those entrants whose photos were chosen in order to request written permission to display their photos on our website. We will never disclose any information about entrants without their express consent. For those children below the age of 13 who submit entries, we will contact their parent or legal guardian in order to obtain written permission to collect additional information (if needed) related to the child's submission, and to display the photo as part of the exhibition. We will only disclose that information which the parent or legal guardian permits, and only once we have received, via fax, scanned email, or post, a completed and signed permission form.
If at any time you wish to remove the information that you or your child have submitted to our website, please contact us at TxtURStyl@si.edu and we will promptly erase that information from our database.
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Children Under the Age of 13
Here are some important things to know about surfing the Internet:
We strongly advise that you ask your parents for permission before sending any information about yourself to anyone over the internet. Personal information includes even just your name, your hobbies, or your email address.
Under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, websites that ask for certain information about kids under 13 must obtain a parent's permission to get the information. We encourage you to monitor your children's internet use and to take an active role in giving/denying consent to websites that want to collect personal information about your child. Please note that if your child voluntarily discloses his or her name, email address, or other personal information, he or she may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. For their protection, discourage your child from doing so.