American Life League
PO Box 1350
Stafford, VA 22555
Phone:  (540) 659-7900
Fax:  (540) 659-2586

Frequently Asked Questions

You have all waited long enough... here are the rules you need to follow in order to keep this a safe and fun contest!

Specific Rules and Guidelines: Scavenger | Essay | Video | Poster

To spice things up this year we are expanding upon what you traditionally know as the "Photo Contest" to include other categories:

Photo Scavenger Hunt

This is the NPLTW Photo Contest you are used to participating in year after year. There will be less tasks this year but they will be harder and more challenging to complete. For those of you who remember the NPLTWeekend last summer, it will be most similar to that contest with easier to understand photo requirements and restrictions.

Video Challenge

Write, shoot and edit an original pro-life video. We will be providing a set of guidelines to follow and requirements that need to be met within the video. Otherwise it is up to you and your creativity to create your own pro-life video.

Essay Competition

Help spread the message by providing us with a powerful message on one of many pro-life topics.

Poster/Design Contest

Think about what it means to be pro-life. No running around trying to earn points or complete a list. This is something that takes thought and patience. We'll see who creates the perfect pro-life poster design.

This year’s prizes also will include the new Kindle Fire and an ample collection of pro-life gear.

  1. If participated before, do I have to re-register?
    No. Just request your password to be reset from the login page if you do not remember it.

  2. When does the contest start and end?
    12:01 AM on April 24th, 2012 through 11:29 PM April 30th, 2011. Nothing can be loaded to the server before the actual start time of the contest.

  3. Will I know what place I am in for the Photo Scavenger Hunt during the contest week?
    No. In order to keep the level of competition open, we are not going to be posting any type of public scoring of photos that may have already been approved. Contest results will be announced after NPLTW ends.

  4. What are the prizes?
    Amazon Kindle Fire, Touch 3G and Touch. We decided that everyone probably has an iPod or iPad that wanted one already so we decided to change things up an offer up some Kindle-fun! Check out the tentative prize list.

  5. Can American Life League employees and their family members compete?
    Yes. Employees, yes, but not for prizes. Moms, Dads, sisters and brothers of employees may not compete for prizes. Non-immediate family members of employees are allowed to compete for prizes. This means that your cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and others further away from you on your family tree may compete.

  6. Can ALL employees and their family members win prizes?
    No. Because we have access to task list and well, because we wrote the task list it would not be fair for an ALL employee or immediate family member to win the prizes.

  7. Do I need to buy an official 2012 National Pro-life T-shirt Week shirt from American Life League?
    No. Although we would love it if everyone purchased an official NPLTW shirt, we do not make it a requirement. You may wear any pro-life t-shirt with this "sticker" attached to it and it will count. If you do have the official 2012 NPLTW t-shirt, you do not need the sticker. Just click on it, print it and use tape or a safety pin.

  8. Where do I register?
    Registration Page. Click here.

  9. Where do I login?
    Login Page. Click here.

  10. Can I use pictures of items as the real thing?
    No. If that were the case, you could do most of the tasks with your computer and a color printer. If the task asks for a picture of you with a kite, get a real kite! If the task asks for a picture of you with a hot dog, get a real hot dog!

  11. Can my friends and I use the same photo?
    No. The contents of the photo that apply towards the task requirements become linked to the participant that loaded the photo. So if the task was to make a stack of books 20 books high and person A and person B are in the photo but person A loaded that photo first, then person B should not load the photo for the same task. Person B would have to break down the stack of books and create a new stack.

  12. What happens if I load a photo and it's not approved?
    In most cases we will provide a reason why your photo does not qualify for a task. If you get one of these messages, you can either upload a new image or email us back and argue your case. We use a three-person panel on our side to judge cases where task completion is in question.

  13. Can I use photos that I had before this contest?
    No. We do not have the resources to prove photos are not "recent photos." However, we ask that all photos you take for the contest be "new photos" of you doing the tasks versus old photos of you that happen to match the listed tasks.

  14. Can I use photos that I had before this contest?
    Yes. You may use clips from videos you already have (and own the rights to) for the Video Challenge.

  15. What if I get harassed about my shirt in school, at work, or in my community?
    This is nothing new. We’ve seen it happen before and have put together a page describing what you can do to make sure nobody infringes upon your rights.

  16. Do I need to be in every photo?
    Yes, UNLESS the task specifically says that you do not need to be in the photo.

  17. Do other people in the photo need to be wearing a pro-life t-shirt?
    No, UNLESS the task specifically says that others in the photo need to be wearing a pro-life t-shirt.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that this is meant to be safe and fun. Do not do anything that puts anyone (yes, yourself too) at risk or in danger.