These rules determine the purpose of the thematic photo contest (Contest), the conditions for participation of participants, the order of its holding and determining the winners.The purpose and objectives of the competition.
Name-Open photo contest " ORIGINS "
within the festival of photography" photo LESSON". Sigismund Yurkovsky in Vitebsk. The contest
has an international status, participation in the Contest is voluntary and equal basis, everyone can take part in it. The contest is open, the geography of participants is not limited. The contest
was established to create a professional platform for assessing photographic creativity in the Republic of Belarus. The contest, as well as the festival as a whole glorifies the famous name of Vitebsk photographer of the 19th century Sigismund Yurkovsky. A
t the end of the contest the best photos and works of the winners will form an exhibition, which will be exhibited during the next year in the cities of Belarus and Russia. The organizer of competition –
Fund of photography "Fotokrok", Vitebsk
The Organizer's duties include:
- Organization and holding of the Competition;
- Preparation and distribution of information messages about the Contest;
- Determination of the terms and venue of the Competition;
- Organization of the jury;
- Summing up, preparation of prizes and awarding of winners;
- Organization and holding of the final exhibition of photos of the winners and the best works of the contest;
- Solving controversial issues. Condition of participation.
The competition is open. Anyone can participate in the contest with his works, except the organizers of the contest and members of the professional jury. Authors from any country without restrictions are allowed to participate in the contest. T
he author of the photographic material may be one or more photographers who have submitted works for the competition on their own behalf. In case of controversial issues, the contest organizers ask for proof of authorship. T
he organizers of the contest reserve the right to exclude all works of the author from the competition or prize in the event that there will be revealed violations of copyright. T
he decision to exclude the works is made by the organizing Committee. The decision is not subject to appeal. The official languages of the contest are Belarusian, Russian and English.
Participation in the competition is free. T
he Competition accepts only those works that fit the theme and requirements contained in these Rules. T
he works sent to the Contest will not be returned, reviewed and stored by the Organizer. By submitting photographs to the Contest, the authors agree to these R
ules and transfer to the Organizer non-exclusive copyrights to use the photos for purposes related to the Contest without payment of any remuneration. The works of the Contestants can be used for:
- Publications in any printed and electronic materials of the Organizer;
- Public display (photo exhibition). T
he submitted photographs must be taken by the author himself and cannot be borrowed from external sources. E
ach participant can submit no more than 10 different photos to the category of single photos and up to 3 series to the category of series. There are no restrictions on the time frame creation.
Photos should have names and can be accompanied by comments of authors. Terms and procedure of the Competition.
Acceptance of works takes place from March 15 to June 10, 2018.
All works sent by the participants are submitted for evaluation to the professional jury. T
he jury has the right to transfer photos to another category without the consent of the author.
Summing up the results of the Contest takes place on June 10-15, 2018. A
nnouncement of winners is held at the opening of the final exhibition on 21 June 2018 in the framework of the festival of photography "Photochrom" in Vitebsk. T
he ceremony of awarding the winners of the contest will be held on 24 June 2018 at the festival's closing
photos "Photochrom" in Vitebsk. A
ll winners are notified in advance by e-mail and receive detailed instructions on how to receive prizes. T
erms of the Competition stages can be changed by the Organizer's decision.
All relevant information about the Contest, the exact date, time, etc. is placed on the official page of the Contest on the Internet: http://fotokrok.org
Theme and concept of the contest.
We encourage Amateur photographers and professionals to become participants in the festival competition "ORIGINS"
and send pictures, embodying the concept of "My small homeland". Requirements for work. B
efore submitting works for the competition, the author must register on the festival website "Photochrom" by filling in an online form. The Surname / First Name / phone Number / e-mail Address / City from where you are from is filled in. REGISTRATION>>> O
nly pre-registered authors can participate in the contest.
Each participant can submit no more than 10 different photos to the category of single photos and up to 3 series to the category of series. A
ccepted series consisting of a minimum of three and a maximum of twelve photos
One photo cannot be represented in more than one category. P
hotographs for the Contest must be submitted in the form of files by e-mail to the address email@example.com or digitally to the Organizing Committee. Works are accepted in the following categories:
«CRADLE. Single photos»;
«CRADLE. Series.» P
hotos must be in JPEG format, sized at least 1 MB, at least 1500h1000 pixels. Preferably saving the EXIF of the file – metadata of the digital picture;
The photo must not contain any inscriptions, frames and logos;
Photos are accepted with minimal editorial processing (framing, density / exposure, contrast, can be translated into b/W); T
he name of the file should be in Russian/English with a sequential indication of the category, Full name of the Author and title of the work.
Example for a single photo: Histochem A. I. Moya village.jpg
Example for series: ORIGINS.Seriano A. I. Moya деревня_01/02/03... .jpg P
hotos with description of the place, date and time of shooting, author's comment are welcome. The photo may not be accepted for participation in the Competition if::
- Work does not meet the specified requirements of these Rules;
- The work contains calls for violence, racial and national or religious intolerance, elements of eroticism;
- Works sent after the deadline set by the Organizer. Evaluation criterion.
- Thematic hit photographs;
- Technical image quality (exposure, sharpness, clarity, color);
- Availability of techniques of photography (optics, meaningful grease, wiring);
- Artistic expressiveness of photography (original composition, the presence of the plot, semantic contrast, the use of visual AIDS, etc.));
- General impression (expert opinion of the professional jury). Summing up the results of the Contest.
The best pictures will be included in the festival exhibition, the winners will be awarded with diplomas and memorable gifts from the Festival "Photochrom". Selection of contest works is made by the jury of professional photographers, curators and critics of photography:
asily Prudnikov is a photographer, lecturer, Director of photography "Photochrom;
ladimir Vyatkin, photographer MIA "Russia today", Professor of photography, photojournalism Journalism of Moscow state University, IBLF.
rina chmyreva-candidate of art criticism, world-class photography critic, curator of photo exhibitions and photography festival "PHOTOVISA".
ndrei Dukhovnikov - Director of the Vitebsk center for contemporary art.
The jury may be replaced. I
n each category, the best recognized works that received the highest number of votes of the jury. The result of the examination shall be fixed by each member of the jury by filling in the evaluation sheet. The final decision is made in the form of a Protocol, which defines the Winners. T
he organizing Committee and the jury have the right to establish special prizes.
The jury has the right not to award separate prizes or to divide one prize place (except Grand Prix) between several participants. Prize fund.
As prizes among the participants of the contest are drawn:
The main Prize-Grand Prix of the photo contest.
- The prize and Diploma for 1 / 2 / 3 place of the competition in the category of single images.
- The prize and Diploma for 1 / 2 / 3 place of the competition in the category series.
The established prizes of the prize Fund of the Contest are not exchanged and cannot be replaced by a cash equivalent. Other provision. T
he fact of participation in the Competition means that the Participant gives his / her consent to the processing of his / her personal data , namely the collection, systematization, accumulation, storage, recording and storage of electronic media, clarification, updating, modification, use, distribution (including transfer to a certain circle of persons, acquaintance to an unlimited circle of persons, disclosure and cross-border transfer), depersonalization, blocking, destruction and other ways of processing personal data, solely for the purposes of the Competition in accordance with the requirements of the current legislation of the Russian Federation. I
n case of violation by the person of any of provisions of these Rules, as well as establishment of the fact of unfair (including, but not exclusively, placement by the person of unreliable information, placement by the person of indecent and/or ambiguous from the point of view of morality and morality) and / or rough and unworthy behavior of the person (including, but not exclusively, the Organizer has the right not to allow such a person to participate in the Contest and/or to remove the person at any stage of the Contest from further participation in the Contest and/or deprive the person of the prize of the prize Fund of the Contest with the simultaneous removal of the photo posted by the person. In this case, The organizer has the right to dispose of the prize at its discretion. T
he fact of participation in this Contest implies that its Participants are familiar with and agree with these Rules and the terms of the user agreement.
In all that is not provided by these Rules, The organizer and participants of the Contest are guided by the current legislation of the Russian Federation. REGISTRATION Contact details of the Organizerfest@fotokrok.org HELP in Vitebsk:
The administrator of the festival – Denis Sladkevich +375 25 752-01-31
Director of the photography Fund "Fotokrok" – Vasily Prudnikov +375 29 558-77-96 HELP in Moscow:
Partner of the festival is a Cultural project RUSS PRESS PHOTO
Tel: +7 915 258-71-25
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