Open Photography Contest

Who may enter: Open to photographers who are 18 years old or older. (Included international) Its Free – No purchase.

Sponsors: Baroda Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center

What to enter: Photographs representing the calendar

Theme: “let’s Re-Energies life !!!

Keywords : Joy / Fun / New Life / beginning / new energy / fresh / recharging mood etc.

Conditions of Entry : Photograph should be without border, watermarks, logos, signature or any other information. Photographs should not contain any objectionable / offensive / nudity or vulgar content or are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertising, personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party. You should be the owner of the image. We will ask for RAW or original photographs at the time of selection. Photoshop manipulation / HDR / Panoramas are not allowed. Normal enhancement like : color correction / sharpening / brightness / contrast is allowed. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries, even for model consent release letter.

How to enter: Please submit photographs and requested information online through email focusdesignacademy@gmail.com Submit no more than five (05) photographs per photographer. photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, in size of 8×12 inches 300 DPI (Color or Black & White) We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail and do not accept more than one contestant per e-mail address. Finalists will be asked to submit an original, unedited digital file. The organizer reserves the right to disqualify incomplete entries and/or contestants who are unable to submit, upon request. You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant us the (and those authorized by the a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the its website, exhibition, and commercial products. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. We will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Entry deadline:
The contest begins on 1st November 2016. All entries must be received through email by 11:59 PM IST on November 25, 2016.

Judging & Prizes:
Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, responsiveness to the prompt and overall impact. We will select 12 finalists for the given theme will receive Rs.1000/- INR and 10 commanded entries will get 2017 calendar. The organizers will notify the winner via the contact information provided at the time of entry; may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five business days. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging. Judges decision will be final, no argument or discussion will be entertained. Organizers reserve full right to modify or cancel the competition anytime without any prior notice. The organizers reserve the right to award or not award the prizes in its sole discretion, or to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these rules or other applicable law or regulation; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Further information will be announced at the time of results. – Dipesh V Bhatt

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