These rules define the purpose of conducting a thematic photo contest (Contest), the conditions for participation in it, the procedure for conducting it and determining the winners of the contest.
Purpose and objectives of the competition
Name: Open photo contest "MY ROADS "in the framework of the V international festival of photography" FOTOKROK " named Sigismund Yurkovsky in Vitebsk.
The competition has an international status, participation in the Competition is held on a voluntary and equal basis, and everyone can take part in it. The competition is open, the geography of participants is not limited.
The competition was established to create a professional platform for evaluating photographic creativity
in the Republic of Belarus. The competition, as well as the festival as a whole, glorifies the name of the famous Vitebsk photographer of the 19th century Sigismund Yurkovsky.
At the end of the competition, the best photos and works of the winners form an exhibition that is displayed throughout the year Organizer of competition
The organizer of competition – Fund of photography "PhotoKrok", Vitebsk
The Organizer's responsibilities include:
– Organization and holding of the Competition;
– Preparation and dissemination of information messages about the Competition;
– Determining the terms and venue of the Competition;
– Organizing the work of the competition jury;
– Summing up the results, preparing prizes and awarding the winners;
– Organization and holding of the final exhibition of photos of the winners and the best works of the competition;
– Resolution of disputes. Condition of participation
The competition is open. Anyone can participate in the competition with their own works, except for the competition organizers and members of the professional jury. Authors from any country are allowed to participate in the competition without restrictions.
The author of the photographic material can be one or more photographers who submitted their works to the competition on their own behalf. In case of disputes, the contest organizers request proof of authorship.
The organizers of the contest reserve the right to exclude all the author's works from the competition or prize in case of violations of copyright.
The decision to exclude works is made by the organizing Committee of the competition. Decision to appeal
not applicable. The official languages of the contest are Belarusian, Russian and English.
Participation in the contest is free of charge.
Only works that meet the theme and requirements specified in these Rules are accepted for the Competition.
Works submitted to the Contest are not returned, are not reviewed, and are stored
from the Organizer. By submitting photos to the Contest, the authors agree to these Rules and transfer to the Organizer non-exclusive copyright to use the photos for purposes related to the Contest without paying any remuneration.
The works of the Contest participants can be used for:
– Publications in any printed and electronic materials of the Organizer;
– Public display (photo exhibition).
Submitted photos must be taken personally by the author and cannot be borrowed
from external sources.
Each participant can submit no more than 10 different photos in the single photo category and up to 3 series in the series category. Photography on the theme of the contest "MY ROADS" should be done in the period 2015-2020.
Photos must have titles and can be accompanied by comments from the authors. Terms and procedure of the Competition
Acceptance of works takes place from March 10 to June 15, 2020.
All entries submitted by participants are passed on to a professional jury for evaluation.
The jury has the right to transfer photos to another category without the consent of the author.
The results of the Competition will be summed up on June 15-20, 2020.
The announcement of the winners of the Competition is held at the opening of the final exhibition
on June 24 2020 as part of the festival of photography "FotoKrok" in Vitebsk.
The award ceremony will take place on June 28, 2020 at the closing of the Fotokrok photography festival in Vitebsk.
All winners will receive an email notification in advance and detailed instructions on how to receive prizes.
The terms of the Competition stages may change at the decision of the Organizer.
All up-to-date information about the Contest, exact dates, deadlines, etc. is posted on the official page of the Contest on the Internet: http://fotokrok.org Theme and concept of the contest
We encourage Amateur and professional photographers to participate in the festival competition
"MY ROADS" and send pictures that represent the state of traffic.
Before submitting works for the competition, the author must register on the website of the festival "Photo lesson" by filling out an electronic questionnaire. Fill in the last Name / first Name / phone Number / email Address / City of residence REGISTRATION
Only pre-registered authors can participate in the competition.
Each participant can submit no more than 10 different photos in the single photo category and up to 3 series in the series category.
Series consisting of at least three and a maximum of twelve photos are accepted.
One photo can't be submitted in more than one category.
Photos for the Contest must be submitted as files by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Entries are accepted in the following categories:
Photos are taken with minimal graphic processing (cropping, adjusting the density/exposure level, contrast, b/W translation is allowed);
The file name must be in Russian/Belarusian/English, with a sequential indication of the category, full name of the Author and the title of the work.
Example for single photos: CONTEST-2020. ivanov A. I. My roads.jpg
Example for the series: the CONTEST-2020. Series A. I. ivanov A. I. My roads_01/02/03… .jpg
Photos with a description of the location, date and time of shooting, and author's comments are welcome.
A photo may not be accepted for participation in the Competition if:
– The work does not meet the specified requirements of these Rules;
– The work contains calls to violence, racial, national or religious intolerance, elements of eroticism;
– The work was sent later than the deadline set by the Organizer. criterion of estimation
– Compliance of the work with the contest theme;
– Technical image quality (exposure, sharpness, clarity, color);
– Availability of technical methods of photography (optics, intelligent design, wiring);
– Artistic expressiveness of the photo (original composition, presence of a plot, semantic contrast, use of visual means, etc.);
– General impression (expert opinion of a professional jury). Summing up the results of the Competition
The best photos will be included in the festival exhibition, and the winners will be awarded with diplomas and memorable gifts from the Fotokrok Festival.
The selection of competition works is made by a jury of professional photographers, curators and critics of photography as part of the masters of the festival:
The Chairman of the jury is Evgeny Berezner
curator of photography in Russia and abroad, expert in international portfolio reviews.
In each category, the works that received the most votes from the jury are recognized as the best. The result of the review is recorded by each member of the jury by filling out a rating sheet. The final decision is made in the form of a Protocol, which determines the winners of the Competition.
The organizing Committee and the jury have the right to establish special prizes.
The jury has the right not to award individual prizes or divide one prize (except for the Grand Prix) between several participants. Prize fund
As awards among the participants of the competition are played:
The main Prize is the Grand Prix of the photo contest.
Prize and Diploma for 1 / 2 / 3 place of the competition in the category of single images.
Prize and Diploma for 1 / 2 / 3 place of the competition in the series category.
The established prizes of the prize Fund of the Contest are not exchanged and cannot be replaced by a monetary equivalent. Final provision
The fact of participation in the Contest implies that the Participant consents to processing of his personal data , namely collection, systematization, accumulation, storage, recording on electronic media and storage, clarification, updating, modification, use, distribution (including transfer to a certain circle of persons, the introduction of an unlimited circle of persons, disclosure and cross-border transfer), depersonalization, blocking, destruction and other methods of processing of personal data solely for the purpose of the Contest in accordance with the requirements of the current legislation of the Russian Federation.
In case of violation by a person of any of the provisions of these Rules, as well as establishing the fact of unfair (including, but not exclusively, the placement of false information by a person, the placement of obscene and / or ambiguous from the point of view of morals and morals) and / or gross and unworthy behavior of a person (including, but not exclusively, placing an obscene photo by a person) The organizer has the right to prevent such a person from participating in the Competition and/or suspend the person at any stage of the Competition from further participation in the Competition and/or deprive the person of the prize of the prize Fund of the Competition, while deleting the photo posted by the person. In this case, the Organizer has the right to dispose of the prize at its own discretion.
The fact of participation in this Contest implies that its Participants are familiar with and agree to these Terms and conditions of the user agreement.
In everything that is not provided for by these Rules, the Organizer and Participants of the Competition are guided by the current legislation of the Russian Federation. REGISTRATION Contact details of the Organizer
INFORMATION in Vitebsk:
The administrator of the festival – Tatiana Lobatskaya +375 29 214-41-40
Director of the Fotokrok photography Foundation – Vasily Prudnikov +375 29 558-77-96
INFORMATION about Russia:
Partner of the festival - cultural project RUSS PRESS PHOTO
Phone: +7 915 258-71-25
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