Festival Competition rules and agreements
These rules determine the purpose of the thematic photo contest (Competition), the conditions of participation of participants, the procedure for its conduct and determining the winners.
The purpose and objectives of the competition.
Name: Outdoor photo contest "Today;s DAY" in the framework of the festival of photography "FotoKrok" to them. Sigismund Yurkovsky in Vitebsk.
The competition has an international status, participation in the Competition is held on a voluntary and equal basis, 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 evaluation of photographic creativity in the Republic of Belarus. The competition, as well as the festival in General, glorifies the famous name of the 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, which is exhibited during the following year.
The organizer of competition – Fund of photography "FotoKrok", Vitebsk
The duties of the Organizer include:
– Organization and holding of the Competition;
– Preparation and distribution of information messages about the Competition;
– Determining the date 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 competition;
– Resolution of controversial issues.
Condition of participation.
Competition is open. Anyone can participate in the competition with their works, except the organizers of the competition and members of the professional jury. Authors from any country without restrictions are allowed to participate in the contest.
The author of the photographic material may be one or more photographers who have submitted works to the competition on their own behalf. In case of disputes, the organizers of the competition request proof of authorship.
The organizers of the contest reserve the right to exclude all the works of the author from the competition or prize in the event that the facts of copyright infringement are revealed.
The decision to exclude works is made by the organizing Committee. The decision is not subject to appeal.
The official languages of the competition are Belarusian, Russian and English.
Participation in the competition is free.
Only those works that meet the theme and requirements given in these Rules are accepted for the Competition.
The works sent to the Contest are not returned, are not reviewed and are kept by the Organizer. By submitting photos to the Contest, the authors agree to these Rules and transfer to the Organizer non-exclusive copyrights to use the photos for the purposes related to the Contest without payment of 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 can not be borrowed from external sources.
Each participant can send no more than 10 different photos to the category of single photos and up to 3 series to the category of series. Photography on the theme of the contest "today's DAY" should be done in the period 2010-2019.
Photos must have titles and may be accompanied by comments from the authors.
Terms and procedure of the Competition.
Acceptance of works takes place from March 10 to June 10, 2019.
All works submitted by the participants are submitted to the professional jury for evaluation.
The jury has the right to transfer photos to another category without the consent of the author.
Summing up the results of the Competition takes place on June 10-15, 2019.
The announcement of the winners is held at the opening of the final exhibition on June 26, 2019 in the framework of the festival of photography "Fotokrok" in Vitebsk.
The ceremony of awarding the winners of the contest will be held on June 30, 2019 on the closing of the festival of photography "FotoKrok" in Vitebsk.
All winners will be notified in advance by e-mail and detailed instructions on how to receive the prizes.
The terms of the Competition stages may be changed by the decision of the Organizer.
All relevant information about the Competition, the exact date, date, etc. is posted on the official page of the Competition on the Internet: http://fotokrok.by
Theme and concept of the contest.
We encourage Amateur photographers and professionals to participate in the festival contest "Today's DAY" and send pictures that embody the state of modern society.
Requirements for the work.
Before submitting works for the competition, the author must register on the festival website "FotoKrok" by filling in an online form. Fill in the last Name / first Name / phone Number / email Address / City where you are from. REGISTRATION>>>
Only pre-registered authors can participate in the contest.
Each participant can send no more than 10 different photos to the category of single photos and up to 3 series to the category of series.
Accepted series consisting of a minimum of three and a maximum of twelve photos
One photo may not be submitted in more than one category.
Photo works for the Contest must be submitted in the form of files by e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org or on digital media to the organizing Committee of the Competition.
Works are accepted in the following categories:
"Today's DAY. Single photos»
"Today's DAY. Series»
Photos must be in JPEG format, sized at least 1 MB, at least 1500 x1000 pixels. saving the EXIF file – metadata of the digital image.
The photo must not contain any inscriptions, frames and logos.
Photos are taken with minimal graphic processing (cropping, adjustment of density/exposure, contrast, can be translated into b/W);
The name of the file should be in Russian/Belarusian/English with a consistent indication of the category, full Name of the Author and the title of the work.
Example for a single photo: COMPETITION-2019_Ivanov I. My village.jpg
Example for series: BAKE-2019.Seriano A. I. My village_01/02/03... .jpg
Photo works with the 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.
Theme of contact work;
– Technical image quality (exposure, sharpness, clarity, color);
– Availability of technical methods of photography (optics, intelligent lubrication, wiring);
– Artistic expressiveness of photography (original composition, the presence of the plot, semantic contrast, the use of visual means, etc.).);
– General impression (expert opinion of the professional jury).
Summing up the results of the Competition.
The best pictures will be included in the festival exhibition, the winners will be awarded with diplomas and memorable gifts from the Festival "FotoKrok".
The selection of entries is made by a jury of professional photographers, curators and critics of photography:
– Vasily Prudnikov – photographer, Director of photography "Photochrom" and RUSS PRESS PHOTO;
– Sergey Maksimishin – photojournalist, twice winner of World Press Photo;
– Evgeny Berezner – curator of photography in Russia and abroad, expert at international portfolio reviews;
– Alexander Kurbatov – photographer, teacher of the Institute of photography RUSS PRESS PHOTO;
– Andrey Dukhovnikov – Director of the Vitebsk center for contemporary art.
The jury may be replaced.
In each category the works that received the most votes of the jury members are recognized as the best. The result of the examination is recorded by each member of the jury by filling in the evaluation sheet. The final decision is made in the form of a Protocol in which the winners are determined.
The organizing Committee and the jury have the right to establish special prizes.
The jury has the right not to award individual prizes or to divide one prize (except the Grand Prix) between several participants.
As prizes among the participants of the contest are drawn:
The main Prize is the 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 prizes of the prize Fund of the Contest are not exchanged and cannot be replaced by cash equivalent.
The fact of participation in the Contest means that the Participant gives his consent to the processing of his personal data , namely the collection, systematization, accumulation, storage, recording on electronic media and their storage, clarification, update, change, use, distribution (including the transfer to a certain number of persons, acquaintance of an unlimited number of persons, disclosure and cross-border transfer), depersonalization, blocking, destruction and other methods of processing of personal data, solely for the purposes 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 the establishment of the fact of unfair (including, but not limited to, placement by a person of false information, placement by a person of obscene and/or ambiguous from the point of view of morality photos) and/or rude and unworthy behavior of a person (including, but not, the Organizer has the right to prevent such a person from participating in the Contest and/or to suspend 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.
The fact of participation in this Contest implies that its Participants are familiar with and agree with these Terms and conditions of the user agreement.
In everything that is not provided by these Rules, the Organizer and Participants of the Competition are guided by the current legislation of the Russian Federation.
Contact details of the Organizer
HELP in Vitebsk:
The administrator of the festival – Vyacheslav Pobedinsky +375 29 219-44-51
Director of photography Fund "Photochrom" – Vasily Prudnikov +375 29 558-77-96
HELP in Moscow:
Partner of the festival is a Cultural project RUSS PRESS PHOTO
Phone: +7 915 258-71-25
2017 Local Foundation photos "FotoKrok", Vitebsk