Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2021 - Terms And Conditions



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ELIGIBILITY

1. Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers is open to emerging photographers only. For the purposes of this competition, an emerging photographer is defined as someone who has less than four years of full-time experience working as a professional photographer. Entrants with no professional experience also qualify to enter the competition under this definition.

2. Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers is open to citizens and residents of Australia and New Zealand. In order to receive a prize, winners must supply an Australian or New Zealand mailing address. For the purposes of this competition, a resident is defined as a person who has lived in Australia or New Zealand for at least six months at the time of entering this competition.

3. An entrant may enter more than one category. Multiple entries within a category are also permitted.

4. Employees of Yaffa Media Pty Ltd are not permitted to enter the competition.

5. Freelance writers and photographers who have been paid to contribute to Capture since 1 January 2020 are not permitted to enter the competition.

COPYRIGHT

6. Entrants retain copyright of their images. By entering the competition, entrants provide Capture and other media a limited-use authorisation to publish entered photos for the sole purpose of promoting Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers. Images will be credited with the name of the photographer when used in any publicity for the competition.

7. The entrant must be the creator and copyright owner of any images entered into the competition.

8. All post-production and editing must be the work of the entrant.

9. The entrant is responsible for obtaining the relevant model and/or property releases.

IMAGE REQUIREMENTS

10. Images must have been created on or after 1 January 2018. Any elements included in an image must also have been created on or after 1 January 2018.

11. Images previously entered into Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers may not be entered again.

12. Images must be free of watermarks and added text. Images with watermarks or added text will not be considered.

13. All elements must have been photographed by the entrant and images submitted must be 100% photographic in origin, including textures, backgrounds, skies, borders, etc. The use of stock images or clip art is forbidden.

CATEGORIES

14. For the Animal, Architecture, Art, Black & White, Landscape, Portrait and Open categories entrants must submit a portfolio of three (3) images. Entries with fewer than three (3) images will not be considered.

15. In the Documentary category entrants must submit a portfolio of five (5) images. Entries with fewer than five (5) images will not be considered.

16. In the Single Shot category entrants must submit one (1) image.

17. ANIMAL: Images may be single capture or composites. Animals may be domestic, farm, zoo/captive, or wild. An animal (or animals) should be the central focus of the image. Entrants must submit a portfolio of three (3) images. Entries with fewer than three (3) images will not be considered.

18. ARCHITECTURE: Images must be single capture and represent a building or structure that exists in reality. Entrants must submit a portfolio of three (3) images. Entries with fewer than three (3) images will not be considered.

19. ART: Images may be single capture or composites. Entrants must submit a portfolio of three (3) images. Entries with fewer than three (3) images will not be considered.

20. DOCUMENTARY: Images must be single capture. Images must be observed events. Composites are ineligible. Adding or changing pixels through the use of cloning or other means is not permitted, other than to remove dust spots. Minor tone, noise, and sharpness changes are permitted, with the proviso that these changes do not fundamentally alter the narrative of the image. Composite techniques such as focus-stacking, multiple exposure, panoramic stitching, and HDR are prohibited. The competition organisers reserve the right to request RAW files to confirm the authenticity of images. entrants must submit a portfolio of five (5) images. Entries with fewer than five (5) images will not be considered.

21. LANDSCAPE: Images must be single capture with the following limited exceptions. Stitched panoramas, focus stacking, and HDR may be used only if all exposures are captured from the same location within an eight-hour period. With the exception of the previously mentioned techniques, adding or removing pixels is not permitted, other than to crop and/or remove dust spots. Adjustments may be made to noise, sharpness, colour, tone, and contrast, including dodging and burning, and black-and-white conversions. Digital lens corrections may also be made. The competition organisers reserve the right to request RAW files to confirm the authenticity of images. Natural, urban, seascape, and aerial images may be entered. Entrants must submit a portfolio of three (3) images. Entries with fewer than three (3) images will not be considered.

22. PORTRAIT: Images may be single capture or composites. Images should include a person or people as the primary subject in the image. Portraits of animals should be entered in the ‘Animal’ category. Entrants must submit a portfolio of three (3) images. Entries with fewer than three (3) images will not be considered.

23. BLACK & WHITE: Images entered must be single capture and black and white. Colour toning, sepia, or other post production techniques rending the image not solely black and white are not permitted. Entrants must submit a portfolio of three (3) images. Entries with fewer than three (3) images will not be considered.

24. OPEN: This is an open-theme category. If your images don't fit in any other category, please enter them here. There are no restrictions on the use of post-production, though images must be 100% photographic in origin. Images may be single-capture or composites. Entrants must submit a portfolio of three (3) images. Entries with fewer than three (3) images will not be considered.

25. SINGLE SHOT: This is an open-theme category. This category requires only one (1) image per submission. Images submitted may be single capture or composite.

JUDGING

26. Entries will be shortlisted by the staff of Capture.

27. A panel of professional photographers and industry experts will judge the shortlisted entries and vote to determine a winner in each category. The overall winner and overall runner-up will be chosen from the category winners.

28. Judges' decisions are final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

WINNERS' ANNOUNCEMENT

29. Winners, runners-up, and finalists will be announced in the May/June/July 2021 edition of Capture magazine. Winners will also be announced on capturemag.com.au in May 2021.

PRODUCT PRIZES

30. Product prizes are subject to availability, are not transferable, or exchangeable, and cannot be taken as cash. If a prize is unavailable, the competition organiser reserves the right to substitute a prize of similar value.

31. The competition organiser takes no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit.

GENERAL

32. The competition closes 21 February 2021, 11:59pm (AEDT). No responsibility is accepted for late, lost, delayed, or misdirected entries.

33. Entry fees are non-refundable.

34. The entrant indemnifies Yaffa Media Pty Ltd (ABN 54 002 699 354) against any claim, legal or otherwise, that may arise out of publication of the images.

35. Yaffa Media Pty Ltd reserves the right to disqualify any entry deemed to be in breach of the Terms and Conditions.

36. By entering this competition, the entrant guarantees to Yaffa Media Pty. Ltd. that all of the above Terms and Conditions have been met. Any entry found to breach the Terms and Conditions will be disqualified and all prize money and product prizes must be returned to Yaffa Media Pty Ltd.

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Our terms and conditions have been approved by the Photowatchdog, and rated Top Dog. Photowatchdog is the advocate for fair photo competitions in Australia.

 
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