Monday, October 20, 2014

Join the BPAi's Dragon Boat Regatta Photo Contest!

3rd Quarter BPAi Dragon Boat Regatta

Photography Competition 2014 


CONTEST MECHANICS

A. CONTEST THEME
The 3rd Quarter BPAi Dragon Boat Regatta Photography Competition 2014 will adopt the theme:  Bugsay na Bai! (Let's Paddle, Buddy)
Entries must strictly adhere to the competitions theme. Photographs should be able to capture the varied facets of this water sport that promotes discipline, unity, teamwork, symmetry & balance. 
Images should therefore depict not only the joy & excitement of dragon boating but also the drama, the agony & the intensity as reflected in the faces & body language of the paddlers & spectators.  
Submitted entries must be photographs taken during the 3rd Quarter BPAi Dragon Boat Regatta on Saturday, October 25.


B. WHO CAN JOIN
Participants must be at least 13 years old.   
The contest is open to all professional & amateur photographers and hobbyists.
BPAi members are disqualified from joining the competition


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
1) Each submitted entry must be entrant's original creation.  
2) Each participant is allowed to submit a MAXIMUM OF TEN (10) ENTRIES ONLY.
5) The entry cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means
6)The entry must demonstrate & depict the contest theme  


A  PARTICIPANT  IS  NOT  ALLOWED  TO  USE  MULTIPLE  EMAIL ADDRESSES  IN  SENDING  THEIR  ENTRIES.  A  PARTICIPANT  WHO  SUBMITS HIS/HER  ENTRIES  USING  MULTIPLE  OR  DIFFERENT  EMAIL  ADDRESSES WILL  BE  DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COMPETITION. 

PHOTO & IMAGE REQUIREMENTS


1) Photographs should be in digital format/file.  Only photos/images emailed to boholpaddlers@gmail.com will be accepted


2) Photographs to be submitted should have no watermark. There should be no identifying mark on the images to eliminate any bias during the screening and judging of the submitted photos. 

3) All submitted digital files must be 300 dpi (dots per inch), in JPEG or JPG format, and at least 1,000 pixels on one side (whether image is vertical or horizontal). 

4) Submitted entries must be in full color.  Photos in Black & White  or  Sepia  are  not allowed.

5) The  entry  to  be  submitted  should  be  an  image/photo  with  a  corresponding photo  title. A photo caption is optional. If a caption is included, the caption must indicate the place where the image was taken, and must have an accurate description of what the photo is about.      

6) Each photo entry shall be provided with the following information: (i) title (caption is optional) , (ii) name of photographer.

7) The following photographs or images are disqualified: 
o Photographs that have been previously submitted or have won in any local or international photography contest.

o Photographs that violate a persons rights including, but not limited to copyright and privacy.

o Photographs that contain obscene, sexually explicit, offensive or any other objectionable or inappropriate content.

o BPAi  will disqualify  photos  that  are  digitally  enhanced  or  altered  for  creative purposes.  Altered  images  refer  to  photographs  manipulated  and  applied with  special  effects  (colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, stitched panoramas, high dynamic range or HDR images, etc.).  
Only  minor adjustments  acceptable  to  BPAi in  the  color,  sharpness,  contrast  or digital equivalents are allowed.

BPAi  reserves  the  right  to  disqualify  any  photograph  or  image  at  any time for any cause.

HOW TO ENTER:   


Step 1: Log on to your Facebook account and visit the groups Official Fan Page BOHOL Paddlers Association INC.   & click on the LIKE icon.

Step 2: After LIKING & SHARING the page, submit your complete name, age & email address as private message in the pages inbox. This will serve as your entry for future raffle draws done through electronic means

Step 3: Send your CONTEST entry via email to boholpaddlers@gmail.com

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY SUBMISSION

Deadline  for  the  online  submission  of  entries  is  on  October 25, 2014  (Saturday)  at 6:00  p.m.  Entries  submitted after the set deadline will be rejected.

SCREENING OF ENTRIES/PHOTOGRAPHS

BPAi will form an executive committee that will review all submitted entries and, in its sole discretion, choose the top ten finalist photographs from the submissions received.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

The top ten finalist photographs will be chosen based on the following criteria:

Adherence to theme/Content 
Creativity and Originality 
Photographic Quality 
Visual Impact 

HOW THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN


1) BPAi will then post the Top Ten Finalist Photographs at its Official FB Page BOHOL Paddlers Association INC. 

2) Page visitors shall immediately vote for their favorite photo by clicking on the LIKE & SHARE icons that corresponds with their photo of choice.

3) Each site visitor may vote only once.

4) The winning photograph shall be the photograph that receives the most LIKES from visitors to the FB Page during the period identified by BPAi.

VOTING DURATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

Start & end of voting will be announced right after the Top Ten Finalist Photographs have been determined.    

PRIZES AT STAKE

One Grand Prize winner will be declared from among the Top Ten Finalist Photographs and will receive Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000.oo), a Trophy & a special news feature

OTHER CONTEST PROVISIONS/CONDITIONS

BPAi shall have the exclusive use of the photo entries of the Top Ten Finalists for the groups various marketing collaterals and communication.  This means  that  the  Grand Winner/Photo  Owner  of  the  winning  entry & the rest of the top ten finalist photographs cannot resell or make use of his/her photo  for other purposes except  for his/her official portfolio.

The photos of the Top Ten automatically becomes the property of BPAi.   

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

Winners will be announced on BPAis Official Facebook Fan Page exactly two weeks after the top ten finalist photographs have been posted in the page.  Date of awarding of prizes and other details will be announced later.

The decision of the Board of Judges is Final. The organizer shall have the right not to entertain any protest or complaint after the final decision of winners has been made.

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