Terms and Conditions
Each entry must comply with the following requirements:
Best photo (winner, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up)
Most Likes on Facebook
The contestants can submit maximum two photo stories only.
Only basic photo editing is allowed, i.e., cropping, burning/dodging, brightness/contrast correction, using “vibrancy” and “exposure” on Photoshop or similar actions in other post processing software. Editing performed with in-camera settings prior to taking the photo is also acceptable but must be specified by the entrant. Colour shifting, high dynamic range (HDR) images, stitched panoramas, and composite photos are NOT acceptable. An image created digitally through the use of computer software is also not acceptable. Any changes to the original photograph not itemized here are unacceptable and will disqualify the entry.
Organizer may ask for the raw file in case judges may find any suspension.
Selected photos will be uploaded on our Facebook page for the ‘Most liked photo award on Facebook’. Most Likes on Facebook will be counted from the main photo uploaded on the Samriddhi Foundation’s page. Participants can share their photo but the likes on shared photos will not be counted. However you can tag your friend’s families on the main picture.
Photo story submitted should not have been previously published or entered in any other competition. They must have been taken after 2017.
Only photographs taken in Nepal will be entertained in the competition.
Organizing members and sponsors are not eligible to participate in the photo contest.
By entering the contest, the entrant agrees to grant nonexclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entries (along with the photo information and entrant’s name) only in connection with the contest and promotion of the contest. The organizer will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
Winners of the contest agrees with organizers of all rights for use of the photograph in any one of the Samriddhi Foundation Campaign information products not limited to its publications, website, and promotional materials and even sponsors may use them in their in-house purpose but credit will be given to photographer and by that period, participant are not allowed to use photo for commercial purposes or entered in other competitions.
Funds from any sale of the photograph during the 1 year ownership by this campaign will be as 40% to campaign, 40% to the photographer and 20% for reprints and related expenses.
The entries in each category will be judged separately, in accordance with the judging process and criteria defined below. The decision of the judges is final and binding, with no appeal. All entries must be received 12 pm Jan 20, 2018, Magh 6th, 2074. There will be two levels of screening: 1) pre-screening for compliance with the rules; and 2) screening by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:
- Story: 50%
- Creativity: 30%
- Quality (technical elements): 20%
Proof of submission by the deadline is not a guarantee of eligibility for the contest. The organizer reserves the right to prequalify the entries based on their consistency with the theme, compliance with the photographic requirements, and overall compliance with the rules. The pre-screening will be completed by the Photo Story contest organizer. The pre-screening committee will comprise of in house judges from the organizer. The organizer is not obliged to inform entrants if they are disqualified.
JUDGING BY A PANEL OF EXPERTS
The judging process will consist of evaluation by judges. The judges will collectively select the winners by assigning points to each entry based on the judging criteria.
Jury award (You may submit 2 photo maximum)
Award for most liked photo on Facebook.
Selected photos will be put on exhibition in Kathmandu.
HOW TO ENTER
An entrant may submit up to two entries. There is no entry fee for this contest. To enter, Send the photograph with short story to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th Jan, 2018.
The final deadline for the submission is 20th Jan, 2018.
For more information
Facebook Group Page: http://www.facebook.com/SamriddhiTPF
Contact no: 01-4464616