EVEREST GLOBAL PHOTO CONTEST 2020
Conditions of Entry Checklist
The Contest is open to photographers all over the world. This is a digital image competition. It will be organized under the approved rules of GPU as well as WPU. All acceptances will count for GPU and WPU. If two or more similar images are entered by the same author, the first one getting the acceptance score will be considered for acceptance or award, the other images will not be considered.
2. EXHIBITION NAME：
EVEREST GLOBAL PHOTO CONTEST 2020
China International Photographers Association（CIPA）
The China International Photographers Association was registered in Hong Kong, China in August 2015 and is a relatively influential international photography organization. The image is accepted in the Contests hosted by the China International Photographers Association. It is both your honor and our blessing, and it is the authoritative recognition of your photography achievements.
[A] COLOR Open
[B] MONOCHROME Open
[D] PHOTO TRAVEL
All are digital Sections. An author may submit a maximum of 4 images in each section i.e 20 total images for 5 sections. Images for each section should be uploaded via “http://cipa.sychina.net/cn/”website.
Photos must be in jpg file format.
Maximum horizontal /vertical length 1920 pixels (Recommended 1920×1080).
File size of individual image should not exceed 2MB.
1 Section $ 15
2 Section $ 20
3 Section $ 25
4 Section $ 30
5 Section $ 35
International payment method, PayPal：email@example.com
Participants are requested to send their entries, Entry Fee etc. well in advance. Late entries will not be entertained and the Entry Fee will be retained. If the entry fee is not received within the closing date, Entries may not be considered for selection.
CLUB Admission fees for 10 or more people are subject to a 10% discount. The fee for a club entry must be paid once , otherwise we cannot allow the discount! Only listed members of a club will count for club scoring.
7. Report Cards will be sent by E-Mail as well as displayed on “http://cipa.sychina.net/cn/”website. Permission to reproduce images in the catalogue or for publicity is assumed unless otherwise denied by the author.
8. IMAGE FILE NAMING
File name should be as you would want it to appear in the catalogue (same as title name).Each image must have a unique title with maximum 35 characters.Please use only English alphabet and numeric ( a-z A-Z 0-9 ).
9.Names and Honors of judges.
DEWEN HU（1 GCWPU/CPA/CIPA）
YUEJIAN HU（1 GCWPU/GPU/RPS）
PO PENG（1 GCWPU/CIPA）
Best Club Award 1
Best photographer 1
GPU GOLD 5
WPU GOLD 5
WPU SILVER 5
WPU BRONZE 5
GPU HM 10
WPU HM 10
Acceptance range is 30% to 35%.
BEGIN ONLINE EXHIBITION：Jul.30，2020 （2020/07/30）
AWARDS & CATALOG：Jul.30，2020（2020/07/30）
12. Please read the above regulations carefully and try to avoid unnecessary correspondences. Still for further queries, if, any, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition chairman：chen lee
13. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions. An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted). The entrant permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website. Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used “will not be eligible for awards” or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification” by the exhibition sponsors.The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated provided the photographic content predominates, subject to Nature, Photo Travel and Photojournalism divisional restrictions. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted. No title or identification of the maker shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print mat or mount entered in a Recognized exhibition.
Each image must have a unique title. Once an image has been accepted in a Recognized exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image:
i. May not be entered or re-entered in any section of the same Division Star Ratings class in that exhibition regardless of media, format, or title.
ii. May not be re-titled for entry in any other Recognized exhibition, including translation into another language.
Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames. An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.
14. BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
If the exhibition determines before, during, or after the judging that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition reserves the right and discretion to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards. Fees may be forfeited in these circumstances.
In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition may carry out checks on the images to make sure that:
a) the images are the original work of the entrant and
b) the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.
This may involve asking the entrant to provide originally captured image(s), with EXIF data intact, by a set deadline. The questioned image(s) of any entrant failing to comply with such a request for the original image(s) may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry, and declined. Such entries may be referred to Certification organization for further investigation of possible ethics violations. Certification organization retains the right to investigate in any way all complaints/suspicions of breaches of entry conditions, impose sanctions if deemed necessary, void the acceptances of any image found to violate the Certification organization rules, include the entrant’s name on the list of sanctions provided to Exhibitions, and share such investigations with Certification organization. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition.
An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A grayscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.
PHOTO TRAVEL DEFINITION
A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close-up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable.
All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY DEFINITION
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation.The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.
· Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.· Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are ermissible.
· Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.· No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted.
· Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning.
· Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.
· Stitched images are not permitted.
· All images must appear natural.
· Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.
· Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
· Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens,aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.
The result of construction created by human beings that can be seen by human eyes. Including but not limited to: ancient and modern houses, roads, bridges, tunnels, cultural relics, sites, lighthouses, sculptures, cities, villages, etc. The image should respect the subject, and the objective facts should not be misinterpreted without excessive PS.