15th Ovar Photography Journeys| AMBID2019 – 15OPJ
Photographic Competition “Ambiente Imagens Dispersas 2019”
Continuing its push for initiative, discovery and respect for the conservation of the environment, the Associação Amigos do Cáster is once again organising the photographic competition as part of the “Ambiente e Imagens Dispersas 2019 – 15th Ovar Photography Journeys”.
This event involves displaying photographic work on the theme “Nature and Wildlife” and “Photojournalism”, as well as the photographic work of this year’s winners.
Photographic Competition Structure:
The photographs sent to the competition must be within one of the following three categories: “Fauna”, “ Flora and Hungus” and “Natural landscape / Habitats”.
Natural landscape/Habitats – Entries with sumptuous natural scenery.
Flora and Hungus – Entries with flora and fungi in the wild.
Fauna – Entries that capture the animal world in its natural habitat .
From these categories will result the following awards:
“Ambiente Imagens Dispersas 2019” Overall Winner: This prize will be awarded to photographic competition’s the best picture.
“Ambiente Imagens Dispersas 2019″ – Wildscapes and Habitats Award : This prize will be addressed to the best image of this category.
“Ambiente Imagens Dispersas 2019″ – Flora and Hungus Award: This prize will be addressed to the best image of this category.
“Ambiente Imagens Dispersas 2019″ – Fauna Award: This prize will be addressed to the best image of this category.
“Ambiente Imagens Dispersas 2019″ – Ovar Award: Will be classified from 1st to 8th place the best pictures of photographers who prove their residence or birth in Ovar municipality.
“Ambiente Imagens Dispersas 2019″ – Ovar Schools Award: Will be classified from 1st to 8th place the best pictures of photographers who prove their attendance in a school in the borough of Ovar in the school-year 2017/2018 or 2018/2019 school year.
“Ambiente Imagens Dispersas 2019″ – General Public Award: The entries will be classified from 1st to 4th place by means of an online vote on the Associação dos Amigos do Cáster Facebook Page. The date will be announced through the usual means of communication of Amigos do Cáster. The submited images in this category will be pre selected by the jury. In this vote only participate the photos selected by the jury for this purpose.
The competition is open to everyone except members of the event organizers.
How to enter the competition:
Entrants must send their photographs through this form, recording the requested data. To complete your registration you must send the submitted photos, as well as the proof of payment, via WeTransfer (www.wetransfer.com) to the email [email protected]
The deadline is the 1st of November 2019 (Friday), 23:59 (Portuguese Continental Time – GMT).
It is only allowed a maximum of five pictures per contestant, format 40x60cm, colour or black and white, with 200ppi, jpeg, with maximum quality (minimum compression).
Photographs of pets will not be accepted.
By submitting an entry, each entrant declares to know and agree with the Rules the Regulations of the Photography Competition Ambiente Imagens Dispersas 2019. By doing so, the entrant also allows the organization to use personal data for purposes related to the competition and other initiatives of this association.
All the photographs submitted to the competition must be the work of the entrant and must in no way constitute an act of plagiarism.
Digital manipulation of the photographs entered can only be allowed if it reproduces that which can be done in the dark-room i.e. framing, colour, brightness and contrast.
The original digital media must be available should the jury or the organization ask to see it.
Entries will only be accepted upon submission of proof of PAYPAL invoice. This document must be sent in the ZIP File that contains the photographs.
Price per entrant: 5.00 EUR. Invoice must be made to Associação Juvenil Amigos do Cáster or PAYPAL [email protected]
Entrants from Schools in Ovar: Free Participation
The results of the competition will be made known and the prizes will be awarded at the end of the talk which marks the inauguration of the “Ambiente Imagens Dispersas 2019 – 15th Ovar Photography Journeys” on Sunday the 10th of November 2019 in the gallery at the Centro de Arte de Ovar.
Should the entrants not be able to be present at the prize-giving ceremony, they should collect the prizes within a year at the headquarters of the Associação Amigos do Cáster, in Ovar, or they can be sent to their address but the entrant will be responsible for postage and packing.
All costs incurred due to the postage of prizes and/or the expenses necessary to enjoy the prizes which are not included in the prize itself, are the responsibility of the entrant.
The results will be published at the following sites:
The jury is made up of photographers, conservationists and a member of the “Associação Amigos do Cáster”.
The jury is responsible for the giving of prizes and for choosing the photographs to be displayed at the “Ambiente Imagens Dispersas 2019 – 15th Ovar Photography Journeys” event.
The jury reserves the right not to attribute any one of the prizes mentioned in the competition rules should it consider that the photographs submitted do not fulfill the requirements stipulated therein.
The decisions of the jury are final and unanimous and cannot be questioned.
The “Associação Amigos do Cáster” reserves the right not to accept photographs that do not fulfill the requirements stipulated in this set of rules.
Omitted cases will be resolved by the organization.
Check the prize list on this link.
Photographs will be evaluated according to the following criteria: relevance to the theme, technique, composition, originality and creativity.
The jury may award a Mention of Honour to some entries outside the regular awards if it sees fit.
Through this event an exhibition of the best images will be created.
Exhibition dates: 9th November 2019 to 17th January 2020.
All entrants give permission to the Associação Amigos do Cáster to use the photographs submitted to the competition in order to publicize the event in a range of media such as website, catalogue, exhibitions, competition publicity, etc. without the competition organizers liable to any payment to the entrant.
The Associação Amigos do Cáster undertakes to always mention the name or pseudonym of the author of the photograph.
Each entrant will be responsible for the photographs submitted.
The Associação Amigos do Cáster exempts itself from any responsibility associated with the right to use images of people, buildings, objects, animals, products of a particular make or model, commercial or otherwise, as well as any other material of any nature when captured and used in the photographs submitted by the entrants of the competition, as well as any damage caused from being exhibited to the public.
The Associação Amigos do Cáster assumes no responsibility for work which may not be in perfect condition or which may be mislaid for reasons beyond the Association’s control.
The Associação Amigos do Cáster reserves the right not to accept entries which do not meet the requirements established in the competition rules and regulations.
Any situation that may arise which is not covered in the rules will be resolved by the competition organizers.