1.1 The competition is open and free of cost to all without any age restrictions.
2. SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES
2.1 Images of not more than 10 MB in size must be submitted online and the organiser may request for higher resolution images subsequently. The original images should be at least 3 MB in size as top 15 mages per theme will be printed and exhibited. Shortlisted finalists will be notified via email to submit their original images if need be.
2.2 Submitted images should be in JPEG format and at least 1,600 pixels wide for a horizontal image or 1,600 pixels tall for a vertical image.
2.3 Each participant can submit only 1 image per theme.
2.4 Digital manipulation that distorts the reality of the images will not be allowed. Only basic enhancements such as sharpening, contrast adjustment, or simple cropping will be allowed.
2.5 The organiser reserves the right to reject images with incomplete details required under the photo submission page. The submission deadline is 30th march, 2019, before 11.59pm.
3.1 Each image submitted must be the original and unpublished work of the participant who must also be its copyright owner.
3.2 The participant shall retain copyright to the image entered for the competition.
3.4 Images received by the organiser through the competition will not be used by the organiser for commercial purposes.
4.1 Prizes are non-transferrable and non-exchangeable for cash or in kind.
4.2 The organiser reserves the right to change or replace the competition prizes and/or modify the rules and regulations of the competition as and when necessary, without prior notice.
4.3 The organiser shall not be liable for any fault with any of the prizes and any issues or queries relating to the condition of the prizes should be referred to the manufacturer/supplier of the prizes.
5. JUDGING AND RESULTS
5.1 The images will be selected by a panel of judges and their decision is final. No correspondence pertaining to the selection process and decision will be entertained.
5.2 The panel of judges will evaluate the images based on the following criteria:
- Artistic/visual appeal.
- Extent to which the photograph captures the essence of the theme.
5.3 Images will be judged based on originality, creativity and relevance to the theme.
5.4 The judging panel reserves the right not to award the prizes if the images submitted do not meet the requirements stated in this document.
5.5 Results of the competition will be posted on the “PhotoFlare 2019” photography competition website and winners will also be notified via email.
6. ACCEPTANCE OF RULES AND REGULATIONS
6.1 By submitting an image for the competition, the participant will be regarded as having accepted and agreed to be bound by the rules and regulations of the competition.
6.2 While the organiser will exercise due care during the collection, selection and storage of images, it shall not be held liable for any loss, theft or destruction of the images