TERMS & CONDITIONS

Definitions

Contents of participating photos must conform to the generally accepted notion of color photography. A photographic image is considered to be color when not black and white, grayscale or artificially monochromatic. However monochromatic images are eligible if they depict naturally monochromatic subjects.

Right to participate

Participation is open to individuals from all countries in the world with no territorial, gender, ethnic or other restriction. Any person interested to enter the contest must be at least 18 years of age.

Categories

Participants can enter any number of categories or all five of them with up to 11 entries (Up to 10 with payment & 1 free) in each category.

Tech details are quoted in the PARTICIPATE and HOW TO ENTER sections.

Judges – Jury

Judging committee consists of world acclaimed photographers and photo editors. Appointment of judging committee is the organizer’s prerogative. Obscene, sexually explicit and indecent content will be disqualified by the jury at the judges’ discretion. Rejected photos, whatever the reason might be, are not eligible for refunding.

No claims, disputes or objections against judging committee decisions can be accepted and participants hereby waive any such right. The decision of judges is final and cannot be contested in any court anywhere in the world and under any capacity or jurisdiction.

Submission of photos

All photos must be submitted in medium resolution (minimum longer side 2000pixel and maximum longer side 2500pixel). Size
is limited to 2MB JPEG
. At the point of registration and uploading all requested data fields should be filled in properly according to the supplied instructions.

Film or printed originals are also acceptable. However submission should be made in the form of digital files. Scanning of originals is the entrant’s requirement.

At a later stage short listed participants will be notified to supply full resolution photos for the judging committee. Failure to supply high resolution files within reasonable deadline voids eligibility for awards.

Copyright

  • By entry alone, any participant confirms, ascertains and assures that is sole holder of copyright as the original and only author of the image or images he/she submits to the competition.
  • Entries to the first four categories (i.e. Landscape, Street, Still Life, Nature/Wildlife) should be fully original photos made by a camera and lens and not the produce of Artificial Intelligence, Image Generators or heavily composite works. However this provision does not apply in the 5th category: Creative.
  • In case of depicted people in the photo/photos, permission of included recognizable persons is required. By submitting entry, the participant declares that he/she has been granted such permission (s) by depicted person(s). If it is later proven that such permission was not really granted to the participant, it is the latter’s liability to assume all incurred damages and compensation.
  • Participant also assures that whole or part of submitted photo(s) does (do) not infringe copyright, trademark or intellectual property rights of any party. Especially that photo(s) does (do) not contain elements and parts of images belonging to creators other than the participant himself(herself) This provision holds even in the case of AI images in Creative category.

Usage rights

Copyright of all submitted images remains with the author (photographer). However, participants allow unlimited free of charge license for the organizer to fully use images entered to the contest for publication, upload, use in website, social media, online and printed in relation with the contest and all relevant promotional activities. Participants agree to allow publicity and promotional use of their images in relation with the contest, without additional compensation.

Images entered to the contest cannot be sold or otherwise transferred by the organizer to third parties with or without payment. The copyright always remains with the author, with the exception of fair use for the purposes (announcement, publicity, promotion etc.) of the competition.

Any use, publication, upload or other, online or printed, must be accompanied by proper credit line.

Photo Exhibition

Participation in the Photo Exhibition (the date, and the venue will be announced soon) at a prominent Athens venue is optional and open to shortlisted photographers. All interested photographers of the short list will be contacted from Aug.26 to Sept.6.2024. A token sum per exhibited printed photo will charged and has to be paid by Sept.15.2024, together with supplying Hi Resolution files for checking and exhibition quality printing. In case of any problem, technical, copyright or other, paid monies will be refunded without any other claim for compensation.

Personal data

Registration data of participants are kept in our files for the duration of the contest and as long need to process and conclude the contest effectively. The organizer commits to offer any interested participant access to his (hers) personal info, correction, amendment or deletion of personal info and the right to be forgotten after reasonable time after termination of all contest related activities.

Legal

Terms, conditions and deadlines of this competition can be altered, changed or voided by the organizer at his sole discretion, and it can be prolonged, modified or totally cancelled at any time. In case of cancellation proper refunds will be made. Participants agree to indemnify the organizers of all penalties, fees, and any other monies owed to any person for failure to comply with any of the above requirements.
Participants assure satisfactory knowledge and command of English, hereby admitting and asserting that they have fully understood and are bound by the terms and conditions quoted in the above. Any dispute, claim, demand and civil procedure is subject only to Greek Law and will be tried and adjucated accordingly by Greek competent courts.

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