COMPETITION RULES AND CATEGORIES

ENTRY RULES

DATE: FROM December 3, 2018 to January 31, 2019
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE SENT IN, IN WHAT FORMAT AND HOW?

  • one can send in only work produced in the past two years
  • photographs can be sent in using the official festival page
  • photographs must not be used more than once – each photograph can be entered once individually or in a series per category
  • the application fee is 15 EUR / 17 USD / 110HRK and is valid for 3 entries
  • an entry is only valid with a short biography and an artist statement (up to 1800 characters with spaces)
  • you can submit a maximum of twenty photos. (curators hold the right not to show the entire series at the joint exhibition if the conditions of the exhibiting space aren’t right)

 

1. ARCHITECTURE
Photographs of interiors, exteriors, views, urban landscape. NOTE: Photographs can show abstract forms and perceptions of architecture.

2. FASHION
Fashion photography is often a result of teamwork (art directors, stylists, models….). This category includes beauty, photographs of models and clothing, street fashion and similar. Although they are mostly commissioned for a magazine, fashion branding and campaigns, this is not a prerogative.

3. LANDSCAPES
Photographs in this category include nature and urban landscapes. Often they scrutinize photographer’s relationships, causes and consequences.

4. PORTRAIT
Portrait(s) shown in various styles, themes and methods – from a commissioned portrait for media or an ad campaign to spontaneous and intimate portraits of family members and friends to art projects based on a portrait.

5. NUDES/ BODY
Photographs in this category deal with the human body – from exploring its form to questioning its inherent identity, a relationship between the photographer and his model, understanding its beauty and vulnerability / its mortality.

6.  DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
Documentary photography presupposes shooting natural, not staged, situations without additional manipulation, i.e. adding or removing elements in the picture. It includes news photography, travel, socially relevant and war photographs. This category is aimed at professional news photographers but also at all who take street photography or tell a socially relevant story.

 

Separate category:
7.  ARTISTIC CONCEPT (A CONCEPT THROUGH A SERIES OF IMAGES)
There are no theme or technical limits set for this category.

In this category the nominated photographers can themselves deliver prints ready for the exhibition. In cases when they are not able to do so the organizers will produce a one-person show with the same printing quality used for printing other categories. 

One application can be a photo or a photo series.
You can submit a maximum of twenty photos. (curators hold the right not to show the entire series at the joint exhibition if the conditions of the exhibiting space aren’t right)
Photographs produced by a team are considered as one entry. Each photographer from such a group can additionally enter their own work 9 times.
The applicants will waive their copyright for promotional purposes of the festival, free of charge.
Applications:

  • filling in the submission form and uploading photographs;

Registration deadline lasts until the date stated on the registration form and on the Internet page.
Work can be submitted only through the web page and has to comply with the following:

  • JPG format;
  • 1200px longer side;
  • maximum file size 2Mb.

Step-by-step instructions for the application of a series and application of the concept are located on the bottom of the page.

SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE FINALISTS: photographers who are nominated for the finalist’s exhibition are requested to send in the selected photographs no later than 3 days after they are being nominated. Otherwise there is no obligation by the organizers to print their work for the exhibition.

FOLLOWING THE COMPETITION RULES
For ethical and professional interests all competitors are obliged to adhere to the specified guidelines.
The guidelines clearly state that all competitors are obliged to give correct information and adhere to the rules.
In case of a breach of confidence, the organizers can undertake various steps that can vary from a warning to legal consequences that the organizers deem necessary.
Every contestant is responsible for his/her conduct for the duration of the competition. Contestants must adhere to the law, respect the rights of other contestants. By entering the competition each photographer accepts to follow the competition rules.

INVESTIGATION
If the organizers suspect a foul play they can instigate an enquiry which can involve gathering of information from a member of the Festival Committee, any third party or the complainant.
During the investigation the organizer can suspend or stop a part or the entire participation of a participant or remove the participant from the competition altogether. If the organizer believes that there was a breach of this Contract they can undertake necessary measures.
Photographers will be credited on all official festival publications and during the exhibition of their work. All contestants accept that the organizers and general sponsors can use the submitted photographs for marketing and promotional purposes, including announcements in the media (press, TV, digital) and exhibitions in connection with the RovinjPhotodays festival.

COPYRIGHT AND THE USAGE OF PHOTOGRAPHS
Copyright and all other author’s rights belong to the photographer. In case of violation of these rights the competition organizers will undertake necessary legal measures.
Photographers will be credited on all official festival publications and during the exhibition of their work. All contestants accept that the organizers and general sponsors can use the submitted photographs for marketing and promotional purposes, including announcements in the media (press, TV, digital) and exhibitions in connection with the RovinjPhotodays festival. All nominated and winning photographs will be a part of the Photodays festival collection. The festival will be administering the collection according to the established professional rules and principles with intention to promote the concept of the festival and photographers themselves.

The best authors of each category will receive the “Kadar” statuette and a paid stay in Rovinj during the finals from May 3rd to May 5th 2019. Second and third place will receive a written acknowledgment. The works of all the finalists, three in each category, will be exhibited at the big exhibition of the finalists in Rovinj in May 2019, along with the accompanying catalog. In the autumn, the exhibition will be moved to the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, partner of the Rovinj Photodays festival. Selected works of the finalist will become part (in agreement with the authors) of the Museum of Arts and Crafts collection.

GRAND PRIX 2019.

The winner of the Grand Prix wins a 2000 Euro prize, Epson Sponsor Award, a solo exhibition with an accompanying catalog in Rovinj during the Festival in 2020, and a weekend stay in Rovinj.

By submitting work for competition all participants accept above mentioned conditions and competition rules.
The organizers are allowed to use the photographs solely for the purpose of promoting the photography festival or promoting sponsors’ companies within the context of their sponsorship for the award.
Only the organizers are authorized to change the competition rules, in which case the organizers are obliged to make the changes known to the public on time.
The organizers retain the right not to show the finalists in the category in which the work sent in does not satisfy the criteria of the jury.

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