COMPETITION RULES AND CONDITIONS

ENTRY RULES

DATE: FROM January 8th, 2021 to March 31th, 2021
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 per series. (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.

 

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.

1. Presentation of all the works of the finalists with the corresponding statements of the authors on the official website
2. Video presentation of all the finalists works at a joint exhibition at the end of October 2021, at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka (museum-holder of the Rijeka ECOC 2020 program)
3. All nominated works from the final exhibition of the finalists in digital form remain in the permanent holdings of the museum
4. Written diplomas / awards are given to all winners and finalists of the final exhibition
5. All finalists get an official catalog of the final exhibition in digital form
6. All winners in every category will receive free accommodation on a half board basis in the hotel complex Amarin **** for two people in Rovinj at the festival in May 2022.
7. After the selection the jury president will choose one winning work tobe exhibited at the Photon Gallery in Vienna

 

GRAND PRIX 2021

The winner of the Grand Prix gets:

1. Cash prize of 2,000 Euros
2. Solo exhibition with the accompanying catalog at the end of the festival in May 2022 in Rovinj
3. Free accommodation on a half board basis in the hotel resort Amarin during your stay in Rovinj 2022.
4. Solo exhibition with the accompanying catalog in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka during the autumn of 2022
5. Special positioning in the museum’s holdings where the work remains in care of the curators in digital or printed form (author’s choice)
6. The Grand Prix Photodays 2021 written plaque

By submitting the work, all participants confirm that they accept all the stated terms and conditions.

The Organizer may use the submitted photos solely for the promotion of the author, Rovinj Photodays festival or the promotion of the sponsor companies, solely in the context of the sponsorship of the prize. The destination and method of promoting the work is not limited; from appearing in exhibitions to appearance in media and official materials, website etc.
Sponsors are our partners in the promotion of photography and may use the nominated photos, solely for the purpose of promoting Rovinj Photodays and the photographers.
Any changes to this Rulebook shall be authorized only by the organizer, and in the event of changes, they are obliged to inform the public in due time.
If the organizer intends to use the photographs for something not related to the promotion of the competition, the photographer will be informed and given the opportunity to refuse to use their work. If the author wants to get involved and approve the use, he will agree on the terms of the fee and business cooperation with the organizer.

The jury of the festival is not obliged to nominate category finalists if the submitted works do not meet the set criteria. The organizer reserves the right not to produce works within individual categories, which also applies to the Grand Prix of the festival.

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