The Festival of Ethical Photography staff will contact via email/phone the photographers who will be asked to providethe official jury with the RAW files, negative files, scanned negatives or JPG original file as recorded by the camera that must be sent by May 10th, 2023.
If the requested files will not be sent by the due date the jury is entitled to eliminate the reportage from the shortlist.
For the STUDENT category ONLY:
The Festival of Ethical Photography staff will contact via email/phone the photographers who will be asked to provide the jury with certificate of attendance proving enrollment in a school of photography or a diploma issued after December 31st, 2021 (to be sent by May 10th, 2023).
In order to be considered valid, enrollment certificates or diplomas must be issued by a legally recognized school or by a course of photography that covered more than 60 hours. Workshops or courses of a shorter duration will not be considered sufficient to enter this category.
If the requested documents will not be sent by the due date the jury is entitled to eliminate the reportage from the shortlist.
Post-production is allowed as long as nothing is added or removed to and from the original RAW file. Image cropping is allowed.
The participant declares himself/herself to be the author of the images presented, to own the rights of it and to be authorized to use all images by the people present in it. The participant takes full responsibility for using the pictures sent to the award.
Copyright and ownership of photographs remain with the photographers at all times.
All entrants agree to grant the Festival of Ethical Photography permission to use the images submitted for promotional and communication purposes with no time limits (online and offline material, social networks, newsletter, projections, etc). The Festival will always note the credits of the photographer. All rights will remain with the photographer.
The photographer grants the use of the images of the awarded reportage for the creation of an exhibition that will be shown during the Festival of Ethical Photography 2023.
At the discretion of the organization, the exhibitions of the winners (or a reproduction of the same exhibit) can be held in other locations in Italy and abroad until the 31st of December 2027. After these dates, the photographer can ask the organization of the Festival to return the prints by post and the costs will be covered by the recipient.
For future exhibitions the photographer will commit to name the Festival of Ethical Photography of Lodi as producer of the exhibition within the World Report Award 2023.
The organizers reserve the right to use the images of the awarded reportage for the promotion of the Festival and communication purposes with no time limits (online and offline material, catalogue of the Festival, social networks, newsletter, projections, etc). The Festival will always note the credits of the photographer. All rights will remain with the photographer.
The organization of the Festival reserves the right to exhibit a lower number of images compared to the original submission for the contest due to space issues in some of the locations designated for the exhibition of the award
The captions and the story text must be complete and accurate, providing information about the subject photographed and the circumstances in which the photographs were taken. Omitting, disguising or misrepresenting the content is cause for disqualification.
In any case the author relieves the Festival from all responsibilities related to the content of the work submitted.
If at any time after an award is announced a submission is found to have broken one or more rules, it can be disqualified.
Participation in the contest implies that all the World. Report Award application requirements and submission guidelines have been fully read, understood and accepted.
The prizes awarded for each of the 4 categories will be paid no later than December 31, 2024.
The Gruppo Fotografico Progetto Immagine, the association in charge of organizing the Festival, is a non-profit entity and will grant the winners the prizes for every category according to budget availability and in any case not later than December 31st, 2024.
The organization declines any responsibility for damages to persons and things directly and indirectly caused by the activity of the award.
The regulations of the World Report Award might change for reasons beyond the control of the organization.
It is possible to withdraw from the competition at any moment simply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; The withdrawal from the competition does not imply the reimbursement of the participation fee.
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