Diventures Magazine UWART Photo Contest Official Rules
Underwater Photography Contest UWART 2022 , organized by Diventures Magazine.
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The Contest is open only to individuals, eighteen (18) years of age or older, excluding employees of Diventures Magazine (the main sponsor) or the contest sponsors.
All subscribers must submit at least one image as a .jpg or .png file and it must be 5MB or less. Uploading the photos will be done electronically through the competition page. The entry will be a maximum of 3 photos per category per person. A full description must be entered for each photo. All photos must be original works taken by the participant. No third party may own or control any material contained in the image.
Entrants will be asked to provide the following information in the contest entry process:
- Title of the photo
- Caption: Describe what we see, where it was taken and the story behind the photograph.
All information provided by the Participant must be complete and correct. Submissions to the competition must be received by 11:59 PM. November 3, 2022 GMT, to be eligible. Entries received after this date will not be eligible to win.
Diventures Magazine has the right to use all summitted entries. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, illegible or misdirected entries. Each entry must be submitted on an individual basis (ie no team or combined entries) and all entry components must be the original creation of the submitted participant. Only non-commercial works may be submitted. Entries may not contain obscene language, nudity, pornography, violent images, anti-competitive messages or illegal material. Entries may not include confidential information, trade secrets, trademarks, or copyrighted material belonging to any person or entity other than the Participant in the absence of a permission agreement, for which proof is required. Entries containing any prohibited material or material deemed inappropriate by the Sponsor will be disqualified. Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder to the email address provided at the time of entry.
Image processing is allowed. This includes general adjustments for exposure, contrast, burn, evasion, clipping, sharpening, noise reduction, and tone. Simple cleaning of photos, including removal of backscatter, dust and scratches, is allowed. The use of HDR, panoramic photos, focus stacking, or other technologies that involve the use of multiple photos taken at the same time and place is also permitted. It is not allowed to add, remove or move animals, people, plants or other things. For example, moving a fish, removing an element from a reef, or adding a glow to a diver’s flashlight is not acceptable. While digital manipulation is allowed, please keep in mind that this is not a Photoshop contest. All images must accurately represent the subject matter and nature. Images that appear to be over-processed may be disqualified at the judges’ discretion.
Please keep the original raw images before processing and send them when requested by the judges
A jury of underwater photography professionals will select the winning entries based on criteria of originality, skill and suitability. By participating in the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and that the decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects. Judging will be completed by November 1, 2022, and potential winners will be notified by email on or before the end of November 2022. Prospective winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Declaration. They may also be required to submit original photographs prior to carrying out any processing for review by the judges. If the requested documents are not returned within seven (7) business days of the notification date, or if the notification is returned as undeliverable, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.
Prizes will be awarded within sixty (60) days after winner verification. Prize substitution or transfer is not permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value, including cash, for any reason. Sponsor is required by law to report prize values to tax authorities; Each winner is solely responsible for all taxes and any other incidental expenses on prizes.
General rules and restrictions:
By participating, you represent and warrant that:
1- Your entry is your original work
2. You have the legal right to transfer the rights specified below in your Submission to Sponsor in perpetuity By entering, you grant Sponsor a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive license to reproduce and republish your Submission, along with your name, in any and all media, now known or hereafter designed solely for the purpose of promoting the Contest or related future contests by Sponsor, without other permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). The entrant must retain the copyright in the entry; Any use of the post will be credited to the original post.
Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules and to exclude from the Contest anyone it believes has willfully violated these Official Rules.
By entering, you agree that the information you provide may be transmitted to the sponsor’s promotional partners. You may be contacted by our sponsor and/or promotional partners regarding future promotions. The information you submit to participate in this contest is subject to the privacy policies of the Sponsor.
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