World Wood Day is a cultural event celebrated annually on March 21st to highlight wood as an eco-friendly and renewable biomaterial and to raise awareness on the key role wood plays in a sustainable world through biodiversity and forest conservation. This unique celebration reminds us all the importance and true value of wood and its responsible uses.
World Wood Day was proposed by International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) and first celebrated in 2013 in Tanzania. The successful conclusion of the first World Wood Day celebration prompted the necessity of establishing the World Wood Day Foundation (501(c)(3) non-profit organization) in 2013.
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1. Entrants must be 18 years old or above.
2. Each entrant is limited to submit one (1) photograph per category.
3. Each entrant may submit three (3) different photographs for three (3) different category, but however, same photograph will be automatically disqualified if found submitted to other categories.
4. The photograph must not be submitted to any of previous World Wood Day Photo Contests.
5. Each photograph will only be awarded with one (1) prize; any awardee fails to claim the prize within the given time period (7 days) will be considered as giving up the prize, and the next photograph in line will be rewarded with the prize.
6. Entrants will not be permitted to alter their photograph after submitting.
7. Photograph must be submitted in the following requirements:
8. The content of a photograph must not be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people and/or objects from within the frame except “cropping that removes extraneous details” and “removing sensor dust or scratches on scans of negatives.”
9. Entrants should retain high-resolution and RAW files of their submitted photograph. The winning photographs will be exhibited at the 2019 World Wood Day Event, and entrants of the winning photographs will be requested to submit a high-resolution file (at least 300 dpi/ppi ) for printing and display, and a RAW file to check if adjustments made to the photograph(s) comply with Entry Rules.
10. Entrants must provide a title and caption to their photograph. The caption must be written in English only, complete, accurate, and sufficient to convey the circumstances in which the photograph was taken, with the inclusion of the cultural background that is photographed.
11. The caption is recommended to be written in the following manners:
12. No identifiable mark, signature, or stamp is allowed anywhere on the photograph.
13. The entrant must be the author of the photograph submitted in his/her legal name.
14. The entrant must be the copyright holder or have been authorized by the copyright holder to submit the photograph.
15. The entry must not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party.
* Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
Total Prizes for the “CHANGE” contests:
GRAND PRIZE (1) - $2,500 (USD)
OVERALL CATEGORY WINNERS (3) - $1,800 (USD)
HONORABLE MENTIONS (30) - $300 (USD)
* Prize above does not include any tax or transfer fee.
* Each photograph will only be awarded with one (1) prize.
COPYRIGHT & USAGE RIGHTS:
*IWCS and WWD reserve the right to amend the terms set forth herein, without prior notice, to add, change, and replace any terms or conditions of the contest.
I declare that…
1. I am the author of the photograph(s) I submit.
2. I am the sole copyright holder or have been authorized by the copyright holder to submit the photograph(s).
3. I guarantee that to the best of my knowledge no third party can claim rights or raise objections to publication/reproduction/distribution of the photograph submitted. Submission of the photograph does not violate any applicable law, including but not limited to the Copyright Law of the United States.
4. I accept all Entry Rules for the World Wood Day 2019 Photography Contest.
5. I grant International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) and World Wood Day (WWD) permission to use photograph submitted in the contest, and without any remuneration being due, in its online archive showcasing the results of previous events and contests.
6. If my photograph is awarded, I grant International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) and World Wood Day (WWD) a three-year full copyrights permission to use my winning photograph in brochure(s), video(s) and all media, including online, the exhibition, and all promotional activities in relation to wood culture, the World Wood Day Events, and future contests, without any remuneration being due.