The “Culture Photography VIPA 2017” is a contest suitable for participants who wish to participate with their best photos on the topic. Culture is the knowledge and characteristics of a particular group of people, including: language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts. Photos featuring people and cultures from around the world, including the ancient and modern world, Inca, Maya, Bushmen and many more.
VIPA 2017 is a competition open to professional and amateur photographers worldwide. The competition includes 6 main categories with 24 contests: People, Advertising, Nature, Architecture, Reportage and Special. All the contests will be held in 1 round. The photographer who has the highest total score in 4 contests from 1 category will become a category winner.
Beauty of the World culture heritage
Cultural photography is the art of taking photos for the purpose of telling about a people or a culture. It requires a curiosity to see what is significant in the world around us, and the discipline to photographically document it. It requires thoughtful selection of what is to be photographed. Photography offers both limitations and opportunities when we attempt to use it as a tool for documentation.
Participate and win with VIPA 2017
Jury team of experts and users will vote for the best media in VIPA 2017. You will have the opportunity to influence the final result. Use virtual currency to purchase additional voices and promote your participation or that of your favorites.
Contest winner with the highest total score and the best photograph ranked on 1st place will win the amazing 500 Euro prize, plus 10% from the entry fee fund. All participants from 2nd to 20th place will receive an award of 50 WINGS.
What is WINGS?
VOUBS contest hub operates with its own virtual currency WINGS, which is added to your online wallet and through it you pay the entry fees to participate. 1 WINGS equals € 0.32 euro. Registered users may participate by paying 20 WINGS entrance fee.
To take part, you must have at least 20 WINGS in your virtual wallet (at a price of € 9.60 euro) for each photo. You can purchase virtual currency easy through PayPal and ePay.
Join VOUBS contest hub and take part in VIPA 2017. Participate with your best photos, share them and you will have a chance to win great prizes. The deadline for participation is 15.02.2018.
Short rules for participation in VOUBS contests
• Minimum file size should be 1 MB
• Original file size in MP should be: 15MP + (or more) i.e., the short side to be at least 3800 pixels (Similar to: 70.45 x 100.64 cm at 137Dpi)
• Photographs should be not participating in other VOUBS contests
• Acceptable file formats for original print: TIF, TIFF, JPG, JPEG
• For TIF – no limitations
• All participants should be able to provide the maximum file size if selected among the winners
• This contest is available worldwide for professional or amateur photographers
• Cash award winners from VIPA 2016 are not allowed to participate
• Maximum total score is 100 points
• Maximum average rating of 10 from JURY members gives 80 points
• Maximum number of votes received gives 4 points
• Maximum average rating of 10 from USERS gives 4 points
• Maximum number of views gives 2 points
• Maximum number of WINGS received gives 10 points
• Join only with photographs related to the contest topic
• Join with new photographs made especially for the contest
• Increase your chances for the “Category winner” award by joining all the contests from the same category
• Increase your chances for the “Photographer of the year award” by joining as much contests from VIPA 2017 as you can
• Leave EXIF data in the image file
• 1st place wins 500 Euro
• From 2nd to 20th place wins 20 WINGS
• 1st place in category wins 1000 Euro
• Photographer of the year wins 5000 Euro
· All the winning photographs will participate in a combined catalogue with VIPA 2016 and 2017 winners
· • All the winners will receive a certificate
· • All the winners will receive a medal
· • All the winners will receive a free 10 catalogues
What is necessary to get a reward?
• The 1st place winner will be paid up to 30 days after providing all the details required
• The Category winner will be paid up to 30 days after providing all the details required
• The photographer of the year will be paid in up to 1 year on a monthly basis 12x 416,66 Euro per month
• All the winners will be notified by e-mail or personal message sent to their VOUBS profile
• Details required: In order to receive his/her award, the Winner must be verified. This is done by sending a personal identification document and a personal bank account number. Awards can be sent only to the person who is an award winner in the Contest. The Winner must indicate a bank account to which the amount of the award to be paid. The amount of the award shall be paid within 30 working days after VOUBS Co. obtains the necessary information about the user. All fees, deductions and taxes that may result from the transfer of the amount shall be borne by the user.
• Within 1 month after 3 consecutive emails, you must be able to respond with your details. Otherwise, if we do not have a response from you, we will offer the prize to the next qualifying participant.
• This contest is part from the “Reportage” category of VIPA 2017
• The category winner will be rewarded with 1000 Euro
• The winner in the category will be the photographer who gained highest total score as a sum from all the 4th contests related to this category – Culture, Event, News, Politics
• The highest total score is a sum from your 4 best photographs participating in this category
• The winner in this contest must agree and sign a partnership contract before receiving his/her award
• The “Category” winner must agree and sign a partnership contract before receiving his/her award
• The “Photographer of the year” must agree and sign a partnership contract before receiving his/her award
Please, read the rules for participation in VOUBS contests that you must follow: