We're looking for high quality macro photography. The subject can be whatever you like. Only high-quality photographs will be accepted. The winner will get Nikon D3200, 2nd place - Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod, 3rd place - Manfrotto MB SM390-5RW. All places fro 4th to 10th will get encouriging 20 WINGS awards which could be used for media promotion in the future. Good luck!
The TOP 3 participants with the highest number of points at the end of the contest will get product awards. From 4th to 10th place will get 20 Wings each. Award: Total 3 product awards and 6 "WINGS" awards. You can use WINGS to promote your media. 1st place - Nikon D3200 2nd place - Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod 3rd place - Manfrotto MB SM390-5RW From 4th to 10th place every participant will receive 20 free WINGS. Description recommendations for better exposure and chance to win: - Where did you shoot this photo? - Why do you love it? - What camera did you use to shoot it? - Why you should win? Entry requirements: - This contest is free to enter - You must participate with a high quality macro photo - You must be 14+ years old to participate in a contest - You must provide your real names, telephone number, e-mail address, age, job position and country of residence into your voubs profile configured from profile settings - You must be the owner of the copyrights for the media file - Every user may participate with as many entries as he wants to - You are not allowed to participate more than once with the same media in different VOUBS contests - Every user is allowed to win only 1 award from this contest. Relatives are not allowed to win more than 1 award from this contest. - The official language for this contest is "English". Terms and Conditions, Contest rules, Descriptions and communication with the Organisator will be through the official contest language. - We will accept contest applications from all over the world at any languages. Voting rules - There will be two rounds of voting - 1st Round - Public Vote, 2nd Round - Jury Vote. The highest ranked 30 participants from the 1st Round will qualify for the 2nd round. The winner will be the Participant with highest total score result as a sum of all points gained from Round 1 + Round 2. 1st Round - Public Vote. Each participant scores a total result as a sum of: a) 1 “share” and/or "like" in Facebook = 0.01 point; b) 1 “tweet” in Twitter = 0.01 point; c) 1 “share” in Google+ = 0.01 point; d) 1 vote by rating from 1 to 10, respectively: score 1= 1 point; score 10 = 10 points; e) 100 views = 0.1 point. f) Only registered VOUBS users are able to rate the Participants. Each user is allowed to rate only once per media. Once voted you cannot take your rate back. g) Extra Votes could be added through a promotion of any media. Buy WINGS to promote your media, gain extra votes and better exposure. 2nd Round - Jury Vote. There will be 8 jury members for this contest that will be able to vote. Each jury member will rate from 1 to 10 to his/her favourite entries. a) 1 jury vote by rating from 1 to 10, respectively: score 1= 100 point; score 10 = 1000 points; Disqualification may appear at any time if: - You are using more than one account - Your have submited a photo that is not on the theme of the contest or it is with a low quality - You are trying to cheat with fraudulent votes - You are not using your real names and personal details - Your photo has watermarks or signatures on it - You have submited similar medias more than once - You have submitted a photo with copyrights of a third party - If the sponsors of the contest decide to disqualify you for bad quality of your media file or description Duration: Registration starts from 14.09.2015 and it will close on 07.11.2015. If you register for this contest in advance your media will not be available for voting before 21st September,2015. The voting timeframe for this contest starts from 00:00 h. on 21.09.2015 and ends at 23:59 h. on 09.11.2015. The 1st round - Public voting will start from 21.09.2015 and it will close on 07.10.2015. The 2nd Round - Jury voting will start from 08.11.2015 and will end on 09.11.2015 The ranking will be visible for the last 30 days of the contest. The contest winners will be visible on 10.10.2015.
GENERAL TERMS FOR PARTICIPATION IN CONTEST "Macro Photography Online Contest" 1. Subject 1.1. These General Terms (hereinafter referred to as the GENERAL TERMS) for participation in the contest "Macro Photography Online Contest" (hereinafter referred to as the Contest) settle the terms and conditions for participation in the Contest for choosing the best MACRO photo according to VOUBS community. 1.2. The Contest is conducted in order to find the User uploaded the MEDIA file with the best MACRO photo and to reward the winners of the contest 1.3. The GENERAL TERMS constitute a contract between the Organizer and each Participant who has submitted an application for participation in the Contest in the manner described in below. For the avoidance of any doubt, these GENERAL TERMS are binding for each Participant from the time of the application and entry in the Contest 2. Organizer of the Contest (ORGANIZER) ORGANIZER of the CONTEST is Famozzo Group LLC - VAT - BG203171695, registered in Bulgaria, Sofia, bul. Vasil Levski 123 3. Period for conducting the Contest (“Contest Period”) 3.1 We accept registrations for this CONTEST from 00:00 h on 14.09.2015 to 23:59 on 07.11.2015 3.2 Voting will start from 00:00 h on 21.09.2015 to 23:59 on 09.11.2015. 1st round voting will be between 21.09.2015 and 07.11.2015. 2nd round voting will be between 08.11.2015 and 09.11.2015. 3.3 The final ranking and the contest winners will be visible on the contest page on 10.11.2015. 4. Participants 4.1. Participants in the Contest may be: All individuals at the age of at least 14 years, who have registration in VOUBS and do not breach any of the conditions indicated in the Declaration of rights and responsibilities of VOUBS. 4.2. Participant in the Contest (“Participant”) is anyone who is eligible under item. 4.1. and has submitted an application for participation in the Contest within the specified in these GENERAL TERMS period. 5. Conducting the Contest The Contest is conducted in 2 rounds. The highest ranked 30 participants from the 1st Round will qualify for the 2nd round. - First round - Public vote. Each participant scores a total result, which is a sum of: a) 1 “share” and/or "like" in Facebook = 0.01 point; b) 1 “tweet” in Twitter = 0.01 point; c) 1 “share” in Google = 0.01 point; d) 1 vote by rating from 1 to 10, respectively: score 1= 1 point; score 10 = 10 points; e) 100 views = 0,1 point; f) Only registered VOUBS users are able to rate the Participants. Each user is allowed to rate only once per media. Once voted you cannot take your rate back. g) Extra Votes could be added through a promotion of any media. Buy WINGS to promote your media, gain extra votes and better exposure. - Second round - Jury Vote. There will be 8 jury members for this contest that will be able to vote. Each jury member will rate from 1 to 10 to his/her favourite entries. a) 1 vote by rating from 1 to 10, respectively: score 1= 100 point; score 10 = 1000 points; Winner will be the candidate-participant who has scored the greatest number of points at the end of the contest as a sum from the 1st round and the 2nd round of voting. All participants in the Contest, who do not win awards, shall preserve the copy rights on their photos. VOUBS shall not resell or cede their copyrights to third parties. 5.1. First round 5.1.1. The First round of the Contest shall be conducted in the period from 00:00 h on 14.09.2015 to 23:59 on 07.11.2015 5.1.2. Within the First round all Participants shall sent an appropriate media - macro photography file; 5.1.3. The participants shall register in the page of the Contest "Macro Photography Online Contest" at http://www.voubs.com 5.1.4. The participants are required to submit their real names, telephone number and e-mail for contact in their VOUBS profile. If a participant has not submitted or refuses to submit his/her name, telephone number and e-mail for contact, he/she may be disqualified. 5.1.5. With uploading the photos the participants shall submit a header and brief description about their photo. 5.1.6. The total score results will be visible for the last 30 days of conducting the Contest in the internet page of the contest "Macro Photography Online Contest" at http://www.voubs.com, and the winners will be notified by the e-mail or telephone number they have submitted or by personal message to their voubs profile. 5.1.7. The total score result and the rankings are updated minimum 3 times per day. 5.1.8. The highest ranked 30 participants will qualify for the 2nd round - Jury Vote. 5.2. Second round 5.2.1. The Second round of the Contest shall be conducted in the period from 00:00 h on 08.11.2015 to 23:59 on 09.11.2015 . 5.2.2. A team of 8 jury members will vote for their favourite participants with ratings from 1 to 10. 5.2.3. Each jury voting point will add 100 points in the total score of the participan. Respectively 1 = 100 points, 10 = 1000 points. 5.2.4. Each jury member will vote maximum once per entry. The jury may decide to vote only for his favourites and leave some medias without any votes. 5.3. The winner of the Contest shall be announced on 10.11.2015. 6. Awards 6.1. The Organizer grants a total of 3 product awards: Nikon D3200 for 1st place, Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod for 2nd place, Manfrotto MB SM390-5RW for 3rd place. From 4th to 10th place every participant will receive 20 "WINGS" award. 6.2. The awards are non-transferable to third parties. 6.3. The Organizer is not allowed to change the nature and amount of the awards without notifying the Participants. 6.4. The manner of receiving the awards under p. 6.1. will be further agreed between the Organizer and the Participants having won the Contest. 6.5. All courier costs will be paid by the Organizer. The awards will be send by economy postal package to the address provided by the winner-participant. Organizer is not responsible for any wrong address provided by the Participant. 6.6. Any custom taxes that may appear shall be born by the Participant and the Organizer is not responsible for that. 6.7. The winners must provide the Organisator with their personal bank accounts and personal identificational document (passport, ID card or driving license). 6.8. The participant may decide that he/she does not want to receive his award. In that case the Organisator will offer his award to the next ranked participant. If he/she refuses the award too the Organisator will decide weather to continue with the next ranked participant or not to give the award to anybody. 6.9. If the participant do not provide the Organisator with details mentioned in p. 6.5 within 14 days, the Organisator will offer the award to the next ranked participant. 6.10. Every participant is allowed to win no more than one award from this contest. If he/she has more than one image among the winners, the best placed media will be allowed to claim for its award. 6.11. Relatives are not allowed to win more than one award from this contest. If there are two relatives among the winners the higher placed contestant will have the chance to apply for the award. 7. Rights and obligations of the Organizer and Participants 7.1. For the purpose of participating in the Contest the Participants shall submit a completely new material – photos or videos created specifically for the Contest. 7.2. By entering the Contest, the Participants understand and agree that upon receipt of an award their names and media/s could be used in audio, print and video materials by the Organizer, for which the Organizer does not owe any payment. 7.3. The Participants agree the Organizer or authorized by him persons to communicate with them through phone calls, e-mail and SMS messages during the Contest and for a period of three months thereafter. The access to personal data of the Participants serves to establish contact therewith. 7.4. The Participant is personally liable for the correctness of the data submitted during the Contest. The provided information will be used for the purposes of the Contest and may be disclosed to third parties. 7.5. The Organizer is not liable for MEDIA files which have been lost. 7.6. The Organizer reserves the right to suspend or terminate the Contest or to amend the GENERAL TERMS at any time, for any valid technical or commercial reason. 7.7. The Organizer has the right to disqualify any applicant who does not meet the requirements to the Participants and their MEDIA files and Projects, indicated in these GENERAL TERMS, even in case the application of the Participant has been presented on the VOUBS Contest page. 8. Intellectual Property Rights 8.1. The Participants undertake until the determination of the winner of the Contest not to transfer and make available to third parties copyrights over the MEDIA files, arising under the Law on Copyright and Related Rights. 8.2. By accepting these GENERAL TERMS, each Participant agrees that with him being determined as an award winner from the Contest, all copyrights over the MEDIA files, arising under the Law on Copyright and Related Rights, remain a property of the Organizer, 8.3. The Participant reserves the right to change and alter the provided MEDIA files. 8.4. With presenting the MEDIA files, the Participant declares that he is the sole author of the latter and that the MEDIA file is his original work. The Participant declares that he is the sole holder of the copyright and that the latter does not include trademarks or other intellectual property rights of a third individual or corporation. 8.5. By applying to participate in the Contest the Participants declare that they have accepted these GENERAL TERMS. 8.6. The participant shall indemnify the Organizer: 8.6.1. At any claims by third parties relating to the rights and use of the MEDIA files, provided to the Organizer, under these GENERAL TERMS as well as in case of damages incurred to the Organizer as a result of the acquisition and use of the PHOTOS. 8.6.2. The Participant shall indemnify the Organizer and all third parties for all damages and lost benefits, including paid fines, for all costs and paid legal fees, that have occurred as a result of claims by and/or compensations paid to third parties in connection with his participation in the Contest in violation of the applicable law and these GENERAL TERMS. 9. Limitation of Liability 9.1. By accepting these GENERAL TERMS the Participant declares that his participation in the Contest is entirely at his own risk and responsibility. The Organizer shall not be liable for any damage caused to the Participant in participation in the Contest, unless they are caused intentionally. The Organizer shall not be liable for the type, nature and content of the sent by the Participants media files, information and materials. The Organizer is entitled to remove from participation MEDIA files of a Participant the content of which contradicts a legal act, the morality and/or decency. 9.2. The Organizer shall not be liable for failure to provide participation in the Contest under circumstances beyond his control - cases of force majeure, fortuitous events, problems in the global Internet network and other unforeseeable circumstances beyond the control of the Organizer. 10. Limitations 10.1. The Organizer has the right to immediately and without notice suspend, or limit the participation of a Participant and remove from participation a Participant when the latter acts contrary to law, these GENERAL TERMS, morality and decency. 10.2. In the above cases the Organizer shall not be liable for any damages and lost profits of the Participant or third parties that have occurred as a result from limiting the participation of a Participant in the Contest. 10.3. Where there is enough reason to assume that the act of the Participant could constitute a criminal offense, the Organizer shall refer the matter to the competent state authorities, providing all necessary information and materials that would help identifying the perpetrator and prove the committed crime. 10.4. In the circumstances under the previous article, in case to a Participant a limitation has been imposed – suspension, limitation of the participation or removal of the published MEDIA files, the restriction shall continue to be in effect until clarifying the facts of the case. 11. Supplementary provisions 11.1. Questions regarding the Contest can be addressed to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or through "Contact us" page at www.voubs.com 11.2 These GENERAL TERMS are available on the page of the contest "Macro Photography Online Contest" at http://www.voubs.com for the duration of the Contest. 11.3. By participating in this Contest, the Participants are bound by these GENERAL TERMS and undertake to comply with them. 11.4. By participating in the Contest, all Participants agree that the Organizer is entitled to use their materials for his own advertising purposes. Any materials involved in competitions can not be deleted unless the Organizer decides to do so. 11.5. 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. If the person of age is under 18 years, he/she is required to present a parent/guardian to receive the amount of the award. 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 14 working days after VOUBS 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. - Winners are the only ones entitled to sell the copyrights over their MEDIA files and the latter become the property of VOUBS, automatically after the payment of the award amount. By participating in the contest the user guarantees that he/she is aware of the terms and conditions and is not entitled to refuse the award after signing up for the Contest. - Media files which do not fit the theme of the Contest will not be allowed to it. - Media files being disputed over copyright may be disqualified. - Users who rely on fraudulent votes will be disqualified. Fraudulent votes means an organized group of unreal (unverified) users. In case VOUBS suspects fraud participating users may be blocked forever. - If we cannot reach the user who is an award winner upto 14 days after the contest ends and after more than 3 e-mails sent the Organisator may decide to give the award to the next qialified participant. 12. Disqualification may appear if: 12.1. The participant is using more than one account 12.2. The participant has submited a MEDIA file that is not on the theme of the contest 12.3. The participant is trying to cheat with fraudulent votes 12.4. The participant is not using his/her real names and personal details 12.5. The participant is using a MEDIA file with watermarks or signatures on it 12.6. The participant has submitted similar MEDIA files more than once 12.7. The participant has submitted a MEDIA file with copyrights of a third party These GENERAL TERMS shall enter into force on 12.09.2015.
This is a classic macro photography with water drops. It represents the process of condensation which is part of the cirlce of life on Earth. The photography was taken on a water bottle at my home with a Sony Z2 camera using a phone camera macro lens. I think this is a beautiful photograph because there is something so pure, peacefull about the way the water drops are arranged and catch the light. The whole composition fades away towards pure blue blur which is calming. I think that I should win beacuse even though I do not own a DSLR camera I am in love with photography and always trying to acomplish the best with what I have and make beautiful photographs.