"Wood and Life" People category
Total awards: $4.8K
1 st Place: $1800

Info & Rules

Contest info

Description

THIS IS THE PEOPLE CATEGORY IN THE WOOD AND LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST:

Observe the people around you and capture the way they embrace wood as part of their life.

WOOD & LIFE

Take a closer look at your daily life and surroundings and show us where and how wood appears in your culture. The contest is looking for photographs that can best present the interrelationship between wood and culture in the three given categories.

World Wood Day (WWD) is a cultural event celebrated annually on March 21st since 2013, organized by the International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) 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.

 This is a contest with a "professional license" at VOUBS. All the prize awards are guaranteed and witheld from the organizer by VOUBS!

Total Prizes for the “WOOD and Life” contests:

GRAND PRIZE (1) - $2,500 (USD)

- The winning photographer will be awarded with a $2,500 cash prize. (The winner will be the best performing author in the 3 categories – People, Heritage and Environment)

- The winning photographs will be exhibited at the 2018 World Wood Day Event.

OVERALL CATEGORY WINNERS (3) - $1,800 (USD)

- The winning photographers will be awarded with a $1,800 cash prize.

- The winning photographs will be exhibited at the 2018 World Wood Day Event.

HONORABLE MENTIONS (30) - $300 (USD)

- The winning photographers will be awarded with a $300 cash prize.

- The winning photographs will be exhibited at the 2018 World Wood Day Event.

 *Prize above does not include any tax or transfer fee.

 

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Expertise

Professional

purpose

Raise awareness

Target community

Photographers

Duration

120 Days

Registration period

22 November 2017  -  20 February 2018

Public voting

22 November 2017  -  20 February 2018

Jury voting

9 January 2018  -  20 February 2018

Winners announced

20 February 2018

General rules

These General rules (hereinafter referred to as the GENERAL RULES) for participation in VOUBS contests, settle the terms and conditions for participation in any contest organized through VOUBS. If there are any additional rules specified by the Organizer of the contest they are written in the field "Additional rules" and they are valid first and with an advantage to the General rules.
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Submission rules

This is a contest with a "professional license" at VOUBS. All the prize awards are guaranteed and withheld from the organizer by VOUBS!

1. Dates:

OPEN: November 20, 2017

DEADLINE: February 20, 2018

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: February 23, 2018

2. Voting Rules:

80 pts from jury voting

9 pts from total number of votes

5 pts max from WINGS

4 pts from average rating score

2 pts from total number of views

Total max pts: 100 

3. Entry Rules:

- Entrants must be 18 years old or above.

- Each entrant may only submit one (1) photograph.

- Same photograph will be automatically disqualified if found submitted to other

WOOD AND LIFE contest.

- Entrants will not be permitted to alter their photograph after submitting.

- Photograph must be submitted in the following requirements:

- 20 megabytes (20MB) or smaller,

- JEPG or JPG format

- at least 1,600 pixels in length

- Adobe RGB or sRGB is recommended for color pictures. No CMYK.

- Color photos that converted to grayscale and do not change the original

content are permitted.

- Photograph must be in single exposure and single frame.

- 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.”

- Entrants should retain high-resolution and RAW files of their submitted photograph.

The winning photographs will be exhibited at the 2018 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.

- 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.

- The caption is recommended to be written in the following manners:

a. describe who and which culture is in the photograph and explain the

circumstances in which the photograph was taken.

b. name the city, region/states, country of where the photograph was taken.

"Example: Seri Indian mother and daughter are scavenging through a pile of dead desert ironwood for a decent piece to carve in El Desemboque, Sonora, Mexico."

- No identifiable mark, signature, or stamp is allowed anywhere on the photograph.

- The entrant must be the author of the photograph submitted in his/her legal name.

- The entrant must be the copyright holder or have been authorized by the copyright

holder to submit the photograph.

- The entry must not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other

rights of any third party.

4. Judging criteria (Jury):

- Entries will be judged based on relevance (30%), originality (25%), creativity

(15%), composition (15%), visual appeal (15%).

- There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner, three (3) Overall Category winners, thirty

(30) Honorable Mentions.

5. Total Prizes for the “WOOD and Life” contests:

GRAND PRIZE (1) - $2,500 (USD)

- The winning photographer will be awarded with a $2,500 cash prize. (The winner will be the best performing author in the 3 categories – People, Heritage and Environment)

- The winning photograph will be exhibited at the 2018 World Wood Day Event.

OVERALL CATEGORY WINNERS (3) - $1,800 (USD)

- The winning photographers will be awarded with a $1,800 cash prize.

- The winning photographs will be exhibited at the 2018 World Wood Day Event.

HONORABLE MENTIONS (30) - $300 (USD)

- The winning photographers will be awarded with a $300 cash prize.

- The winning photographs will be exhibited at the 2018 World Wood Day Event.

*Prize above does not include any tax or transfer fee.

6. Copyright & Usage Rights:

- Copyright of the photograph will remain to the photographer.

- Top 150 photographs will be displayed on the International Wood Culture Society

(IWCS) and the World Wood Day (WWD) websites to promote wood culture, World

Wood Day related events, and future contests .

- The winning entries (photographs) will be used in IWCS/WWD brochure(s),

documenting video(s), IWCS and WWD event related websites and social platforms,

such as Facebook and Instagram, and exhibitions for the promotional purpose of the

future events and contests.

7. Declaration:

I declare that…

A. I am the author of the photograph(s) I submit.

B. I am the sole copyright holder or have been authorized by the copyright holder to

submit the photograph(s).

C. 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.

D. I accept all Entry Rules for the World Wood Day 2018 Photography Contest.

E. 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.

F. 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. 

8. 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.

Alowed media type



  • Images


  • Texts


  • Video


  • Audio

Voting

Restrictions

Region: Not specified

Gender: All

Max participants: 1000

No watermarks or recognizing signs are allowed.

Allowed media per user: 5+

You must be the sole owner of the copyrights.
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Latest media comments

Luana Popa

Nice picture.

February 21, 2018 11:35 AM

Isak Hun

Great shot!

February 20, 2018 10:05 PM

Stefan Vitanov

Breathtaking photo! I am impressed.

February 20, 2018 09:29 PM

Jubayer Likhon

splendid

February 20, 2018 08:54 PM

Motiur Rahman

Great

February 20, 2018 08:28 PM