Polar Week Photo Competition Spring 2017
During the APECS International Polar Week 20 - 26 March 2017, we are organising a photo competition, PolarPeople, where everyone will be able to vote for the best photo in three different categories
- 1- PolarPeople in action;
- 2- PolarPelople at home;
- 3- PolarPeople & wildlife.
Thank you to the photographers for submitting so many great photos!. And now it is time to:
Vote for your favourite photos!
Look up the photo numbers and the names of the photographers of the photos that you like best in the three categories. And then submit your vote in the polls below:
- PolarPeople in action: https://goo.gl/r09qlg
- PolarPeople at home: https://goo.gl/LorTId
- PolarPeople & wildlife: https://goo.gl/tWNfdQ
You can vote for one photo per category.
Voting deadline is Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 21:00 GMT. The photographers of the best photo in each category will win 100 Euros towards travel to a conference of their choice. The winners will be announced after the voting deadline.
Rules and Regulations
1.1. The competition is open only to APECS International members, if you’re still not a member please join before submitting any picture.
1.2. Pictures that have won prizes in prior competitions, or have been used for commercial purposes will not be eligible.
2.1. Pictures must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Photo_competition your name” (e.g. Photo_competition José Seco)
2.2. The picture has to feature people, at least one Homo sapiens sapiens and to fit in one of the three categories: 1- PolarPeople in action; 2- PolarPeople at home; 3- PolarPeople & wildlife. PolarPeople in action includes conducting field work or doing activities, PolarPeople at home should include a resident of the poles, and PolarPeople & wildlife must include a person with either polar flora or fauna.
2.3. The submission email as to have: Name, affiliation and email address of the photographer; Where and when the photo was take; Small description about the picture; what is the category that you want to submit you picture (1- PolarPeople in action; 2- PolarPeople at home; 3- PolarPeople & wildlife)
2.4. Each participant can submit up to two (2) pictures.
2.5. Pictures has to be in JPEG format and without any watermark that will identify the photographer.
2.6. Digital manipulation that distorts the reality of the images will not be allowed. Only basic enhancements such as sharpening, contrast adjustment, or simple cropping will be allowed.
2.7. The file name for each image should be clearly labelled with the participant's name
2.8. The submission deadline is 22th of March.
2.9. The organization reserves the right to reject images with incomplete details or that doesn’t respect the theme of the competition.
3.1. Each Image submitted must be original and unpublished for commercial purposes.
3.2. The participant shall retain the copyright to the picture entered for the competition.
3.3. By submitting a picture for the competition, the participant will be regarded as having accepted and agreed to be bound by the rules and regulations of the competition and granted the organiser, APECS, royalty-free permissions to use the picture(s) for promotional or educational purposes (e.g. website, flyers, postcards). APECS will credit the author for any use of the pictures.
3.4. People featured in the picture must also accept and agree with the rules and regulations of this competition. It is the entire responsibility of the participants in the competition to inform and to get the permissions of all the people photographed in the submitted pictures.
4.1. The pictures will be uploaded, by the organiser, to the APECS website, where a public online voting poll will be held, during the polar week (23th to 26th of March 2017).
4.2. The picture with most votes in each category will be the winner.
4.3. Each participant can only win one category. In the case that a participant has the most votes in more than one category, the second participant with most votes will be the winner in one of the categories.
4.4. Results of the competition will be posted on the APECS website and the winners will also be notified via email at the end of the Polar week (26th March 2017)
5.1. APECS will award a prize to the first place winner of each category.
5.2. The winner of each category will win a prize of €100 (Hundred euros). These funds can be only used towards travel costs to a polar or cryosphere related conference of your choice within 1 year of the date of the award.
5.3 After the release of results the winners will be contacted by the APECS International Directorate Office with instructions for claiming the prize