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.
To participate, you have to be an APECS member ; each member can submit up to two original photos. How to submit a photo:
- Pick your best photos (up to 2) that fit one of the three themes; each must have at least one person in the photo.
- Write an email to email@example.com with the subject “Polar Week 2017 Photo Contest - [Your first and last name]”
- Name, affiliation, and email of the photographer
- Where and when the photo was taken
- What category you want to submit your photo to
- A short description of your picture (150-characters maximum).
- Spread the word about the International Polar Week and hope that your photo gets the most votes!
The deadline for submission will be the 22th of March, midnight Alaska time (GMT -9). The vote will take place during the Polar Week and the photo getting the most votes in each category will be the winner! Before submitting please read the rules and regulations below.
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