Antarctica Day 2018 Photo Contest - Antarctica Day Photo Contest
This coming December 2018 we join the international celebrations for Antarctica Day 2018 organising the ‘Tell a story’ photo competition for APECS members.
We invite you to share your experiences in Antarctica with one photo and a brief paragraph that tells the story (up to 50 words). This year there is no specific category, you can submit your photo and story about anything connected with Antarctica. Please remember that Antarctica Day is about creating awareness of the international status of the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean, whether this is through scientific collaboration, sharing of resources and best practices, policy-making or and camaraderie. Get creative and tell your story!y
Submit your photo. Submission deadline is on 30 November 2018!
Rules and Regulations for the Photo Contest - Please read before submitting your photo!
1.1. The competition is open only to APECS International members, if you’re still not a member please join here 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.
1.3. Members of the organising team can participate in the competition but will not be considered for competition.
2.2. The picture has to fit with the spirit of Antarctica Day celebrations'
2.3. The submission has to include: Name, affiliation and email address of the photographer; where and when the photo was taken; a brief story related to the picture in a maximum of 50 words.
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 picture (along with brief story) can be submitted from 9th- 30th November, 2018.
2.9. The organization reserves the right to reject images with incomplete details, or that have been deemed inappropriate or do not respect the aim 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 Each Image submitted must be original and unpublished for commercial purposes.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 from 24 - 28 November
4.2. The picture with most votes will be the winner.
4.3. Results of the competition will be posted on the APECS website and the winners will also be notified via email shortly after Antarctica Day 2018 (1 December 2018)
5.1. APECS will award a prize to the first, second and third winner.
5.2. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize will win a prize of €150 (Hundred and fifty euros), €100 (Hundred euros) and €50 (fifty Euros) respectively. 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.