2016 Entry Conditions

NB: These are the 2015 rules and they will be updated for the 2016 event...


COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 
 
1. The International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards (Awards) incorporates the International Landscape Photographer of the Year (Photographer), the International Landscape Photograph of the Year (Photograph), and the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards Book (Book).
2. The Awards are open to all photographers around the world. By entering the Awards, You accept these Competition Rules and their Terms and Conditions.
THE COMPETITION
3. Closing Date: Entries and the Entry Fee must be received by 15 May 2015.
4. The Entry Fee is US $25 per image for the first three Entries. The fee for four Entries is US $80 and then additional Entries are US $20 each. There’s no limit to the number of images you can enter. If you wish to be eligible for the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Award, you will need to enter at least four different entries. However, a single Entry is all that’s required for inclusion in the Book, or to win the International Landscape Photograph of the Year Award.
5. To enter, you must upload your Entry(s) via the Award’s website, following the on-screen instructions carefully.
6. The judges are looking for photographs that epitomise the art and craft of landscape photography. This will mean different things to different judges. Your job is to impress the judges.
7. The Entries presented for judging must be photographic in origin (taken with a camera), but there are no restrictions on post-production except that any post-production must be the work of the entrant. You cannot have someone else edit or work on the image for you. We consider this part of the art of landscape photography.
8. Entries must be from original exposures taken on or after 1 January 2014. You can enter more than one Entry of the same subject, but if two entries are considered similar by the judges, only one of them will be eligible for the Book and Photographer awards.
9. Entries must comply with the following specifications:
• RGB colour space, 8-bit;
• Measure between 4000 and 5000 pixels on the longest side (we need large files because they may be printed)
• Be saved as a JPEG at a setting of 8 (80%) or higher.

JUDGING

10. Judging will be blind. No names, titles, captions or other indicators are allowed in or on the Entry.
11. Each Entry will be scored by 5 separate judges. The Organiser reserves the right to replace the nominated judges should the need arise.
12. The judging process is as follows:
• Each Entry will be given a score out of 100 by each Judge.
• The Judges’ scores will be totalled to give a final score out of 500.
• The 101 Entries with the highest scores will be accepted for publication in the Book (the Top 101) (unless an entrant has entered two photographs that are very similar, as determined at the judges’ discretion).
• The 20 Entries with the highest score will be judged a second time, with the highest score being deemed the International Landscape Photograph of the Year.
• The 10 Portfolio Entries with the highest aggregate will be judged separately. A Portfolio Entry comprises an Entrant’s highest scoring four Entries, as long as one of those Entries is in the Top 101. The judges will vote for the portfolio that best represents the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Award. This will be a process of consultation and discussion.
• In event of a tie for the Book or Photograph awards, the images will be re-judged to produce the winner(s).
• Special Awards will be presented at the discretion of the judges following a process of consultation and discussion.
13. Winners will be published on-line at the Awards’ website and in the Book, both in print and electronically.

THE PRIZES

14. The prizes for the winning Entries are as follows:
I n t e r n a t i o n a l   L a n d s c a p e   P h o t o g r a p h e r   o f   t h e   Y e a r
First Prize 
Cash prize of US $5,000, trophy, inclusion and feature in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book, and a printed copy of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book. 
Second Prize 
Cash prize of US $1,000, trophy, inclusion in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book, and a printed copy of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book. 
Third Prize 
Cash prize of US $500, trophy, inclusion in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book, and a printed copy of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book.
I n t e r n a t i o n a l   L a n d s c a p e   P h o t o g r a p h   o f   t h e   Y e a r
First Prize 
Cash prize of US $2,000, trophy, inclusion and feature in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book, and a printed copy of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book. 
Second Prize 
Cash prize of US $1,000, trophy, inclusion in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book, and a printed copy of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book. 
Third Prize 
Cash prize of US $500, trophy, inclusion in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book, and a printed copy of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book.
T h e   L o n e   T r e e   A w a r d
T h e   F u z z y   W a t e r   A w a r d
T h e   J e t t y   A w a r d
T h e   S u n s e t   A w a r d
Each of these photographers will have their images produced as a one metre wide print, presented on aluminium or behind acrylic as they choose, a trophy, inclusion in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book, and a printed copy of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 Book.
T h e   T o p   1 0 1
Each photographer will receive a PDF certificate honouring his or her achievement and ready for printing.
They will also be able to download a high resolution PDF version of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 book, suitable for printing with their local photo book printer
15. The decision of the Organiser is final.

LEGAL

This is all the legal stuff that let us publish the Book and promote the results, while protecting your copyright in the Entries.
16. Winning Entrants agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of their name and likeness for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation.
17. You agree and acknowledge that IC12 Pty Ltd (the ‘Organiser’) is permitted to receive Your registration data. All personal information will be used by the Organiser in accordance with its Privacy Policy.
18. The Organiser reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and/or remove any Entry that does not comply with the Competition Rules.
19. You warrant and represent, in respect of each Entry submitted by You, as follows:
• You are the sole owner and author of each Entry;
• You have the right to make Your Entry available to the Competition;
• Your Entry(s) does not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libellous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, profane or illegal content;
• Each entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity.
20. You agree to fully indemnify the Organiser in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of Your breaching any of the foregoing.
21. The Organiser acknowledges that You retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.
22. All Entrants agree that any Entry submitted to the competition may be used by the Organiser, and its Event Partners for marketing and promotional purposes of the event only. You hereby grant IC12 Pty Ltd and the Event Partners a non-exclusive, irrevocable license in each Entry throughout the world in perpetuity in all media for any use directly connected with the Competition, including, but not limited to:
• judging the Competition;
• displaying the winning entries at public exhibitions promoting the Awards
• inclusion within the Organiser’s and Event partners’ websites and magazines, an awards book, magazine or similar;
• inclusion within any material promoting the Awards;
• sub-licensing the Entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the Competition and any exhibition;
• allowing viewers of the Awards website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone for their personal, non-commercial use only.
23. Any photograph used by the Organiser shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such a credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as the Organiser uses its reasonable endeavours to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.
24. You acknowledge that it is Your responsibility for protecting any Entry against image misuse by any third party. The Organiser and its Event Partners assume no responsibility and are not liable for any image misuse.
25. The Organiser assumes no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the Awards, and the Organiser assumes no responsibility for technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, for lost network connections, garbled computer transmissions, other problems or technical malfunctions with regard to the Awards. The Organiser assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, corruption, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of Entries. The Organiser is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail addressed to the Organiser on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Your or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Competition. If for any reason a contestant’s Entry cannot be viewed or is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud or technical failures, the Organiser assumes no responsibility.
26. In no event will the Organiser, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, Event Partners, its advertising or promotion agencies, or its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives or agents be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of any contestant’s access to and use of the website. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, everything on the website is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or use or non-infringement.
27. There are no alternative prizes available for prize winners.
28. To enter online, you will need to register. While you are not required to use your real name, you do need to provide a valid email address which will be used to contact prize winners.
29. If the Organiser cannot contact a winning entrant by email within a reasonable time, the judges may award the prize(s) to another entry.
30. Late Entries may be accepted for one week after the official closing date. The Late entry fee is US $30 per image entry.
31. Entry fees and prizes are quoted in US dollars. Currency conversions are on screen at point of entry. The Organiser does not account or have any liability for any participant’s bank fees and charges that may be levied in currency conversion and currency transaction by the participating bank or institution. Prizes are paid in USD. Currency conversions to local currency are at winners’ discretion at the time of conversion.
32. Entry receipts for the competition are stored in your account details. Your purchase receipt will be listed there.
33. The Organiser’s decisions are final. Right of rejection and or right of refusal are at the discretion of the Event Organisers and can happen at any time.
34. All entries are subject to the laws of Australia and the state of New South Wales.
35. All terms and conditions subject to change without notice with the exception of copyright clauses.