3RD INTERNATIONAL BURSA PHOTO FESTIVAL
“COLORS OF LIFE”
TERMS OF REFERENCE OF INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST
International and National Bursa Photo Festival is a contest that is opened to all amateur and professional photo artists, through which all participants are naturally taking part in the festival program. All the contest photos will be printed by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality and donated to schools, hospitals, public institutions in connection with “Farewell to Gray, Hello to Colors” which has been carried out a social project by Bursa City Council, during the year. Durıng 2 years 735 participating photos of contests of festival, have been exhibited on the walls of 21 public institutions. All artists participating in the contest should be agreed to participate in the social project as a volunteer.
Subject: Colors of Life
Rules of Participation:
1.The contest shall be organized in digital category.
2.The contest is open to all photo artists and photo lovers. Solely the members of the selection committee and their first degree relatives shall not take part in.
3.Black & white and color photos shall be evaluated together.
4.Each participant may join with maximum 4 photos.
5.After the contest, the photos to be sent to the contest might be exhibited in the social responsibility projects of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality ad City Council during the year.
6.Information required in the application form should be fulfilled completely.
7.The photos which won a prize and/or awarded honorable mentions in another contest will not be accepted.
8.The participant shall accept, declare and commit that all the works sent to the contest belong to him/her and all the relevant permissions are granted. Bursa International Photo Festival does not take any responsibility regarding the photos of the participant. The rewards, titles and all such acquisitions achieved shall be withdrawn from those who acted beyond this declaration and acceptance.
9.On the competition which is limited to participate with award-winning photos, if contestants participate with these photos or artworks which are used as the main element of this photo (to violates the rule), their participation in the contest will be limited in accordance with the principles of competition TFSF for 1 year, in case of repeating will be banned indefinitely participating to approved TFSF competitions.
10.The photos shall be sent in the resolution of minimum 2400 pixels and 300 dpi in the short edge, in the highest zipping quality and in JPEG format and via www.bursaphotofest.org website.
11.The photos participating in the contest should be sent without passé partout and without margin. As the photos would stand as document, any intervention except basic color / light arrangements and simple cleaning applications shall not be accepted.
12.The award-winning photos will take place on www.tfsf.org.tr and in the pages of TFSF publication book; Almanac-2013.
13.The results of competition will be informed to all of participants.
14.The persons sending photos to the contest shall be deemed to accept the provisions of the terms of reference.
Participation Fee: No participation fee shall be charged.
Winner Prize: FIAP Gold Medal + 4000 $ + PhotoFest Medal
Second Prize: FIAP Silver Medal + 3000 $ + PhotoFest Medal
Third Prize: FIAP Bronze Medal + 2000 $ + PhotoFest Medal
Mention (3 prizes): FIAP Prize Certificate + PhotoFest Medal
The participating works shall be given 30 % of “exhibition” and announced in the website. These works shall be exhibited in the festival and the social projects. No purchasing shall be performed for these works.
Deadline for Contest : 15th September 2013
Meeting of Selection Committee : 28th September 2013
Announcement of Results : 30th September 2013
Inauguration of exhibition and award ceremony: 5th October 2013
Members of Selection Committee:
1. Güven AKTAŞ (Academician in Uludağ University)
2. Melih Zafer ARICAN (Academician in Bahçeşehir University)
3. Oktay ÇOLAK (Academician in Marmara University)
4. Ayşe HACIOĞLU (Bursa Metropolitan Municipality)
5. Dr. Ceyhun İRGİL (Bursa City Council)
6. Selahattin SEVİ (Journalist, Photo Editor)
7. Dr. Ömer YAĞLIDERE (EFIAP Photo Artist)
8. Egemen ERGİN (Representative of Bursa Photographic Art Society)
Secretariat of the Contest and contact details:
Murat Başlar (Bursa City Council)
Merinos Atatürk Kongre Kültür Merkezi, F Girişi, Ulubatlı Hasan Bulvarı, 16200 Osmangazi / BURSA / TURKEY
Tel: +90 224 270 82 70-71 Fax: +90 224 270 82 78
Postal Address for Photos: www.bursaphotofest.org
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