ND AWARDS 2016 – PRESTIGE AND EXPOSURE
ND Awards aims to promote photography and photographers. Our idea is to create new opportunities to present most valuable work to the audiences all over the world. To build a place where photographers can show different points of view and thrive through competition.
The winners of the Professional and Non-Professional sections will receive the titles: ND Photographer of the Year and ND Discovery of the Year and cash prizes. Our judging panel will comprise highly acclaimed industry professionals, including: gallery owners, publishers, editors and renowned photographers. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in one of the most prestigious photography contests in 2016. Select your best work, submit your photos and have a chance to win over $7,500 in awards.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
ND Awards competition is open to all Photographers: Amateur and Professional from all over the world. Anyone over 18 years of age can enter the competition with the exception of employees of ND Awards, their associated companies and employees of any company chosen to sponsor prizes for the competition.
By registering and entering the ND Awards 2016 Competition you hereby accept these Terms and Conditions.
To enter, you must upload your Entry at the following website: www.ndawards.net following the on-screen instructions carefully.
There is no limit to the number of individual images or image series each artist may submit. You may enter all your images into 1 Category, or any of the 30 sub-categories.
You may enter the same image into as many categories as you wish. Additional fee for next category is $10.
Files must meet the following specifications:
– sRGB or Adobe98 colour space, 8-bit;
– Longest dimension should not exceed 1024 pixels; (minimum 600px width)
– Saved as a JPEG at a setting of 10 (100%) or higher.
– No Watermarks / Copyright Units / Logos on images
– Only bleed photographs without borders
Winning Entrants must be able to provide a high resolution digital file. This file will be used only to prove the ownership of the image. Winning Entrants who do not fulfill these eligibility criteria will be deemed ineligible and disqualified without the right to appeal.
Images that have won prizes in other competitions or that have been submitted in other competitions currently underway are eligible.
There is no time or date restriction on when the image was taken.
All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrant must be the sole copyright owner of all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries (or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured). Further, the entrant must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.
COPYRIGHTS & USAGE RIGHTS
Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer.
Images will be used strictly in connection to the awards and will not be used for any other marketing purposes other than to promote ND Awards. Images will not be resold or used by any other third party. If there is a request for such, we will forward that request to the photographer via e-mail.
To promote winners of each category ND Awards is granted the right to display images on social network websites (on our official profiles) including: Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
Cash prizes will be paid in USD by PayPal. Any fees incurred for foreign currency transfers will be deducted from the winning amount.
Entries will be judged by nominated judges.
Images will be judged category by category. Category winners will be chosen based on the highest individual image score.
Winners of each subcategory will be awarded with: Golden Star, Silver Star and Bronze Star awards.
Entrants with the highest final score within each category will be announced the category’s winner.
*Winner of each Professional category will receive $500.
*Winner of each Non-Professional category will receive $300.
The entrants with the highest final score in Professional and Non-Professional level of expertise will be announced the major prize winners ($2500 and $1300) with the titles: Photographer of the Year and Discovery of the Year.