Rules

Rules of the competition

Raindrops Award- “The Best Photographs on the Advantages of the use of Rainwater Geneva Award 2011

Introduction

To date, 884 million people in the world have no regular access to clean water, and 2.6 billion individuals have no access to basic sanitation facilities. With the onset of climate change and the naturally unequal distribution of water on earth, rainwater harvesting is an alternate but effective way of increasing the availability of resources as well as reducing the risk of flooding. Rainwater harvesting can also decrease the impulsive and wasteful use of water by individuals and businesses alike. It has the double benefit of preserving natural resources while helping to mitigate against climate change.

The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance, the IRHA, ever concerned with highlighting the benefits of rainwater harvesting to the public, is launching the third edition of its international competition that links art to development. For the first time this competition will be the result of close collaboration between the IRHA and the very reputed Photojournale, with their “Rainwater/Eau de pluie/Agua de Lluvia project”.

Through this competition we aim to make the public, too often insufficiently informed, aware of the various advantages that rainwater harvesting offers by providing sustainable access to water.  It is in this context that the IRHA invites photographers, professional and amateur, to present their vision on the benefits that this celestial resource can have for both humans and nature.

Article 1 – Definition
The competition entitled “The Best Photographs on the Advantages of the use of rainwater, Raindrops Geneva Award 2011” (the under listed rules of the competition) is aimed at raising public awareness on the importance of “blue gold” in the modern world.

The competition “The Best Photographs on the Advantages of Rainwater Harvesting, Raindrops Geneva Award 2011” is organized by the IRHA in conjunction with Photojournale’s Rainwater/Eau de pluie/Agua de Lluvia project.

The best three artistic works will be rewarded.

Article 2 – Participation
1. All and sundry is legible to participate in the competition, without references made to age, nationality or profession. The members of the Secretariat and of the Directorate Committee, as well as family members of the IRHA are excluded from participating in the competition.

2. The participants must submit their photograph along with the ad hoc forms.

3. The deadline for submission of photograph is on the 31st October 2011 at 12.00 p.m. (midnight) Greenwich Mean Time. ( Submissions are now closed)

4. The Photojournale community is developing and producing www.thethirstyplanet.com (Rainwater/Eau de pluie/Agua de Lluvia project) as an online showcase of photographic works surrounding the subject of Rainwater, and ancillary projects that include publications and exhibition. All photographic work exhibited through this website in adherence to these submission rules are eligible for the “The Best Photographs on the Advantages of the use of Rainwater – Raindrops Geneva Award 2011”.

5. All photographic work submitted to “The Best Photographs on the Advantages of the use of RainwaterRaindrops Geneva Award 2011” through the IRHA website, www.irha-h2o.org, in adherence to these submission rules, are eligible for selection and exhibition on the website www.thethirstyplanet.com (Rainwater/Eau de pluie/Agua de Lluvia project) and ancillary projects that include publications and exhibition.

6. Members of the Photojournale Editorial Committee are open to submit work, however, are not eligible for prizing and the inclusion of their work for the ancillary projects of exhibition and publication is subject to nomination and approval of other members of that committee.

Article 3 – Photographs

Technical Requirements
Participants can submit a broad range of images.
Photography can be both horizontal (landscape orientation) and vertical (portrait orientation) images.
All images selected for the prize, exhibition and or publishing will need to be supplied at least as 2000px (long edge), 300 DPI full quality JPG or TIF unsharpened.

Note# Photographers must ensure that they possess source copies of their photography that conform to this requirement. If the work is selected for a prize, the exhibition or publication the failure to provide the work to this specification will disqualify the work for eligibility for inclusion in the prize, ancillary events and projects.

Photographic Style
Black & white and colour images are acceptable.
The IRHA and or Photojournale reserve the right to crop images if necessary.
Any use of Photoshop or touch ups should be limited to traditional darkroom techniques.
Use of cloning or other digital effects is forbidden and any images thought to be manipulated will be deemed ineligible.
Images shot in a photo studio will not be accepted.

Image captions
All images need to be accompanied with a text document properly captioned in the following way:
Photographer’s name: “First name, Family name”

Location: “Country and Place”

Image name: “Title”

Image description (limited to 20 words or less): “photo explanation”

File Naming
Please name your image files in the following way:
“photographerssurname”_01.jpg
E.g. John Smith’s entries would be named Smith_01.jpg

Article 4 – Selection
1. The jury designates the three best photographs from among the photographs submitted through www.thethirstyplanet.com and directly to the www.irha-h2o.org .

2. The jury is composed of: two members of the IRHA Secretariat, two members of the Photojournale Editorial committee, as well as representatives of the event’s sponsors.

3. The election of the winners will be considered on majority votes of the jury. However, in case of equal merits, the votes of the IRHA members and the Photojournale Editorial committee are considered as casting-votes.

4. The non exhaustive list of criteria on which the selection committee casts its decision is:

a. The force and artistic value of the message including technical and aesthetic considerations;

b. The clearly expressed advantages for mankind and nature of the use of Rainwater Harvesting;

c. The pertinence of the presented experiences/examples of realizations in the field of Rainwater Harvesting.

Article 5 – The Award
1.     The notification of prizes will take place in December 2011/ Jan 2012.

2.     The three best photographs will be awarded prizes as follows:

  • The first winner will be awarded CHF 1000
  • The second winner will be awarded CHF 600
  • And the third winner will receive CHF 400

Article 6 – Right of Ownership
The photographer grants to the IRHA and Photojournale a free, non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-sub licensable right to Reproduce the submitted photography, solely to the extent explicitly stated in this agreement to the rules. Photographers of photography awarded the prizes in Article 5 grant the IRHA a free, exclusive, non assignable and non–sub licensable right to Reproduce their work in perpetuity.

Copyright. No ownership or copyright in any photography shall pass to IRHA or Photojournale by the agreement to the rules.

All photographs submitted for the contest can be used by the IRHA and Photojournale in promotion of the “Best Photographs on the advantages of the use of rainwater - Raindrops Geneva Award 2011” and “Rainwater/Eau de pluie/Agua de Lluvia project”, their ancillary events and projects for a period of five years.

Credit Lines for Editorial Use. If any photographs are reproduced in an editorial manner, the photographer’s name or such credit information, if any, set forth in the submission requirements must appear adjacent to the photography in the credit line accompanying the photography.

Article 7 – Warranty
The photographer warrants that: (i) they have all necessary rights and authority to enter the “Best Photographs on the advantages of the use of rainwater - Raindrops Geneva Award 2011” and or “Rainwater/Eau de pluie/Agua de Lluvia project”. The IRHA’s and Photojournale’s use of the photography in its original form, and when used in accordance with this agreement to the Rules will not infringe on any copyright, moral right, trademark or other intellectual property right and will not violate any right of privacy or right of publicity.

Article 8 – Appeal
All legal claims are exempted.

Article 9 – Submissions
Submissions to the “Best Photographs on the Advantages of the use of Rainwater – Raindrops Geneva Award 2011” can be made directly to the IRHA by submitting the photos and ad hoc forms to raindropsaward@irha-h2o.org

Alternately Photographers participating in the Photojournale “Rainwater/Eau de pluie/Agua de Lluvia project” can submit their work directly through the www.thethirstyplanet.com website.

Article 10
Participation in the competition declares the agreement on the rules presented above.

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40 Responses to Rules

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  3. Endy Zulham tOBING says:

    dear,

    I was interested to join this competion, but how te get adhoc form ? thanks

    • admin says:

      Endy many thanks for the query regarding forms. It is okay for your to create a text document that has the required information in it and send it with your photography. That will help us keep track of your work and give us the basic information from which we can publish the work.

  4. shreeram chouhan says:

    good subject this compition I want to participet int contest Ren drop

    • admin says:

      Shreeram, yes its a great subject for a competition. We aim to raise the knowledge that rainwater, its collection and harvesting is one of the easiest ways to ensure access to clean water.

  5. Priscorneac George says:

    How many entries are accepted/theme? Should we mention the theme for each photo? Thanks!!!

    • admin says:

      Priscorneac, you can enter as many photographs that you want . Themactically you should add the details or short description of each photo, and also remember to add where the shot was taken, country and place.

  6. albert says:

    Hi there

    I would like to know how can I take part to this contest. Where is the form to fill? and How much is going to cost to take part of it?

    Thanks for your help

    • admin says:

      Albert , there is no cost to take part in this competition. You can submit your photos with an accompanying text or .txt document with the all the required information . Please see the submission page .
      Image captions
      All images need to be accompanied with a text document properly captioned in the following way:
      Photographer’s name: “First name, Family name”

      Location: “Country and Place”

      Image name: “Title”

      Image description (limited to 20 words or less): “photo explanation”

      File Naming
      Please name your image files in the following way:
      “photographerssurname”_01.jpg
      E.g. John Smith’s entries would be named Smith_01.jpg

    • admin says:

      Albert, there is no cost to submit your work for the award. You can attach a basic text document with photographs on put it in the email body.

  7. Namrata Mooloo says:

    Hello,
    I want to participate but i’ve got some questions.
    1. About how many photos can i submit?
    2. For the text documents if i understand well, i should include all the information regarding the photographs i’m submitting or one text document per image?
    3. If i’m sending more than one images, can i send them in the same mail or one submission per mail?

  8. Philipp says:

    Salut

    Can I submitte photomontages?

    Cheers,
    Philipp

  9. why will I tell says:

    how old do you need to be, DO YOU NEED TO PAY SOMETHING FOR THE ENTRY

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  11. Nikhil krishnan says:

    i do not know what is ad hoc form……… can you please answer me whats that?

  12. Nikhil krishnan says:

    do i want to provide any money to participate or is it free to participate?

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  14. Rotem says:

    what about multiple exposure? is it eligible?

  15. Yakov Vityuk says:

    Not entirely clear :
    “Article 2 – Participation
    …………………………………..
    3. The deadline for submission of photograph is on the 31st October 2011 at 12.00 p.m. (midnight) Greenwich Mean Time.”
    and
    “Article 5 – The Award
    1. The presentation of prizes will take place in June 2011.”

    Deadline – 31st October 2011; place in June 2011 – ???

    • admin says:

      Yakov thanks for pointing this error out it appears to have been overlooked since the closing date has been extended till 31st October. The presentation of prizes will take place in November. Please find the change on the site.

  16. Hans says:

    Can you tell me for this?

    The first winner will be awarded CHF 1000
    The second winner will be awarded CHF 600
    And the third winner will receive CHF 400

    What is this currency?Which country’s money?

  17. Niu Niu says:

    Hi
    3. The deadline for submission of photograph is on the 31st October 2011 at 12.00 p.m. (midnight) Greenwich Mean Time or the 30st April??Thanks!!

  18. Matthieu says:

    Sorry for the confusion – is the submission deadline April 30th, or October 31st, 2011?
    Best regards,
    Matthieu

  19. Kasia says:

    Hi,
    What is the actual deadline? As I’ve seen above 31st of October 2011, or as it says here the 30th of April 2011? Please see attached link: http://www.photocompete.com/2010/10/17/raindrops-photo-award/

    Thank you
    Kasia

  20. Zaoaherul says:

    Dear,
    I wanna join in this competition. How can I.

    • admin says:

      You can send us your photographs via email (submissions page) . Please ensure that they are relevant to the subject “The Best Photographs on the Advantages of the use of Rainwater” the photos that clearly demonstrate this as opposed to general abstract and “pretty” shots of drops of water will get the most attention.

  21. Frunk says:

    Hi,

    This is a very nice subject. We a group of photographers wanna participate.
    But a query, Will you invite the winner to the award ceremony? Many professional photographers will be interested then for sure. Coz photographers love “traveling” more than the “money”.
    If you invite the winner then you will get huge good participant with great photos for sure.

    -Frunk

    • admin says:

      Dear Frunk , we are trying to get a sponsor to add the travel into attending the ceremony. I hope we can do it with Swiss Air , or who ever. Please do enter the competition . We have had a number of excellent submissions from up and coming photojournalists as well as a number of professional photojournalists as well. I will keep you posted on the outcome of the sponsorship.
      Best Regards
      John

  22. Frunk says:

    Dear Admin,
    Which size should I submit right now? Is it acceptable, if I send small size now and if I win then I’ll send the high resolution later? If acceptable would you please mention minimum which size you will accept? Hope to submit them within Monday.
    Thanks in advance.

  23. Frunk says:

    Dear admin, when the result will be announced?

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