Terms & Conditions 2013
Terms of entry
It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that he or she has read and abided by the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year rules and that in entering the competition agrees that their entries comply with all the competition requirements.
Entries that are found not to comply with the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year rules will be disqualified without discussion and without refund or compensation.
The decision of the judges is final, negotiation will not be entered into with respect to any such decision by the judges or organisers of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year.
Who can enter
Entrants into the Adult competition must be aged 18 or over on the closing date. Entrants into the Young competition must be aged 17 and under.
Entries may be submitted from any country.
No image which has already won a photographic competition can be entered.
The competition is open to anyone except:
- Those involved in the organisation of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year
- Family or friends of the Organisers of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year
- Those involved in the marketing and promotion of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year
- Judges or the Sponsors of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year
Shortlisted images will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London in April 2013.
Shortlisted images will be offered commercial opportunities in the form of an online gallery with images for sale. Images may also be published in an exhibition catalogue, promotional material and the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year website.
How to enter
Entrants should register at: www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com
A single sum of £20.00 is required per adult entrant (under 18s enter free of charge) and allows up to 5 entries. Further entries may be submitted at an additional fee of £3 per entry. To enter the special category Food Sn-apping, the fee will be £5 of which £2 per entry will go to Action Against Hunger. Once entered, images cannot be withdrawn unless the Organisers are notified that there is a permissions issue, in which case the images will be withdrawn on request of the copyright holder / entrant but no refund will be payable.
Payment is made online using Paypal.
Information regarding the completion will be sent via email from email@example.com . Please ensure that you have added this email address to your email manager program as the organisers cannot be held responsible for emails that do not arrive due to the entrant’s email security settings or restrictions placed by their Internet service provider.
Images must be taken by the entrant and have been taken within two years of the closing date. If you are sending a scan of a printed hard copy of your photo, please ensure that you check the box to indicate this on the uploading process.
Images submitted must have no identifying marks or key words allocated to them.
- Food in the Street
- Cream of the Crop
- Food off the Press (New)
- Food in the Field
- Food and its Place
- Food for Sale
- The Philip Harben Award for Food in Action
- Food Portraiture
- Young (under 18s)
- An Apple a Day
- Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year (New)
- Food for Celebration sponsored by Champagne Taittinger (New)
- Food Sn-apping in aid of Action Against Hunger Registered charity no. 1047501 (New)
The Organisers reserve the right to remove, change or re-title individual categories prior to opening the awards for entry each year.
Types of files for entry
Entries must be digital files. Scans of transparencies and negatives are also accepted. Digitally captured images should have been taken on a camera that can produce a suitable high resolution file.
For the initial entry into the competition, images must be submitted as JPEG files (jpg or jpeg) and should be no more than 800 pixels on the longest side of the image.
Shortlisted entrants must be able to supply a high resolution file, suitable for printing in all media and for inclusion in the Exhibition. These images should have a file size of at least 5mb. Digital files which have been in any way enhanced using photographic editing software must not have had the integrity and subject matter of the photograph changed. If the judges consider that this has occurred then the entry may be disqualified.
The panel of Judges will be appointed by the Organisers and will agree to terms and conditions of judging ensuring the aims of the awards are maintained throughout.
Should there be a category in which there has not been an entry of sufficient quality then the Organisers reserve the right not to award a winning entry to that category.
The competition closes on January 31st 2013. Shortlisted entrants will be notified in February 2013 so that higher quality images can be sent.
The judging of the shortlisted entries will take place in March 2013, and the winners notified in April 2013.
The title of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2013 will be awarded to the single image judged to be the most striking and memorable of all the category winning entries.
The overall winner of the title of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2013 will receive £5000.
We understand that entrants and later shortlisted finalists may be very excited about making their entry or being shortlisted. However, under no circumstances should images entered be uploading onto Social Media sites including but not exclusively to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogs etc. The reason for this is twofold;
1) To ensure that judging is fairly done all images are kept anonymous until the exhibition. At no point do judges know who the artists are and therefore any images publicised on these social media channels will be immediately disqualified.
2) Secondly, and perhaps more importantly to the artist, by uploading the images on some of these social media platforms gives away the copyright leaving it subject to the terms and conditions (both current and future) of the social media company and allows them to pass it to 3rd parties. If you would like to know more about this visit: http://artists-bill-of-rights.org/
Each winning and runner up entrant agrees to participate in publicity related to the competition and to the use of their name and a photograph of both themselves and their entered images for the use of advertising the competition and exhibition. There will be no extra payment for this.
Shortlisted finalists will be invited to attend the winner’s reception in April 2013; this invitation will also be extended to one guest only regardless of whether photographers have been shortlisted for more than one of their images.
It is solely the responsibility of shortlisted finalists to arrange travel and accommodation for the winner’s reception, no financial support will be given for travel arrangements.
Copyright and reproduction
Each entry must: be the original work and also be the complete copyright of the owner and where linked to third party rights have sought and received written permission for its use.
The copyright in all images submitted to the awards will remain with the entrant who will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions.
In addition your moral rights are respected. Whenever Your work is published by the Owners you will be credited. Failure to publish a credit due to error or oversight shall not be deemed a breach of this condition. Where images are used pre judging to promote the awards, images will be kept anonymous until judging is complete whereupon post credits will be given.
By entering the awards, each entrant grants to the Owners a non-exclusive irrevocable licence to reproduce, publish, and communicate to the public by any means and exhibit their image and copies of their image in all media throughout the world in relation to the awards and the exhibition and no other purpose including but not limited to all use in the context of:
- Judging the awards.
- Display in the exhibition.
- Inclusion in any portfolio book and magazine or similar.
- Inclusion within interactive elements associated with the awards and or exhibition (now known or hereafter created) available for viewing or download from the Owners’ website.
- Inclusion in promotional, press and marketing materials associated with the awards and or the exhibition.
- Inclusion in merchandising associated with the awards and or the exhibition.
In some of the above circumstances, commercial opportunities may exist for winning photographers to benefit from the use of their image: where a commercial benefit is likely to arise, permission will be sought in advance and terms and conditions will be agreed.
Winning images will be used by the Owners for a period of 14 months from the announcement of the winners and thereafter the Owners may keep the winning images within an archive (electronic or otherwise) for a period of 5 years from announcement of the winners, after which permission will be sought from the photographers should their images be used in connection with the awards and or exhibition.
Proof of electronic submission is not proof of receipt by the award Organisers.
The Organisers cannot accept liability for any loss or damage of any image entered into the awards however caused.
The Organisers cannot accept liability for the misuse of images as in a third party not complying with the award’s photo credit guide issued to them.
Non-winning digital images entered into the award will not be retained by the Organisers.
No entries will be returned by the owners and therefore owners are advised to keep a copy of their digital files for their own use.