NEW Rules & Regulations 2017

NEW Rules & Regulations 2017

How to Submit Photos

Send Email to info(at)rajaampatdivephoto.com with Photo Attachement in JPG Format with Minimum Size of 2000 Pixels and under following file name: First Name_Last Name_Dive Site_Resort/LOB(Operator)_WA(wide angle) or M(macro)_Photo Number 1-5.JPG

Sample: John_Smith_Kri Reef_Sorido Bay Resort_WA01.JPG

Raja Ampat Underwater Photo Contest Rules (WIDE ANGLE)

  1. COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ALL DIGITAL CAMERAS.
  2. PHOTOS SUBMITTED MUST CONSIST OF 50% OF THE PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN UNDER WATER AND ALL MUST BE FROM THE RAJA AMPAT REGION.
  3. EACH PARTICIPANT IS ALLOWED TO SUBMIT A MAX OF 5 PHOTOS
  4. ALL QUALIFYING PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE SUBJECT TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL RAW MATERIALS UPON REQUEST BY THE COMMITTEE
  5. PHOTOS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED IN JPG/JPEG (MINIMUM SIZE 2000 PIXEL) AND MUST HAVE EXIF INFORMATION AVAILABLE. (DETAILED CAMERA INFO).
  6. LIMITED POST-PROCESSING IS ALLOWED IN TERMS OF COLOUR CORRECTION, LEVELS, CURVES, SATURATION, COLOUR BALANCE, CONTRAST AND CLEANING WITH TOOLS (STAMP TOOL). NOT ALLOWED: FRAMES, WATERMARK (ANY LETTER OR LOGO), AND CROPPING MORE THAN 20% OF THE ORIGINAL PHOTO SIZE.
  1. SUBMITTED PHOTO NAME CONFIGURATION IS TO BE AS FOLLOWS:

FIRST_LAST NAME – DIVE SITE – RESORT/LOB (DIVE OPERATOR)- WA_(NUMBER OF PHOTO 1 – 5). JPG

SAMPLE:  JOHN_SMITH-KRIREEF-SORIDOBAYRESORT-WA02.JPG

 

Raja Ampat Underwater Photo Contest Rules (MACRO)

  1. CATEGORY IS LIMITED AND MANDATORY TO JOIN ONE OF THE COMMITTEE’S OFFICIAL SPONSOR’S DIVE TRIP IN 2017 WHICH ARE PUBLISHED THROUGH OUR FACEBOOK PAGE (www.facebook.com/rajaampatdivephoto)
  2. COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ALL DIGITAL CAMERAS.
  3. PHOTOS SUBMITTED MUST CONSIST OF 50% OF THE PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN UNDER WATER AND ALL MUST BE FROM THE RAJA AMPAT REGION.
  4. EACH PARTICIPANT IS ALLOWED TO SUBMIT A MAX OF 5 PHOTOS
  5. ALL QUALIFYING PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE SUBJECT TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL RAW MATERIALS UPON REQUEST BY THE COMMITTEE
  6. PHOTOS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED IN JPG/JPEG (MINIMUM SIZE 2000 PIXEL) AND MUST HAVE EXIF INFORMATION AVAILABLE. (DETAILED CAMERA INFO).
  7. LIMITED POST-PROCESSING IS ALLOWED IN TERMS OF COLOUR CORRECTION, LEVELS, CURVES, SATURATION, COLOUR BALANCE, CONTRAST AND CLEANING WITH TOOLS (STAMP TOOL). NOT ALLOWED: FRAMES, WATERMARK (ANY LETTER OR LOGO), AND CROPPING MORE THAN 20% OF THE ORIGINAL PHOTO SIZE.
  1. SUBMITTED PHOTO NAME CONFIGURATION IS TO BE AS FOLLOWS:

FIRST_LAST NAME – DIVE SITE – RESORT/LOB (DIVE OPERATOR)- WA_(NUMBER OF PHOTO 1 – 5). JPG

SAMPLE:  JOHN_SMITH-KRIREEF-SORIDOBAYRESORT-WA02.JPG

Conditions

CATEGORY FOR THIS COMPETITION IS WIDE ANGLE AND MACRO (MACRO CATEGORY REQUIRES MANDATORY DIVE TRIP), BOTH CATEGORIES ARE FREE TO JOIN.

  1. PHOTOS SUBMITTED MUST BE TAKEN BETWEEN AUG 2016 – AUG 2017
  2. FULL COLOUR IMAGES LANDSCAPE OR PORTRAIT ORIENTATION
  3. ALL PHOTOS MUST BE FROM A NATURAL UNDERWATER ENVIRONMENT, NO SWIMMING POOL PHOTOS ALLOWED.
  4. PHOTOS SHOWCASING THE UNIQUE UNDERWATER ENVIRONMENT OF RAJA AMPAT WILL RECEIVE ADDITIONAL POINTS OF ASSESSMENT
  5. PHOTOS SUBMITTED WITH THE LEAST ADJUSTMENT PROCESS BASED ON THE RAW FILE WILL RECEIVE ADDITIONAL POINTS OF ASSESSMENT

ALL PHOTOS SUBMITTED MUST BE TAKEN IN RAJA AMPAT REGION WITHIN AUGUST 2016 – AUGUST 30th, 2017 ONLY

ALL PHOTOS SUBMITTED MUST MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (OR RULES) OTHERWISE THE PHOTOS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

EACH PHOTOGRAPHER OWNS THE COPYRIGHTS TO THEIR PHOTOS.

THE COMMITTEE HAS THE RIGHT TO USE ALL QUALIFIED PHOTOS FOR MARKETING PURPOSES RELATED TO THE COMPETITION AND PROMOTING THE RAJA AMPAT REGION WITH COPYRIGHT TO EACH PHOTO’S RIGHTFUL OWNER/ PHOTOGRAPHER.

ALL PHOTOS USED BY THE COMMITTEE WILL BE WATERMARKED WITH THE CONTEST’S LOGO AND PHOTOGRAPHERS’ NAME

THE FINAL DECISION OF THE JUDGES IS ABSOLUTE AND INDISPUTABLE.