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photo1A PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

The  photocontest "CLIMATE AND NATURE" has started. The deadline to submit photographs will be the 10th of November 2013. Rules of the contest

 

  1. Entrants.

The contest is open to any pupils of the "Culture, Climate and Nature. The Responsibility for our European Future" Comenius Project partner schools

  1. Topic.

Entrants must submit photographs, taken in their own country, in which directly or indirectly climate and nature are reflected. They may show climate features or their effect on the landscape (erosion, faults, river meanders, forests, lakes, storms, etc.)

  1. Photographs.

Each entrant may submit up to three photographs.

Photographs submitted must not be digitally nor by any other means enhanced or manipulated. Photomontages will not be accepted.

Photographs must be submitted in JPG format, they must have a minimun size of 1024X1024 pixels and a file size of no more than 5Mb.

Each submission must have a title and the photographer's nickname, not his or her real name.

Each entrant must be the sole owner, photographer and copyright holder of each submission.

Each entry must not infringe upon any copyrights, trademarks, contract rights or any other intellectual property rights.

Entrants agree that any image submitted to the Contest may be used by any partner school in the "Culture, Climate and Nature. The Responsibility for our European Future" Comenius Project, in any way and format with educational purposes.

  1. How to enter.

Each Comenius partner school must open an email account where each photograph will be submitted together with a form -to be designed by the partner school- which will include the following information:

  • First name and family name of entrant.
  • Nickname of entrant.
  • School year and class of entrant.
  • Kind of camera used to take the submitted images.
  • Title of image.
  • A few lines describing the place and the climatic conditions shown in the submitted image. In the case of certain geographical features (erosion, faults, river meanders, etc.) a brief explanation of the causes must be given.
  • This form must have the same title as the photograph.

Each Comenius partner school may accept other ways to enter the contest for their students, at their own discretion.

The deadline to submit photographs will be the 10th of November 2013

  1. Selection:

Each image will be assessed on the bases of its creativity, its photographic quality and its educational value.

The Comenius teachers team of each school may disqualify any entry with objectionable or inappropriate content, at their sole and unquestionable discretion.

Each school may exhibit the admitted photographs at its own discretion, in the most convenient way and format.

Selection: First Stage.

The Comenius teachers team of each school, applying the system of their own choice, will shortlist three photographs for each of the following two categories:

  • A: Best artistic photograph.
  • B: Most informative or educational photograph.

The six shortlisted photographs must be uploaded to the web site provided for the Contest, where they will be on display for any member of our Comenius School Project Community: teachers, pupils, families, education and local authorities, etc.

Selection: Second Stage.

Each school must print and exhibit within its premises all the shortlisted photographs (a total of forty-two), and this exhibition must also be open to all members of our Comenius School Project Community.

The final selection of winners must be done within the second half of November 2013.

There will be three prizes awarded to each category:

  • A: Best artistic photograph: First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize.
  • B: Most informative or educational photograph: First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize.

The Comenius teachers team of each school, applying the system of their own choice, must nominate three candidate photographs to each prize.

Schools must not nominate photographs submitted by their own students, that is, schools will have a choice of thirty-six photographs from which to nominate candidates.

Each school must upload its six nominated candidates to the website provided for the Contest where all of them will be on display.

Nominated candidates will be scored on the following scale:

  • Five points for a First Prize nominated photograph.
  • Three points for a Second Prize nominated photograph.
  • One point for a Third prize nominated photograph.

Finally, the three photographs with the highest score in each category, six photos all told, will be the winners.

  1. Contest prizes.

Category A: Best artistic photograph.

  • First prize: Award certificate plus a Comenius trip. The winner will travel with the Comenius Team of his or her school in one of the remaining trips.
  • Second and third prize:Award certificate plus gift.

Category B: Most informative or educational photograph.

  • First prize: Award certificate plus a Comenius trip. The winner will travel with the Comenius Team of his or her school in one of the remaining trips.

Second and third prize:Award certificate plus gift. A winning entrant who, for any reason whatsoever, does not accept a prize shall have no claim to compensation.

  1. Publication

Entrants accept that the Comenius “Culture, Climate and Nature” project partner schools may use the submitted photographs for publication at their own discretion.

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