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WORLD.REPORT AWARD 2021CONTEST REGULATIONS

NEW: In order to enter the contest you have to sign up on the Picter platform
and create a photographer profile.

–   SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THE MASTER, SPOTLIGHT, FUTURE GENERATIONS SECTIONS

Participation is open to all photographers with no limitations of any kind. Every photographer can submit as many bodies of works as one likes.

Applicants must apply as individuals — collaborations are not permitted.

All the material needed to submit a project must be sent via the online platform Picter, by registering for free via this link and creating a Photographer Profile.

Please, contact info@festivaldellafotografiaetica.it for further info or in case of technical problems.

–   SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THE STUDENT CATEGORY

As any other category, the projects submitted must be in the field of social photojournalism and documentary reportage.

All the material needed to submit a project must be sent via the online platform Picter, by registering for free via this link and creating a Photographer Profile.

The finalists of the student section will also be asked to provide the jury with certificate of attendance proving enrollment in a school of photography or a diploma issued after January 1st, 2019 (to be sent by June 28th, 2021).

In order to be considered valid, enrollment certificates or diplomas must be issued by a legally recognized school or by a course of photography that covered more than 60 hours. Workshops or courses of a shorter duration will not be considered sufficient to enter this category.

Please, contact info@festivaldellafotografiaetica.it for further info or in case of technical problems.

–   SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THE SHORT STORY CATEGORY

Participation is open to all photographers with no limitations of any kind. Every photographer can submit as many bodies of works as one likes.

Applicants must apply as individuals — collaborations are not permitted.

All the material needed to submit a project must be sent via the online platform Picter, by registering for free via this link and creating a Photographer Profile.

Please, contact info@festivaldellafotografiaetica.it for further info or in case of technical problems.

–   SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THE SINGLE SHOT CATEGORY:

GIVING ATTENTION TO THE VALUES, GIVING ATTENTION TO HOPE

Participation is open to all photographers with no limitations of any kind. Every photographer can submit as many works as one likes.

All the material needed to submit a project must be sent via the online platform Picter, by registering for free via this link and creating a Photographer Profile.

Printing process
The selected finalists will be asked to provide the organizers with the HR files to print the exhibit in a 40×60 format. The finalists will be announced only after receiving the files by July 19th, 2021. If the selected finalists do not provide the files, they will be disqualified. The jury will not make any exception for any cases.

The winner of the category shall be requested to be present at the Festival that will take place in October 2021.

Every one of the thirty classified and selected photographers must grant the use of images for the creation of an exhibition that will be shown during the Festival of Ethical Photography and for further exhibitions or publishing/promotional initiatives related to the exhibit itself.

Please, contact info@festivaldellafotografiaetica.it for further info or in case of technical problems.

–   IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL CATEGORIES

Verification process

The shortlisted photographers for each category will be asked to provide the official jury with the RAW file or negative file that must be sent by June 28th, 2021.
In case the photographers don’t have the RAW file or the negative file, the jury reserves the rights to ask and evaluate the JPG original file as recorded by the camera.

If the requested file will not be sent by June 28th, 2021 the jury is entitled to eliminate the reportage from the shortlist.

Post production
Post-production is allowed as long as nothing is added or removed to and from the original RAW file. Image cropping is allowed.

Property of the images
The participant declares himself/herself to be the author of the images presented, to own the rights of it and to be authorized to use all images by the people present in it. The participant takes full responsibility for using the pictures sent to the award.

The organization of the Festival reserves the right to exhibit a lower number of images compared to the original submission for the contest due to space issues in some of the locations designated for the exhibition of the award.

Participation of the winners and rights to use the images

The winners shall be requested to be present at the event that will take place in October 2021 during the Festival of Ethical Photography in Lodi (Italy).
The organization will cover all travel and accommodation costs. Should the photographers not attend the ceremony after first committing to it, all the costs already paid for by the organization will be deducted from the prize total i.e. flight, hotel reservation etc.
The photographer grants the use of the images of the awarded reportage for the creation of an exhibition that will be shown during the Festival of Ethical Photography 2021
At the discretion of the organization, the exhibitions of the winners can be held in other locations in Italy and abroad, until the 31st of December 2024, with the only purpose to promote the photographers, their work, the Festival and the Award. After these dates, the photographer can ask the organization of the Festival to return the prints by post and the costs will be covered by the recipient.

For future exhibitions the photographer will commit to name the Festival of Ethical Photography of Lodi as producer of the exhibition within the World.Report Award 2021.

The organizers reserve the right to use the images of the awarded reportage for promotion of future editions of the Festival (for example in the catalogue or for the promotion of the event on traditional communication channels, etc). The Festival will always note the credits of the photographer. All rights will remain with the photographer.

Captions and texts
The captions and the story text must be complete and accurate, providing information about the subject photographed and the circumstances in which the photographs were taken. Omitting, disguising or misrepresenting the content is cause for disqualification.
In any case the author relieves the Festival from all responsibilities related to the content of the work submitted.
If at any time after an award is announced a submission is found to have broken one or more rules, it can be disqualified.

Participation in the contest implies that all the World. Report Award application requirements and submission guidelines have been fully read, understood and accepted.

The prizes awarded for each of the 4 categories will be paid no later than December 31, 2022.

The Gruppo Fotografico Progetto Immagine, the association in charge of organizing the Festival, is a non-profit entity and will grant the winners the prizes for every category not later than December 31st, 2022.

The organization declines any responsibility for damages to persons and things directly and indirectly caused by the activity of the award.
The regulations of the World.Report Award might change for reasons beyond the control of the organisation.

It is possible to withdraw from the competition at any moment simply sending an email to info@festivaldellafotografiaetica.it. The withdrawal from the competition does not imply the reimbursement of the participation fee.

Please, contact info@festivaldellafotografiaetica.it for further info or in case of technical problems.

–   PAYMENT DETAILS

The payment must be done as a contribution to the activities of the Festival.  

REPORTAGE CATEGORY (Master, Spotlight, Future Generations)

N.1 project entered: 30€
From the 2° projects onward the fee is increased by 15€

Examples:

  • N.1 Project 30€;
  • N.2 projects 45€ (for example 1 project in the Master section and 1 project in the Themed section).
    One photographer can enter the same project or different projects;
  • N.3 projects 60€ (for example 1 project in the Master section, 1 project in the Spotlight section
    and 1 project in the Themed section OR 2 projects in the Master section and 1 project in the Spotlight section).

NOTE: There is no limit to the number of projects that a photographer can enter.

STUDENT CATEGORY 

N.1 project entered: 10€
From the 2° projects onward the fee is increased by 5

NOTE: There is no limit to the number of projects that a photographer can enter.

SHORT STORY CATEGORY 

N.1 project entered: 20
From the 2° projects onward the fee is increased by 10

NOTE: There is no limit to the number of projects that a photographer can enter.

SINGLE SHOT CATEGORY 

N.1 project entered: 10€
From the 2° projects onward the fee is increased by 5

NOTE: There is no limit to the number of projects that a photographer can enter.

NEW: In order to enter the contest you have to sign up on the Picter platform
and create a photographer profile.

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