1. HOW IT WORKS

PhotOlympic is a real-time, 48-hour photo competition. Competitors will be provided 24 themes to be shot and delivered during the 48-hour photo competition. To ensure non-biased judging, PhotOlympic counts with 24 judges and a transparent points system. PhotOlympic is like a real Olympic discipline! As described by previous participants, PhotOlympic is challenging, interesting and demanding, both physically and mentally, as well as a real thrill.

2. GENERAL RULES

WHO CAN ENTER?

The competition welcomes photographers from all around the world – both amateur and professionals, regardless of their location. The applicants who pay the application fee become eligible for the competition in November 2018.

COMPETITION ENTRY

September 17th to November 9th, 2018. Entry fee must be received by November 9th, 2018 until 23:59 PM (London, GMT)

COMPETITION DATE

10th November 2018 at 00:01 (GMT, London time) 24 themes will be announced on the website at the beginning of the competition. The participants will have 48 hours available to photograph and upload photographs / one image per theme.

ENTRY FEE

PhotOlymopic entry fee = US $35,00

DISCOUNT

If someone registers on PhotOlympic by using your personal unique code as a referral, you are going to receive $5 credit and your referral will get $5 discount. Everyone wins!  Your application fee decreases by the amount you have on your account, which in turn means that if you invite more people who register using your referral code, your application fee will be decreased accordingly. In case the sum on your account is higher than the price of the application fee, the amount will be used for paying the application fee for the next contest. In case the sum of your account exceeds the application fee by more than $25, you may request to withdraw to your PayPal account.

3. TECH RULE

POST PRODUCTION

PhotOlympic values the idea and creative approach in photography and this competition is all about it. Minimal post-production and adjustments are allowed, such as Crop, Contrast, Color, Black & White conversion and similar basic adjustments.  Photo Manipulations such as adding or removing things in the photo are strictly forbidden.  

4. JURY, JUDGING & RESULTS

WHO ARE THE JUDGES?

The international jury consists of 24 highly-qualified professionals in the field of photography. Among them are well-known professors of photography, winners of international competitions, and FIAP Master Photographers.

JUDGING

The evaluation begins immediately after the photographers have submitted their entries, and it lasts 7 days. The jury will evaluate the entries by grading them from 1 to 10. In case two or more photographers get the same number of points, the ranking will be in favor of the one, who has received a higher number of highest grades.

RESULTS

The results are going to be published on the website immediately after the evaluation is finished. The results are categorized into two groups, namely:

  • Per category/theme
  • Competition winner

Category winners will be chosen based on the highest individual image score for a certain topic. The competition winner will be chosen based on the highest overall points for all submitted entries. The individual jury scores/competitors ranking will be published for each theme sorted by contestants ranking after the competition.

5. COPYRIGHTS & USAGE RIGHTS

The Copyright of the images will remain at all times with the photographer. Images will be used strictly in connection with the awards and will not be used for any other marketing purposes other than to promote the photographer and his ranking in PhotOlympic competition. The images will not be used or sold by the organizer of the competition or any other third party. To promote winners of each category PhotOlympic is granted the right by the contestants to display images on social network websites (on PhotOlympic official profiles).

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