PARTICIPATION RULES 2019
II World Annual Ecological Photo Contest / World Eco Photo
This Salon open to all photographers around the world. It is an International digital Salon that has got FIAP Patronage, Creative Union Photoart (Russia) patronage.
Sergey V. Firtsev,
member of the Union of Photo Artist, Russia
member of regional council of Russian geographic society
Contest consists of 4 sections:
In each section you can download up to 4 works.
A. Open Color – (digital)
B. Open Monochrome – (digital)
C. Nature – (digital)
D. Pain of Earth planet. Water & Life – color (digital)
Medals & prizes FIAP: Blue Pin, Gold, Silver and Bronze, HM (in each section);
Special prizes: from Sponsors, Chairman Award (full list of awards on the official website of the competition).
Closing date: 25th August 2019
No Entry fees
Rashid Usmanov (Russia, Chelyabinsk city), M-PHOTOART, ES-PHOTOART, EFIAP
Sergey Moskvin (Russia, Chelyabinsk city), A-PHOTOART, EFIAP
Sergey Borisov (Russia, Penza city), M-PHOTOART, AFIAP
Igor Kovalev, FIAP Club Gold medal, member of Russian Photoart Union
Nikolay Sulzhenko 2010 FIAP Gold medal, member of Russian Photoart Union
If at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final.
In order to ensure that images comply with the Conditions of Entry and definitions, the exhibition organizers may carry out reasonable measures to verify that:
a) the images are the original work of the entrant and
b) the images comply with the rules and definitions as set out in these Conditions of Entry.
These steps include, but are not limited to, questioning any entrant, requiring the submission of RAW files or other digital files representing the original capture of the submitted image(s), confronting the entrant with evidence that one or more submitted images fails to comply with the Conditions of Entry (also known as Entry Rules), and offering the entrant a reasonable opportunity to provide counter evidence to refute the exhibition organizer’s evidence by a set deadline. Such entries that are not cleared or are still questionable after the entrant has presented evidence may be considered in breach of these Conditions of Entry and declined. Entrants automatically agree to these terms by the act of entering the Exhibition and agree to cooperate with any investigation.
Conditions of Entry
1. The contest will be conducted according to FIAP regulations.
2. There are maximum of 4 digital files in each of 4 sections.
3. The entrants for the II World Annual Ecological Photo Contest/ World Eco Photo must register on our web-site www. worldecophoto.ru
After registration and authorization, the applicant enters his personal account and uploads his images for the contest.
4. Technical requirements for the uploaded images;
Jpg* format. Size of digital files: maximum 1024 pixels on the horizontal side, 768 on the vertical side, 72 dpi.; maximum 1MB.;
Important: when uploading the image, its title must be stated!
5. The contest is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring
organization, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the contest
rules and conditions. Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via
light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. All
final work must be digital file.
6. By virtue of submitting an entry, the applicant certifies the work as his own and permits the
sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or
display in media related to the contest. This may include low resolution posting on a website.
7. The submission of entries signifies acceptance of the Conditions of Entry.
8. All notifications will be sent by e-mail.
9. With the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the
entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be
investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if
the entrant is not a member of FIAP; that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this
undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original
files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned
by FIAP and that in case of sanctions following the noncompliance with FIAP regulations,
the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the
rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease
10. Entries will be viewed by the judges using Acer X1230 with 1024x768, DLP resolution.
11. * An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging for all
12. * The images received from the photographer will be judged at 100% of the maximum
permitted pixel size. Digital images must not be altered, including resizing, by the
Exhibition before judging.
13.All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be
validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.
An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.
By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted). The entrant permits the organizing committee to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website. Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used “will not be eligible for awards” or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition “and could be subject to disqualification” by the exhibition sponsors.
The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either
electronically or otherwise, by the maker. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.
Words such as «Untitled» and «No Title» are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture file names.
The total length of the file name shouldn’t exceed 47 characters.
Method of submitting entries
The entrants for the II World Annual Ecological Photo Contest/ World Eco Photo must register on our web-site www. worldecophoto.ru
After registration and authorization, the applicant enters his personal account and uploads his image for the contest.
Technical requirements for the uploaded images;
jpg*, format, size of digital files: maximum 1024 pixels on the horizontal side, 768 on the vertical side, 72 dpi.; maximum 1MB.;
Closing date: 25th of August 2019
End Judging: 5th of September 2019
Notification: 7th of September 2019
Exhibition & Award ceremony
Russia, Tyumen, 20th September – 20th October 2019
Online PDF Exhibition Catalog will be sent to all authors.
The author should be a copyright holder of the submitted material. By virtue of submitting an entry to the II World Annual Ecological Photo Contest/ World Eco Photo, the author permits sponsors to use all or part of the submitted material for any purpose, related to the contest and future exhibitions.
The sponsors of the competition have a right to:
Reproduce the entries in any part of the II World Annual Ecological Photo Contest/ World Eco Photo website (www.worldecophoto.ru) Exhibit winning entries in printed or digital format at the exhibitions of the II World Annual Ecological Photo Contest/ World Eco Photo;
Reproduce winning images in any printed or electronic media in order to inform public about the
contest and It’s results;
Reproduce winning images in the photo albums, informative brochures, digital media and other
publications related to the contest and exhibitions;
Use winning images for further specialized activities, aimed at the popularization of the contest;
Offer the options for the commercial usage of the images to their authors.
The organization boat of the competition pledge to specify the name of the image maker when reproducing it in any form.
Exhibition copies to be shown at the exhibition and printed at the cost of the sponsors of the
II World Annual Ecological Photo Contest/ World Eco Photo salon will remain with sponsors and may be used within the framework of the competition activity.
Submitting the entry you automatically grant your consent with the contest policy and rules
a) FIAP Definitions:
A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a
monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a
single color will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage. On the other hand, a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the color category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.
Definition of Nature Photography
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of
natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting
natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on
wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are
permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct- captures or derivations, are not allowed.
Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and
Wildlife. Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.
Definition of Theme “Pain of Earth Planet. Water”
The “Pain of the Planet Earth. Water’’ – A section where images are related to ecology and environmental problems and related to the planet's water resources (rivers, lakes, seas and oceans). It doesn't matter the geography (where it happens): on any continent, in any country, far out in the ocean or in the city where you live. Situations on this topic may include littering of beaches and urban canals, technical discharge of oil and chemicals into rivers (lakes, ocean) of plants and factories. In addition, the topic also includes the shallowing of rivers (lakes) and the transformation of such territories into deserts. This topic also includes photographs depicting the lives of people in conditions of water shortage (especially drinking water, for example in deserts).