The purpose of this competition is to encourage and recognise new and experienced cave photographers. We will accept entries that depict any aspect of caving. In judging we'll be considering artistic, technical and aesthetic qualities.
There are the usual categories and a prize for best overall in the show. A People's Choice award will also be made by popular vote of conference participants.
First-timers for the photo-competition will also be eligible for another set of category prizes, so if you've not entered pictures in a caving conference photo comp before, this is the year to get organised
The Photo Comp is hosted by the organisers for the 31st ASF Conference and co-ordinated by Brian Evans: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note, there's no facility for entering hard copy photos.
Any photograph will be eligible so long as it meets the Photograph Submission Agreement (see below) , and the entry payment (AUD2 per photograph) is paid. Payments should be made at registration.
1. OwnershipYou own this photo and have permission from all that recognisable in it, or that helped create it.You've not already given away permissions to this photo to someone else.You also take responsibility that some (recognisable) equipment manufacturer won't sue for something.
2. PermissionYou give permission that the Photo Comp and Conference Organisers can display your photo at or in association with the conference.You will retain copyright, and we will refer anyone else that wants to use your photo, to you.
3. Appropriate ContentYou acknowledge that the Photo Comp organisers can disqualify any photo that has content regarded as unacceptable for the 31st ASF Conference Photo Competition.
4. Protecting your copyrightYou are free to embed metadata or watermarks to protect your rights.The Photo Comp will take steps to prevent your photograph being copied other than for the purpose of the competition and conference.
The Photo Competition and 31st ASF conference support the artists Bill of Rights: http://www.artists-bill-of-rights.org/
We will definitely have a popular vote for each category and Best in Show.
We'd like to have a judge or jury as well, but it's a solid commitment for a judge. We have a jury member, but they don't want to do it on their own. Applications for a position on the jury, or as solo judge would be welcomed by email to email@example.com, but, obviously, you won't be able to enter your photos as well!
CategoriesWinner. A highly commended MAY be awarded.
Best in ShowWinner and one or more highly commended.
First-TimersWinners in each category and for best in show. Highly commended certificates MAY also be awarded.