MOMENT MEMORY PHOTOGRAPHY
Hamdan International Photography Awards “Life in Colour” 2014-2015 (Deadline: 31 Desember 2014)
Welcome to the fourth season of the highly acclaimed HIPA photography awards. You’re invited to share your imaginative mind, your passion for your Read more ...
craft and push yourself to produce your best work yet.
It’s your opportunity to explore the beauty of the world that surrounds you, to distil a story, to dive into a rich pool of colour and depict an emotive moment in time. This year’s theme ‘Life in Colour’ is a wonderfully open brief that allows your creative mind to explore an array of exciting avenues –where will this journey take you?
We encourage you to unleash your lenses. To express yourself freely, and let your imagination lead you to gain the recognition you deserve.
Within this season’s Life in Colour theme there are four opportunities to showcase your eye for detail: these are: ‘Life in Colour’, ‘General/Entrants’ Choice’, ‘Faces’, and ‘Night Photography’ categories.
Find out more about these and get your creative juices flowing by reading the descriptive yet open-to-interpretation introductions that we’ve provided.
Think of them as the catalyst for your ideas and your springboard to creative excellence.
Here’s to capturing the people, the places, and the colours of life that make our world such an exciting place to live.
LIFE IN COLOUR
The beauty of life is its colour.
From fresh cooling blues, calming terracotta hues, deep rich reds to vibrant sunshiny yellows, colour has the ability to alter our psyche. They can bring a warming glow into a dull day and turn the corners of our mouths upwards.
Colour speaks of the people, places, animals, plants and consumables that play a starring role in our everyday lives.
Colour can add a splash of drama. It can be muted and emulate the calmness within. It has the ability to say so much more than just its one or two-worded name.
Bright white can speak of freshly painted walls, teeth within a tanned face, or clean laundered bed sheets blowing in the breeze – each one depicts a very different story.
But what does ‘Life in Colour’ say to you?
That’s up for your creative mind to decide.
GENERAL / ENTRANTS’ CHOICE
If you had to choose just one piece of work to reflect your passion for capturing life through a lens, which photograph would you submit?
This category gives you the opportunity to enter a truly outstanding piece of photography that best exemplifies the excellence of the HIPA awards.
It’s completely open, embraces all subject matters, removes boundaries and offers participants the chance to choose work that reflects their style as long as they adhere to the criteria and regulations of the Award.
People are a fascinating subject matter.
Laughter lines of experience, smiling shining eyes that express a moment of gratitude, a mouth left wide open in awe – the human face can speak to the soul, address your mind and captivate your heart.
We invite you to explore emotions, capture someone’s compelling story, and evoke the attitude, personality and essence of people who have inspired you to pick up your camera and record our great rich and varied lives.
In this category we encourage you to use black and white photography to maintain the authenticity of the beauty of life, and portray the finer details that make each one of us so special and unique. The use of black and white demands accomplished compositions and expert use of light: this is a true test of your ability.
Night time can bring still, starry calmness, the hustle and bustle of people leaving work and heading home, a blank canvas for celebratory fireworks, roaring campfires and the shining lights of traffic.
It offers mysterious shadows to hide in.
Speaks of secrets waiting to be discovered once light arrives.
The dark veil of night provides a romantic light to capture a glimmer of beauty. There’s something truly magical about it.
This category gives you the chance to play with your creativeness, reveal the beguiling charm of the night and offers you the perfect opportunity to shine.
GRAND PRIZE $120,000
“LIFE IN COLOUR” CATEGORY
Position Prize Money
Position Prize Money
Position Prize Money
“NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY” CATEGORY
Position Prize Money
Photography apperciation award (Personal, Group or Team Award) $20,000
Photographic Research/Report Award $25,000
Grand Total $400,000
The Competition is open for online submissions only (the Submissions), through the Competition Online Registration page available on www.hipa.ae.
Submissions will be accepted from 00:01 on 18 March 2014 until 24:00 on 31st December 2014, UAE local time, (i.e. GMT +4). No Submissions made after the closing time will be accepted.
Participants must be individuals aged eighteen (18) years and over at the time of their Submission(s).
You hereby certify that you are eighteen (18) years old or older at the date of submitting your Photo(s) to the Competition. You further understand and agree that HIPA will automatically and without further notice discard any Photo(s) that are found to be submitted by a Participant that is below eighteen (18) years old at the time of its Submission.
You may submit up to one (1) Photo in each category of the Competition. You must provide one (1) title for each Photo.
The same Photo must not be submitted in more than One (1) category. Any Photo submitted in more than one (1) category will be, subject to HIPA discretion, and without further notice, discarded from either a category or the entire Competition.
Submitted Photo(s) must be in JPEG format, with high quality and resolution, of a minimum 2 MB in size and suitable for publication.
Color and/or black and white Photos are permitted in all the categories of the Competition.
All submitted Photos must not contain any tag(s), signature(s), initial(s), frame, border(s), logo(s) or any other references and/or marks added by the Participant. Basic technical editing of the Photo(s) is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the Photo(s). Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, including compositing and creative retouching of the Photo(s) is prohibited. HIPA preserves the right to assess and discard from the Competition any submitted Photo(s) deemed, at HIPA’s own discretion, contrary to the foregoing.
Photos that portray or otherwise include inappropriate and/or offensive contents, including nudity, violence, human rights and/or environmental violation, and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the UAE religious, cultural and/or public morals traditions and practices, are strictly prohibited and will be immediately discarded. A Participant who submits any such Photo(s) may be permanently prohibited, subject to HIPA discretion, from participating in the Competition or any other any current or future HIPA competition.
Photo(s) that have won any previous award(s), whether in any HIPA prior competition(s), or in any other competition(s) whatsoever, and/or Photos that have been previously used, or are intended to be used, for any kind of commercial purposes, must not be submitted. Any Photo(s) submitted in contrary to the foregoing will be automatically and without further notice discarded from the entire Competition.
HIPA’s appointed judging panel shall assess and determine the winning Photos. The results and the prizes’ winners will be announced in a public ceremony that will be held on March 2015.
The winner(s) will be contacted by HIPA and must provide HIPA with their bank account details and personal details within 7 days from HIPA’s request. The cash money prize(s) will be received by each winner within a period of two (2) months following the announcement of the Competition’s results.
HIPA judging panel have the right, at its absolute discretion, to turn down or reject any Photo(s) or Submission(s) without having to give any notice or explanation to the relevant Participant.
Any federal, state/ provincial/ territorial, and/or local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income tax) on any prize that may be awarded to You under the Competition will be solely paid by You.
The decision of HIPA’s judging panel are final and binding on all Participants in respect to all matters relating to the Competition.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Submitted Photo(s) must be a single work of original material created and/or taken by You, must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which You have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
Upon making Your Submisssion, You grant to HIPA, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, print, promote Your submitted Photo(s), in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, anywhere in the world for any purpose, related to the Competition, the publication in HIPA promotional digital and/or printed materials and formats broadcast such as on HIPA magazines, printed leaflet and brochures, HIPA website and/or through other public online feeds, promoting subsequent competitions and/or the work of HIPA generally.
You must obtain, solely bear the cost for, and provide HIPA within seven (7) calendar days of any request to do so by HIPA, with any or all of the following:
A signed written consent, release and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person(s) appearing in Your submitted Photo(s), clearly authorizing You to use their picture or likeness for submitting the Photo(s) in the manner contemplated by the Competition, and authorizing HIPA to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry(s) for all purposes, in any media now or hereafter known.
A signed written license from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork, or other copyrighted material that appears in Your submitted Photo(s), authorizing HIPA to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the relevant entry(s) for all purposes, in any media now or hereafter known; and/or
A signed written license from the owner of any private property included in Your submitted Photo (s), authorizing HIPA to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the relevant entry(s) for all purposes, in any media now or hereafter known.
If You have been announced as a winner of the Competition (in any category), You grant to HIPA, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, promote Your winning Photo(s), in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, anywhere in the world and for any purpose, including but not limited to: display at a potential exhibition of winners, publication of a book featuring select entries in the Competition, publication in HIPA materials and/or online highlighting entries or winners of the Competition, and promoting the work of HIPA generally.
You hereby hold harmless, release, indemnify and discharge HIPA and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers and representatives from all liability, claims, judgments, demands, controversies, agreements, damages, actions and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related in any way to the Competition or the conduct of the Competition and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded, whether in law or in equity, no matter what the cause or nature, and You further waive any claims that You may state or assert against HIPA in association with the Competition or any of its associated activities, or in any way related to or resulting from the Competition even if such injury or claims results from or is caused by the negligence or gross negligence of HIPA, in whole or in part. You further agree to indemnify and hold harmless HIPA from any claim arising out of Your participation in the Competition including, without limitation, all claims brought or asserted by any third party as a result of any injury or loss that You or they may sustain in any way associated with Your participation in the Competition.
If HIPA, at its sole discretion, is of the opinion that You have breached any of the Rules, HIPA has the right to disqualify You from the Competition, and in such circumstances You must re-pay to HIPA all costs undertaken by HIPA in relation to Your Submission(s) and participation in the Competition and the awards ceremony, including but not limited to (if and to the extent applicable) any travel costs incurred by HIPA, and re-pay the Competition prize money and return any trophies or certificates at Your own cost to HIPA.
Under no circumstance HIPA will be liable for any:
lost, late, misdirected, stolen, illegible or incomplete Submissions error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, submitted Photo(s);
problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing;
incorrect or inaccurate information, caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the Photos and/or the Submissions; and/or
injury or damage to any Participant or to any computer related to, resulting from or in connection with the Competition.
If, for any reason, the Competition is not capable of being conducted as anticipated, due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of HIPA, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Competition, HIPA reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition as deemed appropriate, disqualify any Participant, and/or select winners from all eligible Photos submitted prior to the termination, cancellation, modification or suspension. HIPA reserves the right to correct any typo-graphical, printing, computer programming or operating errors at any time.
The Competition, Your Submission(s) and the Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Emirate of Dubai and the applicable federal laws of the United Arab Emirates, and any aspects or disputes arising out of or in connection with the Competition and/or Your Submission(s) will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Dubai courts.