Participation in the IPPS AWARD on www.ippsawards.com and its implementation is governed by the following provisions: Participation can only take place online.
A participant participates in the IPPSA by submitting the photographs as digital image/s file/s via the Internet portal http://www.ippsawards.com
Participation must be within the specified time limit. The participant is responsible for the accuracy of his/hers/their e-mail address.
ENTRY TIME LIMIT
The IPPS AWARD 2020 MONTHLY Competitions will start on the 5th day of the month at 00:00 PAC, UTC/GMT - 8 hours and will end on 4th of the following month at 23:59 PAC, UTC/GMT - 8 hours. Awarded entries will be released on the 15th of the month for previous month’s submissions.
All submissions to the competition must be received by the end of the competition.
At the IPPSA, entry is open for worldwide photographers
NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY - The Newborn Category is the photography of newborn babies between 0 and 2 months old of age. This category involves multiple skills of the photographers where he/she is being completely responsible for the safety and welfare of the subject – the baby.
MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY - The Maternity Category are the photographs done through pregnancy or the maternity period of soon-to-be mother. Pregnant woman must be the focus of the photograph.
SITTER / CAKE SMASH PHOTOGRAPHY- The SITTER /CAKE SMASH Category, otherwise known as a milestone, is the celebration of when baby sits up unaided. These sessions are between 3 and 12 months old. Cake smash photography session is done around the baby's first Birthday.
CHILDREN PHOTOGRAPHY -The Children Category refers to children, who are the main focus of the photograph, between age of 1 & 14 years. Children photography can be challenging, but it’s also incredibly rewarding.
FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY - The Family category is all about capturing groups of people that have family ties. These range from the small group, such as parents and their children.
FURRY FRIENDS PHOTOGRAPHY - Furry baby category is a fun photography that allows to combine a love of animals with technical skill in photography. This category has no age limit for our pet friends
EXECUTION AND PROCESSING
Each participant can participate according to the number of pictures defined in the respective photo competition. Every picture has to be submitted by means of an online form via the Internet portal http://ippsawards.com in digital JPG format. The compulsory details of the online form must be completed. Participants must have read and accepted the conditions of participation.
Please fill in the form under the menu item SUBMIT PHOTO
Choose the number of pictures you want to send to the IPPS AWARD.
Upload your pictures.
You can enter as many times as you like.
Pay the participation fee based on the number of submitted pictures. One image is 15USD, 3 images are 25USD, 5 images are 35USD and 10images are 50USD. After the images are submitted and payment is processed you will officially participate in the contest. You will immediately receive an e-mail from us, which confirms your successful submission of your pictures and payment. Please check all information for accuracy
j. JUDGING PROCESS
IPPSA uses a ‘blind judging’ system where judges are not aware of any information about the authorship of specific submissions and anonymously will judge and will score all submitted images. Judging for each competition consists of two rounds and is same for all contests hosted by IPPSA:
First Round – Screening
All photographs submitted to our competitions are reviewed by photo editors of IPPSA, and the ones that pass the initial screening are forwarded to the competition’s panel of judges for scoring. Initial screening ensures that submissions meet a minimum level of technical quality and conform to the specified image requirements.
Second Round - Judging
Each competition has it’s own panel of judges.After the Initial Screening all the members of a judging panel will go through the submissions and evaluate them based on the following criteria: Artistic Expressions, Composition, Technical Aspect & Light, Impact, Creativity, Technical Excellence, Superior Photographic Technique and Overall Impression
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES ANNOUNCEMENT
Awarded entries will be published on:
On IPPS AWARDS Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/ippsawards/
On the IPPS AWARDS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ippsawards
1st Place Gold
2nd Place Silver
3rd Place Bronze
Special Award for outstanding photographs
Winner Award for all amazing photographs
IPPS AWARDS RULES:
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
No signature, stamp or any other identifying mark is allowed anywhere on the entry photograph. No watermark, text or borders of any kind.
No Two images should contain the same subject. All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant.
NO DIGITAL BACKDROPS are allowed. Textures must have been captured by the entrant. NO stock photos are allowed. We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary.Images entered may contain composites. File Name: First name and last name, all one word, followed by a number sequence. (For example studiophoto01, studiophoto02, studiophoto03 etc. Make sure file name sequence numbers do not match even in separate categories.)
The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original. Participation is only possible via the online form. Any contributions that are submitted in another way are not permitted and will not be returned. Any image made available via the online form will be available for review from the publication on www.ippsawards.com according to the competition conditions. A claim to the publication does not exist. The uploaded image/s will be provided with the participant’s first and last name, e-mail address, phone number, address, studio name, website, Facebook and instagram accounts , picture name and short picture description. The information is entered in the relevant fields of the form. Participants agree to the use and storage of their data solely for the purposes of this photo competition. The submitted images will be deleted from the IPPSA media after completion of the contest and the follow-up. All awarded entries will be notified by IPPSA in writing, by e-mail, published at http://www.ippsawards.com and on social media. With this form of publication, the awarded entries expressly agrees.
You can send as many pictures as you want and participate in the IPPSA. In each case according to the steps described above. Your digital images must have 2048 pixels on the longest side. Your images must be saved with 150 dpi to ensure a fast upload experience. Images can be colored in RGB, Adobe-1998 or B/W. We have created a Photoshop Action for you to download for free and use it to resize your image to submit to IPPS AWARD 2020. Please download Action HERE: https://www.dropbox.com/s/36jn4p8dqwtowct/RESIZE%20IPPS%20AWARD.atn?dl=0
You may upload 1, 3, 5 or 10 image files to the IPPSA 2020 as many times as you want. Each participation consists of a registration form, pictures, and a participation fee.
The participant warrants that he has all rights to the submitted picture, has the full rights of exploitation of all parts of the picture, that the picture is free of third party rights, and that no personality rights are infringed in the representation of persons. If one or more persons are shown on the picture, the persons concerned must agree to the publication of the picture. The participant will insure the above in writing. If, however, third parties are entitled to assert claims for infringement of their rights, the participant shall release the organizers from all claims. Photographs taken at the computer may not contain pictures from magazines, books, internet, etc.
Entries shall be assessed in accordance with the assessment criteria as defined below. Your photos may not contain any obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit or otherwise offensive or inappropriate content. Photos taken as inappropriate are disqualified, no paid fees will be returned.
Please see Legal - Terms and Conditions for further clarification
COPYRIGHTS & RELEASES
You must be the copyright owner of any works submitted and you also confirm you have the necessary permission from people who may appear in the photo. You warrant that submitted artworks have been created by you, and that you own all necessary rights to use the artworks for participating in IPPSA’s contests. In particular, the artwork must not violate or infringe on any copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and no other party must have any rights, claim or interest in the artwork.
Artworks that fail to comply with these copyrights conditions will be disqualified.
The copyright for all images entered in the IPPSA Contest will remain the property of the entrant, but it is a condition of entry that the entrant or their representatives agree unconditionally that the IPPS Awards and all their subsidiary affiliations for the purposes of marketing, promotion, discussion and education in direct connection with the IPPSA. IPPSA also reserves the right to reproduce selected images free of charge for core non-commercial purposes, for example in the past competitions page of the IPPSA website, indefinitely, as a public record.Entrants agree to grant IPPSA permission to use the work for promotional purposes in any of its digital publications or on the website and other electronic media.
Entrants also understand the work may be published in 3rd-party publications including newspapers, magazines and periodicals, solely for the purpose of promoting the work, the photographer, and the IPPSA. Photographer’s name will be credited and listed with the photograph.
The images submitted as part of the IPPSA 2020 may not be regarded as obscene, offensive, defamatory, ethically offensive, violent, pornographic, harassing, inappropriate for minors, racist, racist, xenophobic, right-wing and/or otherwise objectionable. The upload of the corresponding pictures can lead to the exclusion from the photo competition according to the conditions of participation. The organizer reserves the right to delete uploaded pictures before or after publication, without giving reasons, no paid fees will be returned.
The entrant will indemnify and keep indemnified the IPPSA against any claim by a third party in relation to the work.
PREMATURE TERMINATION OF THE PHOTO COMPETITION
The organizers of the IPPSA reserve the right to cancel or terminate the photo competition at any time without prior notice and without giving reasons. The organizer shall make use of this possibility in particular if, for technical reasons (eg viruses in the computer system, manipulation or errors in the hardware and / or software) or for legal reasons, proper performance of the photocopy can not be guaranteed. If such termination is caused by the conduct of a participant, the organizer may demand compensation for the loss incurred by the participant.
Entry fees and prizes are quoted in United States Dollars. The Organiser does not account or have any liability for any participant’s bank fees and charges that may be levied in currency conversion and currency transaction by the participating bank or institution. Prizes are paid in USD. Currency conversions to local currency are at winners’ discretion and expense at the time of conversion.You may enter your work in as many categories as you wish. However, once the submission fee is paid, you will not be able to edit, change, or add new categories.
NO PAID FEES ARE RETURNABLE OR REFUNDABLE.
All fees are subject to change without further notice
IPPSA makes every effort to be fully transparent at all times. Accordingly, we have developed this Refunds & Returns Policy to ensure that you are fully aware of your rights with respect to refunds and returns for IPPSA.
Returns and refunds If you are concerned about your entitlement to a refund, we recommend that you read on to learn about your rights and our obligations to you.
Entries An entry purchased from IPPSA after successful payment has been made. Please make sure you provide the correct email address when you place your order with us for a digital product.Refunds are not available for entries purchased from the IPPSA website, www.ippsawards.com
Refunds & Returns Policy last updated on June 5th 2020
The organizer accepts NO liability for the loss or possible damage to the submitted pictures.
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All terms and conditions are subject to change without notice, with the exception of the copyright and licensing terms.