ENTERING THE COMPETITION
All entries need to be made online as uploads after logging in to www.betterphotography.in/framethestar and filling up the registration form in detail. Entrants are allowed to participate in multiple themes (up to 4 images per theme). Entrants are allowed to enter the same image in multiple themes, if the image is representative of that category. There are no print entries. Entries sent through email, prints, or through any other means, will not be considered.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR DIGITAL IMAGE FILES
Entrants must ensure that they use the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to register, login and upload entries. Images must be in JPEG files with a minimum resolution of 2000 pixels on the shorter side. The file size should not exceed 5MB.
There must be no identifying marks, names, dates or copyright information on the face of the images uploaded. This will immediately eliminate that image as an entry. While there are no restrictions on the type of camera used, uploaded images made with digital cameras of any sort must contain the original EXIF metadata information. Scanned film or prints must contain scanner EXIF metadata information.
Once an entry is uploaded, the system does not allow the deletion of that entry. Entrants must ensure that they select their entries carefully before uploading. Entrants are not allowed to register themselves more than once with different identities. Any entrant found doing so, will be immediately disqualified.
All entries must be uploaded latest 15 June 2022.
Online Contest Result Declaration: 24 June 2022 Faceoff Challenge – Leg 1: 5-7 July 2022 Faceoff Challenge – Leg 2: 10-12 July 2022 Result Declaration: 15 July 2022
JUDGING AND RESULTS
A panel of judges will be appointed by OVERDRIVE & Better Photography to judge the competition during all its phases. Judging of entries will be anonymous, with no information about participants or images available to judges. Entries will be judged on the basis of relevance, interpretation, expression, emotive content, creativity, technique and aesthetics of an image or set of images. Judging will occur on the basis of an automated system of points awarded for images moving into successive rounds of eliminations.
Entrants may be contacted for a high-resolution JPEG or RAW file of their image, original unedited footage, and other identification / age / residence documents, etc., for potential shortlisting purposes during the competition. Failure to produce such details within two days will eliminate an entrant from the shortlisting process. Award nominees will be announced and showcased on social media pages of Better Photography. Keep following Better Photography and Overdrive’s websites, Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on the same.
Entrants with the top ranking images in each category will need to make themselves available for a Final Face-off challenge. Failure to be available to participate in this Face-off automatically eliminates the entrant from being a category winner. The entrant with the next highest number of points will then be automatically selected. The decision of the judges will be final. Network18 will not enter into any correspondence regarding the judging or the organization of the competition.
*Timelines are subject to change. Keep a watch on future issues for information.