How do I participate in the contest?
Participating in the contest is easy. Log in to www.betterphotography.in/wpoy and sign in. If you have not registered before, create your account by registering yourself. Select the category in which you would like to submit your entry. Simply upload your entry into the contest.
Photographers can simply select the category in which you would like to submit your entry. Simply upload your entry into the contest.
When can I enter the competition?
You can start uploading your entries right away. The last date for submitting entries for the Better PhotographyWedding Photographer of the Year 2018-19 Awards is 30 January 2019.
Does it cost anything to enter the competition?
Better Photography would like to ensure that there is an equal chance for everyone in India to participate and win. Participation in the contest is completely free!
How big should my photographs be?
Your digital image files should be JPEG files that have a minimum resolution of 2000 pixels on the shorter side and the file size should not exceed 5MB.
I don't currently read or subscribe to Better Photography magazine. Can I still enter?
Yes, of course!
I'm an Indian citizen living abroad. Can I still participate?
No, you cannot because the contest is only open to individuals residing in India.
I’m a foreign national living in India. Can I still participate?
Yes, the contest is open to anyone residing in India. However, all nominees and winners will be asked to provide a valid proof of residence. Entrants must ensure that they are able to provide it whenever asked for by Better Photography, after 30 January 2019.
Can I enter in all the categories, or both as a photographer and filmmaker?
Absolutely! You can participate in all categories.
Can I enter the same photo into multiple categories?
You can do that. However you need to ensure that your photographs represent the various contest categories well.
Do photos have to be taken with a digital camera?
Not necessarily. You can submit photographs shot by any camera-film or digital, basic or DSLR.
Can I send a CD containing my photos/videos?
No, we are not accepting entries in the form of prints or on a CD. You can only submit your entries online, as uploads.
I have a fantastic shot, but I'm not sure it really fits a category. Should I still enter it?
The categories of our contests are largely interpretative. As long as a photograph connects to a category in some way, you can submit your entries.
How much image editing do you allow?
We recognise that digital photographs need some amount of post-processing to look their best. Hence, we will accept corrections or enhancements for colours, contrast and brightness. The use of creative editing, filters and effects as enhancement would also be acceptable. However, any entries that are deemed to be excessively manipulated, or unaesthetic because it is done poorly, may be disqualified. This will be based on the final decisions by the judging panel.
Do I retain the copyright of my images?
Absolutely! Every entrant will retain copyrights of his/her images in Phase 1. For photos shot during the face-off phase, the copyright will be jointly shared between the photo and organisers.
Why do I need to be logged in to the site in order to submit a photo or video?
You need to log in before submitting the entries so that we can tag your entries with your profile. Your email id acts as a unique identifier for the contest.
How do I know that you've received my entry?
Once you've sent your entry, you can cross view it in your "Submit Entries" page. If you can see it there, that means we have received it.
How will my photograph be judged?
Better Photography will appoint a panel of judges to determine the winning images or videos. There will be over 100 judges on this panel. The parameters will include vision, composition, exposure, technique, message conveyed, and the overall appeal of the image
When I submit an image to the contest, what rights does Better Photography have regarding my submission?
By entering your images into the competition, entrants agree to allow Better Photography to publish or display their photographs in print or electronic form in a future issue or issues of Better Photography, to use the pictures for editorial and promotional purposes without payment.
The images will be reproduced with due credit to the photographers. This essentially means that your images may be exhibited, used for promoting BP WPOY, or used for editorial and/or educational reasons. Your images will not be sold or misrepresented.
Are release forms required when submitting a photograph to the contest?
The entrant must be the sole creator of his/her images and must also own the copyrights and rights to reproduction of all pictures entered into the contest. It is the legal responsibility of the entrant, and not Better Photography / Network18 Publishing, to ensure that the publication of the photographs by Better Photography does not raise any legal claims.
I'd like to enter a photo that has previously been published. Is that allowed?
How old can my photograph or video be?
There are no restrictions regarding when the image or video has been shot, just that it must be shot by the photographer or videographer uploading the images or videos.
Will my entries be visible online to others?
No. This website only allows you to upload images or links of the videos. While you will be able to view your own entries, visitors of this website or other entrants will not be able to view your entries.
Will I be notified if my photo is chosen for the awards?
Award nominees will be announced and showcased in one of the future issues of Better Photography. Keep following Better Photography’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on the same. You will also be notified by telephone and / or email. There is a possibility that you may be required to submit additional details like identification documents or original image files, before you are selected as a nominee or winner. In this case, please ensure that you respond immediately.
I accidentally uploaded the wrong photo or caption. Can I delete my entry and submit a new photo or caption?
Even after a photograph has been uploaded, you can still edit the related information or even delete it. Options to do so are provided within the category entries.
I can't remember which photographs I've already submitted. Can you tell me which of my photographs you've received?
Once you upload a photograph, your entries will be visible in your “Submit Entries” page. You can click on the relevant category and see your entries there.
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