The entrant must be the sole creator of his / her photographs and must also own the copyrights / rights to reproduction of all images entered into the contest. It is the legal responsibility of the entrant, and not Better Photography / Network18, to ensure that publication of the photographs by Better Photography raises no legal claims.
Better Photography will appoint a judging panel to determine the nominees and winning images in each category, based on a final shortlist.
Nominees may be asked to provide valid international travel documents. Similarly identification, age, residency proof documents may be required. Entrants must ensure that they are able to provide relevant documents within three days of being asked for by Better Photography, or risk disqualification.
Noncompliance to the terms and conditions will result in immediate elimination of the image or disqualification from participation.
RIGHTS OF USAGE
Every entrant will retain copyrights / rights to reproduction of his / her image or video.
By entering your images or video into the competition, entrants agree to allow Better Photography to publish their photographs in print or electronic form, in a future issue or issues of Better Photography, for editorial and promotional purposes, without any payment.
The images will be reproduced with due credit to the photographers for all editorial use.
JUDGING AND RESULTS
There will be over 100 judges across the judging system. 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 or videos. Judging will occur on the basis of an automated system of points awarded for images moving into successive rounds of eliminations.
All official communications will be on email, through your official registered ID. You are required to respond to emails within the next working day, with any queries or clarifications, and within three working days with all necessary inputs as requested.
Entrants may be contacted for a high-resolution JPEG or RAW file of their image and other identification / age / residence documents, etc., for potential shortlisting purposes during the competition. Failure to produce such details or a high-resolution file within three days will eliminate an entrant from the shortlisting process.
The top 10 nominees from each of the six categories will be asked to submit a portfolio of their work, details of which will be sent directly to them. Nominees must ensure that they respond timely, and need to be available by phone and email. Failure to do so would result in disqualification from participation in the next round.
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.
Entrants with the top ranking portfolio submissions 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. Better Photography and Network18 will not enter into any correspondence regarding the judging or the organisation of the competition.
You will be required to fill you the registration page completely. Previously registered users will be prompted to recheck information and fill out the incomplete fields.
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.
There should be no identifying marks (names/copyright marks/logos) or borders to the photograph.
It is mandatory to retain the original EXIF information in your submission, at the time that it’s being made.
Failure to follow these rules will result in disqualification.
*Timelines are subject to change. Keep a watch on this site for any updates.