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Why Another Photo Contest?

Photography and Music are inseparable companions. Good Photohraphy with the keenness of the artist's eye provides the context for Music. Good Music with its ephemeron ennobles the Photography.

In its history of helping young musicians to be noticed out there in the wild, the Voicingers Festival with its International Jazz Competition for Singing Musicians has managed so far present around two hundred artists from all over the globe (visit Voicingers Youtube channel). Over the period of ten years of its existance the Voicingers Festival spent more than 40.000 Euro in prizes and twice as much in the value of prizes other than money (several CD productions in cooperation with Hevhetia label, studio recording sessions and promotional packages), all intended to increase exposure of emerging artists.

We live in times when almost everyone has taken a picture at least once. Due to a widespread access to all sorts of cameras - the unseparable elements of everybody's everyday lives, it has become more and more difficult for those who aspire on taking up a professional career let alone for active professionals to get both appreciation and exposure that they deserve. The Voicingers Music Photo Contest intends to meet the needs of evergrowing community of photographers, whose passion is expressed in recording music with their camera lenses. Therefore we decided that the time to launch the Voicingers Music Photo Contest has come!

The 1st Voicingers Photo Contest Rules

The deadline for submitting the Contest entries is june 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm CET with a 10 Euro fee per entry (two single photographs submitted online) or 20 Euro per entry (six single photographs submitted online). All entries must be received by that day.

Who may enter

Entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry. The contest doesn't distinguish between professionals and amateurs. We are simply after those outstanding Photos!

How to enter

To enter electronically, register by clicking HERE. Once the registration process has been completed, you will receive an e-mail confirmation from us. Our account number will be sent to you to transfer the Contest fee . You will have five working days to complete the transfer. To register simply get onto our registration form and upload images from your computer providing all the additional pieces of information you are asked for. Digital images should have a long dimension of at least 2,000 pixels and be saved at 300 dpi. We recommend the uncompressed file size not be larger than 2.5 megabytes to ensure a fast upload experience. 

You may enter maximum 2 photographs in the price of 10 Euro. For the Price of 20 Euro you may enter maximum of 6 photographs.

No mail-in entry is available for this Contest.

Each submitted photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that he or she has full power and authority to enter the photograph, and that the photograph does not infringe any copyright or violate any other intellectual property rights. The entrant agrees to indemnify The Photo Group from any and all third party claims arising from the photograph.

Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud, provided that entrants must be prepared to provide a release form as described below in "Third Party Releases/Licenses." When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close up of another person's art.

If the Photograph includes other people, you must be prepared to provide a signed written personal release from all persons who appear in the Photograph submitted, authorizing use of the Photograph as provided below in "Third Party Releases/Licenses." If you are unable to provide a personal release, upon request by Sponsor and in the form provided by Sponsor, then your entry may be disqualified. You do not need to send the release with your entry. If you win, we will contact you if a model release is needed.

The entries will be judged in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as defined below. The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsors, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Photographs deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.

On-line entries must be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Categories

Submissions may be entered into one category only: "Performances"

Contest prizes

There will be the first prize of 750 Euro (pre-tax or gross) and the second prize of 250 Euro (pre-tax or gross) to the entrant chosen by Voicingers Music Photo Contest panel of Judges. Three more entrants will be awarded publishing their entries chosen by the Judges on the Contest's professional photography partnering media.

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Judging

Contest consists of two rounds of evaluation. In Round One, a panel of Voicingers Music Photo Contest experts in photography (our"Judges") will each review the submitted entries and select a group of entries to proceed to Round Two. In Round Two, the Judges will collectively select, from among the entries selected in Round One, the winner.

Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in expressing the contest theme. Winners will be published TUTAJ GDZIE ICH OPUBLIKUJEMY Web site.

Judges

-Bogdan Krężel (podlinkować nazwisko

-kolejny

-kolejny

 The contest results will be announced within two weeks from the entry submitting deadline. Decisions of the Judges are final and binding.

Entrant licences/releases

If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.

By participating, ALL ENTRANTS grant the Sponsors and their designees, licensees or affiliates (the "Authorized Parties") a non-exclusive, worldwide license, through Octoberr 2020, to reproduce, distribute, display and post the entries online so that viewers may view all competing entries. In addition, each WINNER grants to the Authorized Parties a license for use of his/her winning entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest and the Voicingers Festival under which the contest is organized, in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to, print or digital publication showcasing the winners; and promotions related to the contest. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

Third party licences/releases

Winners authorize the Voicingers Festival to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with the Voicingers Music Photo Contest and promotion of Voicingers Music Photo Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to: publications showcasing the winners; the Voicingers Music Photo Contest live gallery; the Voicingers Music Photo Contest Web site and in exhibits and promotions related to the Voicingers Music Photo Contest. Winners authorize the Voicingers Festival to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with the promotion of the Voicingers Music Photo Contest for up to two years.​

Limitation of liability

By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless The Voicingers Festival, and each of their respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder. 

The Voicingers Festival assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. The Voicingers Festival is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants' or any other persons' computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to this Contest.

Conditions

This Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the the Voicingers Festival determines the entry to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.

Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final on all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if he/she wins that The Voicingers Festival may use each winner's name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval. All federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize are/is ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and The Voicingers Festival, in their sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

Right to cancel or suspend the contest

If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of The Voicingers Festival that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If Sponsors elect to cancel or terminate the Contest, Sponsors will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs and will return the entry fees.