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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This could be your chance to win cash prizes & showcase your talent worldwide through our website that has an audience from across the world if you are a serious enthusiast, hobbyist, student of photography, an avid shutterbug or simply a pro.

THE PRIZE

There are three cash prizes. The 1st prize is INR.5000/-. The 2nd & 3rd prizes are of INR.3000/- & INR.2000/- respectively.

CONDITIONS

  • The contest is open to Indian residents only.

  • Employees of THREEDOTS Group/SignedPRINTS will not qualify for the contest.

  • There is no participation fee to enter the 6th SignedPRINTS Photography Contest - 2017.

  • Participants are allowed a maximum of THREE entries each.

  • The previous winners of the SignedPRINTS contest cannot participate. CLICK HERE to see the past winners.

  • The contest can be pulled off at THREEDOTS/SignedPRINTS discretion at any point in time without any prior notice.

  • SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Entries should be sent to email@threedots.in with the following details


    1. Full Name

    2. Date of Birth (DD.MM.YYYY)

    3. Mobile Number

    4. Email Id

    5. Twitter Handle (if you have)

    6. Postal Code (PIN)



  • Entries in the form of digital image files should be in JPEG format. The digital files should have 800 pixels in 300dpi on the shorter side & the file size should not exceed 5MB.

  • Entries will be disqualified if there is any watermark, border and/or logo on the image.

  • CLOSING DATE

    All entries must be submitted latest by 15th December 2017.

    LEGAL RESTRICTIONS

  • The entrant must be the sole creator of his/her photographs and must also own the copyrights and rights to reproduction of all pictures entered into the contest.

  • It is the legal responsibility of the entrants and not THREEDOTS Group and/or SignedPRINTS, to ensure that publication/display of the photographs in print or electronic form by SignedPRINTS raises no legal claims at any future date.

  • By entering your images into the contest, entrants agree to allow SignedPRINTS to publish/display their photographs, in print or electronic form, without payment, in conjunction with this contest even in future with due credit.

  • THREEDOTS Group/SignedPRINTS can use shortlisted images for their marketing purpose with due credit to the photographer & without any payment to the photographer within next 3 years from publishing the result.

  • SignedPRINTS will appoint a judging panel to determine the winning images.

  • The decision of the judges will be final. The independent jury, THREEDOTS Group/SignedPRINTS will not entertain any correspondence regarding the judging or organization of the contest.

  • RIGHTS OF USAGE

  • Every entrant will retain copyrights of his/her image.

  • By entering your images into the contest, you agree to allow SignedPRINTS to publish or display your photographs in their social networking sites like twitter without payment, during the contest period (15th October 2017 to 31st May 2018).

  • By entering your images into the contest, you agree to allow SignedPRINTS to exhibit your images in print or online in conjunction with this contest even in future. The images will be reproduced with due credit to the photographers.

  • We need a signed print from the top 3 short listed entrants to determine the final results. The shorter side of the print needs to be 12 inches. The 3 winning images will be displayed on SignedPRINTS website’s contest section. The signed print of the winning entry that is sent for judging will be framed and displayed at the SignedPRINTS/THREEDOTS office and will be considered as part of SignedPRINTS collection. It will not be returned. Please note the copyright of the image will still be retained by the respective winners.

  • JUDGING AND RESULTS

  • Entries will be judged on the basis of interpreting and expressing the theme, along with the technical and aesthetic quality of the photograph.

  • Winners will be announced on SignedPRINTS website & THREEDOTS Twitter handle on 15th March 2018.

  • Entrants may be contacted via email/sms/over phone for a high-resolution JPEG or RAW file of their image and other details such as proof of age, for potential short listing purposes during the contest. Failure to produce such details or a high-resolution file within five days will eliminate an entrant from the short listing process.

  • All Entres will be cancelled if an entrant submits more than 3 images.

  • FAQs:

  • When can I enter the contest?

  • You can send your entries right away. The last date for submitting entries for the 6th SignedPRINTS Photography Contest - 2017 is 15th December 2017.

  • Does it cost anything to enter the contest?

  • No, there is no entry fee attached with the contest.

  • I’m an Indian citizen living abroad. Can I still participate?

  • No, you can’t. The contest is open to Indian residents only.

  • Is there an age limit for participating?

  • No. If a minor wins a prize, we will need his/her legal guardian’s written consent to claim the prize money.

  • Why can I send only up to three photographs?

  • To keep the contest fair and to invite a broad range of entries, there is an upper limit of 3.

  • Do photos have to be taken with a digital camera?

  • No. You can submit photographs shot by any camera - film or digital. Photographs taken by a mobile phone is not accepted.

  • Do you accept film images that I’ve scanned?

  • Yes, you can send film images that you have scanned.

  • Can I send a CD/DVD containing my photos or photographic prints?

  • No, we will accept entries only by submitted via email.

  • I have a fantastic shot, but I’m not sure it really fits the theme. Should I still enter it?

  • The themes of our contests are largely interpretative. As long as a photograph connects to the theme in some way, you can submit your entries.

  • How much image editing do you allow?

  • We recognize 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 of an image. However, any entries that have been excessively manipulated (outside of international standards) will be disqualified.

  • How big should my photographs be?

  • Image files should be JPEG files that should have 800 pixels in 300dpi on the shorter side and the file size should not exceed 5MB.

  • Do I retain the copyright of my images?

  • Absolutely! Every entrant will retain copyrights of his/her image.

  • How will my photograph be judged?

  • SignedPRINTS will appoint a panel of judges to determine the winning images. The parameters will include vision, composition, exposure, technique, message conveyed and the overall appeal of the image.

  • When will the winners be announced?

  • Winning entries will be published at SignedPRINTS.net & twitter.com/THREEDOTSgroup on 15th March 2018. The prize money in form of a Demand Draft/Bank Transfer will be mailed/transferred to the winners by 15th of May 2018.

  • Are release forms (Model Release) required when submitting a photograph to the contest?

  • No, entering the contest indicates you have the model release form. In case there is any dispute, you will be accountable for all legal responsibilities. THREEDOTS/SignedPRINTS will not be liable for any legal claims. In addition, 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 THREEDOTS Group/SignedPRINTS, to ensure that the publication of the photographs by SignedPRINTS does not raise any legal claims.

  • I’d like to enter a photo that has previously been published. Is that allowed?

  • Yes.

  • I’d like to enter a photo that has previously won a contest. Is that allowed?

  • Yes.

  • How old can my photograph be?

  • There are no restrictions regarding when the image has been shot.

  • I’d like to enter a photo that has been shot outside India. Is that allowed

  • Yes

  • I accidentally sent the wrong photo. Can I resend my entry to submit a new photo?

  • No, once a photograph has been sent, we cannot edit or delete it.

  • I can’t remember which photographs I’ve already submitted. Can you tell me which of my photographs you’ve received?

  • No.

  • Still have a question?

  • If you still have a question which is not getting answered in the FAQs above, you can send us an email at email@threedots.in. We will get back to you as soon as possible.