BC YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
WHO CAN ENTER
The contest is open to youth enrolled in BC grades 8 through 12, or the equivalent such as home school, in the current calendar year.
HOW TO ENTER
All submissions are digital and each youth can enter up to two images. There is no charge for BC high school youth to enter the contest. The contest entry form must be completed, signed, scanned and returned along with the images by email to YOUTHCONTEST@PPOC-BC.CA in order to be considered for judging.
Entries will be accepted between May and September, 2017. 2017 dates and entry form coming soon.
Images must fall into 1 or 2 of the following categories:
6–Other Cool Stuff
Digital files may be vertical or horizontal, and must be sized at 8×12 inches (3600 x 2400 pixels) in JPEG format at 300 dpi . N other sizes will be accepted. Editing is allowed but TEXT, such as a signature, that could identify the name of the maker is NOT permitted on the image.
ALL images MUST have a unique title and the title must appear in the file name. “Untitled” or “No Title” is not acceptable and images so entered will be rejected and will NOT be judged. It is important that your images are listed on the entry form with the category number, exact title and your last name for positive identification.
Category#_Title_YourLastName.jpg for example: 3_LilyDance_Smith.jpg
If there are person(s) in the image(s) and they are recognizable they must complete and sign the Model Release page of the Contest Entry Form. It must also be signed by the photographer and have parental consent if the model is 18 years of age or younger.
Images will be scored on Impact, Composition, Creativity and Overall Story-telling. Judges will pick the top 18 images, then one grand prize winner will be selected from all the finalists. The decision of the judges shall be final. The Youth Contest Coordinator will have the authority to decide on any question not specifically covered by these rules. All entries will be handled with the utmost professional care and respect for the maker but PPOC-BC and the Youth Contest Coordinator assume no liability for loss of or damage to entries while in its custody, on exhibition or in transit.
The top 18 images will be printed and exhibited in the PHOTOGraphie Gallery display. All finalists will receive:
- Four tickets to the Gallery Exhibition Opening Night
- One ticket to the festival Keynote Speaker
- A finalist certificate presented at the PHOTOGraphie Awards Ceremony
- The printed copy of their image
One of the 18 finalists will be the Grand Prize winner and receive a Nikon Camera – presented at the Awards Ceremony.
Awards are non- transferable and have no cash alternative. Nikon reserves the right to substitute the original prize with an alternate prize of equal monetary value.
2017 Contest Entry Form will be available soon.
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