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Deadline: 6th February 2011
Entry: Varied Entry
Entry Fee: Free for the first screening; $45 for 3 images in the second screening and $10 each additional image


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Portrait and People Photo Contest

Images shot in northern Uganda, 2009 The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards invite photographers from all over the world to submit their work to be featured in the book Portrait and People and win B&H gift certificates. There is no initial entry fee for this competition. Only those series accepted will pay an entry fee.

The theme

Portraits and any kind of image (landscapes, citiscapes, street shots, advertising, fashion, etc) where people is predominant in the scene.

Both color and black and white (including duotones, toned, and all kind of alternative processes) will be accepted to be screened. All kind of processes, including digital manipulation will be accepted.

The selection process:

There will be two screenings.

First screening: Selection will be done by WPGA’s artistic and editorial staff.

The first screening will be conducted to accept or reject the submitted works. There’s is no entry fee to submit your series to the first screening, and you may submit a minimum of 3 images and a maximum of 12 images.

Within 1 week after the reception of the images sent for consideration of the jurors in the first screening, submitters will be notified by email detailing which series have been accepted and which have been rejected. Together with the notification’s email a brief structured feedback will be provided.

Second screening: Selection will be done by Julio Hardy, WPGA’s Managing Director

Accepted images in the first screening will be included in the second screening and entered in the competition. Those works which passed the first screening will be exhibited for one year in the online WonderPick gallery, and available for sale.

During the second screening, 80 images will be selected to be featured in book Portrait and People.

Entry fees (only for those works which pass the first screening)

Participants in the second screening will have to pay an entry fee within 5 days after receiving the notification that his/her series have pass the first screening and have been entered into the competition.

The entry fee for those images selected (those that have passed the first screening and have been entered into the competition) will be the following:

$45 the first 3 images accepted; $10 each additional image accepted

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: First Prize: Book front cover and $500 B&H gift certificate

Runner UP: Book back cover and $300 B&H gift certificate ELIGIBILITY: All photographers Worldwide Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: All participants of the WPGA competitions warrant that they own the work submitted and they have exclusive copyright. WPGA recognises that the authors retain full ownership of the image copyright. USAGE RIGHTS: Participants warrant that their photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting WPGA contests, in catalogues, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for not more than two years after the announcement of the awards, and without payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive photo credits with each use, and will allow WPGA to sub-license their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with the contest and WPGA exhibitions.

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