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Xposure International Photography Festival Competition
Xposure gives photographers the opportunity to participate in multiple competitions, online across 8 categories. Awards will be given out for best-in-class photos picked by our expert panel of judges. You can submit your work online and see it feature in our gallery.
Photojournalism: International over 14
Representational photography, which provides a documentary visual account of specific subjects and events, literally representing objective reality. Open to all published photojournalism and documentary projects, in addition to personal documentary projects.
Current Affairs: International over 14
Open to all reportage and editorial work in the style of news reporting. This work must not be manipulated or have altered pixels. Colour, Contrast, and adjustments to levels are permitted.
Landscape: International over 14
Showing spaces within the world. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes.
Street Photography: International over 14
Featuring the chance encounters, activities and random accidents within public places. Street photography does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. People should feature directly or indirectly, as an object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character.
Fine Art: – International over 14
Fine art photography is photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as photographer. You need to write that artist statement. It needs to be written in what is known as artspeak, or language that fits in with the art world.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Overall Winner – $3,000 (USD) & Canon 5D MK IV / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the exhibition at Xposure 2016 / Publication in the Xposure 2016 Year Book
Category winners – $1,500 (USD) & Canon Pro100s printing equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the exhibition at Xposure 2016 / Publication in the Xposure 2016 Year Book.
Category Runner up – $750 (USD) Included in the exhibition at Xposure 2016 / Publication in the Xposure 2016 Year Book.
5 Shortlisted – Online Exhibition / Publication in the Xposure 2016 Year Book.
PRIZES ( UNDER 14)
Category Winner x2 Canon G9x Digital Camera Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Entrant Licenses & 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.
By participating, ALL ENTRANTS grant the Sponsors and their designees, licensees or affiliates (the “Authorised Parties”) a non-exclusive, worldwide license, to reproduce, distribute, display and post the entries online so that viewers may view all competing entries. In addition, each WINNER grants to the Authorised Parties a license for use of his/her winning entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including but not limited to, print or digital publication in Xposure® magazine showcasing the winners; and promotions related to the contest. Authorised Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
Third Party Licenses & Releases
Winners authorise Xposure sponsors to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with the promotion of the event for up to twelve months. USAGE RIGHTS: Rights Reserved
Sponsors reserve the right not to award all prizes in the event an insufficient number of eligible entries meeting the minimum judging criteria are received, as determined by Sponsors and Judges in their sole discretion.
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