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The Golden Turtle 2017
The “Golden Turtle” International Festival is the largest international cultural and ecological event in Russia, celebrating the beauty of the wildlife.
The festival includes the following formats:
Interactive training sessions and master-classes
Cultural and entertainment events
The Golden Turtle International Wildlife Art & Photography competition is the largest project of the Festival. This creative contest gathers authors from all over the world, submitting artwork in various categories. The winners of the competition are exhibited during the Festival in Moscow and at regional exhibitions during the all-Russian tour.
The Golden Turtle International Wildlife Art & Photography contest is included in the shortlist of the most prestigious creative competitions of the world. Every year:
Submitted artwork is evaluated by a professional jury and through a popular vote
The prize fund matches the best of industry standards
An exclusive art and photo book is published in two languages
Exhibitions of the Festival are held in the largest cities of Russia and Europe
Contest Prize & TERMS
The laureates who won the second and the third places in their nomination will obtain valuable prizes and gifts from the Festival sponsors and partners.
The competition winner in the Photographer of the Year nomination will obtain a cash prize of two thousand US dollars (USD 2,000). Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: The author shall be the right holder of the works he/she submits. By sending his/her works to the Golden Turtle competition, the author allows the competition organizers to use the materials submitted by him/her for any purpose related to the competition and further exhibitions.
The participant warrants that his/her work does not infringe intellectual rights of any third parties. In case any third parties make any claims, the participant shall be fully liable for his/her work. USAGE RIGHTS: The competition organizers are entitled to:
Post the works on any section of the sites under the Golden Turtle trademark and in official social networks groups;
Provide the works in printed or digital form for evaluation by the competition jury;
Showcase the works of finalists in printed or digital form at exhibitions of the Golden Turtle Festival;
Use the works of finalists in any print and electronic media to inform the public on the holding of the competition and its results;
Use the works of finalists for preparing photo albums, information booklets, digital carriers and other products that accompany the competition and exhibitions and are their integral part;
Use the work of finalists in the future for holding special events dedicated to the competition promotion;
Use the works of authors for charitable purposes complying with the statutory activities of the MY EQUATOR Charity Social Support Fund, the organizer and the right holder of the Golden Turtle Competition, exhibitions and all facilities and events related thereto.
Make proposals to the authors for commercial use of their photographs.
The competition organizers undertake to specify the name of the work author while using it in any way.
Any commercial use is possible with the author’s consent only.
Exhibition copies that are printed at the expense of the Golden Turtle Competition organizers for displaying at the exhibition shall remain with the organizers and may be used by them for the statutory activities of the MY EQUATOR Charity Social Support Fund.
Submission of work originals shall be an automatic agreement with the competition rules and the conditions stated above.
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