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Deadline: Nov 15, 2023
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: US$25 per entry - Every 5th entry is free until November 8

Umencia Portrait Photo Contest
The 10th International Landscape Photographer of the Year

The 10th International Landscape Photographer of the Year

Mix it with the best in the world.

Showcasing the world’s best landscape photography, we find the best 101 images each year and publish them in a hard cover book made by Momento Pro.

This is our tenth year of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards and the main aim of our Award is for you to present one of the Top 101 landscape photographs of the year. This gives you a place in our exclusive book which is published online and can be purchased as a ‘real’ hard-cover paper publication as well (it’s proudly printed by Momento Pro in Australia and we have options for readers outside of Australia as well).

There is a total of US$10,000 in cash prizes, printed copies of the book from Momento Pro for the major prize winners and NiSi filter outfits and tripods (see the rules for full details). And there are five special subject prizes winning a print from Created For Life!

So, what’s the process? Your job is to impress our five judges, including last year’s winner Benjamin Briones Grandi. And the entry process is easy – just size your file to 4000-5000 pixels on the longest side, save it as a JPEG and upload it. The entry fee remains unchanged at US$25 per image, and if you enter by 8 November 2023, every fifth entry is free. Final entries are accepted until 15 November 2023.

When the competition closes, our judges will use calibrated monitors to judge each photograph, giving it a score out of 100. Judges can open each and every entry and view it pixel for pixel on their monitor if required – and this is invariably done
before they give their higher scores. Technique and craft are just as important as creativity for the top awards.

Once the first round of judging is completed, the top 115 odd photos are selected and checked to ensure they comply with the rules (not taken before 1 January 2019, for example) and that there are not two or more photographs by the same photographer that are very similar (we are looking for variety). There is also a limit on the number of photographs a single entrant can have in the Top 101 – no more than four, just to share the experience around. In the past, we’ve found that selecting the top 115 to 120 allows us to end up with the top 101, taking into account these adjustments. We then move into the next round of judging, as outlined in our rules. The judges are engaged a second time to determine the Photographer of the Year (1st, 2nd, 3rd), the Photograph of the Year (1st, 2nd, 3rd) and five special subject awards. This can take two or even three rounds of scoring and comment before the judges come up with their final result.

We hope you enjoy getting your entries ready for our special tenth Awards and the best of luck!

ARCHITECTURE

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: There is a total of US$10,000 in cash prizes, printed copies of the book from Momento Pro for the major prize winners and NiSi filter outfits and tripods (see the rules for full details). And there are five special subject prizes winning a print from Created For Life! Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: We acknowledge that the entrant retains full ownership of the copyright in each Entry. USAGE RIGHTS: All Entrants agree that any Entry submitted to the competition may be used by the Organiser, and its Event Partners (e.g. Momento Pro, Created for Life and NiSi Optics) for the purposes of judging the Competition, and marketing and promotional purposes of the Competition.
Winning entries will be used as follows and only with respect to promoting the competition:
• displaying the winning entries at public exhibitions promoting the Awards;
• inclusion within the Organiser's and Event partners' websites and magazines, an awards book, magazine or similar (in both paper and digital media);
• inclusion in future publications and websites promoting the Awards, such as a 10-year anniversary compendium of past winners;
• inclusion within any material promoting the Awards;
• sub-licensing winning Entries to the press (such as magazines and websites) for reproduction in connection with the Competition and any exhibition. Please note, these organisations do not need to contact you separately for permission to use your photo in connection with the Competition;
• allowing viewers of the Awards website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone for their personal, non-commercial use only.
Non-winning entries may be used solely to promote the competition for a period not to exceed 3 years from the close of the competition.
The Organiser wishes to promote the Awards with the winners' images, but we don't want to prevent our winners from benefiting commercially from sales of their own work. A small number of entrants may need to be able to license their work exclusively at some point in the future and the Organizer commits to providing a release in such circumstances upon being contacted.


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