The Fourth International Prestigio Photo Contest

The Fourth International Prestigio Photo Contest “Elegance. Performance. Inspiration”

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The Theme of the Contest
The entries (submitted photos) should illustrate and express one of the following concepts: Elegance, Performance and/or Inspiration, and must be realized in one the following genres: reporting, portrait, scenery or landscape photos.

Prize Fund
Grand Prix – USD $1000

Nomination Elegance – External HDD DataSafe III 320 GB+ $300

Nomination Performance – External HDD Data Racer II 320GB + $300

Nomination Inspiration – External HDD DataSafe II Fashion Edition 320GB + $300

Public’s Choice Award – External HDD Data Racer I 320GB

All prizes and awards will be presented to the winners only upon presentation of the identity documents and provided they have met entry requirements, including duly signed Copyright Release.

Rules of Identifying Winning Entries

The Grand-Prix will be awarded to the entrant who will score the highest number of points as a result of the Professional Jury’s voting. This jury consists of 5 professionals with experience and/or expert knowledge of photography.

Nominations ‘Elegance’, ‘Performance’ and ‘Inspiration’ will be awarded to the entrants with the highest number of points as a result of the Prestigio Jury’s voting among all photos in each category. This jury is composed of members from the Prestigio management teams based in Cyprus, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

The Public’s Choice Award will be given to the entrant whose photo will score the most votes in an independent poll. The Prestigio jury will beforehand make a pre-selection of 20 creative artworks.

Management of Prestigio, members of Prestigio jury and Professional jury and their families are prohibited from winning any prizes awarded.

Contest Stages and Terms

Contest term: 15 September – 30 November 2009 (inclusively)
Submission deadline: 15 November
Voting via website: 15-22 November
Jury voting: 15 -29 November
Declaration of the poll: 1 December

This jury consists of 5 professionals with experience and/or expert knowledge of photography.

Nominations ‘Elegance’, ‘Performance’ and ‘Inspiration’ will be awarded to the entrants with the highest number of points as a result of the Prestigio Jury’s voting among all photos in each category. This jury is composed of members from the Prestigio management teams based in Cyprus, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

The Public’s Choice Award will be given to the entrant whose photo will score the most votes in an independent poll. The Prestigio jury will beforehand make a pre-selection of 20 creative artworks.

Management of Prestigio, members of Prestigio jury and Professional jury and their families are prohibited from winning any prizes awarded.

Contest Stages and Terms

Contest term: 15 September – 30 November 2009 (inclusively)
Submission deadline: 15 November
Voting via website: 15-22 November
Jury voting: 15 -29 November
Declaration of the poll: 1 December

Entry Requirements
The Jury will only accept completed original photos, as well as those meeting the purposes and goals of the Contest, its theme and priorities. The photos submitted should be executed on a high artistic and technological level.

When submitting an entry, authors must also send a scanned copy of the signed Copyright Release to contests@prestigio.com. The form is available for download at the Contest website http://art.prestigio.com and http://www.prestigio.com. The photos which are not accompanied by the signed Copyright Release will not be accepted.

The photos for the online gallery must be presented in one of the following formats: JPG and/or TIF, and with a size of not exceeding 2MB.

The authors must provide the Contest’s organizers with the original pictures upon request. The original pictures must have a resolution of at least 300dpi and a size of an A5 page (148x210mm).

Photographs featuring materials of erotic and/or pornographic nature, artworks executed or published with infringement of third party copyrights, or of other current legislation, will not be accepted by the Contest’s organizers.

An entrant, who has been exposed for plagiarism or use of another person’s ideas, shall be permanently disqualified and shall not be allowed to further participate in the Contest.

More information: prestigio.com

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