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2022 Global Chinese New Year Photography Competition

2022 Global Chinese New Year Photography Competition

Organizer

North America Photography Association (napa)

Competition Certifications

napa certification# (napa 2022/2-15)

Deadline

December 17, 2021

Entry Fee

Free 

Submit

www.theWorldPhotographyAwards.org
www.napaWPA.com

CC       Chinese Culture
CNS    China Natural Scenery
WCE   World Chinese Elements

Subjects can be any Chinese Culture, China Natural Scenery geological, Overseas Chinese Elements.

Permitted postprocessing techniques:

    • Image quality improving techniques such as realistic color and contrast adjustment, detail sharpening or enhancement, noise reduction, etc.
    • Exposure bracketing.
    • Focus stacking.
    • Image stitching (such as creating panoramas) with each of the images taken at the same time at the same location with the same focal length.
    • Cropping.
    • Removing dust spots.
    • Removing scratches (for film submissions).

Not permitted postprocessing techniques:

    • Compositing by adding or replacing elements.
    • Making significant changes to any existing compositional elements.

The judging process uses rules from World Photography Awards. Winners will be voted by the judging
committee members.

Each entrant can submit to one or more categories.
Each entrant can submit no more than six images in each category.
Each entrant can receive at most one award in each category.
Each image can submit to only one category.

All judging decisions are final. No modification or negotiation is allowed.

First Prizes: winner of each category, total 3
Second Prizes: 3 per category, total 9
Bronze Awards: 4 per category, total 12
Excellence Awards: 10 per category, total 30
Honorable Mentions: total 160

Total 214 awards

 

Timeline:

Submission deadline: December 17, 2021
Winner announcement: February 15, 2022
Awards delivery: March 15, 2022

1. Submitted images must be the original work by the entrant, who retains full ownership of the copyright. 

2. Submitted images must not contain any logos, copyright watermarks, signatures or borders. 

3. Submitted digital images must retain the original EXIF data.  

4. File format and size requirement:

  •  JPEG format only.
  • The longest dimension can be anywhere between 1024px and 3000px.
  • Resolution 300dpi.
  • File size should be at least 2.5MB but no more than 5MB.
  • Color space sRGB.

5. Each image can only be submitted to one category. Each image must have a different title.  Do not use the camera auto-generated file names or only sequence number as titles.  Required image file name convention: Category code name-Entrant’s Name-Title-Submission sequence number (examples can be found in the Submission section). 

6. Any black and white or monochrome image converted from a source color image should be considered the same entry as its color image, and hence must have the same file name. Therefore, only one of them can be submitted but not both. Infrared images are not accepted in this competition. 

7. Both film and digital works are eligible to enter. All entrants must be ready to supply high-resolution files for printing should their images be chosen to win any awards.

8. Once an image is selected by the judges to qualify for any awards, the entrant will be contacted by email to supply the original file (either RAW or unaltered JPEG) and the final processed high-resolution file (JPEG). You must submit these two files within the specified time. Those who fail to do so are automatically disqualified. 

9. Please be aware that you should consider entering this competition only if you are able to supply the original file (either RAW or unaltered JPEG).

10. Image quality improving techniques using postprocessing software are permitted, such as exposure bracketing, focus stacking, and reasonable brightness, contrast, saturation adjustment, and cropping. 

11. All winners will receive electronic award certificates. Winners can also order printed certificates and manufactured medals.

All entrants must submit their images via www.theworldphotographyawards.org or through email.

A: Website: Create an account to submit images.

B: Email:

1. Submission email address:  NapaPhotoPro@gmail.com

2. File(s) must be sent as attachment(s) in the email to the above address. Do not send any web links. Do not directly paste the image(s) in the email.

3. Please write the submission email subject as:  2022 GCPC-the entrant’s real full name

4. Entrants must provide the following information in the submission email body:

Entrant’s real full name and country.

Entrant’s email address.

Title of the submission.

Description of the submission (Includes when and where the image was taken. Maximum 100 words).

5. Submission file name convention:  Category code name-Entrant’s Name-Title-Submission sequence number.jpg

Category code names:

CC       Chinese Culture Category

CNS    China Natural Scenery Category

WCE   World Chinese Elements Category

Examples:

John Lee plans to submit 3 images to Chinese Culture category. The titles are “lion performance”, 

“fashion”, “food” respectively.

Submission emails subject should be: 2022 GCPC -John Lee

Submission file names should be:

CC-JohnLee- lion performance _-01.jpg

CC-JohnLee-fashion-02.jpg

CC-JohnLee-food-03.jpg

1. I declare that I am eighteen (18) years old or older and am legally competent to execute this release.

3. Submissions must be the original work by the entrant captured with film or digital equipment. The
entrant is the sole owner and author of each entry.

4. The organizer North America Photography Association (napa) has the right to freely use the submitted
or winning images within the copyright protection period. The organizer has unlimited non-exclusive
right to use the high-resolution image files for marketing, promotions, publishing, exhibition, screening,
public archives, and media (including social media, online and print). For all images except those that
have been granted, the copyright owner shall grant (napa) the right to freely use the submitted or
winning images within the copyright protection period. The organizer has unlimited non-exclusive right
to use the high-resolution image files for marketing, promotions, publishing, exhibition, screening,
public archives, and media (including social media, online and print). For all images except those that
have been granted, the copyright owner shall grant (WCAO) and (napa) private archives the nonexclusive free use of low-resolution images for educational and research activities. All promotional and
educational activities conducted by the organizer can use the entering images free of charge. private
archives the non-exclusive free use of low-resolution images for educational and research activities. All
promotional and educational activities conducted by the organizer can use the entering images free of
charge. private archives the non-exclusive free use of low-resolution images for educational and
research activities.

5. Disclaimer: It is entrants’ legal responsibility to ensure that the submitted images do not infringe
portrait rights, rights to reputation, music copyrights, etc. If an image contains people, it is the entrants’
responsibility to ensure that the image has been taken and will be used with the consent and permission
of anyone who is identifiable in the image. It is also the entrants’ responsibility to ensure that the
submitted images do not infringe any third party’s rights (such as copyrights, portrait rights, rights to
reputation and privacy, etc.). If any losses are caused to the organizer due to these legal disputes, the
entrant shall compensate the organizer for all losses. By entering this competition, you hereby accept
this term and condition.

6. Limits of Liability: Each contest entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the North America
Photography Association (napa), their sponsoring agencies, and each of their commissioners, directors,
officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives (hereinafter referred to as “RELEASED
PARTIES”), from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, damages or costs (including, without limitation,
litigation costs and attorney’s fees), resulting from, growing out of, or in any way connected with or
incident to: (1) this contest, including, without limitation, any liability arising from the use, processing or
preparation of the finished Photograph(s) submitted by each entrant and loss or damage to the
Photograph(s); (2) any prize won; or (3) any use of the entry materials provided, except for the gross
negligence of the RELEASED PARTIES. For the purposes of this Consent, Waiver of Liability and Release
form (“Release”), the term “Photograph(s)” shall mean and refer to all or any portion of any visual image
submitted to the the North America Photography Association (napa) or their sponsoring agencies.

7. Copyrights & Usage Rights: The organizer North America Photography Association (napa) recognizes
You, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.

8. I understand that the terms herein are contractual and not a mere recital, that this instrument is
legally binding, and that I have voluntarily agreed to these terms

The organizer North America Photography Association (napa) reserves the right to interpret the
competition rules and terms. By entering this competition all entrants hereby agree to and abide by all
the above rules and terms. Any entrants or submissions that do not comply with these rules and terms
will be disqualified.

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