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The Rules of the Silk Road Youth International Photography Competition

2017-10-15

General Principle


In August 2017, Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance was officially founded after a signing ceremony joined by belt and road countries. In order to conform to the alliance’s tenet of “inherit the Silk Road spirit, focus on the Belt and Road development, enhance innovation, cooperation and development, adhere to reciprocity and win-win strategy”, and with the aim of practicing the photography exchanges among silk road countries, promoting cross - boundary integration and innovation development of diverse cultures, and strengthening youth photography education and communication among member states, Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance specially initiated the Silk Road Youth International Photography Competition in cooperation with Beijing China Millennium Monument World Art Center, Beijing International Art and Photography Foundation, Shandong International Cultural Exchange Center and made the below competition rules:


Chapter One Requirements of Participation

 

Article One Requirements of Participants

All adolescent who take interests in photography between 8-25 years old from B& R countries can participate.

Adolescents that meet the age condition from countries other than B & R region can participate with works concerning Silk Road theme and contents.

The competition will be divided into two groups: A and B. Group A will target at adolescents from 8 to 15 years old; Group B will target at adolescents from16 to 25 years old. Both A and B groups can participate in the single works and group works.


Article Two Requirements of Entries

Content requirement: the work contents and themes are open ended. Works that express the cultural life, natural landscape, world heritage and local customs are recommended.

Requirements of Submission

Each participant can submit at most 18 pieces (groups) for single works and group works.

Participants should submit their works along with picture introduction or explanation of more than 30 characters.

Each entry works should be in JPEG format and not less than 6MB.

Participants should submit works in electronic files to designated mailbox.

Special Instructions

The works copy right must be clearly defined.

Additional instruction are required if later post processing was used.

The quantity of each group photos work should be within 10 pictures.

The original file should be provided if necessary.


Article Three Requirements of entries

The participants should fill in the entry form faithfully. Participants within Chinese territory should fill in the form in Chinese, while participants outside Chinese territory should fill in the form Chinese.

 

Chapter Two  Assessment Process and Awards Setting


Article Four Schedule

October 15th, 2017: Photo Beijing official website (http://www.bjipw.cn) publishes the contest information and submission address;

June 30th, 2018: Entries closed;

July 20th, 2018: evaluation of works;

August 10th, 2018: the selected works will be displayed in Photo Beijing official website

September 10th, 2018: edit and publish the album

In late October 2018: during Photo Beijing, the exhibition and award ceremony of winning works will be held in China Millennium Monument. After the exhibition, itinerant exhibition will be held in Silk Road countries.


Article Five Awards setting

“The light of Silk Road" Gold Award (3 winners for Group A and B respectively)

Award trophy, certificate, portfolio, competition souvenir medal and prizes (worth 5,000 yuan)

“The light of Silk Road" Silver Award (5 winners for Group A and B respectively)

Award trophy, certificate, portfolio, competition souvenir medal and prizes (worth 3,000 yuan)

“The light of Silk Road" Bronze Award30 winners for Group A and B in total

Award trophy, certificate, portfolio, competition souvenir medal and prizes (worth 2,000 yuan)

“The light of the Silk Road" Excellence Award (120 winners for Group A and B in total)

Certificate, portfolio, competition souvenir medal and prizes (worth 500 yuan)

“The light of the Silk Road" Excellence Tutor Award (20 for domestic and 10 for international) 

Certificate, and competition souvenir medal and prizes (worth 500 yuan)

“The light of the Silk Road" Excellence Organization Award (10 for domestic and 5 for international) 

Certificate, and competition souvenir medal of Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance Youth Photography Education Base

Award certificates of honor to excellent organizations and training institutions involved in the competition.

 

Chapter Three The Rights and Obligations of the Participants


Article Six Rights of the participants

The entries will have the opportunity to participate in the special exhibitions of Photo Beijing and itinerant exhibition activities in China nationwide.

The entries will have the opportunity to participate in the itinerant exhibition activities in member countries of the Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance.

The entries and participants’ introduction will have the opportunity to be published in the official websites of the Photographic Organizations of silk road countries and the official websit of Photo Beijing

The winning entries will have the opportunity to be selected into “Excellent Portfolio of Silk Road Youth International Photography Competition”. The winners will have the opportunity to participate in the shooting of the publicity film of the competition.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in the sodality of Silk Road Youth International Photography Competition.

Winners of “The light of Silk Road" Gold Award , “The light of Silk Road" Silver Award and “The light of the Silk Road" Outstanding Organization Award will be invited to participate in the awarding ceremony of Photo Beijing, and participate in activities like lectures, workshops, media meetings etc.


Article Seven Obligations of the participants

The participants confirm that all works submitted in entry period are created by themself originally. The participants shall ensure that they have full copyright of the submitted works, and do not violate any laws and regulations.

The participants shall not cancel the agreement of authorizing free, permanent non-exclusive rights and licenses throughout the world to Photo Beijing and co-sponsors, allowing them to use submitted works in media promotion and news release related to “Silk Road Youth International Photography Competition” through various channels.

All participants will be deemed to accept the terms and conditions of this event, including but not limited to participating in the works presentations, project achievements sharing and product use experience sharing etc. related to this event.

 

Chapter Four: The structure of Organizing Committee and Relevant Institutions


Article Eight The structure of the Organizing Committee

Honorary Chairman: Riccardo Busi, President of FIAP, Honorary Chairman of “Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance”

Chairman: Yang Yuanxing, Chairman of China Artistic Photography Society, Chairman of “Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance”

Executive Chairman: Zeng Yi, committee member of China Photographers Association Curatorial Committee, founder of the “Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance”

Jury: Jury members are made of member state representatives of “Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance”

Organizing Committee Office: China Millennium Monument ·Art Museum

Contacts: Gao Xiang, Tel: 86-10-84187929, Email: gaox@gehua.com

          Li Zhou,Tel: 86-10-84187911, Email: liz@gehua.com

 

Article Nine Host

Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance

China Millennium Monument ·World Art Center

Shandong International Cultural Exchange Center

Beijing International Arts & Photography Foundation


Article Ten Organizer

Youth Photography Committee of Silk Road Photographic Organization International Alliance

National Youth Photography Education Steering Committee

China Millennium Monument ·Art Museum

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