Life In My City Art Festival, Address: Alliance Française Enugu, 40 Neni Street, Ogui New Layout, Enugu, Nigeria, hereby invites entries for Life in My City Photo Africa as part of the 2016 Life In My City Art Festival holding in October 2016. Photo Africa is an international photo contest for African photographers who will be not more than 35 years of age by October 31st , 2016, living and working in Africa.
Submitted works are expected to portray interesting current living conditions in the African city as seen through the lens of a photographer, bearing in mind that one of the aims of the Life In My City Art Festival is to provide a platform for young artists to make meaningful statements about their environment.
Life in my city Entry photographs will be submitted for the consideration by a Jury of high calibre professionals
The deadline for submission is on the 30th of September, 2016.
The prize for the winning entry will be USD 500
The contest has three stages:
Each Artist is allowed to enter not more than two photographs sent by email to this address: email@example.com. The Jury will first of all prepare a shortlist of about 40 entries and the owners of the selected works will be contacted.
The selected entries will be exhibited for one week during the Grand Finale week of Life In My City Art Festival in Enugu, Nigeria.
Final selection: There is only one prize and the winning entry will be as decided by the jury from among the 40 selected works. For more information Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Entries will be submitted via email attachment including: maximum of 2 photos (size: less than 1MB) Every picture must be titled like this: name_ title_year taken. (eg: johnandrew_marketplace_2012) Fully completed Application Form (here attached)
2.00 GMT/UTC midnight on the 30th September, 2016. Completed form should be sent to email@example.com. Any entry submitted after this date will not be considered by the organisers.
A pre-selection will be done between the 1st and the 7th October, 2016
The owners of the selected 40 photographs will be communicated on 8th of October, 2016. The exhibition of the 40 selected photographs will take place from the 24th to 29th of October, 2016 in Enugu, Nigeria. The name of the final winner will be announced during the Grand Finals of LIMCAF on the 29th of October 2016 in Enugu, Nigeria.
The contest is open to nationals of African under 35 years living and working in Africa.
Participation in this contest is free. Participants must be less than 35 years of age as at 31th of Oct, 2016. Every submission made with incomplete or false data will be considered as invalid by the organisers. Any false declaration will lead to the exclusion from the contest.
Each participant guarantees that the works are original, unpublished and that they hold the exclusive copyrights. On this matter, the participant will undertake all authorizations of any other person involved in his work who could ask for any compensation. The participant surrenders to Life in My City Art Initiative the exclusive rights of utilization of the works for publicity in electronic and print media and in any other ways in the interest of Life in My City Art Festival. The participant indemnifies Life in My City Art Initiative against any procedure legal or otherwise that anyone could arise in respect of their submitted works, for any purpose.
Obtain the consent of any and all person(s) in the submitted photo(s)
Remember that reproduction of buildings, furniture, trade mark objects or other prohibited items or products etc., can lead to copyright infringement or litigation.
The jury is composed of professional photographers and professionals in the field of art and culture. The organiser guarantees the impartiality, the sincerity and the loyalty of the jury members. The jury may put aside any photo if it estimates that it is not artistically valuable. The jury will organize its terms of reference and determine all parameters as it wants. Its decision is sovereign and cannot be contested.
The decisions of the jury will take into account:
Every picture must be titled like this: name_phototitle_year taken. (eg: johnandrew_marketplace_2014) Participants will be expected to submit a high quality image. Only minor digital manipulation like exposure, cropping, contrast and saturation are allowed. For digital photography, the original signature properties of the photo should not be lost.
The identity of the selected photographers and prize-winner of the contest will be publicized in the media and in a form of catalogue. The prize-winner and selected photographers authorize solemnly the organisers to show the printed photos and or dissemination for promotion and advertisement in the whole world. The result will be posted on the website www.lifeinmycityartsfestival.org and our facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Life-In-My-City-Art-Festival/286861839117
Participating in that contest means the acceptance of the totality of this rule, and the release of copyright of the photos for publicity before, during and after the contest. The rule can be consulted on the website www.lifeinmycityartsfestival.com and a copy of that rule will be send free of charge to any person that make the written demand at the following email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) until results are communicated.
The organiser has the right to modify these rules, to reschedule or to cancel the contest. Its responsibility will not be engaged because of these changes.