SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

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SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:48 pm

To celebrate the 10th Annual SOS² Reptile Expo we have decided to hold a photographic competition which is open to all photographers. The photographs need to be original works and include images of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids.

Judging on creativity and photographic quality a first place winner will be selected by a panel of experts, and enthusiasts. Final judging will be done by the public at the SOS² Reptile Expo.

WHO MAY ENTER

Competition is open to any individuals who have reached the age of eighteen (18) years old. Owners of www.sareptiles.co.za and the organizers of SOS² Reptile Expo, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible.

HOW TO ENTER

Each entry consists of an entry form, a single image, and an entry fee. The entry fee is R50 per entry. Entry forms are available from bookings@reptileexpo.co.za. Complete the entry form with the required information, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, and photo caption; and e-mail it to bookings@reptileexpo.co.za along with your photograph. You will then receive confirmation of your entry and this will then be uploaded to www.sareptiles.co.za for the first round of judging.

Photographs must be in digital format. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this competition. All digital files must be between 1 and 2 megabytes, must be in JPEG or JPG format.

Photographs must have been taken within two (2) years before the date of entry and may not previously have won an award in any other photography competition.

Only minor changes and/or color correction is acceptable, as is cropping. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panoramas are NOT acceptable. Any other major changes to the original photograph are unacceptable and will render the photograph ineligible for a prize.

The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the competition entrant. By entering the competition the entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.

The entries will be judged in accordance with the judging criteria as determined by the committee. All entries must be submitted and received by 15 April 2012. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. The committee reserves the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules.

RELEASES

If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these official rules. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of eighteen (18) years old the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.

COMPETITION PRIZES

Prizes will include cash, magazine subscriptions and reptile products.

JUDGING

Initial selection will be done on www.sareptiles.co.za by any members of the forum as well as leading photographers in the field of natural history. The top ten photographs will be displayed at the 10th Annual SOS² Reptile Expo on 5th and 6th of May 2012 where the public will get a chance to cast a vote for their favourite photograph.

CONDITIONS

Entries are void if the committee determines the photograph to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.

By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these official rules; (b) that the decisions of the judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the competition. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or does/do not respond within ten (10) days to a winner notification as required by the "competition prizes" rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and committee, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby cvanvollenstee » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:22 am

Awesome can't wait to see some aweosme phodies.
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby Bushbaby » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:21 am

I hope we'll be seeing some of yours too!!
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:35 am

Hi there,

Just a reminder to all you photography foondies to get your photos in!!Less than a month to the closing date for entries.

I seem to be having trouble with my e-mails. Should you be interested in entering, please send me a pm with your e-mail address and I will forward you the entry forms.

Thanks
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:43 am

I wanted to ask, those of you who may be members on photography forums, could you please pass this information on as it is open to anyone in SA.

Thanks
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby Bushviper » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:31 pm

Does not look like anyone is really into reptile photography any more?
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby kfc223 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:47 pm

I think it might be the age restriction.

I can't enter because I'm not 18 yet
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby Colinh » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:29 am

My Photo is in :)
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby corn snake » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:26 am

I also cant enter as I'm still to young.
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby Aaxel » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:08 pm

Ditto
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby Bushbaby » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:39 am

You may enter, you must just get your parents consent. There is a space provided on the entry form for your parents signature. Should you still wish to enter, e-mail me for an entry form.
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby Bushbaby » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:32 pm

Hi all

I have only received back 2 entries, so I will extend the photography competition until the 22nd April 2012. That means you only have a week to get your entries and photographs in!!

E-mail me at booking@reptileexpo.co.za for entry forms.

Thanks
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby Bushbaby » Sun May 20, 2012 7:56 pm

Hi there

A special thanks to everyone who sent in photos and everyone who had voted for the 5 finalists at the expo on the 5th & 6th May.

We have 3 subscriptions to the Ultimate Exotics magazine which was sponsored by Rolf Dennison, editor of the Ultimate Exotic Magazine. The top 3 places will each receive a year's subscription. The winner will also receive R250 cash prize.

In 3rd place was this photograph submitted by Colin Hill.

Boomslang
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In 2nd place was this photograph submitted by Paul Bester.

Rhombic Night Adder
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And our winner for the SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition 2012 was Justin Collett. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Cape Cobra
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A huge congratulations to all the winners.
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby kfc223 » Sun May 20, 2012 8:18 pm

Wow!

Thanks for everyone that voted for me!

I'd like to thank jka for letting me take the shots of he's amazing cape cobra and thanks to heidi and rolf for the prize!
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Re: SOS² Reptile Expo Photography Competition

Postby Colinh » Sun May 20, 2012 8:30 pm

Thank you very much Heidi and Arno for arranging this. I need to thank everybody for all the votes and Ultimate Exotics for the prize. And Rhino and Lion Park for having the snake in their snaek pit (thanks Eddy)
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