SUBMISSIONS OPEN ON OCT 1ST, 2017

 

Rules and categories

TECHNICAL DETAILS PHOTOGRAPHY: JPEG / Photo must be MINIMUM 3000 pixels over long (300 DPI) / Maximum size of one photo is 4MB / Photo must have EXIF ata, unless it is an analog photo, which should be emphasized / Photos should not have Watermark

NOTE: The processing instructions are only guidelines for the Jury with full autonomy in making decisions and withdrawing the borders in the processing of the photograph. If the photo passes the selection, the jury will look for the original file for inspection. In case you can not fulfill this request, the organizers have the right to take away the reward and change the list of finalists, so that the photo suspected of being irregular is replaced by the first by the number of points that are not in the selection.

DESCRIPTIONS CATEGORIES

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

The aim of this category is to show the creativity and idea of an author that he could not realize through some of the categories listed. The category may include all photographic genres with a pronounced component of art. There are no limits to the motives, and a special emphasis is put on the original technical solution and innovative framing.

The photograph must be shot after Jan 1st 2016. Pay attention to the time and date settings in EXIF.

Allowed photo interventions: no restrictions.

BEST OF KEY WEST

Cultural heritage includes tangible and intangible cultural heritage. The material cultural heritage includes: monuments, group buildings (complexes of isolated or connected buildings of exceptional historical, artistic or scientific value), famous places (works of human hands or combined works of human hands and nature, as well as zones, including archeological sites that are Of exceptional universal significance).

Intangible cultural heritage includes: performing arts (traditional music and games, folk dances, folk theater, etc.), social customs, rituals and folk festivals and traditional crafts.

The photograph must be shot in 2015 or 2016. Pay attention to the time and date settings in EXIF.

Allowed photo interventions:: Cut (crop), contrast and brightness adjustment, color correction, desaturation.

For this category it is strictly prohibited to insert items from another frame, cloning and deleting elements in a photo, and to use any other technique that is not listed in the allowed interventions.

WEDDING

The aim of this category is to present everyday life. The category refers to all scenes, customs, events that most picturesque human life and life.

The photograph must be shot in 2015 or 2016. Pay attention to the time and date settings in EXIF.

Allowed photo interventions: Cut (crop), contrast and brightness adjustment, color correction, desaturation.

It is forbidden to insert elements from another frame, and to clone and delete elements in a photo, and to use any other technique not specified in the allowed interventions.

CELLULAR PHONE

Includes all photos taken with a mobile phone.

Photo should be recorded in 2016.

Allowed photo interventions: no restrictions.

NATURE AND WILDLIFE

The category includes all photos of landscapes, animals, plants and processes in nature. Photographs may also be buildings and people who, with their purpose and position, fit into a natural environment and are not a dominant element in photography. Also in this category are photographs that with their aesthetics and message point to problems in protection and preservation of the environment.

The photograph must be shot in 2015 or 2016. Pay attention to the time and date settings in EXIF.

Allowed photo interventions: Cut (crop), contrast and brightness adjustment, color correction, desaturation. The HDR technique is also permitted with the notation that it is permissible to merge maximum three photographs exclusively on the same frame in the same time frame. It is forbidden to insert elements from another frame, or the same frame, but originated in a different period of time. Cloning is permissible in a smaller form and if it does not jeopardize the content of the photo.

NEWS AND EVENTS

The aim of this category is to present the information and documentary value of the photo. The category includes all event photos, newsletters, action, sports, social media photos, and photographs that are taken as an illustration for media content. A photograph of this category must include a short description, and it is very important that its dynamics and composition tells something about the event for which it was recorded.

Photo should be recorded in 2016. Pay attention to the time and date settings in EXIF.

Allowed photo interventions: Cut (crop), contrast and brightness adjustment, color correction, desaturation.

For this category it is strictly prohibited to insert items from another frame, cloning and deleting elements in a photo, and to use any other technique that is not listed in the allowed interventions.

NUDE

It represents a photographic view of the naked human body. The display can be wholly, partially or subtly suggested. Regardless of the subject shown in the photograph or the manner in which technical photogallery is implemented, the primary criterion will be the emotions through which the photo communicates.

The photograph must be shot in 2015 or 2016. Pay attention to the time and date settings in EXIF.

Allowed photo interventions: Cut (crop), contrast and brightness adjustment, color correction, desaturation.

NOTE: other corrections not allowed are also allowed if the concept of a series of photographs requires it and has justification. The decision on this is exclusively made by an expert jury.

PORTRAIT

The aim of this category is to show the character of a person in a photo or associate the subject of photography with the environment in which it is located. The category includes portraits, people in the ambient, people at work, everyday situations, life, studio portraits, etc.

The photograph must be shot in 2015 or 2016. Pay attention to the time and date settings in EXIF.

Allowed photo interventions:: Cut (crop), contrast and brightness adjustment, color correction, desaturation, small retouching, and the use of dodge and burn tools and brushes.

It is forbidden to insert elements from another frame.

STILL LIFE

Focus on the genre of photography used for the depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects. It is the application of photography to the still life artistic style. An example is food photography.

 

 

SUBMISSIONS OPEN ON OCT 1ST, 2017