Contest Rules - Shrimp Festival
Scubashooters & Deepblu Shrimp Festival Rules
The contest is open for individuals at the age of 18 or above. Any skill level is welcome. Members of the Jury and the staff of the contest are not allowed to participate.
All entries must have been uploaded latest the last day of the according month at 23:59 (CET/MEZ)
Shrimp Festival is dedicated to shrimp photos
To participate to the contest you must register at Scubashooters.net and Deepblu by entering your designated Deepblu ID.
Every participant can upload an unlimited amount of pictures.
Pictures must be submitted electronically via our platform at www.scubashooters.net/contest.php.
Digital and film (scanned slides) pictures are allowed.
No text, watermarks, frames or borders are allowed.
All pictures must be uploaded as jpg, in sRGB, highest quality setting and with a minimum of 1800px longest side and max 5 MB. Winning pictures must be delivered with at least 3300px longest side.
Additional Submission to Deepblu (Optional)
Share your submitted photo onto Deepblu and correctly add hashtag #shrimpfestival for an additional chance to win other prizes from Deepblu:
Deepblu Sharer's Prize - A drawing will be held to select the winners.
5 winners of a Divelink Wi-Fi SD card
1 winner of a $199 Gift Voucher
1 winner of a $99 Gift Voucher
Winners will be announced on Oct. 25, 2017 via the Deepblu Featured Page and Facebook. Winners will be notified personally via E-mail
Free for Shrimp Festival
Conservation and content rules
Conservation rules are strictly to be followed. Our underwater world should never be harmed just for taking a picture. Entries that are showing following signs will be disqualified:
- Photographers visibly damaging the environment (e.g. gear dragging or kicking up sand)
- Animals with signs of stress (e.g. puffed puffers, inking octopus)
- Animals moved to an unnatural environment or risky location
- Marine life being touched (e.g. coral polyps, seahorse tails)
- Divers exhibiting poor buoyancy control
Entries may not contain profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages or any other illegal material.
The pictures must have been taken underwater while diving. Over/under and pool shots are allowed. Aquarium or above water shots are not allowed.
Minor adjustments are allowed. This includes global adjustments to white balance, exposure, contrast, sharpening, color and noise reduction as well as local burning or dodging. Cleaning is permitted, including the removal of backscatter, dust and scratches. Reasonable cropping is allowed.
Composition (adding, removing or moving objects) is not allowed.
HDR ,Stacking, Panoramas and other techniques involving more than one picture are not allowed. Double Exposure pictures are allowed as long as they are made on location, meaning in the camera and the output of the camera is one file.
The photographers retain all copyrights to their images. They certify, that the entries are their own work and they own all rights including a model/property release, if appropriate.
Scubashooters retain a non-exclusive worldwide licence to publish the contest entries in any format for publication of the results (including a press release), advertising the contest or for use at any contest related event or publication. A proper photo credit is always placed. Pictures must be delivered with a minimum of 3300px longest side.
Every participant grants that they own every applicable right on the picture, including being able to provide a property or model release.
The winners are selected by a panel of judges. The decisions of the Jury are final in all aspects of the competition and may not be challenged. In case of "look alikes", the jury has the right to present the best ranked one and to eliminate the lower ranked ones to provide a broader spectrum of winning pictures.
Each participant may only win one prize per month. The highest ranked entry counts.
There will be no correspondence about the competition.
By entering the contest you agree that the provided information about you and your picture may be passed to sponsors and media. You may be contacted by our sponsors for communication regarding the contest or promotional offers.
Scubashooters cannot be held responsible for any damages nor for the availability of the contest platform.
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