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 Acqua 2013 - Underwater Art Competition 

Acqua 2013


H2O Photo Tribe è pleased to announce its first International Photo Competition, organized in 14 categories divided as follows

Digital SLR and Mirrorless

- Tropical Macro
- Tropical Wide Angle
- Mediterranean Macro
- Mediterranean Wide Angle
- Behavior
- Portfolio (5 photos)

Compact camera:
- Tropical Macro
- Tropical Wide Angle
- Mediterranean Macro
- Mediterranean Wide Angle
- Behavior

Books - The Book and the Sea
- Literature
- Photo Book
- Underwater guide to diving 

The deadline for submitting your pictures is March 10th, 2013


GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS:

A. The competition is open to all national and international underwater photographers.

B.
There is no limit to the number of images and portfolio to present. Photos submitted individually can not participate in the portfolio.

C.
The participation fee is € 10 for each photo submitted in any category except for the portfolio.
The participation fee for the category portfolio is € 20 for the first portfolio and € 10 for each subsequent portfolio.

Payment can be made by bank transfer to:

C/C: ASD ACQUA 23
Bank: CARIPARMA
Agency: 8
IBAN: IT 63H 06230 03208 0000 40174556
SWIFT: CRPPIT2P172


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D. The delivery of files can be done in the following ways:
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In all cases you must send the registration form duly completed and proof of payment of the registration fee by sending everything by March 10, 2013


E. All received images must NOT have placed or have received honorable mentions in other national or international competitions BEFORE the finale October 30, 2012, as they will be disqualified from the contest. 

Every single photo may participate only in a single category. The pictures entering the competition have to be taken underwater, both scuba or skin diving; both images taken through underwater porthole, in aquariums or  swimming pools, or images revealing damages to the seabed, animals looking frightened,  stressed or in unnatural situations won’t be allowed to enter the competition (unless images willing to document or denounce negative human behaviour).


F.
The file to be submitted for the competition must have a minimum size of 3000 pixels on the long side for the categories reflex and 2000 pixels for compact cameras, 300 dpi, saved in JPEG format in the AdobeRGB color space;  you might be asked by the Jury to send the RAW file or the original JPEG or the original sequence of shots in order to verify the compliance with this Regulation. 
The photos submitted must not have borders, frames, overlays and signatures. Each photo should be named with the following nomenclature: Category Code (see list codes) followed by _LASTNAME_firstname (specifying in capital letters the last name and the first name in lowercase) _ and the number of the photo.

Example, if Mario ROSSI wants to enter in the dSLR category Tropical Macro the file name will be: RMT_ROSSI_mario_01


The categories and their codes are divided as follows:

dSLR and Mirrorless portfolio - cod: POR
Series of 5 images on any subject that best expresses the marine environment

dSLR and Mirrorless Tropical Macro - cod: RMT
the image should be a subject (whole subject or a detail) typically taken in tropical seas

dSLR and Mirrorless Tropical Wide Angle - cod: RWT
the image should be a panoramic shot of a tropical sea environment

dSLR and Mirrorless Mediterranean Macro - cod: RMM
the image should be a subject (whole subject or a detail) taken in the Mediterranean Sea

dSLR and MirrorlessMediterranean Wide Angle - cod: RWM
the image should be a panoramic shot of a Mediterranean Sea environment

dSLR and Mirrorless Behaviour - cod: RBH

the image should be a picture with aquatic subjects in moments of particular interest behavioral

Compact Tropical Macro - cod: CMT
the image should be a subject (whole subject or a detail) typically taken in tropical seas

Compact Tropical Wide Angle - cod: CWT
the image should be a panoramic shot of a tropical sea environment

Compact Mediterranean Macro - cod: CMM
the image should be a subject (whole subject or a detail) taken in the Mediterranean Sea

Compact Mediterranean Wide Angle - cod: CWM
the image should be a panoramic shot of a Mediterranean Sea environment

Compact Behaviour - cod: CBH

the image should be a picture with aquatic subjects in moments of particular interest behavioral


G.
moderate digital processing is allowed.
Allowed post-processing operations are:
- A maximum of 20% crop of the original image;
- The use of the clone stamp to get rid of any tiny defects;
- Change brightness and contrast;
- photo composite, cloning and image overlays are not allowed, but the technique of double exposure is allowed (the RAW file will be required in case);
- Files obtained from prints and slides must be scanned in high resolution. 

The images are viewed on a quality monitor, aligned with current international standards about color management. The organization will put the individual files in folders separated in sections so that the Jury can view them INDEPENDENTLY without knowing the name of the photographer;


H.
The competition will award to the first three classified in each category as well the best picture of the show


I.
During the event will be awarded three books published during the previous year or the current year.
- The prize for the best book of literature, story or novel. It must be written in Italian and be of real literary quality and to have a relationship with the sea (with the exception of sailing competitions).
- The award for the best book of images of the underwater world. Illustrated books and written in any language. The selection criteria are: image quality, presentation and editing.
- The prize for the best diving guide. Picture books with explanations in any language. The selection criteria are: the quality of the images, the explanations of the places, the presentation and editing.

To participate in the book's section, the publisher or the author must send before 30 January 2013 together with two copies of the book, the registration form to the office of the Exhibition, located in Via Giuseppe Valmarana, 125 - 00139 Rome - Italy.
References to books published in the competition and all the works sent will be displayed during the event.
The books will not be returned.
Participation in the category Book is Free of fee.

J. At Jury discretion, some picture could take honorable mentions,  regardless of the category and the theme, and be awarded with prizes as well;


K.
The awarding ceremony will take place on Saturday, Aprile 20th 2013 at SCUBASHOW 2013 and will be the Organization responsibility to promptly notify to all the participants the detailed program of the event;


L.
All the pictures entered in the contest will be showed during the event. The organization will make prints of all the winning and mentioned  pictures, and also of those pictures that, at the discretion of the jury, highlight special technical and emotional interest; all the prints will be exhibited during the awards ceremony at the H2O Photo tribe stand. All the awarded photos, and at least one photo for each participant will be published into the Contest website.


M.
Classifications will be published after the awards ceremony on www.h2ophototribe.it


N.
Prizes are not cumulative. The presence of the the authors at the awards ceremony  is warmly welcomed. Prizes not picked up during the awards ceremony will be sent by the organization;


O.
The organization, in accordance with the established laws relating to copyright, considers the works presented in competition free of any right of ownership or artistic rights belonging to third parties; entrants authorize the use of their work to the organization to promote the Competition, including the pictures in posters, brochures and calendars for non-profit organization. The works will always be used with the mention of the name of the author, but they will not receive royalties or other compensation of any kind. The organizers will NEVER make commercial use of these works. People interested in purchasing a work, will be put in touch with the author. The competitors entering the Competition authorize the organization to the processing of data in order to get updates about developments of this initiative, understood that the data will not be passed on to any third party, in compliance with the Law 196/2003 on the protection of personal data.


P.
Participation in the competition implies acceptance of the present Regulation.

 

 

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Jury


€ 40,000 prize pool - Provisional list of awards for grabs 



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The Jury


 livio  alex d2xrs botoli
Livio Di Prospero Alex Mustard Settimio Cipriani
M.Genovesi Fipsas pezzali marcio
Mario Genovesi Maria Pia Pezzali Marcello Di Francesco

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