Oasis Magazine and AITN Group: Inviting applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Oasis Magazine and AITN Group invites applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’.

CATEGORIES: The competition is divided into 10 categories. In 7 of these categories contestants needs to supply the original file (RAW file, umodified jpeg or jpeg sequence) in order to qualify for the category prizes. Photos sent for this categories compete also for the overall prizes (International Oasis Photographer and Italian Oasis Photographer). In the remaining 3 categories, contestants don’t need to supply RAW file; photos sent for this categories compete for category prize only and for the overall Oasis Magazine Award Open. Each section is indicated with a specific letter that is used for encryption of files sent.

CATEGORIES IN WHICH ORIGINAL FILE IS REQUIRED – In the following 7 categories, the author has to supply RAW file, original (not edited) jpeg file or jpeg sequence, negative or diapositive (for scanned images) in case photo enters final selection.
● LANDSCAPES: Images showing natural habitats. They can be either wild landscapes or landscapes modified by the human presence. (farms, dwellings, roads…)
● MAMMALS: It refers to images that feature mammals, with the exception of bats, that should be submitted in Birds and Bats category, and whales underwater, that should be submitted in Underwater Photography category. Pictures of whales taken from a boat belongs to this category. Any photo portraying plant or animal underwater belongs to Underwater Photography category.
● BIRDS AND BATS: Images that show birds or baats. Photos depicting birds in immersion underwater should be submitted in Underwater Photography category.
● ALL THE OTHER ANIMALS: This category is for all the other species that are not included in the aforementioned sections (P, M, S, A and U.) This section would be for reptiles, amphibians, arthropods, invertebrates, shellfish, annelids, arachnids, insects, myriapods… Images of fishes taken from a boat (flying gurnard) or from the ground (salmons jumping) belong to this category.
● STORYBOARD: It refers to five or more images linked together by a logical sequence. The subject must be developed by a minimum of 5 images and a maximum of 9. The photos can be taken in sequence or in different moments but strictly connected with each other, and they must tell a story about nature, wildlife, ethology or natural environments and territory.
● UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY: Underwater photography is the process of taking photographs under the water with underwater technical equipment. Photos can be taken in freshwater or marine environment. (Underwater flora, fishes, whales submerging, amphibian or birds submerging).
● PLANTS: It‘s for the images that represent flowers, plants, mushrooms either taken with macro photography techniques or with classic techniques.
● PLANTS: It‘s for the images that represent flowers, plants, mushrooms either taken with macro photography techniques or with classic techniques

CATEGORIES IN WHICH ORGINAL FILE IS NOT REQUIRED
● OPEN NATURE: This Includes pictures portraying natural environment, landscapes, flowers, plants and mushrooms. Those subjects can be free from any human intervention or modified by human works (gardens, cultivations, homes, roads)
● OPEN ANIMALS: It refers to animals (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, echinoderms, insects, crustaceans, annelids, mollusks, sponges) being either domestic or in the wild or in captivity (animal rescue centre, wildlife parks, zoos)
● PEOPLE: This Includes images that show indigenous peoples or tribes and ethnicity all over the world, in particular people living in the wilderness with primal traditions and costumes.

Donor Name: Oasis Magazine and AITN Group
Funding name: Oasis Photo Contest 14th edition

Deadline: March, 10th, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Funding details link: http://oasisphotocontest.it/regolamento_en/#inizio

Funding limit:
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Prize money will be awarded at award ceremony. The ones not taking part in the ceremony will receive the prize money through bank transfer or paypal within 90 days from the ceremony. Authors cannot win more than one prize for each category, but they can win multiple prize in several category. The three overall prizes may be cumulated with any other prize. Attendance fees may not be cumulated. If an author wins more than one prize, he will receive the attendance fee with the highest value. Awarded works will be published on Oasis Magazine and Oasis Photo Contest website, along with rankings.
● Winners have to collect prizes personally at the ceremony, or they can delegate another person in writing. If they cannot take part to ceremony, the prizes will be delivered at home by post or by courier; shipping cost will be charged to addressee.
● International Oasis Photographer, awarded to the general winner; he will get the prestigious Oasis Photo Contest bronze Trophy, a prize money of €2500 (consisting of a check for €1500 plus an attendance allowance for award ceremony worth €1000), invitation to award ceremony, a voucher for awards dinner (valid for 2 people) and a voucher for a 2 overnight stays in a hotel located where award ceremony will take place (valid for 2 people). The winner will be chosen among all works submitted to RAW categories (landscapes, mammals, birds and bats, all the other animals, storyboard, underwater photography, plants).

N.B: International Oasis Photographer award winner will also win a 500€ prize for the RAW category he has won).

● Italian Oasis Photographer: awarded to the best photo whose author is Italian; he will get the prestigious Oasis Photo Contest Trophy, a prize money of €1500 (consisting of a check for €1000 plus an attendance allowance for award ceremony worth €500), invitation to award ceremony, a voucher for awards dinner (valid for 2 people) and a voucher for a 1 overnight stay in a hotel located where award ceremony will take place (valid for 2 people). The winner will be chosen among the best ranked works submitted to RAW categories (landscapes, mammals, birds and bats, all the other animals, storyboard, underwater photography, plants).

N.B: if the awarded image is also the winner or the runner up for its category, the winner of the Italian Oasis Photographer prize will also win the money prize for the corresponding Raw category.

● Oasis Magazine Award Open: awarded from Oasis editorial staff and chosen among photos submitted to open categories. The winner will get the prestigious Oasis Photo Contest Trophy, a prize money of €1000 (consisting of a check for €500 plus an attendance allowance for award ceremony worth €500), invitation to award ceremony, a voucher for awards dinner (valid for 2 people) and a voucher for a 1 overnight stay in a hotel located where award ceremony will take place (valid for 2 people). The winner will be chosen among works submitted to Open categories (Open landscapes, Open animals, Open people).

N.B: – Oasis Magazine Award Open winner will also win €300 money prize for the open category he has won.

● CATEGORY AWARDS: for each of the 10 categories the jury will award a first place prize, a runner up prize and 4 honorable mentions and 14 featured works.

● RAW CATEGORIES:
 First Place Award will win the Oasis PhotoContest trophy, a prize money of €800 (consisting of a check for €500 plus an attendance allowance for award ceremony worth €500) , invitation to award ceremony, a voucher for awards dinner (valid for 2 people) and a voucher for a 1 overnight stay in a hotel located where award ceremony will take place (valid for 2 people).
 Runner up award will win a prize money of €400 (cconsisting of a check for €200 plus an attendance allowance for award ceremony worth €200), invitation to award ceremony, a voucher for awards dinner (valid for 2 people), a prestigious attestation and a voucher for a 1 overnight stay in a hotel located where award ceremony will take place (valid for 2 people).
 Honorable mentions winner will get a prestigious attestation, invitation to award ceremony, a voucher for awards dinner (valid for 2 people) and a voucher for a 1 overnight stay in a hotel located where award ceremony will take place (valid for 2 people)
 Featured Works authorss winner will get a prestigious attestation, invitation to award ceremony, a voucher for awards dinner (valid for 1 people).
● OPEN CATEGORIES:
 First Place Award will win the Oasis PhotoContest trophy, a prize money of €500 (consisting of a check for €300 plus an attendance allowance for award ceremony worth €200) , a prestigious attestation, invitation to award ceremony, a voucher for awards dinner (valid for 2 people) and a voucher for a 1 overnight stay in a hotel located where award ceremony will take place (valid for 2 people).
 Runner up award will win a week-long stay in the region of Langhe (Italy) (valid for 2 people), a prestigious attestation, invitation to award ceremony, a voucher for awards dinner (valid for 2 people) and a voucher for a 1 overnight stay in a hotel located where award ceremony will take place (valid for 2 people).
 Honorable mentions winner will get a prestigious attestation, invitation to award ceremony, a voucher for awards dinner (valid for 2 people) and a voucher for a 1 overnight stay in a hotel located where award ceremony will take place (valid for 2 people).
 Featured Works authorss winner will get a prestigious attestation, invitation to award ceremony, a voucher for awards dinner (valid for 1 people).

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: N/A
Project duration: N/A

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
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Oasis magazine and AITN group present Oasis Photo Contest, the international prize dedicated to nature and wildlife photography, for amateur and professional photographers worldwide. The following people cannot participate in the competition: members of the jury and their relatives, AITN group employees and OASIS publishing house Il Corriere.net srl employees.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
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Apply:
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Registration: https://www.oasisphotocontest.com/iscrizione.asp?lang=eng
 Payment: http://www.oasisphotocontest.com/abbonamenti.asp?lang=eng
 Submission: http://www.oasisphotocontest.com/concorrente_log.asp?lang=eng ● Guideline: http://www.oasisphotocontest.com/Instruction_manual.pdf

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (https://www.oasisphotocontest.com/iscrizione.asp?lang=eng).


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