Golden Turtle Contest (Authorities): Inviting applications for ‘Photography competition’.

Funding brief: The organizer and the right holder of the Golden Turtle Contest, exhibitions and all facilities and events related thereto is the MY EQUATOR Charity Social Support Fund.

Anyone may submit his/her works to participate in the competition, except for the competition organizers and the professional jury members. Authors from any countries can participate in the contest without restrictions. The official competition languages are Russian and English.

Decisions to award the Semi-Finalist, Finalist or Winner statuses to artwork shall be made by members of the Professional Jury and the Jury of Peers and may not be appealed.

Donor Name: Golden Turtle Contest (Authorities)
Funding name: No specific fund name

Completion of the artwork registration-29th, February, 2020
Receiving originals and RAW-files 01st, April, 202013th, April, 2020

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Not found

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

Author (photographer) shall mean a person who made a photograph and presents his/her work to the competition, has full copyrights and powers to decide on all organizational issues related to the participation of the work in the competition.
Photography (work, picture, image) shall mean a picture taken by a photocamera that complies with the competition conditions and is owned by the author.
Graphics editor shall mean any computer program (Adobe Photoshop, Apertura, CorelPhoto-Paint, etc.) that was applied for the digital processing of a photograph.
RAW. The RAW format shall mean any data obtained directly from a matrice without processing. This format shall confirm the authenticity and integrity of a frame. For any frames made by film cameras, an additional procedure for providing the original will be announced.

To achieve the goals of the Festival and its creative competitions, the following ETHICAL STANDARDS were adopted:
Minimal possible interference in the life of animals and their habitats

They always place the welfare of our subjects above all else. Key to this is the maintenance of safe, informed and responsible working distances and minimizing our impact on the landscape by following the “Leave No Trace – Pack It In, Pack it Out” ethic that maintains the integrity and character of the places they work.

Use of Captive Animals
In some cases, photographing captive animals can be a valuable source of rare imagery that can be valuable for specific conservation goals. However, the use of captive animals must be governed by the same ethical considerations as elsewhere:
O The welfare of the animal should be paramount.
O Any institution that exploits animals solely for profit should not be utilized or supported.
O Images of captive animals will be honestly and accurately captioned and never represented as wild.

Digital Manipulation
O Image manipulation must never alter essential content in such a way that it either misrepresents actual events, or deceives the intended audience, in any context in which the truth of the image is assumed.
O Creative manipulation, when performed, must be fully disclosed to the end user.

Truth in Captioning
O Photographs deliver information, which should be both accurate and honest. Inaccurate or dishonest captioning reduces the effectiveness of the image as a tool for conservation, subverts its message and undermines public trust.

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

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

To participate in the competition, the author shall provide the following information on his/her work:
Author’s name;
Description of the shooting conditions containing no less than a 200 symbols (the shooting idea, features of interest, difficulties of the process, specific behaviour of the subject);
Description of the device used (the camera model, the lens, the name of any other equipment may be specified optionally);
The shooting parameters (optical exposure, aperture, photo sensibility, etc.);
The species of the animal in the picture.

Additional Requirements
The author may submit to the competition no more than 20 works; in the Landscape nomination, no more than 5 photographs may be submitted.
One photograph may be presented in one nomination only.
The photographs sent shall be made no earlier than five (5) years prior to the date of the work registration for participation in the competition.
No images of pets and livestock (cats, dogs, mice, rabbits, sheep, horses and other domesticated animals) are accepted to participate in the competition.
Laureates, winners of other competitions can participate in the competition, but will not be able to participate in prize final voting.
Frames from the video are not accepted to participate in the competition.
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