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Chios Photographic Club
Terms and Conditions of Entry
In entering images to the Competition each competitor agrees to abide by the Terms and Conditions set out below.
Entries are invited from photographers based in any country. However all images entered must have been shot on Chios, Oinousses or Psara. They will be in digital format and submitted on disc.
Each competitor may enter up to three images in each category. Provided there is a sufficient number of entries, there will be up to three winners (one from each age group) in each of the five categories.
Although the judges will be looking for images that are technically strong, that is not the only criterion that will be applied. Interest, drama, atmosphere – in other words artistic qualities – will also be given weight and consideration in every category. Common species will not be valued less highly than more unusual ones, but submitted images must be of genuinely wild (not domesticated) plants and animals.
Submitted images will be previously unpublished in any medium. (This does not include online photo-sharing sites such as Facebook etc).
Images may have been captured at any time in the past and need not have been shot specifically for this competition.
Junior School Age (i.e. all children, regardless of age, attending Junior School in the academic year 2012-13)
Senior School Age (i.e. all children, regardless of age, attending High School in the academic year 2012-13 or any young person who will still be under 18 on the 1st June 2013)
NB. Each competitor may enter images in one age group only. (That is, a maximum of 15 images).
1. Wild landscapes
Atmospheric shots that show the range of habitat the islands offer. Signs of human presence may be included. The judges will be looking for beauty and drama. Contrast, light and weather could play an important role in this category. This year we are particularly interested in images that relate in some way to the fire of August 2012, though all other landscape images are also welcome.
2. Animal Portraits
Usually a single subject will be featured. The judges will be looking for images that reveal the animal’s essence.
3. Wild Behaviour
A chance to capture movement and character; to show how (or perhaps where) the chosen species lives or how it interacts with other members of its group or other species. Tell a story with this picture!
4. The Magic of Plants
The judges will be looking for shots that emphasise beauty, mystery and essence of the subject – not necessarily the kind that a botanist would use for identification purposes, though these are perfectly acceptable also!
5. Man and Nature
No matter how hard we try to control and dominate nature it always finds a way to outwit us and intrude on our manmade environments, making use of them, invading them temporarily or recolonising them once we have abandoned them. Images in this category might show some examples of this. Plants and/or animals may be the principal subjects in this category in which people may also feature.
Submissions may be made during the month of May only. Submissions must have been received at the address below by close of business on Friday 31st May. No submissions will be accepted thereafter.
Submissions may be sent by post or delivered by hand to:
Papyrus Book Shop, Aplotarias 42-44, Chios 82100.
Tel +30 22710 21550
Packages must be marked:
Chios Nature Wildlife Photography Competition, 2013.
In addition to being contacted individually, the prize winners will be announced by Press Release on 1st August 2013. There will also be an announcement posted on the Chios Nature website.
There will be an Exhibition of the winning entries in each category, entitled “A look on the wild side” . We plan for this again to be presented at Citrus in Kampos, Chios, and will be announcing the dates nearer to the event. Please “like” our Facebook page and follow our updates there.
The judging panel will be appointed by Chios Nature. The panel reserves the right to adjust categories and age groups if necessary, and its decisions in these and other matters will be final.
The judges further reserve the right to exclude from the Competition any image(s) that are not submitted by the stipulated date, are presented with wrong or insufficient information, that are inappropriate in any way or considered by them to infringe these Terms and Conditions.
Submissions may be made with accompanying documentation in either Greek or English.
Each competitor may submit a minimum of one and a maximum of 15 digital images. A maximum of three images may be entered in each of the five categories (above). The images must be 100% the Competitors own work.
Competitors will submit all their entries on a single digital disc.
File size: Digital files will be JPG format files ideally of about 2MB. Prize winners may be requested to provide the maximum possible file size from which prints will be made for the prize winners Exhibition with the provisional title of: A look on the wild side (see below).
Each entry must be accompanied by the information marked with an asterisk * below (required information), but a small amount of additional information may also be provided, if desired.
The disc containing submitted images should be labelled ONLY with:
Competitors Name and Age Group*
On the file name of each image (and in this order) should be:
Category for which the image is being entered*
Age Group* (One of the three given above)
Title of image* (This should also include the species common and/or Latin names, if known. In the case of a landscape, the location should be identified). NB Untitled is not acceptable.
The Competitors name should not appear in the file name.
No other information should be included in the file name.
EXAMPLE: Animal Portrait. Senior School. Spider with dead ladybird.
On paper, accompanying the disc, and also as a Word Document included on the disc:
Competitors name, address and contact telephone number(s)*
Contact email address*
Competitors age on 1st June 2013 (if over 18, Adult is sufficient)*
A full list of titles of all images submitted, arranged by category*
Date, place and time of day each image was captured, if known. (Optional).
Up to five lines of text describing the circumstances in which each image was captured. (Optional).
Competitors under the age of 18 must additionally provide a completed Consent Form (see below) signed by a parent or guardian, stating that the young person has permission to enter the Competition, and agreeing to the Competitions Terms and Conditions on the young competitors behalf.
Return of submitted material
Submitted discs will not be returned, and the Competition Organisers cannot be responsible for any loss or damage to submitted material. Competitors are advised to ensure they keep suitable copies of their images.
Prints of prizewinning entries will remain the property of Chios Nature and may be used in future exhibitions at the organisers discretion.
Competitors agree that the Competition organisers have the right to reproduce their work in any medium or format for the purposes of publicising and promoting the work of the Competition Organisers (Chios Nature, Pelineo Editions, Chios Photographic Club, Papyrus Book Store, and Citrus) and the Competition, and for the exhibition of winning entries at any venue and at any time. No commercial use will be made of any entry without the photographers prior permission.
Restrictions on Entry
Officers and staff of Chios Nature, Papyrus Book Store, Pelineo Editions, and Citrus are not eligible to enter the Competition. Neither are members of their immediate family.
It is hoped that the above Terms and Conditions are clear and comprehensive. However should any matters arise that are not covered above, competitors may contact the Competitions Organiser Chios Nature by email at
In all matters relating to the running of the Competition the decisions of Chios Nature will be final.
Chios Natures WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION, 2013 is organised in association with: