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    Arrow ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition

    We are extremely pleased to bring to our members (with the generous sponsorship of Nikon Singapore) our very first ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 photography competition.

    First and foremost, the PRIZES!

    First place winners for each of the bi-monthly themes will receive a Nikon COOLPIX S51c camera.
    Points will be awarded to the Top 10 images as selected by a Panel of Judges.

    At the end of the competition, total number of points won for each bi-monthly theme will be tallied and prizes awarded as follows:-

    1st Place : Grand Prize of a Nikon D300 Digital SLR camera (or its equivalent).
    2nd Place : Second Prize of a Nikon D80 Digital SLR camera (or its equivalent).
    3rd Place : Third Prize of a Nikon D40 Digital SLR camera (or its equivalent).
    4th - 10th Places : Merit Prize of a Nikon COOLPIX P50 camera (or its equivalent).


    Read on for more details!

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    ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Photography Competition

    A) General Information
    1. Sole Sponsor - Nikon Singapore
    2. Organizer - ClubSNAP Photography Community
    3. Competition Format - 12 month running total photography competition consisting of 6 bi-monthly themes. Themes and timeframes as follows :-
      • Theme 1 : Festivities - February/March 2008
      • Theme 2 : To be advised - April/May 2008
      • Theme 3 : To be advised - June/July 2008
      • Theme 4 : To be advised - August/September 2008
      • Theme 5 : To be advised - October/November 2008
      • Theme 6 : To be advised - December 2008 / January 2009
    4. Points will be awarded to the top 10 entries by a team of Judges comprised of Nikon Singapore, selected individuals of the ClubSNAP Administration team and invited guest/celebrity photographers as follows :-
      • 1st place - 20 points
      • 2nd place - 15 points
      • 3rd place - 10 points
      • 4th - 10th places - 8 points
    5. The 1st Place winner for each bi-monthly theme will receive a Nikon COOLPIX S51c camera.
    6. Grand Finale - At the end of Theme 6, the grand finale winners will be tallied based on their total accumulated points and prizes will be awarded as follows :-
      • 1st Place - Grand Prize of a Nikon D300 DLSR camera (or its equivalent.)
      • 2nd Place - Second Prize of a Nikon D80 DSLR camera (or its equivalent.)
      • 3rd Place - Third Prize of a Nikon D40 DSLR camera (or its equivalent.)
      • 4th - 10th Places - Merit Prize of a Nikon COOLPIX P50 camera (or its equivalent.)
    B) Eligibility
    1. The ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 competition is open to all registered members of ClubSNAP Photography Community, up to and including appointed Moderators.
    2. Nikon Singapore employees, ClubSNAP Administrators and Moderators who are selected as Judges for the competition are not eligible.
    3. Entries for this competition must be taken in the calendar year 2008 onwards (from January 2008 till January 2009).
    4. Images entered into the competition must have been taken by the entrant and possess all the necessary rights belonging to the entrant.
    5. Images that have won prizes in prior competitions, or have been used for commercial purposes and/or been published will not be eligible for entry.
    C) Submitting Entries
    1. Beginning February 2008 (and every two months thereafter), a Entry Submission thread will be published inside the ClubSNAP Forums and a corresponding section in the ClubSNAP Gallery will be opened to accept images.
    2. To enter the competition, entrants must upload their entries to the correct section in the ClubSNAP Gallery.
    3. Each photographer is only allowed ONE (1) entry per theme.
    4. Submission and uploading of image(s) to the Competition Gallery indicates that the photographer has agreed to the terms and conditions of the competition.
    D) File Format and Required Digital Information
    1. Maximum size per JPEG image accepted is 500KB
    2. All images submitted must have EXIF information intact and showing the following information :-
      • Camera
      • Aperture information
      • Shutter speed information
      • ISO
      • Date
    3. Original image must be from a 3Megapixel camera or better.
    4. Winners (top 10 images) of the bi-monthly themes will be required to submit the original image to ClubSNAP before prize(s) can be collected, failing which the entry will be disqualified and the prize(s) forfeited. Procedure for submission of original images will be announced at a later date.
    5. Film Users - scanned entries at the appropriate size can be uploaded to the Competition Gallery. If a scanned film entry is chosen as a winner, a higher-resolution scan of at least 1200x1800 pixels must be submitted to ClubSNAP prior to award of prize(s). Failure to comply will result in disqualification and forfeit of prize(s).
    6. Only ONE (1) entry per photographer is allowed for each bi-monthly theme. Image must not exceed 500KB in size.
    7. Identifying marks, Watermarks, Signature - No watermarks, identifying marks or signature will be allowed for images entered into the Competition.
    E) Image Editing and Enhancement
    1. Image enhancements may be applied to optimize an entry for the Competition.
    2. There must not be any significant removal or addition of elements in the image. To clarify:-
      • Adjustments to color, saturation, contrast, brightness and sharpening are allowed.
      • Cropping of images is allowed.
      • Cloning must be limited to general cleaning work - significant addition or removal of elements in the composition is prohibited.
      • Dodging and burning is permitted.
      • Perspective adjustments for correction of lens distortion is permitted.
    F) Judging
    1. A Panel of Judges comprised of the ClubSNAP Administrators, representatives from Nikon Singapore, selected individuals of the Moderator team and independent distinguished photographers invited by ClubSNAP or Nikon Singapore will sit in on every judging.
    2. The decision of the Panel of Judges is final.
    3. The organizers will not enter into any correspondence regarding the judging or organization of the competition.
    G) Notification
    1. Bi-Monthly theme winners will be announced in the Forums as well as be notified via an email and Private Message sent approximately 14 days after the close of the bi-monthly theme.
    2. ClubSNAP members are advised to update their particulars (especially their email address) in their profiles to avoid any breakdown in communications.
    3. If there is no response from the winner by a specified date, the status will be revoked and the entry deemed null and void.
    H) Copyright
    1. The Entrant
      • The entrant must be the sole author and owner of copyright, intellectual property and all other proprietary rights for the image(s) entered into the Competition.
      • Photographers retain full copyright of all images entered into the Competition.
      • It is the legal responsbility of the Entrant, and not the organizers or sole sponsor, to ensure compliance with all ownership and copyright requirements, and own the rights to reproduce the image(s).
      • Entries which do not fulfil the above criteria will be deemed ineligible and will be disqualified.
    2. The Organizer and Sponsor
      • The Sole Sponsor (Nikon Singapore) and Organizer (ClubSNAP) reserve the non-exclusive right, for a limited period ending 31st December 2009, to publish, reproduce, display, distribute and show on screen, any winning image on associated websites, photo exhibitions, tradeshows, prints or any other media which is under the management of the sponsor and organizer. In all cases where such images are used, the sponsor and organizer reserve the right to do so without obtaining the further prior permission of the winner, and without offering any further compensation of any form. However, where any image is reproduced in print, the photographer will be credited.
    I) Prizes
    1. The organizers and sponsor reserve the right to change or add to the prizes and substitute with a comparable alternative. Any changes will be posted on the competition website. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash equivalent will be offered. If the quality of entries falls below the required standard, the organizers and sponsor reserve the right not to award a prize/prizes.
    J) Liability
    1. Images are uploaded at the photographer’s own risk and the organizers regret they cannot accept any liability for the unauthorized duplication or use of images submitted to the Competition Gallery.
    K) Agreement to Abide By Competitions Rules, Terms & Conditions
    1. Submission and Uploading of an image to the specified Competition Gallery indicates to the Organizer and Sponsor that the Entrant has read and agreed with the Terms & Conditions of this Photography Competition.
    The organizer and sponsor reserves the right to amend or modify the above terms and conditions of the Competition as required, wherein adequate notification and announcement on the changes will be made known to the Entrants and members in a reasonable manner.
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    Default Theme 1 : Festivities

    The first bi-monthly theme for the photography competition will be Festivities.

    Deadline for submission for entries will be 16th March 2008
    (based on timestamp on Gallery server).

    Entries are to be uploaded to the following section on the Gallery server

    Theme 1 : Festivities Competition Gallery (click to view)

    Remember to login before uploading.

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    In line with our Chinese New Year Festive season ...
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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition

    oh, regarding the 100kb max image size, any recommended or min/max dimensions of the image? i mean, i can send a 100kb high quality JPEG 800x600 image, or a 100kb lower quality JPEG full 8MP image as well.

    so any recommended dimensions?
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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition

    Quote Originally Posted by Fragnatic View Post
    oh, regarding the 100kb max image size, any recommended or min/max dimensions of the image? i mean, i can send a 100kb high quality JPEG 800x600 image, or a 100kb lower quality JPEG full 8MP image as well.

    so any recommended dimensions?
    A 200KB high-quality JPEG at 800x600 or 102xx768 will convey a better message than a lower-quality JPEG of huge dimensions.

    So, personally, I would shoot for something between 800-1000pixels at the widest (for landscape format) / longest (for portrait format) and adjust the JPEG compression to fit within the 200KB limit.

    Edit : I just upped the limit to 200KB to cater for potentiall higher image quality submissions.

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    Good luck to the contestants.
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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition

    Quote Originally Posted by Darren View Post
    A 200KB high-quality JPEG at 800x600 or 102xx768 will convey a better message than a lower-quality JPEG of huge dimensions.

    So, personally, I would shoot for something between 800-1000pixels at the widest (for landscape format) / longest (for portrait format) and adjust the JPEG compression to fit within the 200KB limit.

    Edit : I just upped the limit to 200KB to cater for potentiall higher image quality submissions.
    thanks for the clarification and suggestion.
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    Wow thanks for this competition to allow ppl especially newbies like us to take part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limdj View Post
    Wow thanks for this competition to allow ppl especially newbies like us to take part.
    I foresee many photographers in China town this chinese new year... haha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goondoo View Post
    I foresee many photographers in China town this chinese new year... haha...
    why only chinatown? why not bring ur cam along and take festivities within ur family?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    why only chinatown? why not bring ur cam along and take festivities within ur family?
    haha... its up to the photographer to interpret the theme.
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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition

    I am unsticking this thread temporarily, as I gotten feedback from some members that they tend to miss or not read stickies.

    Have a Happy Lunar New Year and remember to bring along your camera to capture the Festivities ie. the theme for this first series of the bi-monthly competition.

    Cong Xi Fai Cai

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition

    Cong Xi Fa Cai to All

    Remember to capture the spirit of the Festivities and enter this competition

    Cheers

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    Gong Xi Gong Xi... Happy shooting everyone!

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition

    It was crowded everywhere yesterday and today will be no difference. The festive mood at Sentosa and Istana Open house today will make good subjects, go grab your camera and capture the Festivities.

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    Hi, I will like to submit one photo which I have taken at chinatown on CNY eve. However, the EXIF Infor will show the date somewhere in 1980 because I have not set the date/ time before taking the photo.

    Can I still submit the photo for entry because it is very obvious that the photo is taken at chinatown during the most recent CNY nght market. If you have been to chinatown recently, you will not have missed the subject in my photo!

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition

    Quote Originally Posted by artleong View Post
    Hi, I will like to submit one photo which I have taken at chinatown on CNY eve. However, the EXIF Infor will show the date somewhere in 1980 because I have not set the date/ time before taking the photo.

    Can I still submit the photo for entry because it is very obvious that the photo is taken at chinatown during the most recent CNY nght market. If you have been to chinatown recently, you will not have missed the subject in my photo!
    You can specify the details and explanation in the comments. The judges will look into it.

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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition

    One last check...

    max limit is 200kb or 500kb???
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    One last check...

    max limit is 200kb or 500kb???
    should be 200kb as mentioned all the best guys!
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    Default Re: ClubSNAP Photographer of the Year 2008 Competition

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    One last check...

    max limit is 200kb or 500kb???
    500KB

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