Please note: Covid-19 continues to rage through our lives- shattering our dreams. We are again forced to restrict ourselves to an online competition to prevent spreading the disease through social gathering.
Our funding still remains crunched due to diversion to the needy and hence there will be no changes from last year’s policies to have a truncated version of the competition.


Let us hope 2022 will not be the same.

Main Rules & Regulations

(Applicable only to APCMPC 2021)

 

1. Submission period: Oct. 20 to Nov. 20, 2021

2. APCMPC 2021 will remain limited to 2 categories only.

1) General category- open theme
(Open to all)-anyone can participate

2) “Tripura -I Love You”
Open ONLY to the photographers of Tripura

 

3. Total prize money INR 1,00,000.00

a) General category-

First prize – INR 25,000.00
Second prize – INR 10,000.00
Third prize – INR 5,000.00
Five “Special Recognition” prizes – INR 2,000.00 each 

b) Tripura – I Love You

First prize – INR 25000.00
Second prize – INR 10000.00
Third prize – INR 5000.00
Five “Special Recognition” prizes – INR 2000.00 each 

4. A photographer will be able to submit up to 3 images in any eligible category.

5. A total of 16 winners will be selected.

6. No GRANT will be awarded this year.

7. There will be no trophies and medals awarded this year. Only E-certificates will be given.

8. Award money will be directly deposited to the bank accounts of winners.

9. Result will be announced during the last week of December. Date will be announced later.

10. Images should be uploaded directly to our Facebook group page.

11. Each image should have #APCMPC21 tag and must have category, submission number mentioned.

e.g. General Category

        Submission No. 1

        #APCMPC21

Otherwise image may be disqualified.

12. The society will have the right to reject any image without giving any reason.

13. The decision of the judges will be final and binding and will not be subject to appeal.

14. Images submitted must be as per our restrictions and rules. To know more see below.

কভিড19 এর অভিশাপ থেকে আমরা এখনো মুক্ত হতে পারিনি।
তাই এবারো গতবারের মতো একটা সীমাবদ্ধ প্রতিযোগিতাই করতে হবে আমাদেরকে।

মূল নিয়মাবলী

১. ছবি দেওয়ার তারিখ ২০ অক্টোবর থেকে ২০ নভেম্বর।

২. এবারের প্রতিযোগিতা সীমাবদ্ধ থাকবে দুটো বিভাগে

১) সাধারণ বিভাগ – সকলের জন্যে উন্মুক্ত
যে কোনো বিষয়ের উপর ছবি জমা দেয়া যাবে ( আমাদের নিয়ম মেনে )

২) ” ত্রিপুরা – আই লাভ ইউ “- শুধুমাত্র ত্রিপুরার ফোটোগ্রাফারদের জন্যে।
শুধুমাত্র ত্রিপুরা ভিত্তিক ছবি- অন্যান্যবারের মতোই

৩. পুরস্কার – মোট পুরস্কার মূল্য – ১,০০,০০০.০০ টাকা ।

১) সাধারণ বিভাগ – (৮টি পুরস্কার)

প্রথম পুরস্কার – ২৫,০০০.০০ টাকা
দ্বিতীয় পুরস্কার – ১০,০০০.০০ টাকা
তৃতীয় পুরস্কার – ৫,০০০.০০ টাকা
পাচঁটি “বিশেষ স্বীকৃতি” পুরস্কার, প্রতিটি – ২,০০০.০০ টাকা

২) ” ত্রিপুরা – আই লাভ ইউ ” (৮টি পুরস্কার)

প্রথম পুরস্কার – ২৫,০০০.০০ টাকা
দ্বিতীয় পুরস্কার – ১০,০০০.০০ টাকা
তৃতীয় পুরস্কার – ৫,০০০.০০ টাকা
পাচঁটি “বিশেষ স্বীকৃতি” পুরস্কার, প্রতিটি ২,০০০.০০ টাকা

       ৪.এবছর কোনো গ্রান্ট দেওয়া হবে না ।

৫. প্রত্যেক ফটোগ্রাফার কোনো একটি বিভাগে সর্বোচ্চ খানা ছবি দিতে পারবেন।

৬.মোট ১৬ জন কে বিজয়ী ঘোষনা করা হবে।

৭. এ বছর কোন ট্রফি বা মেডাল দেওয়া হবে না। শুধুমাত্র ই-সার্টিফিকেট দেওয়া হবে।

৮. প্রতিযোগীদের ব্যাংক একাউন্টে সরাসরি টাকা জমা করে দেওয়া হবে।

৯. ফলাফল ডিসেম্বরের শেষ সপ্তাহে ঘোষণা করা হবে। এর তারিখ পরে জানানো হবে।

১০. ছবি সোজাসুজি আমাদের facebook group page-এ আপলোড করতে হবে।

১১. আপলোড করা ছবিতে নিচের কথাগুলি উল্লেখ করতে হবে

যেমন:
Category (General/Tripura I Love You)
Submission No. (1,2,3)
#APCMPC21

    অন্যথায় ছবি বাতিল হওয়ার আশঙ্কা থাকবে।

১২. কোন ছবিকে কোনরকম কারণ না দেখিয়ে বর্জন করার অধিকার সোসাইটির থাকবে।

১৩. বিচারকদের সিদ্ধান্তই চূড়ান্ত বলে বিবেচিত হবে এবং কোনোরকম পুনর্বিবেচনার আবেদন গ্রাহ্য করা হবে না।

DETAILS OF RULES & REGULATIONS

1. ELIGIBILITY

1.1 General category is open for everyone from this universe.

1.2 The family members and close relatives of the organizers will not be eligible for participation

2. SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES

2.1 Images should be uploaded to our facebook group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/APCMPC2015/

The Organisers may request for higher resolution images subsequently. The ORIGINAL images should be at least 3 MB in size as winning images may be printed and exhibited in the subsequent years of competition. Initial submission may be of any size accepted by the Facebook 

2.2 Submitted images should be in JPEG format.

2.3 Each participant can submit up to 3 (three) images in each eligible category.

2.4 Digital manipulation that distorts the reality of the images will not be allowed. Only basic enhancements such as sharpening, contrast/brightness adjustment, or simple cropping are allowed. Saturation /vibrance adjustment may be allowed to a very small degree.  Any addition or subtraction (cloning in or out- except dust spots removal) will immediately disqualify an image.

2.5  Digital framing should not be done

2.6 Scanned pictures/slides are acceptable-and scratches and dust spots can be removed by software during scanning but not by cloning afterwards.

2.7 Blended images are eligible but composite of multiple pictures are not eligible except simple stitched panoramas.

2.8 The organisers reserves the right to reject images with incomplete details required under the photo submission tags described in no.11 above. 

2.9  All submitted images are non-returnable and becomes the property of the organisation. The Organisation reserves the right to use the image for future publicity/promotion & If done so, the owner will be informed. 

2.10 The participant should be able to send the original high res image on request.

2.11 The submissions will open on Oct. 20, and will close on Nov. 20, 11.59 PM – Indian Standard Time (IST).  The Organisers reserve the right to change that deadline if deemed necessary. 

2.12 Photographers submitting from other countries should pay attention to the deadline date and time as mentioned above.

3. COPYRIGHT/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

3.1 Each image submitted must be the original work of the participant who must also be its copyright owner. Any dispute arising out of a copyright issue will have to be handled by the participant. The organisers will not be responsible or.liable for any copyright infringement. Images that include paintings, statues, sculptures and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not infringe copyrights or commit fraud. Individuals should be prepared to provide judges with a release form and/or a model release if asked. The image must be an original image taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, the entrant acknowledges, represents and warrants that the image is an original work created only by the entrant and the image does not infringe or misappropriate any copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy/publicity or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. Images that are obscene, sexually explicit, or otherwise inappropriate will not be accepted.

3.2 The participant will retain copyright to the image entered for the competition.

3.3 By submitting an image for the competition, the participant will be regarded as having granted the organiser the right to use the image in print, broadcast and/or electronic media without any fee payment, for the purposes of promoting the competition Where any image is so used by the organiser, the participant will be acknowledged accordingly.

3.4 Images received by the organiser through the competition will not be used by the organiser for commercial purposes without the participant’s written consent.

4. PRIZES

4.1 There will be no trophies and medals awarded this year. Only E-certificates will be given. Award money will be directly deposited to the bank accounts of winners.

4.2 The organisers reserve the right to change or replace the competition prizes and/or modify the rules and regulations of the competition as and when deemed necessary, without prior notice.

4.3 The winner of the prizes will be solely responsible for paying taxes (if any) on the prize money.

4.4 The society will not be held responsible if incorrect bank transfer information is provided by any winner.

5. JUDGING AND RESULTS

5.1 The images will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by the organisers and their decisions will be final and binding. No correspondence pertaining to the selection process and decision will be entertained. No person will be able to challenge the decisions of the judges in a court of law.

5.2 The panel of judges will evaluate the images individually and create a result sheet.  Defined aspects of the picture will be looked at, scored and averaged 

5.4 The judging panel reserves the right not to award any prize if the images submitted do not meet the standards set by them previously.

5.5 Results of the competition will be declared on the last day of the exhibition and prizes will be awarded in the closing ceremony of the exhibition. The date, time and venue of the exhibition will be announced well before the set date.

5.6  No personal communication in any form will not be entertained and any solicitation/backing will immediately disqualify the participant.

6. ACCEPTANCE OF RULES AND REGULATIONS

6.1 By submitting an image for the competition, the participant will be regarded as having accepted and agreed to be bound by the rules and regulations of the competition.

6.2 While the organiser will exercise due care during the collection, selection and storage of images, they will not be liable for any loss, theft or destruction of the images during transmission orsubsequently..

6.3 If any conflicting issue arises subsequently, the Organisers reserve the right to add/delete/modify/change rules and regulations at their sole discretion.

6.4 None of the decisions/changes made by the Organisers can be challenged in a court of Law.

6.5 The organisers will have the right to cancel the competition, if deemed necessary, without giving any reason.

6.6 Photographs submitted will not be returned in any form.

7. Representations and Warranties

By submitting a Contest Entry or accepting any prize, you represent, warrant and covenant the following: (a) you will not submit content that infringes or otherwise violates any copyrights, trademarks, trade secret rights or other intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the content and to grant APCMPC all of the rights granted therein; (b) you will not publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage the reputation of APCMPC sponsor ; (c) you will not submit content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate or destructive to APCMPC or any Sponsor’s brand image or goodwill; (d) you will not post advertisements or solicitations of business; (e) neither APCMPC nor any Sponsor will be obligated to pay any compensation to, or permit any participation by, any third party in connection with the use, reproduction, modification, publication, display or other exploitation of any of the content that you submit; and (f) the content submitted by you does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other disabling devices or harmful code.

8.Organisers:

The organisers are a group of passionate photographers who are dedicated to advancing the art of photography in Tripura. They were individually selected by Swapan chaudhuri, MD,   Who conceived this noble idea to promote photography in Tripura-the state he was born in and  brought up.

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