APCMPC 2022

Amiyaprabha Chaudhuri Memorial Society, Agartala, Tripura announces the 8th annual “Amiyaprabha Chaudhuri Memorial  Photography Competition-2022” (APCMPC-2022). 

This is the largest photography competition of the North East India and Sikkim – this year carrying a cash prize value of over INR 1.5 lacs to be won! 

There is no entry fee. 

We have changed the categories based on inputs from our participants, judges, and well-wishers. So please read the section below carefully. 

Main Rules & Regulations

(Applicable only to APCMPC 2022)

Most importantly:
You MUST email the images to  apcmpc2015@gmail.com

You also must mention the following in the subject line of the e-mail with every image you submit.
apcmpc 2022-category-submission number in the subject line.
e.g. apcmpc2022-Wildlife-Submission no. 1 (2,3-etc)
Minimum file size 3 MB. Otherwise, entry may be rejected.

 

1. Submission period: Oct. 8th to Nov. 7th, 2022.
(Submission will open at 12:00:01 am (IST) of Oct. 8th, 2022 and will close on 11:59:59 (IST) of Nov. 7th, 2022)
2. APCMPC-2022 will be limited to 3 categories:
1) “Tripura – I Love You” (TILU)
(Open ONLY to the people of Tripura living anywhere or people from
anywhere living in Tripura at present.)
Two other categories below are open to anybody and everybody:

2) Wildlife Photography (Including birds)
3) Portrait Photography (Indoor or environmental)

Each of these 2 categories will have First, Second, and Third prizes and 2 “Special Recognition” winners.    
“Tripura – I Love You” will have 5 “Special Recognition” prizes in addition to the regular First, Second, and Third prizes.   

3. Prize Money:

In each category:
1st Prize – INR 25,000.00
2nd Prize – INR 10,000.00
3rd Prize – INR 5,000.00
Special Recognition – INR 3,000.00
4. A photographer will be able to submit up to 3 images in each category in which he/she is qualified to submit.
5. A total of 18 winners will be selected from all categories.
6. Award money will be directly deposited to the bank accounts of winners. Winners will be required to provide their bank information at apcmpc2015@gmail.com upon request.
7. Results will be announced during the month of December 2022. The specific result date will be announced later.
8. 8. Images for the competition MUST be sent to apcmpc2015@gmail.com, details of which have been given
above. This is mandatory.
Uploading the approved submitted images to our Facebook group page will be done by the APCMPC administrators. Identification of the participating photographers will be replaced with a number to keep the participants anonymous.
Contestants are advised NOT to attempt to upload their entries directly to our FB group pages – they will not be approved.
Submissions posted only for uploading to our Facebook group page but not emailed to apcmpc2015@gmail.com will be rejected.
9. Amiyaprabha Chaudhuri Memorial Society (APCMS) will have the right to reject any image without giving any reason.
10. The decision of the judges will be final, binding, and will not be subject to appeal.
11. Images submitted must be as per our restrictions and rules. To know more, visit www.apcmpc.com and click on “Rules and Regulations.”
12. The results can always be criticized in a healthy manner. However, any personal attack, slander or vilification of the judge(s) or members of APCMPC/APCMS will result in a lifelong ban from the group.
13. Once again – you MUST submit your entries to apcmpc2015@gmail.com

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 Wildlife and Portrait Photography are open to everyone.

1.2 Tripura I Love You (TILU) category is open ONLY to people of Tripura or anybody in Tripura live present.

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

2. SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES

2.1 Images MUST be emailed to apcmpc2015@gmail.com.

2.2 Uploading image competition on our Facebook group page is OPTIONAL.

2.3 Photographs for competition submitted only on our Facebook group page but not emailed will be rejected. 

2.4 Submitted images should be in JPEG format.

2.5 In each category where he/she is qualified to submit.

2.6 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 /vibrancy 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.

2.7  Digital framing should not be done

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

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

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

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

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

2.13 The submissions will open on Oct. 8th, and will close on Nov. 7th, 11:59:59 PM – Indian Standard Time (IST).  The Organisers reserve the right to change that deadline if deemed necessary. 

2.14 Photographers submitting from other countries (in different time zones) 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.

2 Comments

  1. Anjan Sarkar
    October 14, 2021 @ 10:13 am

    An attractive platform for all photographers to showcase their work and win lucrative cash awards.

    Reply

  2. Dipayan Chakraborty
    October 20, 2021 @ 9:12 am

    Sir, can i post three (3) pictures from each category i e. from General category 3 pic and from “Tripura I Love You” category 3pic or i have to opt any one category?

    Reply

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