TERMS & CONDITIONS
Amateur or professional photographers, older than 17 years old, can take part in the Festival.
Those who are interested in participation, must fill and send the submission form which can be found on the Festival’s site until 27th of May 2018, time 23:55.
Participants of the 1st Photosphere have the right to re-enter the Festival by submitting different photos.
Every candidate can submit from 1 to 10 photographs with free theme. Photos must be in jpeg form and their size must not exceed the size of 1024 pixels (long side) and 700kb each.
The selection of photos will be made by a Jury with the participation of prominent art professionals. The Jury, with its absolute decision, will select the photographs for exhibition, without knowing the names of the participants. The final number of photos to be exhibited will be according to the applications.
In addition, the Jury has the right to exclude from the exhibition any participants whose photographs do not meet the aesthetic criteria at its discretion. In this case, the amount paid as a participation fee is not refunded.
The results will be announced by e-mail just like in our Facebook Page and our Site until the 5th of June 2018.
Exposed photographs must not be over 80cm (the long side), including the frame and they have to be delivered until the 5th of July 2018.
Participants will be charged with shipping and delivery costs for their photographs.
The way the photos will be presented is free. Nevertheless, the organizers advise participants to avoid the presentation on kapa fix because in the case of strong winds this material is easier to be damaged.
For the exhibition, a photo-book will be made in order to be sold. The photo-book will include the photographs selected for the exhibition as well as a short cv of each participant written in greek and english.
The commercial rights belong to the organizers and every participant will take a photo-book as gift.
Participation fee is set at 35,00 € including VAT.
For the students and the unemployed, by showing the corresponding card or confirmation, the amount is set at 25,00 € including VAT.
The participation fee can be paid through Bank Deposit, Postal Check and PayPal. The necessary data will be sent to the participant through email right after the submission of the participation form.
Participants are charged with the bank deposit or postal cheque fees.
Participants who exhibit their work have the right to sell their photographs. In this case, they must inform the organizers about the price and the number of copies (edition number) in order to create a pricelist that will be distributed to the visitors. The responsibility for selling the photographs is at sole responsibility of the participant and the organizers are not involved.
All the photographs must be original projects and the participants must be either the sole holders or holders of the copyright.
In photographs that include distinct faces, the creator must have their consent to exhibit the photograph. In this case of expose, the creator is responsible.
By applying the submission form, the participants retain full copyright over their work.
Participants also give to the organizers the right to make a photo-book consisted of the photographs selected for the exhibition along with a small text (up to 100 words) that they will send to the organizers.
SAFETY OF PHOTOGRAPHS
At the International Open Air Photography Festival, all photographs will be exposed at their position every evening from 20:00 – 24:00 for the duration of the festival. In case of inclement weather conditions, the exhibition will be closed. For the safety of your work, the photographs will be removed and be stored carefully every night and the next day they will be hung again at their places.
However, despite the organizers attention to the appropriate handling of the photographs, there is a possibility of damage. Therefore we suggest you to insure your artwork.
The organizers do not have any responsibility if the artwork gets damaged.
PICTURE PUBLICATIONS PERMISSION
All the selected photographs can be published by the International Open Air Photography Festival, to the associated sponsors, magazines or books, websites, or any other way they choose to promote - advertise the International Photography Festival.
The International Photography Festival and the Participants will not have any claim for compensation in such use.
OTHER CONDITIONS OF SUBMISSION
The participants are bound and agree to the following terms:
- The Decisions of the Art Jury for the selection of the photographs will be definitive.
- The International Photography Festival can use the selected photographs and the name of the photographer in any promotion – advertising – commercial or other relevant to the Festival without compensation or permission.
- The submissions are invalid if the Festival judges that is not original or if the entries are unreadable, incomplete, damaged, irregular, variable, fake, accidentally produced or obtained through fraud or theft.
- The Festival reserves the right not to accept projects that do not meet the expected quality of production and presentation for the Festival.
- The Festival retains the right to modify or extend the submission deadline due to its absolute discretion. In this case, the changes will be announced to the social media.