International Federation of Wildlife and Nature Photography IFWP kutsuu jäsenjärjestöjensä jäseniä osallistumaan kilpailuun. Suomen Luonnonvalokuvaajat SLV on IFWP:n jäsen, joten kutsu koskee siis myös sen jäseniä.
Alla on esitetty kilpailun säännöt lyhennettynä suomeksi
1. Kuvien latausaika on 01.05-10.06.2017 kello 24.00..
Kuvat ladataan sivustolle http://ifwp.pixall.es.
Kuvien tulee olla otettu 10.06.2013 jälkeen.
Kilpailussa on kaksi ryhmää: yleinen ryhmä ja nuorten (vuoden 1996 jälkeen
5. Muut eläimet
6. Kasvit ja sienet
7. Taide ja abstraktio
8. Ihminen ja luonto
3. Osanottaja voi lähettää korkeintaan viisi kuvaa jokaiseen sarjaan, yhteensä siis maksimissaan 40 kuvaa.
4. Kuva tai sen rinnakkaisruutu ei saa olla palkittu kansainvälisessä kilpailussa.
5. Osallistua voi ainoastaan digitaalisilla kuvilla. Pitkän sivun tulee olla vähintään 2600 pikseliä. Kuvan koko saa olla korkeintaan 4 Mb.
6. Maltillinen kuvankäsittely on sallittua. HDR, Focus Stacking ja panoraamakuvan tekeminen yhdistämällä useita ruutuja on kielletty.
7. Jury valitsee jokaisesta sarjasta voittajan ja kolme finalistia. Koko kilpailun voittaja valitaan sarjavoittajien joukosta.
8. Yleisen ryhmän voittaja saa palkinnoksi 3000 euron arvosta valokuvausvälineitä. Nuorten ryhmän voittaja saa 500 euron arvosta valokuvausvälineitä tai kirjoja.
Täydelliset säännöt englanniksi löytyvät alta.
IFWP COMPETITION RULES 2017
ARTICLE 1: INVITATION
The International Federation of Wildlife and Nature Photography
invites our members of each association to participate in the 2017
IFWP Photograph of the Year Competition, open from 1st of May
2017 at zero hour to 10th of June 2017 at midnight.
The 2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year Competition is open to
all participants officially registered in an IFWP association at the
date of entry.
It is an online competition, the participants shall select and upload
their images in this site: http://ifwp.pixall.es
All uploaded images must have been taken after 10th of June
2013 at midnight.
There are several categories for different disciplines in nature
photography in which photographers of any age can participate
and IFWP will announce a Category winner, and 3 Finalist in
each category in both Editions, General and Young (born after
From the category winners the jury will chose the picture to be
the 2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year in both Editions, General
and Young (born after 1996).
ARTICLE 2: CATEGORIES
C1 – Landscapes
C2 – Birds
C3 – Mammals
C4 – Invertebrates
C5 – Other Animals
C6 – Vegetation + Fungi
C7 – Artistic and abstract
C8 – Human and Nature
This is a nature photography competition, so we expect nature to
have an important role in the landscape picture. Underwater
landscapes are also accepted.
CATEGORIES 2 to 5
For pictures of wild fauna, including portraits and behaviour, also
Are NOT accepted photos of pets, domestic animals, trained
animal models or animals restricted in their freedom before or
during the shot.
Pictures must follow our IFWP Ethics, please check here
The jury may ask for complementary information (location,
permits...) for pictures of species appearing in the IUNC Red List
of Threatened Species.
For pictures of vegetation, trees, plants, algae... including macro.
Are NOT accepted cultivated plants or fungi and its forms or
hybrids. Location might help on the determination.
Images should express the author's personal vision, an artistic and
abstract approach to natural subjects.
About the relationship between human beings and nature in both
positive and negative ways and its effects. Pictures can be shot
either in natural or urban settings.
ARTICLE 3: PARTICIPATION
IFWP CLUB MEMBERSHIP
The 2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year is open to all individual
participants officially registered in an IFWP association at the
date of entry. There is no entry fee.
All association members, amateurs or professionals alike, abiding
to the present rules are welcome to participate.
Members of the 2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year organising
committee and their families cannot participate.
NUMBER OF ENTRIES PER PARTICIPANT
Each participant may enter a total up to 5 pictures per category, a
maximum of 40 pictures submitted.
ARTICLE 4: ORGANIZATION
The Competition Managers of the 2017 IFWP Photograph of the
Year are a very compromised couple, AEFONA members, both
For any information, have a look at the FAQ section or send an email
This address will be used to call for the original of the selected
photos. Add it to your contacts list to make sure you receive our
emails without delay.
ARTICLE 5: IMAGE ENTRIES
Those pictures to be selected must:
-Abide with the IFWP Ethics as published on http://www.ifwpphoto.
-Have been taken after 10th of June 2013 at midnight.
-Be entered only once in one category.
-Have NOT already won a prize, or have been credited as
mentioned, finalist or highly commended in international
competitions before you upload them. This also applies to very
similar pictures taken at the same time.
ARTICLE 6: TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year is an online competition, only
digital images can be uploaded.
Pictures must be sent as a .jpg file in the highest quality.
– Colour space: sRGB.
– Sharpen very lightly and never interpolate.
– Dimension of every picture will be 2600 px on the longest side.
– Maximum file size of every picture will be 4 Mb.
ARTICLE 7: PICTURE PROCESSING
Your uploaded pictures must be very similar to the original RAW
file, we only accept processing adjustments that affect to the
whole picture, as contrast levels, sharpening, saturation... the
picture as it was taken with only minor processing adjustments.
We accept Multiple exposure technique, as long as they come
from an unique RAW file and are made directly in the camera, in
the same place and at the same moment. Also are accepted global
transformations such as black and white and sepia.
No manipulation like layers, adding or removing even small
elements, no leveling the horizons... Sensor dust specs must be
eliminated from the picture.
In case of doubt please process it again from the original RAW or
JPEG file. Pictures with signatures, watermarks or frames will be
disqualified. We don´t accept High Dynamic Range (HDR),
Focus Stacking (FS) and combining multiple pictures to form a
The EXIF information –camera recording of exposure, date– must
be present, so metadata data MUST include EXIF data.
CAPTION AND COMMENTS
A short biography of each author a title for the awarded pictures
and description the circumstances of the shots will be needed for
public relation and exhibitions of the winners later. If you succeed
and are awarded please provide them in short time.
ARTICLE 8: FILE NAMING
You can upload the picture with any name, but if your picture is
awarded you´ll be requested to provide a title, which is part of an
author's creation and do play a part in the way an image is
ARTICLE 9: ORIGINAL FILES
The original file of selected images will be asked for by the Jury.
Please have them available during the 3 weeks following the
closure of the competition.
Original files are the RAW file (NEF, CRW, CR2, PEF...) or the
original, untouched .DNG or .JPG provided from the camera.
Any alteration, compression, or modification of a file makes it
non-original and hence not acceptable for Jury checking.
ARTICLE 10: DATES
The 2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year Competition will open
from 1st of May 2017 at zero hour to 10th of June 2017 at
Uploading will be open between these dates after registering on
IFWP COMPETION 2017 (http://ifwp.pixall.es)
ARTICLE 11: JURY
The photos will be judged by an experienced International Jury
proposed by our Council members of 3 members to be defined.
In case a member of the jury is prevented for any reason, may be
replaced by another suitable person at short notice.
The Jury will make final decissions.
ARTICLE 12: SELECTION AND AWARDS
The jury will select a winner and 3 finalists in each category. The
jury can abstain from awarding any prize if no entry appears to be
From the category winners the jury will award the 2017 IFWP
Photograph of the Year Competition in the General Edition.
After this selection the jury will complete the selection of awards
for the 2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year Competition in the
Young Edition (born after 1996).
All participants enter their pictures with no distinction and
occasionally it can happen that a young photographer can be
awarded in General Edition and will also be in Young Edition.
ARTICLE 13: PRIZES
All category winners will receive a diploma. All winners will see
their images printed and exhibited during the 2017 IFWP
Congress and in all possible media to promote the authors and the
competition. That includes our website, facebook pages and press
Thereafter, the exhibit will be made available to all IFWP
member associations to be exhibited in their country. The IFWP
will do its best to have it exhibited at international Photo Fairs
The 2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year Competition in General
Edition will get a reward of 3.000 euro in photographic gear.
The 2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year Competition in Young
Edition (born after 1996) will get a reward of 500 euro in
photographic gear or books.
ARTICLE14: PHOTOGRAPHERS RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
By entering the 2017 IFWP Photograph of the Year Competition,
each photographer confirms that the photographs entered under
his/her name is his/her original work, that he/she is the sole
owner of the copyright and that there are no third party claims.
It is his/her responsibility to obtain releases and consents in
written form for publishing, exhibiting and using his/her image if
any persons appear in the photograph or if objects in the
photograph are subject to the rights of third parties.
The photographer is responsible for obtaining official permits
ARTICLE 15: USAGE RIGHTS
Photographers participating authorise by these rules to IFWP the
non exclusive right to reproduce awarded photographs in any kind
of media in the context of the promotion of the IFWP Photograph
of the Year Competition and its related public relations,
exhibition and press releases. The photographer´s name will
always accompany the picture and he/she will keep the all the
Prints from exhibitions will be destroyed 3 years after the first
public exhibition, or offered to a not-for-profit institution as
public hospital or school, public retirement home, etc, with
copyright identification, as voted by the IFWP General Assembly
ARTICLE 16: POST COMPETITION HANDLING OF FILES
All submissions that have not been awarded will be deleted after
the award ceremony.
ARTICLE 17: LIABILITY
The IFWP cannot accept liability or responsibility for any loss or
damage to the photographs entered in the competition.
ARTICLE 18: FINAL CLAUSE
Submissions that do not fulfil all of the competition's
requirements will be excluded from the 2017 IFWP Photograph
of the Year Competition. It is only the Jury's decision to admit or
exclude images whose fulfilment of the necessary requirements
may be considered ambiguous. Their decision will be final.
Legal proceedings are excluded. By submitting images to the
competition, the participant consents to the present competition