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Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015

Deadline: 20-Nov-2015

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Award1 Million Japanese Yen,Latest Olympus PEN Camera, & Lens kit
EligibilityAll Indians
CountryIndia
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Olympus Corporation

Olympus Global Open Photo Contest Operations Team

Email: photocontest@olympus-imaging.com

Description

Olympus Corporation (President: Hiroyuki Sasa) is pleased to announce the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2015 that is open to anyone, from amateurs to professionals, using any photographic device from smartphones to interchangeable lens cameras. 
Represented by digital cameras that help preserve fond memories, Olympus' products provide happy, healthy lives and a bright future for all people around the world. For the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest, we thus will feature the four categories of Life, Future, People, and Technical each in which we will provide a different theme every year. 
The Grand Prize winner will be awarded the latest Olympus PEN camera and lens, along with one million Japanese yen. There will be fourteen additional prizes given out per theme, and a Viewers' Raffle will be held with an additional three-hundred and one winners, totaling to three-hundred and seventy-two winners. Participation in the photo contest is not required for the Viewers' Raffle. Entries are accepted on the website from 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 25 to 11:00 am, Friday, November 20 (JST).

Olympus Global Open Photo Contest Overview

[Entry Categories and Themes]

  1. Life category: 
    Birth -- The beginning of life is truly beautiful. Enter a photo of a sprout, a baby, or anything that symbolizes the birth of life.
  2. Future category: 
    Places to Preserve -- Everyone has a place that they want future generations to see and experience. Enter a photo of scenery, a building, a town, a shop -- anywhere that you want to see unchanged for the future.
  3. People category: 
    Smiles and Laughter -- Even a simple, small smile can make your day. And laughter, after all, is the best medicine. Enter your best photo of a smile of laughter.
  4. Technical category: 
    Macro -- In the macro world, the tiny wonders are larger than life. Enter a photo of a flower, an insect, a droplet -- anything using macro photography. 
    Art -- There are several ways to make a photo artistic, from the use Art Filters and post production software, to simply being selective in subject matter or composition. Enter a photo that you made into a work of art.

Eligibility

Anyone who registers to enter can participate.
Go to Enter or My Page to register.
Please note that registration for the photo contest and the Viewers' Raffle are separate.

How to apply?

Only online entries will be eligible. Simply register on the contest site and post photos to enter.

More Information

Categories and Themes

Represented by digital cameras that help preserve fond memories, Olympus' products provide happy, healthy lives and a bright future for all people around the world. For the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest, we thus will feature Life, Future, and People as permanent categories, each in which we will provide a different theme every contest.

In addition to the three categories designated by subject matter, the Technical Category will present two themes which designate a style or technique of photography.

Contest Guidelines

Only online entries will be eligible.
Enter from the Categories and Themes section above.
*Anyone submitting an entry is asked to register a username.

Number of Entries

Each entrant may submit up to 5 photo entries for each theme.
Each image must be in JPEG format and be 15 megabytes or smaller.

Schedule

Entry: 2:00PM Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (JST) to 11:00 AM Friday, November 20, 2015 (JST)
Winners Announced: February 2016

Eligibility

Anyone who registers to enter can pariticipate.
Go to Enter or My Page to register.
Please note that registration for the photo contest and the Viewers' Raffle are separate.

How to View/Edit Your Entries

You can view photos you entered from My Page.
You can also cancel/replace entries, and edit photo titles/descriptions throughout the entry period from My Page. 

Conditions

Copyrights to Photo Entries

Copyrights to entries remain with the entrant, and the entrant grants Olympus to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their catalogues, websites, posters, magazine or newspaper articles, books, third-party web sites, exhibitions, and any other promotional material, globally, for a period of three years. Japanese legislation is applicable to the treatment of copyrights to photo entries.

Handling of Personal Information

Entrants' personal information will be appropriately handled in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Policy, which is posted on the Olympus Corporation website in Japanese and English. Members will be regarded as having consented to the published terms and conditions when entering.

Entry Rules

1. Photo entries are limited to those that have never been publicly displayed (any photo available as stock photography is considered to be publicly displayed). Also, photos which have been awarded a prize in another contest or those which are currently entered in another contest are not eligible. However, photos which an entrant has posted on his or her own website for non-commercial purposes or those which have been submitted to a website administered by Olympus are eligible.

2. Photos are limited only, in its entirety, to a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant and to which he or she retains all copyrights. Any conflicts or dispute that result from featuring subjects for which the rights do not belong to the entrant must be settled by the entrant and Olympus Corporation will incur no liability whatsoever. If a violation of copyrights is identified, that entry will be disqualified. If a violation of copyrights is identified after winners are announced, the win may be revoked and the entrant will lose the right to claim a prize. If the subject of a photo is a person, permission must be received from that person (parent or guardian in the case of a minor) before the photo can be entered in the contest.

3. Anyone can enter, including professional photographers. However, minors under the age of 18 must receive permission from a parent or guardian (Olympus Corporation will recognise that permission has been granted by a parent or guardian upon receiving a registration request from a minor). For citizens residing in European Union countries, we can not accept participation by minors under 7.

  • 4. There are no restrictions to photographic equipment used to shoot photos to be entered. Any photographic device from smartphone to DSLR may be used.
  • 5. A photo may not be entered in multiple categories.
  • 6. Olympus retains the right to not accept or publish any entries or comments that Olympus considers to be inappropriate for the contest, including, but not limited to, content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or that infringes any copyright or other right of any person. If it is determined that a photo or supporting text is inappropriate after the entry has won, Olympus retains the right to revoke the win.
  • 7. Olympus employees and affiliates may not participate in the contest.
  • 8. Photos that have been entered will appear on the the photo contest website during and after the photo contest period and may also appear in Olympus promotional material (please see Copyrights to Photo Entries). Olympus reserves the right to edit the photos as needed when used for promotional purposes.
  • 9. For winning entries that Olympus elects to display at photo exhibitions or for use in printed material, Olympus may request higher resolution data after the contest has ended.

Contest Administration

The Olympus Global Open Photo Contest is administered entirely by the Olympus Global Open Photo Contest Operations Team.
If the Operations Team deems it necessary, it may take any necessary action to ensure fair administration of the contest.
In entering this photo contest, all entrants will comply with the Operation Team's administration methods and will make no claims whatsoever about such methods. Olympus Corporation assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any damage which may arise in keeping with participation in this contest.

Prizes

Grand Prize
Latest Olympus PEN Camera + Lens kit and 1 Million Japanese Yen

First Prize (one per theme)
Olympus OM-D E-M1 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO
Second Prize (one per theme)
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II
Third Prize (one per theme)
Choice of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ or Olympus PEN E-PL7 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ

Bonus Prize (one per theme)
Latest Olympus PEN Camera + Lens Kit

Runners-Up (ten per theme)
Moleskine Custom Edition Hard Cover Notebook with Olympus camera cover design

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