"In and out of the Nile Valley" - Petrie Anniversary Photographic Competition
Win the opportunity for your photograph to be in an exhibition
In and Out of the Nile Valley at the Petrie Museum from July-Sept 2013
We are looking for images which convey the emotional impact that the land, people and culture of the Nile Valley – both ancient and modern – has on the public imagination. The contest categories are:
1. Modern Egypt—events or activities illustrating life since 25 January 2011
2. People of the Nile—portraits of individuals from all walks of life in Egypt and Sudan
3. Travel—scenes that convey a sense of place
4. The Natural World—animals, plants, landscapes or geological features
5. The Nile— the river, or its effect on the landscape and on people
6. Archaeological Sites and Monuments—covering any period from pre-Pharaonic to the present
7. The Petrie Museum—any aspect of life in the museum: objects, events or people
8. Objects and Statuary—originating from Egypt or Sudan wherever now located
9. Under 16s—photos for any of the above categories if you are under 16 years old
10. Altered Images—photographs matching any of the above categories but manipulated for artistic
purposes by applying digital and/or traditional special effects (i.e. colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, HDR, etc.)
Who may enter:
Anyone except individuals related to the judges or who earn an income from professional photography.
We particularly welcome entries from Egypt and Sudan and from under-16s of any nationality. The Friends of the Petrie Museum (PMF) will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest.
Cropping or enlargement and minor adjustments including spotting, mild sharpening, slight contrast and colour correction are acceptable for all categories. Images with more extensive manipulation will only be accepted in the Altered Images or Under 16s categories. The judges reserve the right to move a modified photo to Altered Images or to disqualify it at their discretion.
For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian, and provide it upon request.
Photographs that have won any other contest or have been published in a magazine or newspaper are not eligible. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.
All entries must be received on line or by post by midnight on 1 May 2013.
How to enter:
Entry is free and each entrant may submit up to five images. Entries may be digital files or prints. A completed entry form must be submitted by each entrant. The entry form can be downloaded from our website at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/FriendsofPetrie/pages/photocomp2013.doc or supplied on request.
Digital photographs and high-quality scans of non-digital photographs taken by you are welcome.
Digital images must be submitted in JPEG format and files may not be larger than 2,048k (2Mb). Images may be submitted online or copied to a CD and sent in by post. Online entry:
If you use an online photo sharing site such as Flickr or Picasa then you can simply send the unique link (URL) for each image you wish to enter. Many of these sites offer a free service so you could consider setting up an account for your entries if not already a user.
Please enter by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Photo competition”. In the email include the web link to each photo you want to enter and attach your completed entry form. Ensure that you copy the link to a large version of each image, not a thumbnail. Do not send photos as email
attachments. We will accept only one contestant per email address.
Photographic prints, CDs and printed entry forms should be submitted to:
Friends of the Petrie Museum,
London WC1E 6BT
Prints must have your name and contact details on the back and CDs must be labelled. Prints should preferably be on A4 or 8 x 10 inch paper but smaller sizes may be submitted; we reserve the right not to accept entries of insufficient quality. Prints and CDs will not be returned.
By entering the contest, entrants grant the Petrie Museum and the Friends of the Petrie Museum a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly and all other
standard purposes. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. We will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
The grand prize winner
will be chosen from the 12 finalists by public vote adjudicated by the judges. Please do not contact us about the status of entries.
The finalists will be notified of their status by May 30, 2013 and details will appear on our web site on June 1, 2013. At that time, the public can vote for one winner, which will be revealed at the exhibition.
The finalists will be asked to submit a high-resolution file or an original negative or slide which will be returned after scanning. We reserve the right to disqualify incomplete entries and/or contestants who are unable to submit, upon request, a digital image of at least 2400 pixels on its longest edge or an original
negative or slide.
The PMF reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion.
The overall prize-winner will receive £100.
The winners of each of the categories will receive one year’s free membership of the Friends of the
Petrie Museum and £50.
All winners will receive the professionally produced print of their photograph at the end of the
exhibition. Winners may receive additional noncash prizes.