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Xposure International Photography & Film Contest and Awards

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Copyright holders retain the copyright of their work. For awarded pictures, copyright holders grant the organisers unlimited non-exclusive use of high-resolution images for activities in all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the contest, the exhibition, the yearbook, the public archive, and all promotional and educational activities for and under the auspices of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau and Xposure, without any remuneration being due.

Image Usage Rights

Entrant Licenses & Releases If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, any and all releases necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the picture.

The Xposure International Photography & Film Competitions is FREE to enter for all photographers. Prizes across several genres. There is additionally a category for film-makers.

The contest is a juried panel of online judges who are looking to award an Overall Winner from the photography categories and additionally a winner and runner-up from each category including moving image & short-films. 

CATEGORIES

Architectural
Nature & Landscape
Portrait & People
Photojournalism
Mobile Photography
Night Photography
Best of the Emirates 
Junior Category*
Short Film & Moving Image 

Competition Entries Online entries will be accepted from 1st April 2019 to 10th July 2019. The latest time for submitting an entry will be 23:00 GST – Gulf Standard Time (Standard Time) is (UTC +4)

In each category, there will be

1 Winner 1 Runner-up 5 Nominated photographers In addition to the category winners, there will be an overall winner determined from the highest score achieved, regardless of category entered.

Prizes & Benefits Overall Winner – $3,000 (USD) / digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the Awards Ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book.

Category Winners – $1,500 (USD) / digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the Awards Ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book

Category Runner-up – $750 (USD) / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Flights and accommodation to the Awards Ceremony in Sharjah UAE /Publication in the Xposure Year Book

Shortlisted – Online Exhibition / displayed during the Xposure Festival

* Junior Category for under 18 – UAE Residents A restricted “Junior” category for residents of the United Arab Emirates who are under 18. (Alternate prizes apply – see below) In addition to the main prizes of best overall entry, all winning and shortlisted photographers of each category will be included in the publication of the Xposure Year Book and featured in a gallery at Xposure. In each category, there shall be awarded:

Junior Category under 18 ‘Winner’ – Photo equipment and included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book / Invitation to the Awards Ceremony. Junior Category under 18 ‘Runner-up’ – Included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Invitation to the Awards Ceremony. **Sharjah Government Open – This is a restricted category specifically for individuals who are in the employment of the Sharjah Government.

 

 

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