Concursul international de fotografie National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 este deschis si asteapta fotografi din toata lumea sa-si inscrie imaginile in una dintre cele 3 categorii.

20,000 de imagini realizate de fotografi profesionisti si amatori din 130 de tari au concurat anul trecut in cele trei categorii: people, places, nature.

Anul acesta concurenta poate fi la fel de acerba, mai ales ca premiul cel mare (grand prize) National Geographic ramane 10,000$. Fiecare categorie are un castigator care primeste 2,500$, iar daca este si castigatorul grand prize, premiul lui se intregeste cu 7,500$. Anul trecut, castigatorul marelui premiu a fost Shikhei Goh, cel care a castigat si la categoria Nature, cu aceasta fotografie:

Shikhei Goh castigator National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

„Very striking macrophotography image that rose to the top of the nature category for me because of its originality, beautiful light, rare action in a close-up image, as well as its technical perfection,” Tim Laman, one of three National Geographic magazine photographers who judged the contest.

Regulile sunt simple, costurile de intrare per imagine mici si puteti inscrie oricate imagini doriti. Iata cateva info din regulament, pe care vi le prezentam in engleza pentru acuratete:

  • Each Entry consists of an entry form, a single image, and an entry fee. The entry fee is US$15 per entry.
  • The Categories for entries are: (1) People, (2) Places, and (3) Nature (the „Categories”). There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
  • Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible.
  • All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image).
  • Only minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable, as is cropping. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panoramas are NOT acceptable. For more information, please read our comments on image manipulation.

Jurizarea este facuta in trei runde:

-in prima etapa, fiecare membru al juriului international compus din experti si fotografi profesionisti, alege 10 imagini din fiecare categorie conform urmatoarelor criterii: (1) Creativity; (2) Photographic quality; (3) genuineness/authenticity of the content.

– in etapa a doua, juriul se intruneste si alege un castigator al fiecarei categorii, bazandu-se pe aceleasi Judging Criteria.

-in ultima etapa, juriul alege dintre cei 3 castiugatori pe categorii, castigatorul Grand Prize National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.

Inscrierile au inceput in septembrie asa ca va putem arata cateva fotografii aflate deja in cursa, preferatele editorilor Nat Geo!

Ondrej Zaruba National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

„Baby of elephant seal relaxing on the beach.”
Photo & caption by Ondrej Zaruba / National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

Money Sharma National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

„Govinda players gather together under Dahi Handi to making a human pyramid to catch and then break an earthen pot high in the air with the help of a rope, in order to win the set prizes. – Janmashtami and Dahi Haandi was celebrated in Mumbai. Govindas (young men) form a human pyramid to reach the dahi handi and try to break it in a bid to win prizes.”
Photo & caption by Money Sharma / National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

MOHD NADLY AIZAT MOHD NUDRI National Geographic Photo Contest

„I was on my 170km solo cycling trip around West Coast, New Zealand and one of the destinations was this famous Lake Brunner. I reached this pier in one foggy morning and I found this moment was ìlike no otherî.”
Photo & caption by Photo and caption by MOHD NADLY AIZAT MOHD NUDRI/National Geographic Photo Contest

Castigatorii vor fi anuntati pe 15 decembrie 2012, iar perioada de inscrieri se termina pe 30 noiembrie.

So, 1,2,3 SHOOT, Keep it real and enter the competition! Noi va tinem pumnii. Si nu uitati, chiar si o mentiune la aceasta competitie inseamna remarcare internationala.