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ZEISS Photography Award 2020

Die kreativen Grenzen erweitern

Der ZEISS Photography Award wurde 2016 von der World Photography Organisation und ZEISS ins Leben gerufen. Er zeichnet die weltweit bedeutendsten Fotografen für deren herausragende Serien aus, die ihre individuelle Sicht auf die Welt zeigen.

Fotografen werden aufgefordert, eine Auswahl von Werken zu einem bestimmten Thema einzureichen. Das Thema für 2020 lautet „Seeing Beyond – Discoveries“. Die Einsendungen werden von drei Experten aus der Fotoindustrie bewertet. Der ZEISS Photography Award zeichnet jene Fotografen aus, die die kreativen Grenzen ihres Mediums überschreiten und gleichzeitig eine starke Geschichte in ihren Bildern erzählen.

ZEISS Objektive schreiben seit 1890 Geschichte: Sie werden nicht nur von den anspruchsvollsten Foto- und Filmkünstlern verwendet, sondern dokumentieren auch Pionierleistungen der Menschheit, wie die erste Mondlandung 1969. 

Das Thema 2020

Seeing Beyond – Discoveries

Für den ZEISS Photography Award 2020 werden Fotografen aufgerufen, Serien zum Thema Seeing Beyond – Discoveries einzureichen.

Es liegt in der Natur des Menschen, neue Entdeckungen zu machen. Dies kann eine persönliche Enthüllung, ein wissenschaftlicher und technischer Durchbruch oder eine Idee sein, die zu einem sozialen Wandel geführt hat – eine neue Denkweise, die unser tägliches Leben revolutioniert hat. Seit Beginn der Fotografie haben viele große Persönlichkeiten die Kamera als ihr Werkzeug gesehen, um die Welt zu erkunden und in Frage zu stellen. Sie haben die Kraft der Bilder genutzt, um etwas Neues zu beleuchten.

Offenbarungen, Erfindungen und Transformationen vom Bekannten zum Unbekannten, wir wollen etwas Neues sehen. Vorschläge zur Erforschung der Landschaft, des Menschen, der Wissenschaft, wirtschaftlicher Veränderungen oder auch konzeptionelle Aspekte sind willkommen.

Es können alle kreativen Ansätze eingereicht werden, die sich aktiv mit dem Thema befassen. Die Serie sollte aus fünf bis zehn Bildern bestehen und eine klare Darstellung aufweisen, die mit dem Auftrag (Seeing Beyond – Discoveries) übereinstimmt.

Die Teilnehmer können in Bezug auf Technik oder Gegenstand alle Arten von Fotografien einreichen. Allen Einsendungen ist eine Bildbeschreibung beizufügen, die die Geschichte hinter der Arbeit umreißt.

Schlusstermin für Einreichungen: 13:00 Uhr (GMT), 4. Februar 2020

Jury

Führende Stimmen in der Fotoindustrie

Die für den ZEISS Phoography Award 2020 eingereichten Fotos werden von einer renommierten Jury bewertet, die mit drei internationalen Experten aus der Fotobranche besetzt ist. Die Jury beurteilt sowohl die fotografische Qualität als auch die Kreativität der Arbeiten. Sie sucht besonders nach einer starken Geschichte, die in den Bildern deutlich erkennbar wird. Jede Serie soll dabei auf das Thema 2020 einzahlen: Seeing Beyond – Discoveries.

Gewinn

Anerkennung für die weltweit führenden Fotografen

Auf den Gewinner des ZEISS Photography Award warten attraktive Preise:

 

  • ZEISS Foto-Objektive nach eigener Wahl im Gesamtwert von 12.000 Euro
  • 3.000 Euro Reisekosten für ein Fotoprojekt
  • Die Teilnahme an der feierlichen Preisverleihung im Rahmen der Sony World Photography Awards und an der Ausstellungseröffnung im April 2020 in London
  • ZEISS lädt den Gewinner zusätzlich in den Unternehmenshauptsitz in Deutschland ein. Dort warten Einblicke in die ZEISS Welt und die Möglichkeit, Objektive von ZEISS ausgiebig zu testen.
  • Weiterhin bieten ZEISS und die World Photography Organisation die Möglichkeit zur individuellen Zusammenarbeit.


Die Gewinnerfotos und ausgewählte Fotos der Shortlist werden im Somerset House in London während der der Sony World Photography Award Ausstellung präsentiert. Die Daten der Ausstellung werden Anfang 2020 kommuniziert.

Regularien

Alles, was Sie zur Einreichung wissen müssen

1.1 By entering the Competition, You agree and acknowledge that the World Photography Organisation is permitted to receive your registration data. All personal information will be used by the World Photography Organisation in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

1.2.1 The Competition is free to enter.

1.2.2 The ZEISS Photography Award is open to all Photographers entering a body of work between 5 to 10 images. 

1.3 All entrants must be over 18.

1.4 By entering the Competition You hereby accept these Competition Rules and the Terms and Conditions.

1.5 Entries must be submitted by 12.59:59 pm (GMT) on Tuesday 4th February 2020

2. To enter, you must upload your image via the following website: users.worldphoto.org (the "Website"), following the on-screen instructions carefully.

2.1 Image Entry criteria:

Un-published work entered into the competition must have been taken between the dates of January 1st 2016 and February 4th 2020. Once unpublished work has been entered, it cannot be entered again as published work in the future year of the awards competition.

Published work may have been taken at any point in history, but must have been commissioned or acquired or first published between the dates of January 1st 2016 and February 4th 2020. Eligible publications include magazines, newspapers, online and print editorial, self-publishing websites, including personal sites as well as commissioned gallery exhibitions. Images included in past photographic competitions, advertisements, marketing material, blogs, social media and all other visible platforms prior to January 1st 2016 will be considered published and not permissible within this competition.

2.2  Images should be no smaller than 1MB and no larger than 5MB. Images should be JPEG files

All images must be saved in the sRGB colour model and EXIF data must be left in the image file.

All entrants must be able to supply a high-resolution image suitable for printing in exhibitions should the image be required.

3.1 Entries will be judged between in February 2020.

3.2 In addition to one winner the judges may select up to three finalists in the Competition.

3.3 One winner will be notified by email and will receive return flights to London (economy class) and hotel accommodation for two consecutive nights including the Awards night in April 2020.

3.4 The decision of the Judges and the World Photography Organisation is final and no negotiation will be entered into with respect to any such decision.

3.5 You may enter a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 images.

3.5.1 Judging will be based on the portfolio of work.

4.1 the World Photography Organisation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any entry that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the entry is submitted on the Website. You warrant and represent, in respect of each entry submitted by you (“Entry”), as follows:

4.1.1 You are the sole owner and author of each Entry

4.1.2 You have the right to make Your entry available to the Competition

4.1.3 Each Entry does not contain personally identifiable information about you or any other person(s)

4.1.4 Each Entry does not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libellous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content

4.1.5 Each Entry does not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct, which would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law

4.1.6 Each Entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, and Your Entry does not include:

4.1.6.1 trademarks owned by third parties

4.1.6.2 copyrighted materials owned by third parties (including movie dialogue or musical compositions)

4.1.6.3 names, likenesses, voices or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead

4.1.7 Entries which contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than that of the World Photography Organisation.

4.1.8 Entries containing screen credits

4.1.9 No animals were harmed or manipulated in the making of the image

4.2 You agree to fully indemnify the World Photography Organisation in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of Your breaching any of the foregoing.

4.3 You confirm that each person depicted in the Entry has granted permission to be portrayed as shown. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be rented or borrowed with the permission of the owner, and all other relevant permissions must have been obtained.

5. Intentionally Deleted.

6. the World Photography Organisation may run an online rating process whereby members of the public may vote for a favourite photograph. If there is sufficient evidence (in the World Photography Organisation’s sole discretion) to suggest malpractice and manipulation of the rating process, then the World Photography Organisation has the right to remove the relevant Entry or Entries and, if necessary, award the prize to a different contestant. the World Photography Organisation’s decisions are final.

7.1 the World Photography Organisation recognises You, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.

7.2 All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by the World Photography Organisation, and its Event Partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of You the author and the event only, for a maximum of three years after the awards ceremony in April 2020. You hereby grant the World Photography Organisation a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each Entry throughout the world for three years in all media for any use connected to the promotion of You the author and the ZEISS Photography event and/or competition, including, but not limited too:
(a) judging the Competition
(b) displaying the winning entries and runners up at public exhibitions promoting the World Photography Organisation and organised by the World Photography Organisation
(c) inclusion within the Website, a World Photography Awards book, magazine or similar
(d) inclusion within any materials promoting of the Competition and / or any exhibition organised by the World Photography Organisation, in the promotion of the the World Photography Organisation
(e) inclusion on Competition- and exhibition-related products to be sold by the the World Photography Organisation or any third party following the individual agreement by the author
(f) sub-licencing the Entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the Competition and any exhibition
(g) allowing viewers of the Website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for their personal, non-commercial use only. Please also refer to clause 9.

7.3 All entrants understand that the image information, including image name and description, may be shared with Event partners and media as per clause 7.1, 7.2 and 8. For the avoidance of doubt the “image information” does not include any personal information of You the author.

8. Any photograph used by the World Photography Organisation shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as the World Photography Organisation uses its reasonable endeavours to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.

9 You acknowledge that it is your responsibility for protecting any Entry against image misuse by any third party, for example, but not limited to the insertion of a watermark. the World Photography Organisation and its Event Partners assume no responsibility and are not liable for any image misuse.

10. the World Photography Organisation assumes no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the Competition, and the World Photography Organisation assumes no responsibility for technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, for lost network connections, garbled computer transmissions, other problems or technical malfunctions with regard to the Competition. the World Photography Organisation assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, corruption, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of Entries. the World Photography Organisation is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail addressed to the World Photography Organisation on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Your or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Competition. If for any reason a contestant’s entry cannot be viewed or is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures, the World Photography Organisation assumes no responsibility.

11. In no event will the World Photography Organisation, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, Event Partners, its advertising or promotion agencies, or its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives or agents be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of any contestant’s access to and use of the Website. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or use or non-infringement. 

12. You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of Your name and likeness for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation.

13. All entrants must be able to supply a high-resolution image suitable for printing in media and an exhibition should the image be required.

14. There are no cash alternatives available for prize winners.

15. Winners will be announced online.

Promoter: World Photography Awards Limited, 9 Manchester Square, London.

 

Termine

15. Oktober 2019, 11 Uhr CET: Beginn der Einreichungsphase

4. Februar 2020, 14 Uhr CET: Ende der Einreichungsphase

31. März 2020: Veröffentlichung der Shortlist und Bekanntgabe des Gewinners

16. April 2020: Preisverleihung und Galadinner in London

17. April bis 4. Mai 2020: Ausstellung der Gewinnerserie und ausgewählter Fotos aus der Shortlist im Somerset House in London