1. The Promoter
The promoter is Global SinoPhoto Awards
The competition is global and open to people of all nationalities. All images must show respect for the subject and the environment. Any entrant under 18 at the closing date of the competition must gain the permission of a parent or guardian to enter the competition.
It is the responsibility of each entrant (and the entrant's parent or guardian) to ensure that they have read and will abide by these rules and Photocrowd’s terms and conditions. By submitting an entry, each entrant (and the entrant's parent or guardian) agrees to these rules, that their entry complies with these rules, and that they will be liable to the Promoter and their licensees in respect of any damages or losses incurred as a breach of the rules.
Employees or agents of Global PhotoSino Awards and Photocrowd, their immediate families or other persons connected with this promotion are not eligible to enter.
Proof of eligibility must be provided upon request. Use of a false name or other false details will result in disqualification.
3. Submission Rules
All entries must be submitted via the Photocrowd online platform. No entries will be accepted by email or post.
All images should be the result of a single image. Photographers may make reasonable use of digital darkroom techniques which enhance quality but do not distort the photograph. Any major alterations should be avoided.
所有照片都应该是单个照片的结果。 摄影师可以合理地使用数字暗房技术提高画质，但不应使照片变形。 应避免任何重大改动。
Adjustment to levels, curves, colour balance, colour saturation, dodging and burning, selective adjustments using layers and blemish and dust spot removal are all examples of acceptable manipulation.
Excessive cloning out/removal of elements within the image, merging two images or more and replacing backgrounds are all examples of processes that will invalidate an entry in all categories.
Any changes to the original Photograph not itemised here are unacceptable and will render the Photograph ineligible for a prize.
The Promoter reserves the right to request from the entrant a copy of the original camera file and a screengrab of their editing software showing other images from the same shoot, and to eliminate entries where such a request is ignored or where it is suspected that the rules have been infringed.
Full guidelines on permissible image sizes and types, and what image manipulation and retouching is allowed are provided at Preparing Your Images page on this website.
The Promoter and Photocrowd reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify or remove any entry that does not comply with the rules or the spirit of the awards, at any stage of the awards.
5. Competition Judging
Once the entry period has closed, the panel of judges will convene to determine their prize winners.
The expert-judged shortlists and winners of the main categories will be announced in the week of 8th February 2021
Please refer to our Judges page for more information on the Judges. The Judges’ decisions are final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the decisions.
6. Copyright and permissions
All imagery MUST be the exclusive work of the submitting photographer and may not include any element that is the copyright of another. The Copyright for each image entered will remain with the submitting photographer. By entering the Competition and submitting your photograph(s), you hereby grant the Promoter, its sponsors and their hosting partner Photocrowd a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use your photograph(s) for any purpose connected with the Awards/Competition, including (but not limited to), promoting the Awards/Competition within printed and online media, the inclusion within printed and digital versions of any Awards/Competition book, the inclusion within printed and digital versions of any Awards/ Competition calendar or other merchandise, display at exhibitions, use in press, promotional and marketing materials, social media networks and for the promotion of any future photographic competition in both print and online media.
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.
The promoter is excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to any of the winners arising from their acceptance of the prizes. Entrants indemnify the Promoter for all liabilities, including legal costs, in relation to any action or complaint taken by any third party against the Promoter in relation to the entrant’s photograph(s).
The promoter and Photocrowd reserve the right to cancel this Competition, in which case any entry fees paid will be refunded.
The promoter and Photocrowd reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by English law.
When a photograph is submitted and the entry date has passed, the entry cannot be changed or withdrawn. No refunds will be given. Entry to the Awards shall be deemed full and unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions.