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Terms and Conditions


The Global SinoPhoto Awards are hosted on Photocrowd.com, and Photocrowd’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply. In addition please note the following in relation to these awards:

1. The Promoter


The promoter is Global SinoPhoto Awards

2. Eligibility


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.
每位参赛者(及参赛者的家长或监护人)有责任确保已阅读并将遵守本规则及Photocrowd的条款和条件。每位参赛者(及参赛者的父母或监护人)提交参赛作品即表示同意本规则且参赛作品符合本规则,并表示若因违反规则,而使发起人及其被许可人遭受任何损害或损失, 他们将负责。

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.
必须根据要求提供资格证明。 使用虚假姓名或其他虚假详细信息将导致取消参赛资格。

3. Submission Rules


All entries must be submitted via the Photocrowd online platform. No entries will be accepted by email or post.

Images (including similar images taken from the same series of photographs) that have previously won a national or international photography award (including winner, runner-up or highly commended) or are entered into a competition where the results are pending, are not eligible for entry. This excludes free-to-enter Photocrowd contests.

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 on the 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.

4. Prizing


Please refer to the Overview page for details of prizes.

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.
所有照片必须是提交的摄影师的专属作品,不得包含任何属于他人版权的元素。每张参赛照片的版权归提交照片的摄影师所有。一旦参赛并提交您的照片,您在此授予发起人、其赞助商及其主办合作伙伴Photocrowd一份非排他性的、不可撤销的许可,允许他们将您的照片用于与大奖赛/竞赛相关的任何目的,包括(但不限于):在印刷和在线媒体中使用参赛照片宣传大奖赛/竞赛,在任何有关大奖赛/竞赛的书籍、日历的印刷和数字版本或其他商品中刊登参赛照片,在展览中展示,在媒体中使用, 用于宣传和营销材料、社交媒体网络,以及在印刷和在线媒体上宣传任何未来的摄影比赛。

7. Publicity


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.

8. Liabilities


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).

9. General


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.
发起人和Photocrowd 保留修改这些条款和条件的权利。本条款和条件受英格兰法律管辖。

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.

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