Photography Contest THE FREEDOM

Transmit, through photography, the concept of Freedom, which refers to many aspects of our lives, and makes us reflect in a number of ways.  It is a natural faculty that we have, to be able to act according to our own free will.  It refers to a concept that alludes to those aspects related to independence, to the liberty to carry out that which we consider to be right or convenient.  Participate by representing the concept of freedom using diverse techniques, digital photography, collage, illustration, painting, digital art, etc. 

"The human race finds itself in the best state when it has the highest level of freedom". Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321) Italian writer and philosopher.

• First prize: of 3.000 euros cash to the author of the best image.
• Second Prize: Exhibition with the 20 winning images From October 25 to November 01, 2012, in the gallery Maxó. 
• Third prize: The authors of the 5 winning images will receive, as a prize, CPtech’s B-grip, the new transportation system for reflex cameras. For more information www.bgrip.com.


Legitimization to take part:
•  For technical reasons the participants of the contest will have to be registered in Blipoint.
•  Only premium members are able to take part in the contest. Members using our free version cannot participate.
•  If you are already registered in blipoint, select “my galleries” within your profile and begin as a Premium. Create your image galleries and participate in this contest.
•  They can participate people major of 18 years old and people under 18 who are relying on express authorization of their parents or legal representatives, and once they are known and accepted by the participant the conditions of registration, protection of information, intellectual property, and all those other conditions that, with general character, should be additionally considered necessary for the participation of the users in Blipoint.

•  First prize: of 3.000 euros cash to the author of the best image, that will be chosen by the panel of judges from among the first 100 pre-selected that have received the greatest number of votes. * The prizes will be subject to deduction from the corresponding income tax, according to current legislation.
•  Second Prize: Exhibition with the 20 winning images From October 25 to November 01, 2012, in the gallery Maxo. Located in: St/ Portal Nou, 29. 08003 Barcelona - Spain.
•  Third prize: The authors of the 5 winning images will receive, as a prize, CPtech’s B-grip, the new transportation system for reflex cameras. For more information www.bgrip.com.

Contest Workings:  The contest will take place in 3 stages:

Stage I: publication stage.

•  Beginning of the publication stage of the image to participate in the Photo Concept - The Freedom, contest organized by Blipoint. It starts 05/12/2011 and ends 27/08/2012.
•  Each contestant can publish up to a maximum of a gallery of (2) two images.
•  Any technique may be used. Photographs, collages, paintings, illustrations, or mixed format techniques can be submitted.
•  Only digital images will be accepted, and they must not be larger than 1.5 megas, and in jpg format.
•  Images that have been awarded a prize or simply participated in previous Blipoint contests will not be accepted.
•  With the sending of the image, you confirm automatically that you own the author’s copyright and that your images are free of rights to third persons.
•  You will preserve the entire author’s copyright and other rights that you already possess in relation with the images that you publish in Blipoint. On having sent, having published or having shown these contents, you will grant to Blipoint a perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, exempt license of royalties and not sole right to reproduce, to adapt, to modify, to translate, to publish and to distribute the contents that you send, publish or show through Blipoint. This license has, as a merely purpose, to allow Blipoint to show, to distribute and to promote its services.
•  On the present bases, you accept that no commentary or other information that you provide to Blipoint will violate any personal right or any property right of any third one (including, without limitation, the author’s copyright and brand rights). Also, you accept that no commentary or other information that you provide to Blipoint will be slanderous, obscene, harassing, improper or illegal, and that you remain as the only responsible for the contents of any commentary or other information that you provide to Blipoint.
•  Competitors who fulfill the established conditions will receive an e-mail from Blipoint asking them receipt of Participation Request. They will be able to raise questions and doubts they have regarding the development of the contest to the same address: photo@blipoint.com

•  Stage II: voting stage

•  From 27/08/2012 until 17/09/2012 the voting process with the star voting system will take place: by way of this voting system, one can only vote once for each image that one wants to receive the most votes; votes cast by Blipoint users with a complete profile that are active in Blipoint will have greater value; votes cast by those users that register and immediately vote will have very little value. In this way, users that have more friends are prevented from ending up in first place.
• The voting will be done by the artists, photographers, illustrators, graphic designers, and individuals themselves that are active within the Blipoint community. On 17/09/2012 the voting period will end and the first 100 images that obtain the best quality of votes will be pre-selected.
•  Blipoint, as the organizer of this contest, saves itself the right to modify at any time its conditions, including the dates of the contest, even its whole cancellation, before the closing date of the contest, providing that there was a valid reason, and promising to notify with sufficient anticipation the new bases, conditions or, if necessary, the definitive cancellation.
•  In the supposition that Blipoint was detecting that any participant of the contest is using any type of method or automated process, appellant or carrying out any type of fraudulent conduct that alters the normal functioning of the contest, Blipoint will be able to give up immediately from the contest the above mentioned participant (who will be sent an e-mail informing him or her about the immediate expulsion of the contest), leaving without effect the points accumulated up to this moment by the above mentioned participant.
•  In the supposition that Blipoint was an object of any claim, judicial or extrajudicial, initiated by third part and based on possible infractions of the rights of intellectual property or image of those third part, derived from the utilization on the part of Blipoint of the images contributed by the participant, this one will assume all the expenses, costs and indemnifications that could stem from such judicial actions, answering in front of Blipoint or in front of that third ones, as it corresponds.
•  In case the present promotion was remaining suspended by reasons of major force, Blipoint will remain exempted from any responsibility on the same one.

Stage III:

•  Of the 100 pre-selected images, a qualified panel of judges will select 20 winning images.
•  In the case that your image is selected as one of the winners, you will be notified by email.  From that moment on, you will have a maximum of 4 calendar days to send us the image with the following characteristics:
.- 300 dpi, in order to be able to print it, for the exhibition.
- Title and a brief description of your image.
.- Year.
.- Technical.
.- Price of the image, since it will be up for sale during the period of time that it is shown in the gallery Maxó.

•  A single printing, on A2 size semi-matte photographic paper, mounted on foam with a black border, will take place.
•  In the exhibition, diptychs will be printed; post cards with the images to be shown and the name of the authors.
•  Those images that are not sold during the exhibition can be sent by mail to the image’s author, who must pay the shipping costs.

You can send any questions or doubts you may have regarding this contest to: photo@blipoint.com