REQUIREMENTS

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Only photos taken with digital cameras and which meet the legal requirements of the Show Off Your Forest Photography Contest will be accepted.

All photos will be uploaded through the Upload page at the Show Off Your Forest website.

To take part you must register here.

You may upload a maximum of five photos.

Resolution: The images will measure at least 1024 pixels on their longest side. It is recommended to take photos in horizontal format.

Size: Photos whose size is less than 1 MB will not be accepted.

Format: The photos must be sent in JPG or JPEG format.

Theme:  Only photos taken in forests of FOREST EUROPE signatory countries will be accepted  and they will have to reflect the protective role played by forests, the benefits they provide, the threats they face or what is being done to protect them.

Important: If minors appear in the photos the photo author must seek their parents’ permission. Photos may not show content which is obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit or any other form of inappropriate content. Watermarks are not acceptable.

Rights: Contestants state and guarantee to Show Off Your Forest that they are the sole holders of any copyright pertaining to the photo submitted to the contest. They also assume full liability for ensuring the works submitted are not subject to any third-party rights or claims involving image rights. Under no circumstances will photos be accepted and/or published which could breach third party rights. Nor will photos be accepted which have won prizes in other contests.

Original: All participants must keep the image sent off to the contest in top condition with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI. It is highly recommended to keep a copy in RAW format.

Closing Date: Photos sent after 8 February, 2015 at 29:59 UTC will not be accepted.

Any questions? Send us an email to sfmcontest@foresteurope.org

The contest organising entity reserves the right not to publish any photos that fail to meet the contest rules.

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Only photos taken on a mobile phone or tablet and which meet the legal requirements of the Show Off Your Forest Photography Contest will be accepted

All photos will be uploaded through the Upload page at the Show Off Your Forest website.

To take part you must register here.

You may upload a maximum of five photos.

Resolution: The images will be at least 640 pixels wide. It is recommended to use mobiles with sensors of around 5 Mpx and to take photos in horizontal format.

Size: Photos whose size is less than 500KB will not be accepted.

Theme: Only photos taken in forests of FOREST EUROPE signatory countries will be accepted and they will have to reflect the protective role played by forests, the benefits they provide, the threats they face or what is being done to protect them.

Important: If minors appear in the photos the photo author must seek their parents’ permission. Photos may not show content which is obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit or any other form of inappropriate content. Watermarks are not acceptable.

Rights: Contestants state and guarantee to Show Off Your Forest that they are the sole holders of any copyright pertaining to the photo submitted to the contest. They also assume full liability for ensuring the works submitted are not subject to any third-party rights or claims involving image rights. Under no circumstances will photos be accepted and/or published which could breach third party rights. Nor will photos be accepted which have won prizes in other contests.

Original: All participants must keep the image sent off to the contest in top condition. It is recommended to make a back-up copy on another device.

Closing Date: Photos sent after 8 February, 2015 at 29:59 UTC  will not be accepted.

Any questions? Send us an email to sfmcontest@foresteurope.org

The contest organising entity reserves the right not to publish any photos that fail to meet the contest rules.