The 11th CHIPP Opens for Entries

The China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) is privileged to launch its 11th annual competition. Entries will be received from 23 December 2014 to 11 February 2015. The judging session will be held in March 2015. All the entrants are encouraged to submit photos through online registration system; however, photo CDs by post are also acceptable. The detailed rules and information are given as follows.

MOTTO OF THE CONTEST

The motto of the CHIPP is PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT. The works submitted are encouraged to keep the theme of promoting world peace and driving progress in politics and economy. The entries may reflect social conflicts, problems or achievements in the fields of global politics, economy, science, technology, ecosystem and environment; or demonstrate the human efforts in pursuing peace and development by visual presentation; or relay the information reflecting human emotion, willpower, strength and fate.

CATEGORIES & CODES

EIGHT CATEGORIES. Each category is sorted into two sub-categories as Singles and Stories.

1. Daily Life (DL & DLS)

2. War & Disaster News (WDN & WDNS)

3. General News (GN & GNS)

4. Science, Technology & Culture News (STCN & STCNS)

5. Nature & Environment News (NEN & NENS)

6. Sports News (SPN & SPNS)

7. People in the News (PN & PNS)

8. Portraits (PO & POS)

ENTRY RULES

- Requirements for Entrants

1. The Contest is open to all photojournalists and photographers, including freelance, contract photographers or staff photographers from agencies, wire services, magazines, newspapers, online news organizations and other photography organizations. There is no entry fee for the Contest.

2. For entrants submitting online, please log onto the official website http://www.chipp.cn/ and send entries.

3. Entrants sending photo CDs by post or email are required to fill an entry form, which is available for downloading from http://www.chipp.cn/. The email address is upload@chipp.cn. The post address is:

CHIPP Organizing Committee

Photojournalists Society of China

57 Xuanwumen Xidajie

Xicheng District

Beijing, 100803

P.R. China

Please mark “no commercial value” on the parcel to avoid unnecessary fees or postponement at customs when entries are sent by post.

4. Winning photos will be published on media upon the award announcement, and be collected into the CHIPP database.

5. The CHIPP Organizing Committee may use winning entries in contest-related publications, exhibitions and other contest-promoting activities without offering any remuneration to the photographer(s) and/or copyright holder(s). But the entries will be credited to the related photographer(s) and/or the copyright holder(s).

6. The CHIPP Organizing Committee may request the prize winners to submit reproduction quality materials for use in the CHIPP yearbook and exhibitions.

7. Entrants should either be the copyright holder or have been authorized by the copyright holder(s) to enter the Contest. Entrants will take legal responsibilities for any controversies over portrait rights or other cases in which a third party might file a lawsuit.

8. Entries fail to meet the rules will be treated as ineligible.

9. The entry rules and the conditions in the entry form are legally binding.

- Requirements for Entries

1. Each entrant is allowed to submit no more than 10 pieces of works. A picture story is regarded as ONE piece of work.

2. Single pictures must have been shot and published in 2014. All story pictures in the category of WDNS, GNS, SPNS and PNS must have been shot and published in 2014. Picture stories in the category of DLS, STCNS, NENS and POS must have been completed and first published in 2014.

3. A photo story may contain no less than 6 and no more than 10 photos, each being clearly marked with category code and serial number.

4. Digital photos are required to be in JPG format with the file size between 2MB - 8MB.

5. Each entry should have a title and clear caption in English and/or Chinese. Information about when and where the photos are taken is required for each entry.

6. Photos with digital manipulation, double/multiple exposures and artistic effects are not accepted.

7. Individual photos as part of a photo story are eligible for re-entering the singles contest in the same category, but a photo is not allowed to enter two or more different categories at the same time. A photo entering both singles and photo stories will be counted as two pieces of entries.

8. Entrants’ personal data and entry-related information are strictly prohibited from appearing on the photos. However, category codes and serial numbers should be clearly marked. Each entry will be re-registered and recoded by the CHIPP Organizing Committee.

9. Any photo from the previous CHIPP prize-winning works is not accepted and recognized by the 11th CHIPP.

10. Any entry should be completed by single photographer. The 11th CHIPP does not accept or recognize any entry signed by more than one photographer.

11. Any form of appeal will not be accepted by the jury panel. Relevant appeals or complaints by individual or organizations should be lodged to the CHIPP Organizing Committee.

12. Prize-winning works against entry rules will be disqualified from the contest and announced publicly after verification. Related works will be removed from the CHIPP website as well as from potential exhibitions.

PRIZES & AWARDS

- Prizes

For both singles and stories sub-categories of the total eight categories, one gold, one silver, one bronze prize and one award of excellence will be elected.

Photo of the Year, the major prize, will be elected from all of the gold-prize-winning single photos and gold/silver/bronze prize-winning photo stories.

While the Photo of the Year cannot be vacant, the Gold, Silver, Bronze and the Award of Excellence are allowed to be vacant.

-Awards

A trophy, a certificate, a pre-tax cash prize of RMB 100,000 (about 16,000 US dollars) and a round-trip air ticket to China is presented to the winner of the Photo of the Year. The winning picture of the year will also be granted with the trophy and certificate for its gold medal in the related category but will not be double granted with the cash prize.

A trophy, a certificate, a pre-tax cash prize of RMB 10,000 and a round-trip air ticket to China is presented to the gold winners.

A trophy and a certificate are presented to silver and bronze-prize winners.

A certificate is presented to the winners of the Award of Excellence.

Winning entries will be collected into the CHIPP yearbook. Every prize winner will receive one copy of the yearbook.

WINNER NOTIFICATION

The winner list will be announced at a press conference and publicly displayed at the official website. All the winners will be contacted after announcing the contest result.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES

Beijing time: 12 p.m. 11 February 2015

GMT: 4 p.m. 11 February 2015

* The uploading completed time or the arrive-postmark time will be regarded as the final submitting time for entries.

CONTACT INFORMATION

CHIPP Organizing Committee

Contact Staff: Ms. Zhang Xiaoyi / Mr. Cui Yihui

Tel: +86-10-63074595 / +86-10-63075743

Inquiry Email: office@chipp.cn

Post Address: Photojournalists Society of China, 57 Xuanwumen Xidajie, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100803, P.R. China

The 11th CHIPP CATEGORIES AND DEFINITIONS

1. Daily Life (DL & DLS)

Single pictures (DL) or stories (DLS) covering everyday life with a particular perspective or angle, unveiling unseen or extraordinary scene. Single pictures must have been shot in 2014; Stories must have been completed and published in 2014.

2. War & Disaster News (WDN & WDNS)

Single pictures (WND) or stories (WDNS) covering news moments or unfolding events during wars, natural or human-made disasters. All pictures must have been shot and published in 2014.

3. General News (GN & GNS)

Single pictures (GN) or stories (GNS) covering news topics and their aftermaths in the fields of politics, economics, non-war military activities, social tension, crime and conflicts, relief and reconstructions. All pictures must have been shot and published in 2014.

4. Science, Technology & Culture News (STCN & STCNS)

Single pictures (STCN) or stories (STCNS) reflecting the diversity or development of civilization activities, including the achievements of science and technologies, the cultures and arts, activities and rituals about folks and religions, educational outcomes, entertainments and stage performances. Single pictures must have been shot and published in 2014; Stories must have been completed and published in 2014.

5. Nature & Environment News (NEN & NENS)

Single pictures (NEN) or stories (NENS) documenting the landscape or wildlife in the nature world, or reflecting environmental issues and problems. Single pictures must have been shot and published in 2014; Stories must have been completed and published in 2014.

6. Sports News (SPN & SPNS)

Single pictures (SPN) or stories (SPNS) capturing/featuring any forms of sports, such as the moments during major sports games and contests, professional or amateur competitions, and daily practices for recreation and rehabilitation. All pictures must have been shot and published in 2014.

7. People in the News (PN & PNS)

Single pictures (PN) or stories (PNS) featuring observed public figures, celebrities or ordinaries (individuals or groups) involved in major news or highly-focused events took place in 2014. All pictures must have been shot and published in 2014.

8. Portraits (PO & POS)

Single pictures (PO) or stories (POS) portraying public figures, celebrities, ordinaries, or inanimate objects observed in its/their environments or taken in constructed/staged environments. Single pictures must have been shot and published in 2014; Stories must have been completed and published in 2014.

* All pictures should be published works. The publishing platforms acknowledged by the CHIPP cover all forms of print media, wire services, electronic media and online media.



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