Competition Categories Explained

To understand each of the competition categories we have provided a summary for each genre of photography applicable to the 2017 Xposure International Photography Competition.

Photojournalism
Representational photography, which provides a documentary visual account of specific subjects and events, literally representing objective reality. Open to all published photojournalism and documentary projects, in addition to personal documentary projects.

Portraiture
Portrait photography or portraiture is photography of a person or group of people that captures the personality of a subject by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses. A portrait picture might be artistic, or it might be clinical, as part of a medical study.

Wildlife
Wildlife photography is a type of photography that focuses on taking photographs of wildlife or non-domesticated animals. This type of photography is important not only for its artistic value but also for its scientific value as well.

Still Life
The depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects. It is the application of photography to the still life artistic style. An example is food photography.

Action & Sport
Action photography by its very definition involves a lot of movement, often unpredictable. Become familiar with various camera settings and techniques needed to capture a subject. Sports photography refers to the genre of photography that covers all types of sports.

Landscape
Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape Photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes.

Best of the Emirates
Images that have been taken in the United Arab Emirates that can include Landscapes, Architecture, Cityscape, Heritage, Cultures and Places.

Junior Category – (Under 16 Years Old – Restrictions Apply)
The Junior category is separate from the main awards and open to all types of still photography recorded by a phone, DLSR or mirrorless camera and produced at a Junior level (entrants must be under 14 to enter). Photos must have been taken in the period between 1st January 2017 and 30th August 2017. Entrants must be resident in the United Arab Emirates.

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Competition Rules
We try to keep the Terms & Conditions forming “The Rules” as simple as possible. Details can be found HERE

Judging & Awards
Information on how are the competitions are judged can be found HERE

Entrant Licenses & Releases
Please review details on Licenses and Releases HERE

Competition Categories

Xposure International Photography Festival offers FREE to enter photo competitions with great prizes across several genres. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience are eligible to enter the online competition of Xposure. The panel of judges are looking to award an Overall Winner and best in class images from the 8 categories;

Photojournalism
Portraiture
Wildlife
Still Life
Action & Sport
Landscape
Best of the Emirates

Under 16 Children – UAE Residents
A restricted “General” category for children under 16 years of age & resident in the United Arab Emirates. (Alternate prizes apply) In addition to the main prizes of best overall entry, all winning and shortlisted photographers of each category will be included in the publication of the Xposure Year Book and featured in a gallery at Xposure.  In each category, there shall be awarded:

1 Winner
1 Runner-up
5 Shortlisted photographers

Prizes & Benefits
Overall Winner  – $3,000 (USD) / digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the exhibition at Xposure 2017 / Publication in the next edition of the Xposure Year Book

Category Winners – $1,500 (USD) / digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the exhibition at Xposure 2017 / Publication in the next edition of the Xposure Year Book.

Category Runner-up – $750 (USD) / Included in the exhibition at Xposure 2017 / Publication in the next edition of the Xposure Year Book.

Shortlist – Online Exhibition  / Publication in the next edition of the Xposure Year Book

Under 16 Category Winner – Photo equipment and included in the exhibition at Xposure 2017

Under 16 Category Runner-up – Photo equipment and included in the exhibition at Xposure 2017

Competition Entries
Online entries will be accepted from June 30th, 2017 to September 15th, 2017. The latest time for submitting an entry will be 23:00 GST   GST – Gulf Standard Time (Standard Time) is (UTC +4) 

Competition Registration
Registration to enter the competitions opens on June 21st, 2017. You may register HERE or visit https://xposure.awardsplatform.com If you have previously registered for any Xposure competition, you should use your existing login credentials.

 

Competition Rules
We try to keep the Terms & Conditions forming “The Rules” as simple as possible. Details can be found HERE

Judging & Awards
Information on how are the competitions are judged can be found HERE

Entrant Licenses & Releases
Please review details on Licenses and Releases HERE