Judging & Awards

The panel of judges are looking to award the overall best image of the year and best in class images from the 8 categories;
In addition to the main prizes, all winning and shortlisted photographers will be included in the publication of the Xposure annual and featured in a gallery at Xposure 2017. In each category, judges will award:

1 winner
1 runner up
5 shortlisted photographers

Junior Category Awards
The Junior Category Awards will be issued to Best Photo and Runner-Up and exhibited at Xposure 2017.  Certificates will be issued at the Awards Ceremony and token gifts apply.

Qualification
All submitted images will be screened by the Moderators to ensure that no offensive or culturally sensitive material is presented to the Jury. Submissions will either be approved or rejected at this stage. Any offensive submissions will be removed from the competition without notice.

Judging Procedure
Round One – Entries will be judged on the basis of artistic merit and overall impact
Round Two – Entries will be judged on the basis of composition, technical quality and effectiveness of expressing the category theme

Round One Process
The VIP jury (the “Judges”) will independently review each entry and apply a credit rating on the basis of Overall Impact and Artistic Merit. The collective credit ratings from this process form the round one score.

Short List Round One
The 25 highest ranked images in each category will go forward to round two. In the case that two or more images are in ranking position 25 all those images with the equal 25th point score will go forward into round two.

Round Two Process
In Round Two the judges will apply a credit rating on the basis of Photographic / Technical Quality, Image Composition and Effectiveness in expressing the category theme.

The Judges individually consider the three aspects (criteria) for each image and allocate credits on each aspect. The collective scores will determine the ranking. Should one or more images be placed equally in ranking 1, 2 or 3 there shall be a final “Tie-Break” round of judging.

Tie-Break Process
If a tie-break is required the judges will consider the respective images once again based on the criteria of Originality. The Judges will apply a credit rating of 1 to 6 in the Tie Break process.

Publication of Winning Images. Decisions of the Judges are final and binding.

Competition Categories
An overview and description of the competition categories can be found HERE

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

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

Judging and Awards

The panel of judges are looking to award the overall best image of the year and best in class images from the 8 categories;
In addition to the main prizes, all winning and shortlisted photographers will be included in the publication of the Xposure annual and featured in a gallery at Xposure 2017. In each category, judges will award:

1 winner
1 runner up
5 shortlisted photographers

Junior Category Awards
The Junior Category Awards will be issued to Best Photo and Runner-Up and exhibited at Xposure 2017.  Certificates will be issued at the Awards Ceremony and token gifts apply.

Qualification
All submitted images will be screened by the Moderators to ensure that no offensive or culturally sensitive material is presented to the Jury. Submissions will either be approved or rejected at this stage. Any offensive submissions will be removed from the competition without notice.

Judging Procedure
Round One – Entries will be judged on the basis of artistic merit and overall impact
Round Two – Entries will be judged on the basis of composition, technical quality and effectiveness of expressing the category theme

Round One Process
The VIP jury (the “Judges”) will independently review each entry and apply a credit rating on the basis of Overall Impact and Artistic Merit. The collective credit ratings from this process form the round one score.

Short List Round One
The 25 highest ranked images in each category will go forward to round two. In the case that two or more images are in ranking position 25 all those images with the equal 25th point score will go forward into round two.

Round Two Process
In Round Two the judges will apply a credit rating on the basis of Photographic / Technical Quality, Image Composition and Effectiveness in expressing the category theme.

The Judges individually consider the three aspects (criteria) for each image and allocate credits on each aspect. The collective scores will determine the ranking. Should one or more images be placed equally in ranking 1, 2 or 3 there shall be a final “Tie-Break” round of judging.

Tie-Break Process
If a tie-break is required the judges will consider the respective images once again based on the criteria of Originality. The Judges will apply a credit rating of 1 to 6 in the Tie Break process.

Publication of Winning Images. Decisions of the Judges are final and binding.

Competition Categories
An overview and description of the competition categories can be found HERE

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

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