Urban Animal Photography Competition
WarsawWildlife encourages photographers inhabiting or visiting Warsaw to contribute their work to this competition that will illustrate the diversity of animals that share our city. While cities are often synonymous with concrete, road traffic or air pollution, they also hide a load of animals that thrive or at least cope in the urban jungle. Passerine birds, rodents, butterflies, etc. Our wildlife neighbours are numerous and have a great ecological importance and social value!
Because the world is turning increasingly urban with more than 1,5% of the planet projected to be occupied by cities by 2030, cities have an important role to play in maintaining biodiversity for functional ecosystems. How can we take care of something that we are not aware of? This competition aims at shading light on urban wildlife and inspire action to protect it through the power of imagery!
The WarsawWildlife Photography Competition begins on March 1, 2018 and closes on May 31, 2018.
Eligibility and Prizes
Open To All Photographers!
WarsawWildlife is open to all photography enthusiasts and professionals to compete for a chance to have their pictures publicly exposed in some of the favourite places of Warsaw inhabitants and to win top quality books for wildlife identification!
Photographers can submit up to five pictures. The images have to fulfill the following criteria:
- Topic: animals (i.e. mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes or invertebrates) photographed in Warsaw in the last 5 years.
- Image specifications: For judging purposes images must be submitted as JPEGs, saved at the highest quality setting in sRGB and must be at least 1920 pixels on the longest dimension. No borders, watermarks or signatures allowed. For printing, a full-res image (preferably TIFF) will be requested. This should be 8-bit or higher file at 300 dpi.
- All image should be sent with a brief description:
- What: species (English and Latin name).
- Where: location where the picture has been taken i.e. street/name of the park and district (e.g. Pole Mokotowskie, Mokotów).
- When: date at which the picture has been taken i.e. date/month/year (e.g. 01/03/2017). The picture should not have been taken more than 5 years ago.
ADJUSTMENTS THAT ARE ALLOWED
-Removal of: sensor dust spots, chromatic aberration, and background noise.
-Adjustments to: levels, curves, colour, saturation, contrast work, shadow and highlights, sharpening, dodging, burning and toning, neutral density gradients and removing of lens vignetting.
-Cropping is permissible as long as a suitable high-res TIFF file can be supplied for printing a large exhibition display if requested.
ADJUSTMENT THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED
-Composites and sandwich shots that add elements.
-Removing elements from the scene.
-Stitching for panoramic.
-The use of artistic digital filters and effects which do not show the scene in its natural way.
Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to submitted photographs subject to the following: By entering WarsawWildlife, each entrant grants to The Wild Urban Evolution and Ecology Lab a nonexclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and display submitted images in all media for non commercial use.
Photographs and photo essays will be judged on originality (i.e. unique perspectives, rarely captured moments) and technical excellence.
- By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with “WarsawWildlife” as e-mail subject.
- By phone: 0048 225 543 712
WarsawWildlife is organized by Marion Chatelain, Wild Urban Evolution & Ecology Lab, Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw, and is funded by the POLONEZ grant 2015/19/P/NZ8/02992 from the Co-fund Marie Curie Actions, Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union and the National Science Centre - Poland.