1.a. The competition is open to everyone that is over 18 years old, professional or amateur.
1.b. By entering the Competition you accept the competition rules imposed by Cip festival.
1.c. Entries must be submitted no later than March 31 2023. Beyond this date no submission will be accepted.
1.d. The organizers have the right to alter the submission deadline.
1.e. In order for your submission to be valid you should submit your work the way the organizer has indicated.
1.f. The submission of your photos is totally free of charge.
1.g. Each photographer is entitled to a single submission to which he may submit from one to five photographs.
1.h. You can submit all your photographs in one category (i.e. portraits 5 photographs) or up to 5 categories (one photograph in each), or in any other combination you wish (i.e. Portrait 2 photographs / panoramic 1 photograph / Fine Art 2 photographs).
1.i. Each participation can be distinguished in up to 2 categories.
1.j. Each photographer has the right to make only one submission. In case there are more than one submissions from the same photographer all of them will be immediately disqualified.
1.k. Only the artists who will be chosen to participate in the exhibition and be presented at the web page of Cip festival, will have to pay the participation fee.
2.a. All submissions will be assessed by a jury committee who will choose the winners. Their decision will be final.
2.b. The committee consists of renown international photographers and university professors.
In respect to the photographs you submit you warrant as follows
3.a. You are the only copyright owner and creator of the photographs.
3.b. The photographs do not infringe upon the copyrights or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy, does not include trademarks owned by third parties or violate any other law.
3.c. Each person depicted in the photograph has granted permission to you.
3.d. All entrants agree to fully indemnify Cip festival in respect of all royalties, fees and any other financial debt to any person by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing.
3.e. Neither Cip Festival Organizers nor their associates, affiliates or partners assume any responsibility for photos submitted in violation of privacy or copyright regulations.
4.a.The royalties of the Works are not bestowed to Cip festival at any time. The copyright of the Works remains in the creators and in them alone.
4.b.The copyright of the Works during and after the exhibition remains with the Artist.
4.c. Cip festival does not have the right to make use of or bestow the high definition files or the prints of the Works that will be used for the realization of the exhibition.
5.a. Cip festival organizers assume no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information that has been uploaded printed on leaflets or found at the premises where the exhibition was realised. In no event will Cip festival, its members or event partners be responsible or liable for any technical or colour representation of the photos.
5.b. All photographs used by Cip festival will clearly have the photographer’s credit. In case this has been overseen, there will be immediate corrections when mentioned.
5.c. All entrants agree that all photographs submitted to the competition may be used to promote and advertise Cip festival.
5.d. All winners agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of their name and winning images for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity for Cip festival without additional compensation.
I have read and agree to all the rules and regulations of this agreement.
How to Enter
All photographers, amateurs and professionals who are over 18, are eligible to participate to the contest.
The submission of photographs for the specific contest is free.
Only the artists who will be chosen to participate in the exhibition and be presented at the web page of Cip festival, will have to pay the participation fee.
Entries must be submitted no later than March 31 2023. Beyond this date no submission will be accepted.
Each photographer is entitled to a single submission to which he may submit from one to five photographs.
You can submit all your photographs in one category (i.e. portraits 5 photographs) or up to 5 categories (one photograph in each), or in any other combination you wish (i.e. Portrait 2 photographs / panoramic 1 photograph / Fine Art 2 photographs).
Each participation can be distinguished in up to 2 categories.
Each photographer has the right to make only one submission. In case there are more than one submissions from the same photographer all of them will be immediately disqualified.
Our goal is to exhibit more than 500 photographers.
The photographs exhibited at the festival will be printed and framed free of charge.
Everything needed for the realisation of the exhibition (printing of your photographs on 260 gsm paper, framing, hanging of the photos, press releases, invitations, opening night and supervision) are provided without any additional charge.
The dimensions of the frames used are six:
1. Vertical: 43,5 x 53,5 cm (17.1” x 21.1”)
2. Horizontal: 53,5 x 43,5 cm (21.1” x 17.1”)
3. Square: 53,5 x 53,5 cm (21.1” x 21.1”)
4. Square: 46,5 x 46,5 cm (18.3” x 18.3”)
5. Vertical: 27 x 64 cm (10.6” x 25.2”)
6. Panoramic: 64 x 27 cm (25.2” x 10.6”)
All photographs displayed will have white mat.
The photographers chosen for the exhibition agree to supply a high-resolution file in any format they wish, suitable for printing upon request.
We only accept digital submissions. Each image file should be RGB or JPG Format, 1.200 pixels (the longest side) on 72 dpi.
The file names should be as follows:
firstname-lastname-Nationality-Category-1.jpg, The same procedure should be followed for the rest of the files
1.Send an email
Title of the email: Submissions
In the main body of the email the following should be included: Your Name, your nationality, category you are submitting for (in case of participating in more categories they should all be included), the titles of the files.
1. Berry Street
2. Shibuya Crossing Scramble, Tokyo
In case the photograph does not have a title, then it should be defined as Untitled
(in case there are more than one untitled photographs, then you should notify it as: Untitled 1, Untitled 2 etc.)
2. Attach the photographs and send the email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For technical support related to the uploading of your photographs or entry forms please send an email at: email@example.com
It is the artistic representation of the physical aspect of urban and public places. The atmosphere and the scenes of everyday life are part of the cityscape photography. Everybody is on the run. The pace of life never slows down. There is a hectic rhythm full of noise and shouts. All these happening around tall, impressive buildings that are part of the city and its character. Photographs of such cities are welcome to take part in this category.
Monochrome photography has always been a beloved genre of photography. The existence of only one color functions as an incentive that unlocks feelings and leads viewers to new paths of realization.
Almost everything has been shot in Monochrome, presenting a different aspect of the same subject as Monochrome images are not direct renditions of their subjects, but are abstractions from reality. Black and white photography as well as sepia and brown hued images are welcome to be submitted.
It stands in contrast to representational photography, which provides a visual account of specific subjects and events.
It is the way photographers see the world around them and communicate it to their viewers. It’s a totally personal way of expression, which helps all of us realize what happens in the mind of a photographer. It is our window to the artist’s world and that is why it is so fascinating.
Urban environment is the perfect set for Street Photography.
People moving around the city are the subjects of the photographers. Most of the photographs are candid and spontaneous. No one cares if the image is sharp or blurred, colored or black and white. Everything that matters is the atmosphere of the city and the depiction of everyday life.
It is a genre many photographers like and are willing to travel all over the world just to depict places that are out of the ordinary.
Some of the most beautiful and impressive places on earth. There are breathtaking photographs taken by both amateur and professional photographers, of places totally untouched by the human hand and others where the human element exists in harmony with nature.
All kinds of landscapes are welcome to take part in the contest.
Travel photography expresses the feelings someone experiences when travelling to a place. Feelings connected to the land, the time, the culture, the people and most importantly to first impressions.
Seeing a place for the first time can provoke a number of strong feelings. Photographers have the privilege to be able to depict these feelings through their photographs, giving a very interesting final result to the viewers.
We see and think in color. Colors can be found everywhere. They play a dominant role in our lives and our psychology. They have the power to create moods, evoke emotions, make our days brighter or duller and show the world in a different way. They attract our attention and provoke our creativity. We always like photographs full of color, with the power to create strong feelings.
People and their expressions have always been an interesting subject for photographers. It is really challenging to try to capture the emotions and the mood of a person in just one shot. It is also always interesting to see what the photographers see on the people they have photographed. This relationship is always interesting to be seen as it is developed through “Portraits”.
Wild animals’ photographs, taken in their natural habitat, in different areas of the planet, showing the beauty hidden in wildlife, is something we have totally forgotten in the western world.
What is dominant in these photos is the photographers’ love for what they are doing. This love and understanding of the animals is obvious in the way the animals are presented, in all their glory and beauty, leaving the viewer speechless. Such photographs are awlays welcome in this category.
Abstract photography is a means of depicting an image that does not have an immeidiate association with the object world. It can isolate a fragment in order to create something unreal from a real object. It’s main purpose is to convey a feeling, a sensation or an impression. It draws away from natural appearances and recognizable subjects in the actual world.
Architecture is a broad subject, encompassing everything from skyscrapers to shacks. Virtually everywhere we go we are surrounded by some sort of architecture on a daily basis. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that architecture is such a popular subject in photography. Photographing buildings and structures that are beautiful in the eyes of the photographer is very interesting Buildings have always been valued subjects as they represent the society and the culture of the time.
Conceptual photography is a type of photography that illustrates an idea. The ‘concept’ is both preconceived and, if successful, understandable in the completed image. Photographs might also be digitally manipulated to achieve the final effect desired by the photographer. Modern technology has enabled this type of photography to become more surreal, allowing the photographer to join together images or objects that would otherwise be impossible to juxtapose.
It usually refers to a form of photography used to present events or environments significant and relevant to history as well as everyday life.
Photographs are meant to describe unknown, hidden, forbidden, or difficult-to-access places or circumstances. Documentary photography generally relates to long-term projects with a more complex story line.
By some definitions, a macro photograph refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size. Macro photography encourages the photographer to take a closer look. It enables the shooter to search harder for minute subject matter and to make the everyday objects appear extraordinary. Also it gives people the oportunity to discover new worlds, totaly unseen to the naked eye.
A wide range of photography, taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements.
Nature photography tends to put a stronger emphasis on the aesthetic value of the photo than other photography genres. It depicts all branches of natural history and can be broken down into many sub genres, covering all the fields related to nature one can imagine; from air up to water.
Wide format photographs that present us with virtual tours of the shot subjects. That way much more that what eyes can see are included in a single photo. There is a wide perspective to the scene, and thus the effect of vastness is achieved. Panoramic photos manage to give a new perspective to the world around us and thus enchant the viewers.
Submission Deadline: March 31st 2023
Only those who will be chosen to participate in the festival will have to pay.
The participation fee for the chosen photographers is €40.
If more than one photographs are chosen to be exhibited at the festival from the same artist, the above amount remains the same.
Those who have been selected to participate in the festival will receive an email containing a link that will lead them to a safe page for transactions. Payments can be realized with the use of all debit or credit cards
An international committee in cooperation with Blank Wall Gallery will choose the photographs that will take part in the festival and will nominate the first three winners.
Publisher, Street Photography Magazine
Chelsea Nix (USA) and Mariano Cortez (Argentina)
Master Fine Art Photographer
Frank Van Es
Photographer – Professor at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam
Lecturer, Dept of Photography & Audiovisual Arts School of Applied Arts & Culture University of West Attica
Blank Wall Gallery Director – Chania International Photo festival Director
Photographer – B.W.G. Artistic Director
All artists taking part in the festival will receive a Certificate mentioning their participation in the Cip Festival 2022.