All users can participate in the contest. • Any user registered on Blipoint, over the age of 18 years old or under 18 years old with the express authorization of their parents or legal representative, will be able to participate once they accept the conditions of registration, data protection and intellectual property, in addition to all those conditions already established for the participation of users on Blipoint. It is recommended that users upload their participations without a watermark so that the presentation and evaluation of the participating image is not affected.
Participation: From 16th October 2018 to 22nd January 2019.
Online voting round: From 23rd January 2019 to 28th January 2019.
Jury voting round: From 29th January to 1st February.
Closing date and winners announcement: Friday, 1st February.
1st Prize: A1000 Doble 330008.
2nd Prize: G360 330002
3rd Prize: Vimble 2 330013
The best 10 photographs will be exhibited at Blipoint’s Photography Festival which will be held from 25th October to 27th October 2019, at Utopia 126 in Barcelona, Spain.
The competition runs in three stages
1st Stage – Participation phase
This is the stage for participation in the Bioconnection contest organized by Blipoint, which can be done by uploading an image. It starts on 16/10/2018 and finishes on 22/01/2019. Only those users who are registered on Blipoint will be able to participate. Each premium user may upload up to a maximum of three (3) images and each free user may upload up to a maximum of one (1) image. The technique to be used is free, photographs, collage, painting, illustrations or mixed media images can be presented. Only digital images with a minimum of 1500px on the longest side will be accepted. It is recommended that they do not exceed 1.5 MB and they should be in jpg format. Images that have participated in previous Blipoint competitions will not be accepted. By publishing your image, you automatically confirm that you own the copyright and that your images are free from any right or claim of a third party. You will retain all copyright and other rights you already have in relation to the images you publish on Blipoint. When submitting, publishing or displaying these contents, the authors of this call authorize Punto y Línea 07 SL, a company registered in Spain, the legal representative of the Blipoint web portal, in a non-exclusive manner, the exercise of reproduction, distribution and public communication of the finalists’ works, in the following terms: The right of reproduction: for the sole purpose of making, postcards or posters, promotional press inserts of the present call and publication in various diffusers on the Internet, such as social networks, within the Blipoint web portal and blog related events of photography and art, only and solely for the purpose of disseminating and promoting the contest and/or its winners. The Blipoint web portal undertakes to respect the recognized moral right in favour of the authors enshrined in Article 14 of the Consolidated Text of the Law on Intellectual Property. You hereby agree that no comment, publication or other information you provide to Blipoint will violate any personal or property rights of any third party (including, without limitation, copyrights and trademark rights). You also agree that no comments or other information that you provide to Blipoint will be defamatory, obscene, harassing, abusive or illegal, and that you remain solely responsible for the contents of any comments or other information you provide to Blipoint.
II Stage: Voting phase
This stage runs from 23/01/2019 to 28/01/2019. Voting takes place through the system of “likes” where Blipoint’s users can show their preference. Through this first popular vote, the first selection filter will be applied. The online voting phase does NOT determine the winner, it is only used to preselect 50 images, from which our jury of professionals will determine the winning photographs. Each user can “like” each image only once. Fraudulent or abusive profiles whose objective is the promotion of any image or images in particular will be controlled. Blipoint, as the organizer of this contest, reserves the right to, at any time, modify the conditions of the contest, including the dates of the contest, its possible cancellation before the closing date of the contest, whenever there is a justified cause, committing to notify the new terms, conditions or, if applicable, the definitive cancellation sufficiently in advance. In the event that Blipoint detects that any participant in the contest is using any type of automated or recurring method or process, or carrying out any type of fraudulent conduct that disrupts the normal operation of the contest, Blipoint may immediately withdraw said participant from the contest (Blipoint will send an email informing him or her of the immediate expulsion from the contest), leaving without effect the votes accumulated up to that moment by said participant. In the event that Blipoint is the subject of any claim, judicial or extrajudicial, initiated by third parties and based on possible infringements of the intellectual property or image rights of said third parties, derived from the use by Blipoint of the images provided by the participant, this will assume all expenses, costs and indemnities that may arise from such legal actions, responding to Blipoint or to such third parties, as appropriate. In the event that this competition is suspended due to a force majeure, Blipoint will be exempt from any responsibility.
III Stage: Final phase
There will be a qualifying jury which will select the winning images from among the 50 preselected ones. On 01/02/2019 the winners of the Bioconnection Contest will be announced. The winner will be contacted by email. At the end of the call, the winning images, along with the profiles of the authors will be published on the contest history, therefore, these authors should have their profiles updated. In addition, the winners will be announced on the official contest website and on the Blipoint Blog. The prizes will be shipped free of charge in the territory of the Spanish Peninsula. If the shipment has to be made outside the peninsula, the cost of this will be borne by the winner. No prizes will be delivered to third persons, only to the author of the winning image. Once announced, winners will have 30 working days to contact Blipoint so that shipment of the prizes can be arranged. We will contact the authors of the images selected for the exhibition in order to acquire a high-resolution version of these, which will subsequently be used for a one-time impression which will be exposed at the exhibition. In the event the exhibitor wants to receive his or her piece once the exhibition has culminated, this will be shipped at the expense of the author.
You can contact us in relation to the competition at firstname.lastname@example.org.