Mechanics for #PIPE4

EXHIBIT THEME

(UPDATE 11) The  4th Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit (“#PIPE4”) will  adopt  the  theme ”Portraiture and Street Photography”.

Entries must strictly adhere to the exhibit theme. @IGersManila reserves the right to exclude any entry, which, in its sole discretion, does not adhere to the exhibit theme.

CONTEST DURATION

There shall be three stages of the contest.

  • Qualifying Round
    1. This is the selection of exhibit participants via submission of entries in IG. There shall be 3 qualifying rounds (July, Aug, Sept)
  • Photowalk of Qualifiers
    1. This is a meetup of the qualifiers for a photowalk where the photos gathered shall be part of the exhibit.
  • Exhibit Gallery Display
    1. This is the public display of the submitted photos of the qualifiers.
    2. The display shall be at SM North EDSA Annex from Oct 24- Oct 30.

WHO CAN JOIN

  • Participants must be at least 16 years old at the time of the first official announcement of the exhibit submission (i.e. July 4, 2015).
  • The exhibit is open to all Filipino Instagramers with public IG accounts during the time of the contest.
  • The participant should be a registered member of #iCoss. If not yet a member, register here: http://igersmanila.com/register

QUALIFYING ROUND

  • @IGersManila shall call for submission of entries for theme: “Street Photography”#KalyePH #KalyePH2015 on the following dates:
    • July 7- 13 for July 25th Photowalk
    • July 27 – Aug 2 for Aug 15th Photowalk
    • Aug 31 – Sept 6 for Sept 19th Photowalk
  • The call for submission of entries maybe extended(or cut short) as may be deemed necessary by #TheMods.
  • The entry to be submitted should be  a  digital photo taken with a smartphone or any camera  with a corresponding title/caption and hashtags.
  • The entry should be NEWLY posted in Instagram carrying the following hashtags:
    • #KalyePH
    • #KalyePH2015
    • #IGersManila
    • #IGersPhilippines
  • An IGer can submit as many entries as he can.

SELECTION OF QUALIFIERS

  • A committee of select IGers (#TheComm) shall be in-charge of selection of qualifiers for each of the 3 photowalks/qualifying rounds.
  • #TheMods shall determine the number of qualifiers for each round.
  • @IGersManila shall email the selected qualifiers individually.
  • @IGersManila shall announce in IG the selected qualifiers for each photowalk.

PHOTOWALK OF QUALIFIERS

  • There shall be 3 rounds of photowalk to be conducted.
    • July 25 – Batch 1 of IGers on photowalk
    • August 15 – Batch 2 of IGers on photowalk
    • September 19 – Batch 3 of IGers on photowalk
  • Each qualifier will be invited only ONCE to join #TheMods and #TheColl for the photowalk.
  • Each qualifier is required to attend the photowalk to be done  in Manila for him to be part of the exhibit.
  • Each qualifier shall be asked to post at least ten (10) photos from the photowalk. (5 for the entry to the exhibit and 5 for the behind-the-scene shots)
  • A qualifier that does not have the required number of entries shall be disqualified for the selection of finalists to be displayed in the Exhibit Gallery.
  • The photos submitted using the required hashtags shall be considered for the Exhibit Gallery. Only one photo per qualifier shall be displayed in the exhibit.

 

EXHIBIT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Entries to be submitted should only be taken by a smartphone or a mobile phone with camera and taken only during the day of the photowalk.
  2. Entries to be submitted must strictly adhere to the theme “Portraiture and Street Photography”.
  3. Entries maybe edited/enhanced using mobile applications only. Entries edited using software that involves the use of desktop/laptop is not be allowed.
  4. The following photo  are disqualified:
  • Photos that violate a person’s rights including, but not limited to copyright and privacy.
  • Photos that contain obscene, sexually explicit, offensive or any other objectionable or inappropriate content
  • Photos bearing images of public officials.

FINAL SELECTION FOR EXHIBIT GALLERY DISPLAY

  • #TheComm shall be in-charge of the final selection of entries for display.
  • Entries should adhere to the theme and shall be presented for final review with #TheMods and its partners/sponsors.

OTHER UNDERTAKINGS OF THE EXHIBIT PARTICIPANTS

By participating in the #PIPE4, the participating instagram’er acknowledges and attests that:

  • The submitted photo is a single work of original material created and taken solely by the Instagramer;
  • @IGersManila reserves the right to disqualify any photo at any time for any cause.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

The final submitted entries entries shall be judged based on the following criteria:

    • Adherence to theme/Content  – 25%
    • Creativity and Originality – 25%
    • Photographic Quality – 25%
    • Visual Impact – 25%

The decision of the judges are final and not appealable.

JUDGES FOR THE EXHIBIT

QUALIFIER ROUND

For the Qualifying Round, a Committee of composed 10 select IGers shall be created to pick qualifiers for each photowalk.

EXHIBIT

For the Exhibit Entries, #TheMods and the exhibit sponsors and partners shall create a committee that shall judge the entries from the exhibit.

AWARDS/PRIZES AT STAKE

The following awards and prizes are at stake for #PIPE4

#PIPE4 Exhibitor’s Choice

  • This  award shall  be  selected  from  the  roster  of  the  qualifiers  for #PIPE4.
  • Instagramers participating in the exhibit shall choose two entries (that is not their own entry) and shall be voted as Exhibitor’s choice.
  • Exhibit entry with the most number of votes shall be declared Exhibitor’s choice.
  • The winner of this special  prize will  receive special prizes from our exhibit sponsors.

#PIPE4 Shoppers’ Choice

  • This  award shall  be  selected  from  the  roster  of  the  qualifiers  for #PIPE4.
  • Friends, family and visitors of Instagramers participating in the exhibit shall choose two entries and vote for their Visitors’ Choice.
  • Exhibit entry with the most number of votes shall be declared Shoppers’ choice.
  • The winner of this special  prize will  receive special prizes from our exhibit sponsors.

#PIPE4 #iCoss Visual Story of the Year 2015/#iCoss IGer of the Year

  • The visual story garnering the highest average score based on the criteria for judging shall be declared the Visual Story Teller of the Year 2015.
  • The winner of this award shall receive special prizes from our exhibit sponsors.

#PIPE4 #TheColl Visual Story of the Year 2015/#TheColl IGer of the Year

  • The visual story garnering the highest average score from @IGersManila’s #TheColl based on the criteria for judging shall be declared the Visual Story Teller of the Year 2015.
  • The winner of this award shall receive special prizes from our exhibit sponsors.

OTHER CONTEST PROVISIONS/CONDITIONS

  • @IGersManila may use the entries of the #PIPE4  in its social media platforms to promote the event.
  • The submitted entries are sole propriety of the Instagramer.
  • @IGersManila reserves the right to modify the mechanics of #PIPE4 as may be deemed necessary by #TheMods and the exhibit sponsors and partners.