The space is filled with countless wonders which are waiting to be adored. It is the duty of a true admirer of space to show these beauties to the world. Stars, galaxies, nebulae and even Black Holes are welcome! Show us your best photographs and we’ll show them to the world!
RULES AND REGULATION
Amateur Astrophotography Competition 2019 is a photography competition, so by entering the competition, you (hereinafter referred to as “the participant”, or as “Entrant”) agree to the following competition rules:
The Amateur Astrophotography Competition 2019 is organised by National Students’ Space Challenge 2019 (hereinafter referred to as “team NSSC”, or “NSSC”), IIT Kharagpur.
How to Enter
Entries to the Amateur Astrophotography Competition 2019 competition open on announced date and must be received by the announced deadline.
Submitting and Eligibility
- All entries have to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submissions by the participant must be of any one of the following formats: JPG, PNG, TIF, BMP.
- All submission must be done along with the names, institute details and contact of the participants and the same to be filled up in the registration portal.
- The Entrant must belong to the age-group of 15-30. The Entrant may submit up to five separate entries to the Amateur Astrophotography Competition 2019.
- By submitting an entry, the Entrant warrants that they have secured the permission of the copyright owner (if not themselves) to enter the image into the competition.
- By submitting photos to the competition the participant confirms that the photo:
- Was taken and processed by the participant, or by a group of which the participant is an active participant
- Is the entrant’s or the entrant’s group's original work, or
- Does not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party (particularly in relation to the use of robotic telescopes)
- Does not contain any obscene or defamatory content or material
- Digitally enhanced, composites are eligible for entry to the competition, but the original version of the submission must be attached with the entry. The judging panel reserves the right to question/inquire about the participant’s processing methods if the participant’s submission is shortlisted for a prize.
- If the Image is not digitally enhanced, the participant is to upload the same image twice in both categories, viz. Original Image and Entry Image.
- The following images are not eligible for entry to the Amateur Astrophotography Competition 2019:
- that have previously been submitted to a news/picture agency for distribution.
- taken more than two years before the competition's closing date.
- To make sure that the entrant’s photos are eligible for the competition shortlist, please ensure:
- The participant has filled and submitted the relevant online application form
- The participant has a high-resolution version (at least 1080p) of the submitted photo. This is to ensure that the submitted photo can be reproduced in the exhibition and for promotional purposes, should it be awarded a prize.
- In the event of the participant’s submission being shortlisted, team NSSC will contact the participant via the email address provided on the online entry form and ask for the following:
- A high-resolution version of the participant’s submission. This must be exactly the same image as the one originally entered, albeit a larger version. No retouching or altering of the image is permitted after the image has been shortlisted.
- Any missing information about submission, if needed.
- Declaration that the participant’s submission has been digitally manipulated, if manipulated and, if so, supply details of the processing method. The manipulation methods and processes will be taken into consideration for the judgment process.
- National Students’ Space Challenge 2019 is dedicated to supporting public understanding and education of science. The images submitted to the Amateur Astrophotography Competition 2019 serve as key resources to promote astrophotography in practice and in order for this, team NSSC holds the right to use the participant’s submissions in certain ways.
- Entrants will retain copyright and moral rights on all their submitted images. In all instances, the copyright holder will be credited, wherever practicable, when the image is used and published by team NSSC. Team NSSC will use the entrant’s first and last name only as supplied during the entry process. Although team NSSC will always strive to supply accurate information to third parties (for example, to press/media), it cannot be held responsible for any credit line errors or omissions by these parties.
- By entering, all entrants grant NSSC a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, and publish in perpetuity, each image entered into the competition:
- in exhibition displays present and future, in relation to both the Amateur Astrophotography Competition 2019 and other related events associated with NSSC.
- in promotional, press and marketing materials to promote and publicize the 2019 competition and exhibition, as well as future related exhibitions, and more generally to promote the understanding of astronomy in general terms as team NSSC sees fit
- in NSSC’s publications about the Amateur Astrophotography Competition 2019 competition any related exhibitions present or future.
- The participant is not encouraged to submit their photos if the participant is not willing to grant the above rights to NSSC.
- Shortlisted entries will be uploaded by NSSC on it’s Facebook Page(s) for Judging.
- Team NSSC or any other panel appointed by NSSC will be the Judging Panel.
- Judging will be based on technical skills, artistic merit and originality.
- Top 3 teams will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence for the event.
- Prize money worth 10,000 INR will be distributed to the winning teams.
- The decision of National Students’ Space Challenge 2019 will be final and binding to all.
- All entries to the competition must be submitted via the previously mentioned email address:email@example.com. Entries submitted by any other means will be declared invalid and will not be considered for judgment.
- Maximum allowable image size is 100 MB.
- No responsibility can be accepted for entries which are lost, delayed, corrupted, damaged, misdirected or incomplete or which cannot be delivered for any technical, delivery or other reasons. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Team NSSC cannot guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the website.
- By submitting the photo for entry into the Amateur Astrophotography Competition 2019, the participant confirms that the contents of the submission is and will not be taken to be obscene, racist, pornographic, indecent, harassing, threatening or offensive or fall under any of the labels mentioned in the rules and regulations above mentioned earlier which may lead to the nullification of the submission.
- Team NSSC reserves the right to pre-vet and/or moderate photos submitted and reserves the right to not display uploaded content to the website or remove, suspend or disable access to photos, at any time, at its sole discretion, without liability or prior notice.
- Team NSSC reserves the right to cancel the Amateur Astrophotography Competition 2019 and/or exhibition at any time owing to circumstances outside its reasonable control and where circumstances make this unavoidable, but will always use all reasonable endeavours to minimize the effect on participants to avoid undue disappointment.
- Sai Harshendu : +91-9933900111 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yashraj Motwani : +91-9096240787 | email@example.com