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  The ChinaInternational Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) is privileged to launch its 10thannual competition. Entries will be received from 20 December 2013 to 15February 2014. The judging session will be held during 20-25 March 2014. All the entrantsare encouraged to submit photos through online registration system; however, photo CDs by post are also acceptable. The detailed rules and information are given as follows.

  MOTTO OF THE CONTEST

  The motto of the CHIPPis PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT. The photos submitted are encouraged todemonstrate human achievements or their fighting for peace, to reflect harmony or conflicts, change or progress, as well as to boost for the better comprehending of human’s life condition, emotion, willpower and strength.

  CATEGORIES & CODES

  EIGHT CATEGORIES. Each category issorted into two sub-categories asSingles and Stories.

  1. Daily Life (DL & DLS)

  2. War & Disaster News (WDN & WDNS)

  3. General News (GN & GNS)

  4. Science, Technology& Culture News (STCN & STCNS)

  5. Nature & Environment News (NEN & NENS)

  6. Sports News (SPN & SPNS)

  7. People in the News(PN&PNS)

  8. Portraits (PO & POS)

  ENTRY RULES

  - Requirements forEntrants

  1. The Contest is open to all photojournalists and photographers, including freelance, contract photographers or staff photographers from agencies, wire services, magazines, newspapers, online news organizations and other photography organizations.There is no entry fee for the Contest.

  2. For entrants submitting online, please log onto the official website http://reg.chipp.cn/and send entries.

  3. Entrants sending photo CDs by post or email are required to fill an entry form, which is available fordownloading from http://www.chipp.cn/images/C_form10en2.xlsx. The email address is upload@chipp.cn. The post address is:

  CHIPP Organizing Committee

  Photojournalists Society of China

  57 XuanwumenXidajie

  Xicheng District

  Beijing, 100803

  P.R. China

  Please mark “no commercial value” on the parcel to avoid unnecessary fees or postponement at customs when entries are sent by post.

  4. Winning photos will be published on media upon the award announcement, and be collected into the CHIPP database.

  5. The CHIPP Organizing Committee may use winning entries in contest-related publications, exhibitions and other contest-promoting activities without offering any remuneration to the photographer(s) and/or copyright holder(s). But the entries will be credited to the related photographer(s) and/or the copyright holder(s).

  6. The CHIPP Organizing Committee may request the prize winners to submit reproduction quality materials for use in the CHIPP yearbook and exhibitions.

  7. Entrants should either be the copyright holder or have been authorized by the copyright holder(s) to enter the Contest. Entrants will take legal responsibilities for any controversies over portrait rights or other cases in which a third party might file a lawsuit.

  8. Entries fail to meet the rules will be treated as ineligible.

  9. The entry rules and the conditions in the entry form are legally binding.

  - Requirements forEntries

  1. Each entrant is allowed to submit no more than 10 pieces of works. A picture story is regarded as ONE piece of work.

  2. Single pictures must have been shot and published in 2013. All story pictures in the category of WDNS, GNS, SPNS and PNSmust have been shot and published in 2013. Picture stories in the category of DLS, STCNS, NENS and POS must have been completed and first published in 2013.

  3. A photo story may contain no less than 6 and no more than 10 photos, each being clearly marked with category code and serial number.

  4. Digital or digitalized photos are required to be in JPG format with the file size between 2MB - 8MB.

  5. Each entry should have a title and clear caption in English and/or Chinese.Information about when and where the photos are taken is required for each entry.

  6. Photos with digital manipulation, double/multiple exposures and artistic effects are not accepted.

  7. Individual photos as part of a photo story are eligible for re-entering the singles contest in the same category, but a photo is not allowed to enter two or more different categories at the same time. A photo entering both singles and photo stories will be counted as two pieces of entries.

  8. Entrants’ personal data and entry-related information are strictly prohibited from appearing on the photos. However, category codes and serial numbers should be clearly marked. Each entry will be re-registered and recoded by the CHIPP Organizing Committee.

  9. Photos from the previous CHIPP prize-winning works are not accepted and recognized by the 10th CHIPP.

  10. Any form of appeal will not be accepted bythe jury panel. Relevant appeals or complaints by individual or organizations should be lodged to the CHIPP Organizing Committee.

  11. Prize-winning works against entry rules will be disqualified from the contest and announced publicly after verification. Related works will be removed from the CHIPP website as well as from potential exhibitions.

  PRIZES & AWARDS

  - Prizes

  For both singles and stories sub-categories of the total eight categories, one gold, one silver, one bronze prize and no-more-than two awards of excellence will be elected.

  Photo of the Year will be elected from all of the gold-prize-winning photos.

  The awards of excellence are allowed to be vacant.

  -Awards

  A trophy, a certificate, a pre-tax cash prize of RMB 100,000 (about 16,000 US dollars) and a round-trip air ticket to China is presented to the winner of the Photo of the Year. The winning picture of the year will also be granted with the trophy and certificate for its gold medal in the related category but will not be double granted with the cash prize.

  A trophy, a certificate, a pre-tax cash prize of RMB 10,000 and a round-trip air ticket to China is presented to the gold winners.

  A trophy and a certificate are presented to silver and bronze-prize winners.

  A certificate is presented to the winners of the Award of Excellence.

  Winning entries will be collected into the CHIPP yearbook. Every prize winner will receive one copy of the yearbook.

  WINNER NOTIFICATION

  The winner list will be announced at a press conference and publicly displayed at the official website. All the winners will be contacted after announcing thecontest result.

  DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES

  Beijing time: 12 p.m. 15 February 2014

  GMT: 5 p.m. 15 February 2014

  * The uploading completed time or the postmark time will be regarded as the final submitting time for entries.

  CONTACT INFORMATION

  CHIPP Organizing Committee

  Contact Staff:Ms. Zhang Xiaoyi / Mr. Cui Yihui

  Tel: +86-10-63074595 / +86-10-63075743

  Email: office@chipp.cn

  Post Address: Photojournalists Society of China, 57 XuanwumenXidajie, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100803, P.R. China

  The 10th CHIPP CATEGORIES AND DEFINITIONS

  1. Daily Life (DL & DLS)

  Single pictures (DL) or stories (DLS) covering everyday life with a particular perspective or angle, unveiling unseen or extraordinary scene. Single pictures must have been shot in 2013; Stories must have been completed and published in 2003.

  2. War & Disaster News (WDN & WDNS)

  Single pictures (WND) or stories (WDNS) covering news moments or unfolding events during wars, natural or human-made disasters. All pictures must have been shot and published in 2013.

  3. General News (GN & GNS)

  Single pictures (GN) or stories (GNS) covering news topics and their aftermaths in the fields of politics, economics, non-war military activities, social tension, crime and conflicts, relief and reconstructions. All pictures must have been shotand published in 2013.

  4. Science, Technology& Culture News (STCN & STCNS)

  Single pictures (STCN) or stories (STCNS) reflecting the developments and achievements of science and technologies, the cultures and arts, activities and rituals about folks and religions, educational outcomes, entertainments and stage performances. Single pictures must have been shotand published in 2013; Stories must have been completed and published in 2003.

  5. Nature & Environment News (NEN & NENS)

  Single pictures (NEN) or stories (NENS) documentingthe landscape or wildlife in the nature world, or reflecting environmental issues and problems.Single pictures must have been shot and published in 2013; Stories must have been completed and published in 2003.

  6. Sports News (SPN & SPNS)

  Single pictures (SPN) or stories (SPNS) capturing/featuring any forms of sports, such as the moments during major sports games and contests, professional or amateur competitions, and daily practices for recreation and rehabilitation. All pictures must have been shot and published in 2013.

  7. People in the News(PN&PNS)

  Single pictures (PN) or stories (PNS) featuring observed public figures, celebrities or ordinaries (individuals or groups) involved in major news or highly-focused events took place in 2013. All pictures must have been shot and published in 2013.

  8. Portraits (PO & POS)

  Single pictures (PO) or stories (POS)portrayingpublic figures, celebrities,ordinaries, or inanimate objects observed in its/theirenvironments or taken in constructed/staged environments. Single pictures must have been shot and published in 2013; Stories must have been completed and published in 2003.

  * All pictures should be published works. The publishing platforms acknowledged by the CHIPP cover all forms of print media, wire services, electronic media and online media.

[editor: 付伟 ]