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  The China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) is privileged to launch its 12thannual competition. Entries will be received from 31 December 2014 to 15February 2016. The judging session will be held in March 2016in China’s southwestern city of Chengdu. All the entrants are 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 CHIPP is PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT. The works submitted are encouraged to keep the theme of promoting world peace and driving progress in politics and economy. The entries may reflect social conflicts, problems or achievements in the fields of global politics, economy, science, technology, ecosystem and environment; or demonstrate the human efforts in pursuing peace and development by visual presentation; or relay the information reflecting human emotion, willpower, strength and fate.

  CATEGORIES & CODES

  EIGHT CATEGORIES. Each category is sorted into two sub-categories as Singles and Stories.

  1. Daily Life (DL & DLS)

  2. War &Conflict News (WCN & WCNS)

  3. Disaster and Disease News (DDN & DDNS)

  4. General News (GN & GNS)

  5. Economic News (EN & ENS)

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

  7. Nature & Environment News (NEN & NENS)

  8. Sports News (SPN & SPNS)

  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://www.chipp.cn or click 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 for downloading from www.chipp.cn or http://www.chipp.cn/images/C_form12en2.xlsx . The email address is upload@chipp.cn. The post address is:

  CHIPP Organizing Committee

  Photojournalists Society of China

  57 Xuanwumen Xidajie

  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 for Entries

  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 2015. All story pictures in the category of WCNS, DDNS, GNS and SPNS must have been shot and published in 2015. Picture stories in the category of DLS, ENS, STCNS and NENS must have been completed and first published in 2015.

  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 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.Any photo from the previous CHIPP prize-winning works is not accepted and recognized by the 12th CHIPP.

  10.Any entry should be completed by single photographer. The 12th CHIPP does not accept or recognize any entry signed by more than one photographer.

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

  12. 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 one award of excellence will be elected.

  Photo of the Year, the major prize, will be elected from all of the gold-prize-winning single photos and gold/silver/bronze prize-winning photo stories.

  While the Photo of the Year cannot be vacant, the Gold, Silver, Bronze and the Award 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 the contest result.

  DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES

  Beijing time: 24:00 15 February 2016

  GMT: 16:00 15 February 2016

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

  CONTACT INFORMATION

  CHIPP Organizing Committee

  Contact Staff: Mr. Pan Di / Ms. Cui Yihui

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

  Inquiry Email: office@chipp.cn

  Post Address: Photojournalists Society of China,

                57 Xuanwumen Xidajie, Xicheng District,

                Beijing, 100803, P.R. China

 

  The 13thCHIPP 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 2015; Stories must have been completed and first published in 2015.

  2. War & Conflict News (WCN & WCNS)

  Single pictures (WCD) or stories (WCNS) covering news moments or unfolding events during wars, armed conflicts or non-war but military activities. All pictures must have been shot and published in 2015.

  3. Disaster and Disease News (DDN & DDNS)

  Single pictures (DDN) or stories (DDNS) covering news moments during natural disasters, human-made disasters or epidemic diseases. All pictures must have been shot and published in 2015.

  4. General News (GN & GNS)

  Single pictures (GN) or stories (GNS) covering general political news, social tension, protest and demonstration, crime and social conflicts, relief and reconstructions. All pictures must have been shot and published in 2015.

  5. Economic News (EN & ENS)

  Single pictures (DDN) or stories (DDNS) covering news events in the fields of microeconomic and macroeconomic or socio-economic problems and conflicts. Single pictures must have been shot in 2015; Stories must have been completed and first published in 2015.

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

  Single pictures (STCN) or stories (STCNS) reflecting the diversity or development of civilization activities, including the 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 shot and published in 2015; Stories must have been completed and published in 2015.

  7. Nature & Environment News (NEN & NENS)

  Single pictures (NEN) or stories (NENS) documenting the landscape or wildlife in the nature world, or reflecting environmental issues and problems. Single pictures must have been shot and published in 2015; Stories must have been completed and published in 2015.

  8. 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 2015.

  * 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: 崔益明 ]