1. The photography contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers who will register with the Sinulog Foundation during the prescribed registration period for SINULOG PHOTO CONTEST 2018.
2. Official entry forms/Registration for photo contest participants will open December 1, 2017 at the Sinulog Foundation, Inc. office at 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
3. Deadline of registration will be on January 18, 2018 at 5:00 P; M.
4. Registration Fee is Three Thousand Pesos (P 3,000.00) on December 1-31, 2017 for Early Bird Registration and Three Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P 3,500.00) on January 1-19, 2018 for Regular Registration. Registration fee covers a competition ID allowing access to most Sinulog 2018 activities plus ten (10) entries of (5R) photographs. An additional fifty pesos (P 50.00) will be charged for every maximum of thirty (30) extra entries is allowed per contestant. Each participant will be issued an ID number that will be used in identifying the Photographers upon submission of the entries. In case of disqualification, registration fees and entry fees are not refundable.
5. This year, there are two Modes of Picture Take being considered.
. Film Category – Any analog camera film size / format can be used, as long as the final entry must be a printed 5R.
. Digital Category – Digitals Cameras that are capable of taking Raw Format Files, APS format cameras are eligible, printed 5R (5”x7”)
6. Photo Contest Categories – all activities involving SINULOG 2018.
a) Contingent – competing of guests/participants of Sinulog sa Kabataan, Sinulog sa Barangay and Awarding Ceremonies of Sinulog 2018, Picture must be group dancing and SINULOG and not of a solo dancer.
b) Fluvial / Solemn Procession and Religious Activities – January 9 – 21, 2018 the miraculous image is sea borne along the coasts of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu cities while the Solemn Procession passes thru the principal streets of Cebu City.
c) Float / Higante and Puppeteers – January 21, 2018 of Float, Higante and Puppeteers must include the whole structure and not his personalities on board the float. Float, Puppeteers and Higante shots should include the carrier inside the contraption.
d) Sidelights Category – These pictures may be taken anytime (day or night) of arches and décor set up for Sinulog 2018. Sidelights are human interest pictures taken in the parade route on SINULOG week.
e) Festival Queen – Photo to be taken while subject is dancing during SINULOG 2017 Festival Queen on January 19, 2018 / Sinulog sa Barangay / Sinulog sa Kabataan / Awarding Ceremonies / Sinulog Grand Parade.
7. Deadline for submission of Photo – entries will be on Friday January 31, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
8. Final entries shall be submitted as un-mounted 5”x7” Photo Print. In must be in an envelope with the corresponding SINULOG 2017 photo competition ID number only. All 5’x7’ (5R) Chemistry-based print Photo entries must be accompanied in a separate envelope by:
a) If taken in digital format, the corresponding Raw File (e.g.NEF, CRW, etc.) in CD format with the name of the photographer and the ID number on the CD and covering on the envelope.
b) If APS, the whole magnetic strip must be surrendered with the photographers name and ID number on the film case and on the envelope.
c) If Analog, the corresponding negative/transparency in an envelope with the photographers name and ID number.
9. Entries must be candid shots: not deliberately posed. Although some degree of effort can be done in posing your subjects (the dancers, candle vendors, etc.) we however discourage photographers to bring their own models around for the parade like one would do on a photo assignment.
10. Identifying marks, signs and address to insinuate in formation of ownership is strictly prohibited on the photo assignment.
11. Judging of the Photo Contest will be on ___________.
12. Decision of the designated Board of Judges shall be final and unappealable.
13. Awarding of Prizes to Winner will be on _______________, 6:00 P.M. @ SM City Cebu.
RULES OF THE CONTEST
1. Each contest must have a minimum of ten (10) contestants in order to declare a valid contest. If entries are less than (10) that category will be declared “NO CONTEST” and prizes are reverted to the foundation.
2. Photo must be taken from the actual events during the SINULOG 2018 celebration in Cebu City. Pictures of any Sinulog celebration or any other festival in other places and venues and in previous years will not be allowed and would be immediately disqualified.
3. All entries must be submitted on or before January 31, 2018, with its duly accomplished forms. Photographers taken in digital form must be accompanied with the propriety raw format (e.g. NEF, CRW etc.) digital file in CD format. Film negative, APS magnetic files must be surrendered to the Sinulog Foundation, Inc. office at the Cebu City Sports Center. Non attachment of these requirements would mean immediate disqualification.
4. Any digital manipulation tool (e.g. cut & paste, healing, etc.) that is not applicable/ do able in the printing process from an analog media (film) shall mean immediate disqualification of the entry. Post production like exposure control (dodge and burn); color saturation (control); creative cropping are all do able when you print from a negative. Even conversion to black and white color toning () sepia, blue, selenium, etc) as long as it’s done across the frame and not only in selected areas is acceptable.
5. All finalists and winning entries shall become the exclusive property of Sinulog Foundation, Inc. and can not be reproduced nor printed for publication without the permission of the Foundation. The photographer may not use the photographs or variants of the same composition in any other purpose except for his personal portfolio. Corresponding compensation shall also be accorded the owner of the photo of winning entries.
6. The royalty of the photographer shall not apply every time Sinulog Foundation, Inc. should use the photos in the promotion and management of the Sinulog Festival. Other than that, Terms and Conditions of Intellectual Property Rights Law shall apply. Photographers will be given photo credits every time applicable.
7. Judging of entries is scheduled on ________________. Winners will be published in local dailies in due time with the date and venue of awarding of trophies and prizes.
8. The decision of the Board of Judges is final and non appealable.
CODE OF ETHICS OF A SINULOG PHOTO CONTEST PARTICIPANT
1. Being a Sinulog photo contest participants does not extend any special privileges as free entrance to any private event, nor does it entitle the photographer to any special VIP seating or placement.
2. Proper decorum and behavior is required all Sinulog photo contest participants. Please do not disrupt any mass proceedings, processions or other solemn events.
3. During the Sinulog Grand Street Parade on January 21, 2018. Sinulog photo contest participants must wear their official ID’s in their neck lines. ID’s must be visible at all time when photographer is within the Sinulog dance route. Failure to wear the ID will result immediate confiscation of the ID, immediate exit from the dance route and possible disqualification from the contest.
4. Furthermore on January 21, 2018, Sinulog photo contest participants must wear the Sinulog Photographers vest or shirts provided by the Sinulog Foundation, if there is. Failure to wear the ID will result immediate confiscation of the ID, immediate exit from the dance route and possible disqualification from the contest.
5. Photographers who have assistants with them are required to apply for an official Sinulog photo contest ID to their assistants as well; one ID is good for 1 person. Registration fee for assistants is same rate with the photographer.
6. Sinulog Photo contest photographers are not allowed to disrupt or interrupt the flow of the street dance. Failure to wear the ID will result immediate confiscation of the ID, immediate exit from the dance route and possible disqualification from the contest.
7. Registration fee will not be refunded to any Sinulog photo contest participants whose ID’s have been confiscated.
NOTE: For more particulars, please address your inquiry to Sinulog Foundation, Inc. located at Cebu City Sports Center, R.R. Landon St., Cebu City or call Tel. Nos. 2545010/2533700