Contests

PHOTO AND MEDIA CONTEST RIC-BALEARIK 2014

Canyoning and caving video and photo Contest RIC-Balearik 2014.

Balearik announces the 4nd edition of the International contest of photography and video, which offers the opportunity to participate by making use of new technologies as well as amateur editing cameras and supports with characteristics very close to professional.

Participation in the the contest can be formalized through the website RIC-Balearik 2014.

During the event, photos and videos will be displayed in a showroom enabled for this purpose, for attendees who have not visited the website to see.

To participate you just have to send the address of your video posted on the Internet or digital photographs by email. The deadline to enter the contest is February 15, 2014.

For any queries or questions about the contest, you can write an email to concurso@balearik.com and will be answered as soon as possible.

Photo and video Contest Rules

The topic for this contest is amateur caving and canyoning , in any of its aspects : landscape, recreational, sports, exploration, etc. and anywhere in the world.

To be eligible for prizes RIC-Balearik 2014, you need to formalize the enrollment at this meeting before February 15, 2014. Contestants not registered in the meeting will not be eligible for any prize and will be out of competition.

The contest is amateur. Any one older than 18 can participate, except members of the organization RIC-Balearik 2014, the jury and sponsors.

Photographs:

The photographs submitted should be owned. Otherwise, contestants should have the necessary rights declared so they could submit to the contest, and to meet all the requirements of the contest .

The organization RIC-Balearik 2014 declines all responsibility in case of failure to comply with this standard, the contestant being solely responsible for any claims that may arise in this regard.

Each contestant may submit a maximum of 2 photos . The minimum resolution of the pictures is 1600×1200 pixels. Photographs may not contain margins, frames, watermarks or signatures. They can have photo retouching, provided they do not distort the nature of the photography .
The authors and/or contestants transfer the rights of the photographs to Balearik 2014, with the aim of publishing them in public or private spaces, as well as web pages, that are necessary to enable its reproduction, its viewing by the public and the jury, and to promote the contest at later editions.

The competition organizers reserve the right to exclude any photograph, with the sole obligation to notify the participant of the reasons for this decision.

Video

The contents of the videos presented (visual and sound) should be owned. Otherwise, contestants should have the necessary rights declared so they could submit to the contest, and to meet all the requirements of the contest .

The organization RIC-Balearik 2014 declines all responsibility in case of failure to comply with this standard, the contestant being solely responsible for any claims that may arise in this regard.

Each contestant may submit a maximum of 1 video . The length of the videos may not exceed 15 minutes. The competition is for moving image recordings, so the main content of the videos or pictures can not be static material, although this use is allowed .

Should be situations of doubt or not covered by the foundation, the organization reserves the right to decide unilaterally what sees fit in its sole discretion to resolve the situation .

The act of enrolling photo or video to the contest implies acceptance of all the rules described here.

The deadline to register photos/videos in the contest is February 15, 2014.

How can I participate?

Follow these guidelines to participate:

1. To enter your photo or video in the contest, send an email to concurso@balearik.com, including the following information:
a. Name
b. Email and telephone contact
c. Title of the photo/video
d. Attach your photo or video

2. The organization will validate the participation and inform the participant by email.

3. To be eligible for the prizes RIC-Balearik 2014, the participant must enroll in the meeting and formalize the relevant payment before February 15, 2014.

4. Once closed the entries , the jury will review the photos and videos submitted , assessed on the criteria set, and select the winners.

5. During the night of the meeting, the name of winners will be announced and the prizes will be awarded.

6. Then it will also be issued in the Balearik website.

Jury and prizes

The jury is composed of 10 members of Balearik association, with experience in the sport of canyoning , caving , photography, audiovisual production and contact with natural environment. The photos and videos will be valued separately.

Here are some criteria that the jury will consider in their assessments:

  • Recreational and Documentary interest (exploration , landscapes, etc. )
  • Sports interest (difficulty, commitment, etc.)
  • Image quality (grain, exposure, lighting, framing, etc.)
  • Editing (effects , shadows etc.)

Awards

  • Photography : technical equipment valued at 100 euros for the best picture.
  • Video: technical equipment valued at 150 euros for the best video.

The prize may be forfeited if not enough photographs submitted or do not reach the minimum level of quality set by the jury.

(*) Only participants who have registered to the event registration RIC-Balearik 2014 before February 15, 2014 can be eligible for these awards.