The Rules

Entry Opens

27th June 2019

Entries Close

Midnight on Thursday 1st August 2019 (AEST).  Entries submitted after this time will not be accepted.

Who can enter

Entry is open to all photographers worldwide

How many images can I enter

As many as you like

Cost per entry

$25 AUD per entry OR 5 entries for $100 AUD

Categories

  • Maternity
  • Birth
  • Newborn 0 – 3mths
  • Baby 3 – 12mths
  • Children 1-15 years
  • Family – containing 2 or more family members
  • Pet & Animal
  • Portrait
  • Wedding

 

Preliminary Judging Round

Preliminary judging will take place online between the 9thand 22ndAugust. Each image submitted will be judged anonymously and will receive a score plus feedback from our panel of judges.

From this round 20 Finalists from each of the 9 categories will be selected and notified on 24th August 2019.

Finalists will be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.

Finalists Judging – Live

The 20 Finalist images from each of the 9 categories will be judged by a panel of judges on calibrated Eizo monitors. 

The judging will take place at Spine Street Studios and will be broadcast LIVE from 10am (AEST) on Tuesday 27th& Wednesday 28th August 2019 to newbornposing.com

1st, 2nd& 3rd places for each category will be selected after all images are judged.

Announcement of Winners

1st, 2nd& 3rdrecipients from each category, as well as 1 overall winner will be announced during the awards celebration at Spine Street Studio’s on Friday 30th August 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.

Scoring range

Gold for scores of 90 – 100
Silver for scores of 80 – 89
Bronze for scores of 75 – 79

Prizes

1st, 2nd& 3rdaward winners from each category will receive a trophy and prizes from our sponsors.

$19,000 AUD plus prizes up for grabs.

The RISE 2019 International Photographer of the Year

The RISE 2019 International Photographer of the Year will be rewarded a cash prize of $10,000 AUD plus prizes. Receiving this award is an achievement of a lifetime.  It means that your image has been selected above all others, it has Impact, Creativity, Technical Excellence and superior Photographic Technique.

 

Rise International Photography Awards RULES

Please ensure that you read the following rules carefully. If an image does not comply with the rules the photographer will be notified that their image has been disqualified.

Judges are looking for Impact, Creativity, Technical Excellence and superior Photographic Technique.

 

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ

Rules that apply to ALL categories

  • No two images should contain the same subject
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 24 months of the official closing date 1stAugust 2019
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • No digital backdrops are allowed
  • Textures must have been captured by the entrant
  • No stock photos are allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • Images entered may contain composite
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original
  • The entrant warrants that the work submitted does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

 

Please see the Legal – Terms and Conditions for further clarification

 

Maternity

The Maternity Category welcomes photographs of pregnant women.  Images may contain other members of the family but the pregnant women must be the focus of the photograph.

Birth

The birth Category encourages images captured during labour, delivery and during the post-natal hours after the birth of a baby. Images may contain other members of the family.

Newborn

The Newborn Category welcomes images of newborn babies photographed between 0-3 months of age. Images may contain other members of the family but the newborn must be the main focus of the photograph.

Baby

The Baby Category is for babies ages 3-12 months in age. Images may contain other members of the family but the baby must be the focus of the photograph.

Children

The Children Category is specifically for children aged between 1 & 15 years. Images may contain other members of the family but the child must be the main focus.

Family

The Family category is for families of 2 or more members. This category has no age limits.

Pet & Animal

The Pet & Animal category is for domesticated and wild animals. Images may contain humans; however, the animal must be the main focus of the entry.

Portrait

The Portrait category is for one or more persons. This category has no age limits; however, images of babies and children may be better suited to categories specifically dedicated to those ages.

Wedding

The Wedding category is for images taken during a commissioned, real wedding.  For composite images, all elements of the entry must have been captured during the same wedding.  

Legal – Terms and Conditions

The copyright for all images entered in the RISE International Photography Awards will remain the property of the entrant, but it is a condition of entry that the entrant or their representatives agree unconditionally that the RISE International Photography Awards, Newbornposing.com and The Baby Summit may reproduce any works, free of charge, for the purposes of marketing, promotion, discussion and education in direct connection with the RIPA. RIPA also reserves the right to reproduce selected images free of charge for core non-commercial purposes, for example in the past competitions page of the RIPA website, indefinitely, as a public record.

The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original and does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party and that he or she owns all rights and interests in the work submitted. The entrant will indemnify and keep indemnified the RISE International Photography Awards against any claim by a third party in relation to the work.

Entry fees and prizes are quoted in Australian dollars. The Organiser does not account or have any liability for any participant’s bank fees and charges that may be levied in currency conversion and currency transaction by the participating bank or institution. Prizes are paid in AUD. Currency conversions to local currency are at winners’ discretion and expense at the time of conversion.

Entry receipts for the competition are stored in your account details. Your purchase receipt will be listed there.

There are no alternative prizes available for prize winners.

The judges will determine the winning entry in each category. If the Organiser cannot contact a winning entrant by email within a reasonable time, the judges may award the prize(s) to another entry.

It is also a condition on entering the competition that the entrant agrees that visitors to the print competition are permitted to take photographs of their work for personal, non-commercial use during the run of the exhibition. The RIPA will install notices indicating that photography is permitted provided it is for personal, non-commercial use but will not be responsible if any images of the work taken are exploited commercially.

Those not eligible for entry are owners, employees and immediate family members of Newbornposing.com & The Baby Summit the RISE International Photography Awards. Judges may enter, however can not judge the category they have entered.

The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence can be entered into. Entrants should be aware that all works are judged on an equal and anonymous basis and that there is no segregated judging by region or country.

The RISE International Photography Awards reserves the right to disqualify any piece of work if the entrant has not adhered to the rules, even if the work has been selected for exhibition.

All entries are subject to the laws of Australia and the state of Queensland.

All terms and conditions are subject to change without notice, with the exception of the copyright and licensing terms.