І. COMMON REGULATIONS

1.1. The Organizers of the Photographic Competition are the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, the National Museum of Ukrainian Pottery in Opishne, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Ceramology Institute – the branch of the Ethnology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, The Public Organization The Congress of Ukrainian Ceramologists, the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine, the International Photographic Movement ISF – Image sans Frontière (Image without Borders), the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, the Presidential Leonid Kuchma Fund Ukraine, the Ukrainian Fund of Culture.

1.2. The Photographic Competition is hold under the general protection of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine and the International Photographic Movement ISF – Image sans Frontière (Image without Borders).

1.3. The main purpose of the Photographic Competition is to reveal and show the beauty of pottery craft through the art photography about pottery thematics, to determine the best photographic works, to popularize the creative work of art photographers and theirs works, to stimulate the professional and creative advancement of the participants of the Photographic Competition.

1.4. The National Museum of Ukrainian Pottery in Opishne (102 Partyzanska Street, Opishne, Poltava Region, 38164, Ukraine;
phone: +38 (05353) 42416, 42415, 42417; fax: +38 (05353) 42416;
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was indicated as the location of the Photographic Competition.

1.5. February 01 – June 30, 2017 were indicated as the date of the Photographic Competition. The works will be received until May 01, 2017. The work of the Jury will take place May 19, 2017. The Opening of the Photo Exhibition, the ceremony of the grand announcement of the results and the award presentation of the winners: June 30, 2017, 3 pm. The exposing of the Photo Exhibition will take place from June 30 to October 30, 2017.

1.6. The nominations of the Photographic Competition:

I. RetroVISIONS (photos of bygone years (to the late20th century), which reflect the past of the pottery craft);

II. CeramoADVERTISEMENT (popularization and advertising of earthenware and pottery craft in general);

III. WonderWORLD of Ceramics (photos reflecting the diversity and beauty of ceramics);

IV. PERSONages(photographic portraits of famous people, connected with pottery craft, ceramics).

ІІ. TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

2.1. The participation in the Photographic Competition is free.

2.2. Professional photographers, amateurs, reporters, and all persons interested regardless of their citizenship, home country, age, sex, nationality, professional education, etc. are invited to take part in the Photographic Competition.

2.3. Photographers willing to participate in the Photographic Competition, should submit digital versions of photos (printed works) and the application form according to the sample given in the addendum to the Management of the National Museum of the Ukrainian Pottery in Opishne (hereinafter referred to as the Management) for the preliminary selection and for the making of photos by May 01, 2017 as a deadline (to E-mail: Ця електронна адреса захищена від спам-ботів. вам потрібно увімкнути JavaScript, щоб побачити її.).

2.4. Photographers may submit no more than 5 photos in each nomination to the Photographic Competition, including the series of photos, consolidated by one topic, subject, idea (no more than 5 photos in a series). The photo should not have on the face any signatures and marks that could identify its author. Competitive works and author’s rights on them should belong to the persons, who put them at disposal. The Organizers are not responsible for any infringements of copyright by the Participants.

2.5. The works sent for the Photographic Competition are not reviewed and are not returned. Photos that have not been chosen for the final exhibition are not returned back. They are transferred for the permanent storage in the National Archive of the Ukrainian Pottery. The Organizers of the Photographic Competition keep the privilege to use the photo creative works for the purpose of popularization of the Photo Competition in their printed matter, on the sites of the organizers, for using in photo exhibitions and other actions with the preservation author’s rights and without payment of the royalty.

2.6. The submitting of an application for the participation in the Photographic Competition and the sending of photos are regarded as the author’s consent to the disclosure of the personal data stated in the application, and the usage of his or her photo by the Organizers of the Photographic Competition in the massmedia for the popularization the Photographic Competition and the creative work of the Photo Artist. The photo works should not conflict with the rules of the Competition, the working legislation of Ukraine, and the code of morals.

ІІІ. THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMPETITIVE WORKS

3.1. The competitive works should correspond with the topic of the Photographic Competition and declared nominations. In case if a sent photographic work does not answer the topic, it will be not allowed to be exposed in the final Photographic Exhibition and
not given in the catalogue.

3.2. The author must mention, to what nomination of the Photographic Competition the work is given.

3.3. The Management accepts digital files in the uncompressed JPG (TIF) format, 300 dpi of the same size as the printed photo, or the printed photos of the minimal size of the short side of 30 cm, with the maximal size of the long side of 45 cm, with the compulsory marking Top of the Picture. The information about the depicted image (name), date and place of shooting, surname, name, patronymic, and home address of the author of the photo (stated on the reverse side of the photo) is added for the printed photo works as well. Digital files should be subscribed according the pattern: Country_Author_Title_Place of shooting. A text file with the description of given works could be given as well. The photo work should be shot in 2011 – the first half of 2017 (except for the nomination RetroVISIONS).

3.4. The submitting of the digital variant of the photo works is compulsory, including the assumption of paper print given by the author. Without the digital copy sent by e-mail or written on the digital information medium (CD, DVD) in the uncompressed JPG (TIF) format, 300 dpi of the same size as the imprint, the submitted printed photo works are not accepted.

ІV. THE DETERMINATION OF WINNERS
OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION.
AWARDS

4.1. The Winners of the Photographic Competition will be selected by the special Jury. Works for valuation will be presented without mention of the authors and their land of abode. The decision of the Jury is final and cannot be a subject of appeal.

4.2. The Jury includes:
Roman Ginzburg, an art photographer, a member of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine);
Inna Yermakova, an art photographer, a member of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine, the head of the Vinnytsya Regional Organization of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine (Vinnytsia, Ukraine);
Yurii Zilinskyi, an art photographer, a member of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine, PPSA, EFIAP, Hon. FtGM, the head of the photo club «Sofit» (Lubny, Ukraine);
Vadym Kozlovskyi, an art photographer, a member of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine, a member of the Artistic Council of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine (Vinnytsya, Ukraine);
Rostyslav Kondrat, an art photographer, a member of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine);
Valerii Leshchynskyi, an art photographer, a member of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine, the secretary for organizational issues of the Board of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine);
Viktor Matosov, an art photographer, a member of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine, the head of the management of the Poltava Regional Organization of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine (Poltava, Ukraine);
Serhii Nazarkin, an art photographer, a member of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine (Poltava, Ukraine);
Eduard Stranadko, the chairman of the board of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine, the Honoured Culture Worker of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine).

4.3. The Organizers of the Photographic Competition accompany the works with relevant descriptive notes after the completion of the Jury work. Only works, which obey the paragraphs 3.1-3.4, and have been approved by the Jury, could be allowed to take part
in the final exhibition.

4.4. The results of the Photographic Competition will be given on the websites:

  • the National Museum of Ukrainian Pottery in Opishne (opishne-museum.gov.ua),
  • the Ceramology Institute – the branch of the Ethnology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (ceramology-inst.gov.ua),
  • the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine (photospilka.com) after July 01, 2017.

4.5. The Jury gives the following awards:

Grand Prix Pottery VISIONS of the Country;
• Medals and awards of the International Photographic Movement ISF – Image sans Frontière (Image without Borders)
• Medals and awards of the National Union of Art Photographers of Ukraine
• Prizes and awards of the co-organizers, partners, and sponsors, including:

RetroVISIONS award;
CeramoADVERTISEMENT award;
WonderWorld of Ceramics award;
PERSONages award.
Special awards:

• For the best plot composition;
• For the pottery fantasies;
• For the romanticism;
• For the best high-profile plot;
• For the unique creative solution;
• for the picturesqueness;
• For the emotionality;
• For the psychologism.

 

AN EXAMPLE OF A APPLICATION FOR THE PARTICIPATION