• Thailand Dive Expo
  • Thailand Dive Expo

PHOTO CONTEST | 12TH CONTEST "LOVE OF THE SEA"

Organized by

- N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer Co., Ltd. (NEO)

Supported by

- Digitalay.com

Main Objectives

  1. To support the scuba diving tourism industry.
  2. Promoting the beauty of underwater world in Thailand and all around the World.
  3. Opening up the platform for amateur and professional photographers to showcase their photographic masterpieces from underwater images.
  4. Raising awareness of marine life and environmental conservation

Contest Projects

“Love of the Sea”

Topic Concept

Because love is everywhere including under the sea, so the photos will represent all kinds of love under the sea, i.e. love of couple, love of parent, love of friends or how you’re in love with the sea.

Contest Categories

  1. Underwater Photos taken by Compact & Compact Plus
  2. Underwater Photos taken by DSLR & Mirrorless

Contest Materials

Film, slide, colored image, and/or image from digital camera

Contest Prizes

1. Underwater Photos taken by Compact Plus

Winner
THB 50,000 cash voucher

First Runner-up
THB 30,000 cash voucher

Second Runner-up
THB 15,000 cash voucher

2 x Commendatory Awards
THB 5,000 cash voucher per award

2. Underwater Photos taken by DSLR

Winner
THB 50,000 cash voucher

First Runner-up
THB 30,000 cash voucher

Second Runner-up
THB 15,000 cash voucher

2 x Commendatory Awards
THB 5,000 cash voucher per award

*** Remark: All cash awards need to be deducted 5% withholding tax.

Contest Rules and Conditions

General Rules

1) TDEX Photo Contest both categories are open to entrants of all skill levels.
2) Photo contest staff and judges are not allowed to enter the contest.
3) Each individual can only win one prize or prize package. Entrants with multiple winning entries will be given priority in prizes by value.
4) All submitted images must have been taken by the entrant.
5) Images must be compatible with the themes “Love of the Sea”
6) Marine life should never be stressed or endangered for the sake of a photo. Conservation rules will apply to all entries, and decisions will be final.
7) Applicants can apply for the contest with not more than 5 images.
8) Photo submitted must not have won any other competitions before, whether pubic contest or private/association contest. This including photos with similar composition which will be under contest committee’s consideration.
9) Submitted Photo must be taken within 1 year. ( Start from January 1, 2015 until the deadline submission)
10) Submitted Photo must not contain any copyright, logo, signs and watermark on all photos.
11) Photo contester must provide the raw file to the contest committee as per request.
12) Photographers retain all copyrights to their images. The organizer, together with their lawful associates retain the right to publish the contest entries in print or online (Broadcasting, Printing, Public Displaying) to congratulate or feature the winners and their respective images, and to promote future events. Winning images will be included in a press release for third party websites and publications in the context of congratulating and/or featuring the winners and winning images, and to promote future competitions. Strict guidelines requiring photo credit and specific one-time press release usage are issued along with the press release.
13) By submitting the Application Form and any images, applicants understood and willing to abide by any rules and regulations set out by the Contest Committee.
14) Decisions made by the Contest Committee will be honored as final. Any disputes will not be considered in any cases.

Additional Rules

1. Underwater Photos taken by Compact & Compact Plus including GoPro and Smartphone
Photos must present in terms of creativity and positive way, marine life should never be stressed or endangered for the sake of a photo. Conservation rules will apply to all entries, and decisions will be final.
2. Underwater Photos taken by DSLR & Mirrorless
Photos must present in terms of creativity and positive way, marine life should never be stressed or endangered for the sake of a photo. Conservation rules will apply to all entries, and decisions will be final.

Procedure of Application

1) Applicant must duly fill-out the Application Form and adhere oneself photo
2) Application Form can be retrieved from:

    N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer Co., Ltd. (NEO)
    Tel: 02-203-4221-5 or E-mail: tdex@qsncc.com
    Download from the website: www.thailanddiveexpo.com

3) Application Submission choice
    3.1 Submit by send the application and photos to email: tdex@qsncc.com photos must be high quality file for print size     8x12 inch and the resolution must be at least 300 dpi with .jpg or .tiff , watermark or photo’s credit not allow to display     on the photos.

    3.2 Submit by digitally written into a CD and files must be in high resolution suitable to print clearly into 8 x 12 inches     pictures. Applicant also print their own images (size 8 x 12 inches ONLY) and adhere them into a Black Future Board     1-inch for frame on Top, Left and Right sides, and leaving 3 inches at the bottom side of the board. At the bottom right     of please use the tag line from the application form (page2), complete all details, print and attached under the photo     (the example as below picture).

Send the application and photos to :

    Contest Committee of TDEX Underwater Photo Contest
    N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer Co., Ltd. (NEO)
    Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC)
    60 New Rachadapisek Rd., Klongotoey, Bangkok 10110


4) All application close at 29 April 2016 (Date count on postage stamp).

Decisions from the Contest Committee

6 May 2016 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center

Official Announcing and Awards Presentations

12 May 2016 at Thailand Dive Expo 2016

All Contest Images Displaying

12-15 May 2016 at Thailand Dive Expo 2016

For more information

N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer Co., Ltd. (NEO)
Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
60 New Rachadapisek Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110
Tel: 02-203-4221-5 or E-mail: tdex@qsncc.com
Website: www.thailanddiveexpo.com

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