Photo Contest Rules, Terms & Conditions

1. The contests is open for online submissions only, through the contest page available on
2. The Theme for the contest is "Capturing the Goan Christian Faith"
3. Participants could use any equipment/camera to capture the image.
4. Basic editing, including colour enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of the Photo is acceptable, provided any such editing does NOT affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the Photo.
5. Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited.
6. Use of Photographer's signature on the image is allowed but should be used judiciously. All other brandings and logos will NOT be acceptable. Care needs to be taken so as to NOT disturb the subject/theme of the image.  
7. Participants are required to give a title/caption to the image
The aspect ratio of the image should be 1:1 (square)
8. This image will be posted on our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram handle @sobdbible 
9. Participants can then share, tag their friends, use effective hashtags as required.
10. Photos that portray or otherwise include inappropriate and/or offensive content, including provocative nudity, violence, human rights and/or environmental violation, and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the law, religious, cultural & moral traditions and practices of India, are strictly prohibited and will be immediately discarded.
11. Submitted photos must be original, created and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
12. Sobd or its promoters respect photographers’ copyrights and copyrights shall remain vested with the creator of the image. Upon making the submission, you grant Sobd or its promoters, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, print, in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, to promote the contest, image, the photographer or for editorial or educative use. The Photographer will be credited wherever the image is used.
13. Any liabilities/costs arising from copyrights disputes will be settled/addressed by the participant alone and Sobd or its promotors are indemnified by the participant.
14. The Costs arising from the shoot like purchase/renting of equipment/staff/venue/subject/models(if any)/any other,  will be solely borne by the participant.  
15. Participants are allowed to submit multiple entries to the contest. Duplicate images will be rejected. 
16. The last date for submission and the contest end date is 30th November 2018 11:59 pm IST 
17. The Results will be declared on 3rd December 2018. The judges' decision will be final and binding on all.
18. By submitting your entry to the contest, you completely agree with these rules, terms and conditions. 

Judging Criteria

Adherence/Appropriateness to Theme	- 10 points
Uniqueness of Concept/Originality	- 10 points
Clarity of Expression			- 10 points
Composition				- 10 points
Clarity and Quality of Submission	- 10 points
Color, Lighting, Exposure and Focus	- 10 points
Overall Artistic Impression		- 10 points

Audience Appeal*			- 30 points

*Audience Appeal Score will be calculated based on the number of times the image posted on our handle (@sobdbible) is 
					Liked/Loved/Wowed/Shared (on FB) 
					Loved/Re-tweeted (on Twitter)
					Liked (on Instagram) 

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