Terms & Conditions


“Artist Statement” means a short biographical statement, 250 words, written in the third person, that will be featured in the publicity material


“Award Ceremony” means the event to announce the Winners of each Theme and award the Prizes to those Winners


“Closing Date” means by 11:59pm, EST, on the 23rd December 2019


“Competition” means the BarTur Photo Award 2019


“Entrant” means all persons who are eligible to enter the Competition as described in clause 1 “eligibility to enter” of these terms & conditions


“Highly Commended” means the Image was not selected to win a prize, was still considered meritorious


“High Resolution File” means a 300dpi file of your Image between 2MB and 10 MB     


“Image” means the Photograph submitted to the Competition


“Judges” means those who will select the Winners of the Competition from the Shortlisted Images


“Major Competition” means a competition that has received more than 500 Images


“Opening Date” means 23rd September 2019


“Photograph” means a recording of light or other radiation on any medium on which an Image is produced or from which an Image may by any means be produced or from which an Image may be any means be produced, and which is not part of a film


“Prizes” means the award given to the Winners of the Competition as stated in clause 11 of these terms and conditions


“Publication” means a catalogue that may be produced, subject to funding at the end of the Competition which features a selection of the Shortlisted Entrants and the Winners of the Competition


“Shortlisted” means an Entrant who has been selected in the first round of selection


“Submission” means either a single image or a series of up to five images


“Themes” means the two themes: Unity in Diversity and Climate Change in the 2019 Competition


“Time of Notification” means the email and/or telephone correspondence informing the Entrant of the selection to the shortlist


“Touring Exhibition” means the Images of the Winners, Highly Commended and Judges' Choice that will be exhibited at a number of venues


“Trustees Choice” means the Image was not selected to win a prize, but was selected by the Trustees as being meritorious


"Winners” means those who have been selected to be awarded the first prize in both Themes.





There are two Themes for the 2019 BarTur prize that are aimed to reflect a diversity of interests and concerns of a broad community of photographic practitioners, who are either currently enrolled in an accredited Further Education (FE) or Higher Education (HE) course or are professional photographers. The BarTur Photo Award recognise that in addition to students and professionals who are undertaking specialist study in photography, that there are many other artists and designers on a wide range of courses, who use and see photography as a vital form of creative expression. The two themes are: Unity in Diversity and Climate Change.


Before considering entry to the Competition, please read through the Terms and Conditions below. Note that any deviation from these Terms and Conditions may regretfully render your submission to the Competition void.




1.1       Students:


i.           Entry to the Competition is free.


ii.          The Competition is open to all students currently enrolled on an accredited Further Education (FE) or Higher Education (HE) course at any University in the world.


iii.           Students on short courses are not eligible


1.2       Professionals:


i.           Entry to the Competition is $20 per submission


ii.          The competition is open to anyone, who is not a student, producing photographic work.





2.1       The Opening Date for entering the Competition is 23rd September 2019.


2.2       The Closing Date for the Competition is 11:59pm, EST 23rd December 2019. Any entries received after the Closing Date will be discounted.


2.3       Entries must arrive before or on the Closing Date. The BarTur Photo Awards accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, or fail to reach the address given by the Closing Date. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.





3.1       Each Professional Entrant may enter as many times as they want to the Competition. Each Submission may be a single image or a series of up to five images.


3.2       Each Student Entrant may enter only one Submission to each Theme. Each Submission may be a single image or a series of up to five images.


3.3       No same single Image or series may be entered into more than one Theme.


3.4       Images entered into a Major Competition where the results are still pending are not eligible for entry.


3.5       An Image that has already won a prize (winner, runner-up or commended) in a Major Competition regionally, nationally or internationally, will not be eligible for entry to the Competition.


3.6       Only still Images will be accepted for entry to the Competition. Moving Images are unacceptable.


3.7       Entries to the Competition will only be accepted via the Competition website www.barturphotoaward.org


3.8       All Entrants shall provide their name, address, telephone number and email address details when submitting their Image. This information will be used solely by The BarTur Photo Award in the following circumstances:


i.           to inform Entrants that they have been Shortlisted;


ii.         to inform the Winners of the Competition,


iii.        for the purposes of updating and improving The BarTur Photo Awards database


iv.        and for any other reason connected to the Competition





By submitting Images to the Competition, each Entrant confirms and warrants that:


4.1       they are the sole author of each entry and that it is their original work;


4.2       they own the copyright and any other intellectual property rights of each Image;


4.3       they have the permission of anyone pictured in the Image (or, where the Image shows any persons under the age of 18, the written consent of their parent/guardian must be provided) for the usage rights required by the Competition and will indemnify The BarTur Photo Award against any claims made by any third parties in respect of such infringement;


4.4       they have not licensed or disposed of any rights in the Image that would conflict with uses to be made by The BarTur Photo Award; and


4.5       they have received any necessary permissions from the owner(s) of buildings and or objects included in submitted Images for the usage rights required by the Competition and will indemnify The BarTur Photo Award against any claims made by any third parties in respect of such infringement.





5.1    By entering the Competition, each Entrant shall grant The BarTur Photo Award and its sponsors and supporters a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, the Images for any purpose directly connected with the Competition. This may include, but is not limited to: inclusion in a book or catalogue of winning and commended Images; display at exhibitions and connected exhibitions; display on a web browser for judging purposes; on the BarTur website and on the websites of sponsors and supporters; for use in press releases to be distributed to national, regional & specialist press giving information about or promoting the competition; magazine coverage of the Competition and Touring Exhibition.


5.2       Each Entrant whose Image is accepted will have their name published alongside it wherever used as part of the Competition. Note that this accreditation will not be possible with use of the Entrant’s Image in printed publications, general BarTur Award website use or incorporation on any other media outside the context of the Competition.


5.3       All Entrants agree that The BarTur Photo Award can sub-license Images to the media for reproduction in connection with the Competition and Touring Exhibition only.


5.4       The BarTur Photo Award will make every reasonable effort to ensure that name credits are given to any Image published in any medium.


5.5       Free usage of any Image will not be permitted by BarTur Award, or any of its partners or sponsors outside of the scope of the Competition and Touring Exhibition.


5.6       The Images uploaded onto the BarTur website will be archived on this site and will be held there indefinitely. There is no plan, or any of its partners or sponsors, to create a general commercial library of the Images entered into this Competition.


5.7       Commercial use of Images not directly associated with the Competition will be at the Entrants’ discretion and with their permission and, on granting such permission, will be subject to a reasonable payment.


5.8       Royalties will be discussed & negotiated between The BarTur Photo Award and the Entrant for any use of the Image not covered by these terms and conditions.


5.9     Entrants retain the copyright to Images submitted.





6.1      Printed Images of the Shortlisted entries will be available for sale during the Touring Exhibition, at the Award Ceremony, and for a period of one year after the Award Ceremony to raise money for future awards.


6.2       Student and Professional Winners shall not commercially sell the winning Image for a period of six months after the award has been made.


6.3       The sale price will be determined by The BarTur Photo Award.


6.4       Proceeds from the sale of the first print at the Award Ceremony and the first exhibition will go to The BarTur Photo Award.


6.5       Net proceeds from subsequent sales of an Image (after printing costs) will be split equally between The BarTur Photo Award and the owner of the Image.





7.1       The BarTur Photo Award reserves the right to remove or refuse any entries from the Competition for any reason.


7.2       Images will not be accepted into the Competition if they are deemed inappropriate. This includes Images that may be offensive, previously published, copyrighted (by somebody other than the Entrant) or otherwise contrary to the spirit of the Competition or any of the specific rules noted for each Competition Theme. Images will not be accepted to the Competition if the focus of the Image is an identifiable individual who has not given their consent to appear or if the Image features advertising or trademarks which would otherwise require The BarTur Photo Award to obtain permission to use or would contravene rules which may govern The BarTur Photo Award publications.


7.3       Any Images which are deemed inappropriate will not be considered by the judges. Whilst the BarTur Photo Award will try to notify Entrants of the reasons why their Image has not been accepted, we cannot guarantee a personal response or dialogue for all Images. 


7.4       Should an Image be identified as inappropriate whilst it has been accepted into the Competition, The BarTur Photo Award reserves the right to remove it from the Competition, disqualifying the Entrant (an example of this scenario is if an Image is accepted, but later identified as a copyrighted Image from a film or magazine where the Entrant was not the photographer or the copyright holder).


7.5       The decision of the Judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


7.6       Should the entries in any Theme fall below the standard required by the Competition organisers then the organisers reserve the right not to award Prizes.


7.7       The BarTur Photo Award’s web Privacy Policy applies to the Competition and use of the Competition website.


7.8       Once entered, Images cannot be withdrawn unless The BarTur Photo Award are notified of a permissions problem in which case if The BarTur Photo Award are satisfied that there is evidence sufficient to justify withdrawal the Images will be withdrawn.





8.1       The Winners, Judges' Choice and Highly commended Images from the Competition will be included in a Touring Exhibition and The BarTur Photo Award will work with sponsors to print high quality prints for the Touring Exhibition from the High-Resolution File that is provided by the Shortlisted Entrants.





9.1       A panel of photography experts known as the judges will review all of the submitted Images. They will select Images based upon technical skill, diversity, originality, creativity of composition and connection to theme. Judging will be anonymous. The Judges will select 30 Images per Theme, 120 Images in total. These will form the Shortlisted Entrants. All Shortlisted Entrants will be contacted by email and/or telephone and will then have 10 days to supply a High-Resolution File. Failure to produce a High-Resolution File within the designated time period could eliminate an Entrant from the shortlist.


9.2       The Shortlisted Entrants Images are reviewed by a second round of Judges. From the Shortlisted Images the Judges will award one winner in the following categories: Professional: Unity in Diversity, Professional: Climate Change, Student: Unity in Diversity, Student: Climate Change. There will also be a Judges' Choice per category and 3 Highly Commended awards per category.


9.3       Shortlisted Entrants shall supply an Artists Statement. 


9.4       All Winners will be notified by telephone or email. A list of the Shortlisted Entrants, Judges' Choice, Highly Commended and Winners will be published on the BarTur Photo Award website.





10.1     Any Shortlisted Entrant whose Image is taken digitally or on film, must within 10 days of notification:


i.  Provide a High-Resolution File. Details of how to send the file will be provided at the Time of Notification.


ii.  Failure to provide a High-Resolution File within 10 days of notification may result in an Entrant forfeiting their Prize and/or place in the Exhibition.





11.1     There will be the following Prizes:


One professional winner


One student Winner


Two professional Judges' Choice


Two student Judges' Choice


Six professional Highly Commended


Six student Highly Commended



In total there will be two grand prize winners (one Professional and one Student)


11.2     Each grand prize winner will receive:


Professional: A prize of $10,000 USD


Student: A prize of $3,000 USD


11.3     The BarTur Photo Award reserves the right to change the Prizes to that of a comparable standard due to unforeseen circumstances. Or the BarTur Award has the right to change the Prizes at any time.





12.1     During 2020 there will be an Award Ceremony the Winners. Prizes will be awarded at this event.


12.2     Press will be invited to attend along with friends of The BarTur Photo Award





13.1       Shortlisted Entrants will make their best endeavors to attend post-Competition publicity, events, and exhibitions


13.2    The winning Images and a selection of Images Shortlisted by the Nominators will be included in the Touring Exhibition and a Publication may be produced (subject to additional funding)





14.1     The information given in these terms & conditions is correct, but The BarTur Photo Award reserve the right to change any of the above without prior notice


14.2     By entering the Competition, all Entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions. Any breach of these terms by an Entrant will void their entry. If a breach has occurred, but is discovered after the award of a Prize, then The BarTur Photo Award may request the return of that Prize.


14.3     By entering the Competition all Entrants agree to release The BarTur Photo Award and their Judges and sponsors from all claims and damages arising from or in connection with their participation in the Competition.  All Entrants agree to comply with these rules of entry.


14.4     All Entrants are responsible for informing The BarTur Photo Award of any changes to the information they have provided upon entering the Competition, in particular of any change of contact details at any time before the Award Ceremony.





Entrants’ details will be stored on the Competition database for the purposes of the Competition. By entering the Competition, Entrants agree that The BarTur Photo Award can collect, save and process the personal data provided (the Data) for the sole purposes of the Competition.

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