The Fremantle International Portrait Prize is governed by the following rules and regulations.
A printable PDF version of these is available from the “Downloads” page of this website.
Entries must feature an image in which a human being, or part thereof, as the key
element. The image may range from a head to a full-length study or depict a part of the
human form. It may include accessories and backgrounds in character with the subject.
Ideally the portrait should show some aspect of the personality of the subject. A self-
portrait is acceptable. When relevant to the portrait's impact, text may appear on the
image, provided that it does not serve to identify the author.
Prints and slides are not acceptable, though negatives, prints and slides can be digitised
(scanned) and entered.
Filenames of images can be anything the entrant wishes (however the images will be
automatically renamed when uploaded to ensure uniformity for competition organisers).
The image must be in JPEG file format and in RGB Colour Space
The size of the image file submitted via the FiPP website, for initial judging, must be 2048
pixels on the longest edge.
Save JPEG file at maximum quality to achieve a file size of more than 1 megabyte (Mb)
but less than 2 megabytes. Images sized to more than 2 Mb will not upload correctly.
No date or time, titles or marks, which may identify the author, are permitted on the actual
If the image is chosen for the exhibition, you will be asked for an image that is capable of
being printed to 39 centimetres on the longest edge at 300 pixels per inch (PPI).
The Promoters of the Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FiPP) competition are the
organising committee made up of members from the Fremantle Camera Club,
representatives from Arthritis and Osteoporosis Western Australia and other co-opted
The FiPP's decision in relation to all aspects of the competition is final and binding upon
every person who enters; no correspondence will be entered into.
ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER:
Promoters and Sponsoring organisations associated with this competition are ineligible to
enter, as are members of the organising committee and the judging panel. Entry is open to
any and all other professional and/or amateur photographers worldwide.
The organising committee nominates a Panel of three independent judges, whose
decisions at Stages 1 and 2 of the competition will be FINAL.
Entries to the competition will close on a date nominated by the organising committee. No
late entries will be accepted.
The submission fee is A$15 per image. Each entrant can submit up to FIVE images.
Entries are not deemed 'accepted' until proof of payment of the relevant entry fee(s)
has/have been received by the FiPP organising committee.
ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRIES:
Entries will be deemed as accepted at the time of receipt and not at the time of
transmission. Entries that are incomplete or incomprehensible will be deemed invalid.
INVIOLABILITY OF ENTRIES:
Images may not be changed, once submitted.
Submission of Entry is evidence of the photographer's consent to these regulations.
Competition results will be posted on the FiPP Website.
No responsibility will be accepted for lost, late or misdirected entries. The Promoters
accept no responsibility for any entries not received by them or for delays in the delivery of
the entries due to technical disruptions, network congestion or for any other reason.
PROOF OF IDENTITY:
Entrants can only enter in their own name. The FiPP reserve the right to request that
award winners provide proof of identity and/or proof of entry validity. Proof of identification
and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the FiPP. The FiPP
reserves the right to validate and check the authenticity of any prize claim or entry before
awarding a prize.
Entries must be owned and created by the entrant/artist.
The image presented for judging must be 100% photographic in origin. Composite entries
are not acceptable. The entrant must have produced ALL aspects of the digital image,
including all post-production work (although scanning of non-digital images can be
performed by a third party). Entrants must be able to supply a copy or proof of each image
used to create a final image, if so requested by the Judges.
TAKING OF PRIZES:
The prizes must be taken as offered. Cash prize values are in Australian dollars and
correct at the time of printing. The prizes must be redeemed within 6 months from the date
of being awarded.
Entry of digital images is via THE FiPP WEBSITE only. CDs and DVDs containing entries
will not be accepted.
After the initial judging, entrants who are selected for the final judging will be contacted by
the FiPP. They will all be required to submit a high-resolution image and will be advised of
specifications at the time. Failure to provide such an image on time will result in
disqualification of the entry.
Due regard will be given to the preservation of the artistic integrity of the images. They will
not be edited, altered or demeaned in any way.
COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSIONS:
By submitting works to this competition you confirm that for each of the works submitted:
you are the sole copyright holder; you have not licensed any rights in the work that conflict
with the usage rights required by the FiPP; you have the permissions of any persons in
the work, or if they are under 16, the consent of their parent or guardian, to grant the
usage rights required by the FiPP; that it does not include trademarks, contract rights, or
any other intellectual property rights of any other third person or entity; that it does not
contain names, likenesses, or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public
figures, living or deceased; you will be responsible for any claim made by any third party in
respect of your entry and to fully indemnify the FiPP and its sponsors in respect of all
royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person or entity by reason of your
breaching any of the foregoing. The author of the photograph(s) retains the Copyright
ownership; however by entering the competition all entrants agree to allow their images to
be exhibited on the FiPP website and for reasonable promotional purposes during future
competitions. Images displayed on the FiPP website will be of low resolution and will be
marked with the copyright symbol and the photographer's name as given on the entry
form. All Entrants agree to allow their mounted images to be exhibited at the FiPP
exhibition (where the names of each photographer will appear) and on the FiPP website.
All printed material containing images entered in the FiPP will also include this attribution.
FiPP collects Entrant's personal information in order to conduct the competition. If the
information requested is not provided, the Entrant may not participate in the Competition.
Details accompanying all entries will be entered into a database and by entering the
competition the entrants confirm that they allow their details to be used for this purpose.
Any request to update, modify or delete the Entrant's details should be directed to the
FiPP. The information will not be disclosed to third parties external to the Fremantle
International Portrait Prize competition.
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