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The Eros Award 2011 – Fine Art Nudes Contest, TZIPAC

The-Eros-Award-Fine-Art-Nudes_photocontestExt. Deadline: 18 September 2011

Open to: artist from around the world

Celebrating the magic of artistic nudes

The human body is as simple as it is complex. It is strangely beautiful and intoxicatingly addictive to admire. Without prejudice, the Eros Award aims to discover the unique visions and stories of artist from around the world. From only $1US entry fee (unless selected), we hope to encourage as many submissions as possible, from the established to the unknown-yet to be discovered artists from around the world.

Only US$1/image for 1st round screening. Submit your best nude arts and compete for the US$2000 Grand Prize, medals & online exhibition.

For our first ever contest, TZIPAC is excited to launch the The Eros Award, an international juried competition that celebrates the magic of fine art nude photography, honouring the finest in classic and from around the world.

Categories Prizes

Entrants not only compete for selection as Finalists and Honourable Mentions across five categories, but up for grab are also TZIPAC gold, silver and bronze medals to be awarded to the top three entries in each category respectively, as well as a grand prize for one overall winner as described below. The grand winner will also receive The Eros Award trophy. All Finalists and winners amazing artwork will be displayed in an Online Winners Gallery.

Grand Prize

One grand winner will receive $2000US cash (payable via Paypal), a beautiful custom-made trophy for “The Eros Award”, and the title of “2011 TZIPAC International Fine Art Nude Photographer of the Year”.

The grand winner will be chosen from the pool of category winners from both the professionals and non-professionals entries.

Jurors

The 2011 Eros Award will be judged by Binh Trinh from New Zealand an Dina Bova from Israel. Both Trinh and Bova have enjoyed major international successes, collecting well over 400 awards and accolades worldwide, as well as having images have appeared in various prestigious collections, exhibitions, journals and magazines.

Binh’s major achievements include:

*2011 Winner of the Nude Category at the Spider Black and White Awards

*2010 Winner of the Nude Category at the WPGA Polux Award

*2010 Hasselblad Master Finalist with his mass nude images

*2009 The B/W Magazine’s Spotlight Award

*2008 WPPI Premiere Grand Award

To date, over 60 of Dina Bova’s works have received over 270 international photography awards in 24 countries. Her major achievements include:

*2011 Blindonkey Art Prize 2011 – Grand prize winner in Digital Art category.

*2011 Julia Margaret Cameron Award – 1st place in “Nude” and 2nd place in Fine Art professional categories

*2011 PX3 Paris – Third place in Fine-art professional category

*2010 Sony World Photography Award 2010 – Nominated for landscape category

*2010 Hasselblad Masters – Top 10 Finalist

*2010 Aqüeducte Biennale – Gold Aqüeducte Author

*2009 Nikon Photo Contest International – Second prize

The Submission Process

Submission to The Eros Award is divided into two stages, with the main aim to encourage the greater participation of artists worldwide and thus increase the chance of discovering hidden and new talents.

The first screening round is US$1 per entry with no limit on the number of entries. The Deadline is for the first screening round is 31st August 2011. The editorial team from TZIPAC will screen the images and notification of the results will be sent out in September 2011 to the selected artists, requesting payment and re-submission of the chosen images into the final round of judging. Tthe artists will then be required to submit and pay for the accepted images by the 30th September 2011. The final round of judging will be done by our two distinguished judges, where the finalists, honourable mentions and categories winners will be chosen, as well as the one grand winner.

The entry fees to the final round of juding start at US$30 per image. There are special discounts, at up to 50%, to those artists with multiple images selected. The discounts are available in five and ten images special pack.

Please note that only images that have been accepted from the first round of screening are eligible to be submitted into the final round of judging. Any other submitted images will be automatically disqualified and the paid entry fees are non-refundable.

Deadlines

1st Screening Entry Deadline31st August 2011
Notification of 1st Round Screening Middle of September 2011
Final Round of Entry Deadline30th September 2011
Juror announcement of the Finalists andLate October 2011
commencement of the public vote contest
Final Juror AnnouncementOctober-November 2011

First Screening Round Judging Fee

Professionals and Non-Professionals US$1 per image.

Final Round Judging Fees

Professionals and Non-Professionals US$30 per image.
5 Pack Special                    US$100 for 5 images.
10 Pack Special                  US$150 for 10 images.

All fees paid are non-refundable.

Categories

OUTDOOR NUDES – Photographic images that are photographed outdoor

INDOOR NUDES – Photographic images that are photographed indoor, which can have outdoor scenery as the background using natural light with or without additional flash lighting
STUDIO NUDES– Photographic images that are photographed specifically in a studio using studio light and not ambient light

EROTIC NUDES – The photographic images must capture consentual activities and participation

FINE ART NUDES – This is an open category, where the art work can contain some or all elements that are non-photographic originated. Eligible work include computer generated art, digital painting as well as hand painting, provided that the art work is transferred to a digital medium that can comply with the submission requirements.

Who may enter

Any photographers over the age of 18. Any employees of TZIPAC are not allowed to enter. Judges are not allowed to enter into any competitions that they are directly involved in, but can participate in other competitions.

What to enter

TZIPAC encourage all entrants to explore, and present their own unique interpretation of Fine Art Nude photography. However, an entry will not be accepted if it features non-consenting subject(s), or is pornographic in nature. TZIPAC will especially not tolerate any works that include references to minors and bestiality, or depicting violence.

It is also important that all entrants must possess appropriate model release forms for every model that are featured in the submitted images. Model release forms are not necessary when submitting entries, but failure to produce a model release form upon request from the competition organisers will result in automatic disqualitifaction of the corresponding entry.

All models must be 18 years old and older.

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site: http://www.tzipac.com/index.php

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