Photojournalism relies on an image that tells a story or documents people affected by an event or a situation. The image should clearly make one point or convey a message. Good composition would greatly enhance the conveying of the story. Model releases are not required for this competition.
Open Theme – Images of people in varying locations, incidents, occasions or situations.
To comply with the spirit of a traditional photo journalism competition, the following points should be considered when capturing and submitting your image for this competition:
- subjects or circumstances contained within the images must not be staged or re-acted;
- maintain the integrity of the captured image by not making any material changes;
- all individuals photographed should be treated with respect and dignity. Special considerations should be given to vulnerable subjects and compassion to victims of crime or tragedy; and
- comply with the editing criteria outlined below.
Only basic post-processing is permitted such as cropping, tone and colour adjustment. Selective adjustments or pixel modifications are not permitted such as elements cannot be added or removed; no dodging or burning; no digital gradient filter and no vignettes.
Post processing techniques not permitted are composite, HDR, stitching, using filters, applying textures, focus stacking and infrared.
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- Images should be in JPEG format, maximum 1400 pixels on the horizontal x 1050 on the vertical in size,
- Note: One of the dimensions must be exactly the maximum allowed size (either 1400 or 1050 pixels).
- sRGB colour space and have a maximum file size of 1.8 MB
- Maximum number of submissions per VCC member is two.
- Please preserve your image’s RAW formatted files, should CAPA request them.
The CAPA Photo Journalism Competition will be open for submissions on August 1st, 2018 and will close on November 9th, 2018.