WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC FORUM is a facebook group  for the photo lovers,of the photolovers and by the photo lovers. The group has started  a competition named 

WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC FORUM Award 2017 which has already started from 1st February 2017.Photographs posted by the members from 1st February 2017 to 31st Jan'2018  in World Photographic Forum Facebook Group will be eligible for the WPF Award 2017. Photos will get scrutinized by our renowned mentors/Admins of this group and best images will be declared as Curator Choice on a day to day basis and automatically "Curator choice" images will qualify for WPF Award 2017.We will maintain each curator choice exclusively in this website  as well as in our Flickr pool. After closing of submission for WPF award 2017 on 31.01.2018, our Internationally renowned judges/juror will shortlist and will select the winners. In this regard judge’s decision will be final and no objection can be raised against the decisions. Total prize money for the competition is worth Rs.50, 000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand only).No fees will be charged from members in entire process and it is open to all for WPF facebook group members.

Single image can be posted by our members per day for the WPF Award 2017 and image size should be 1024px on larger side with minimum 100 dpi is desired.

WPF Award 2017 offering category as under

                                - Landscape

                                - Street

                                - Wildlife/Macro

                                - Travel/People/Portrait

                                - Creative  (Conceptual/ Fine art /Creation/Fashion/Abstract)

World Photographic Forum discourages to post digitally manipulated and studio photographs (except for Creative category), nude  for WPF Award 2017.Decision of eligibility is the sole discretion of WPF selection committee and honorable Internationally renowned judges/juror.

Selection and judging process consists three round of selection process:

                 FIRST ROUND: Selection will be done by Curators/Admin of WPF fb group/Selection committee and will get published in the Flickr pool.  Selection of "CURATOR CHOICE" images will automatically qualify for WPF Award 2017. 

                 SECOND ROUND: TOP 100 OF EACH CATEGORY WILL BE SHORTLISTED AND TO BE PUBLISHED IN THIS WEBSITE and WPF facebook gallery. All shortlisted members will be notified through their personal emails.

                   FINAL ROUND: Our nationally/internationally renowned judges/juror will pick up the winners in each category and the Award for each category will be given as under.

 

                WPF Award 2017  

Landscape

 

  1. "Best WPF Landscape photographer of the year 2017"
  2. “Runners up for WPF landscape photographer of the year 2017"

 

Street

  1. "Best WPF Street photographer of the year 2017"
  2. “Runners up for WPF Street photographer of the year 2017"

 

Wildlife/Macro

  1. "Best WPF Wild Life photographer of the year 2017"
  2. “Runners up for WPF Wild photographer of the year 2017"

 

Travel/People/Portrait

  1. "Best WPF Travel photographer of the year 2017"
  2. “Runners up for WPF Wild photographer of the year 2017"

 

 

 Creative  (Conceptual/ Fine art /Creation/Fashion/Abstract)

  1. "Best WPF Innovative photographer of the year 2017"
  2. “Runners up for WPF Innovative photographer of the year 2017"

 

 

                                                Award Winners will receive Rs.6000/- cash and a certificate.

                                                Runners up will receive   Rs.3000/- cash and a certificate.

 

                                                And Most Popular Choice Award will be the book named "Genesis" by Sebastian Salgado (small version)

 

                                We admire and respect the decision and choice of our beloved members so we have decided to include a Most Popular Choice Award which will be chosen by our members vote only from shortlisted entry as a whole as said above.

 

Winners will be declared in February 2018. Prize will be given in March'2018 at WPF's annual exhibition.

World Photographic Forum believes that there should not be any grand winners as it is unfair to compare different genre to choose a

Grand winner. Every genre has its own specialty and rhythm. We will consider every category award winner as grand winner on their respective genre.

 

Decision of WPF selection committee and judges will be final and no further claims/protest/challenges will be entertained.

Any personal advertisement/promotion through this group will not be entertained. WPF mentor/Admin has full rights to remove such posts.

Posted image must be the sole creation of the author himself. Author will be blocked if plagiarism is proved.

 

For any query please contact via email:   worldphotographicforum@yahoo.com

Flickr link : https://www.flickr.com/photos/world_photographic_forum/

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201574259857312/