Xposure International Photography Contest
Free to enter International Photography & Film Competitions with great prizes across several genres. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience are eligible to enter the Xposure International Competitions. We have also introduced a new category for film-makers from 2018. The panel of judges are looking to award an Overall Winner from the photography categories and additionally a winner and runner-up from each category, including short-films.
Best of the Emirates
Short Film Category
Junior Category (restricted to residents of UAE under 18 years of age)
An International Contest that is open for online submissions from 1st June 2018 and closes on 7th September 2018, at 11:00 pm GST (the Entry Deadline). All entries must be received by the Entry Deadline.
Who may enter?
This competition is free to enter and open to all nationalities over the age of 18.
How to enter
To enter in one of the photography categories, images must be submitted through the Xposure International Photography Festival awards website.
To enter electronically, you must first register online. Once the registration process has been completed, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Just log into the competition and follow the instructions to upload images from your computer. Digital images should have a long dimension of at least 3,300 pixels and saved at 300 dpi 28cm, or larger, as a jpeg file. We recommend the uncompressed file size not be larger than 5 megabytes to ensure a fast upload experience. We can accept images that up to 8 megabytes uncompressed if you cannot downsize the pictures. (Uncompressed is the size you see in Photoshop's “Image Size” display which represents the count of pixels in the image. It is not the file size on your computer's hard drive viewable on your desktop.) Images may be colour profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not colour-managed.
Additionally, there is a Short-Film Category & two restricted categories; one of which is a Junior Category for residents of the United Arab Emirates.
This contest is free to enter.
The panel of judges are looking to award an Overall Winner from the photography categories and additionally a winner and runner-up from each category including short-films.
Overall Winner - $3,000 (USD) / digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book.
Category Winners - $1,500 (USD) / digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book.
Category Runner-up - $750 (USD) / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book.
Shortlisted - Online Exhibition / displayed during the Xposure Festival.
Terms and Conditions
Publication of Winning Images Competition winners names will be exhibited at the Xposure Festival and published in the Xposure Year Book and will also on the “Xposure” official website. The winning images and names will also be posted in international media.
Rights Reserved Sponsors reserve the right not to award all prizes in the event an insufficient number of eligible entries meeting the minimum judging criteria are received, as determined by Organisers and Judges in their sole discretion.
Entrant Licenses & Releases If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, any and all releases necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the picture.
Third Party Licenses & Releases Copyright holders retain copyright of their work. For awarded pictures, copyright holders grant the organisers unlimited non-exclusive use of high-resolution images for activities in all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the contest, the exhibition, the yearbook, the public archive, and all promotional and educational activities for and under the auspices of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau and Xposure, without any remuneration being due.
Limitation of Liability By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sharjah Government Media Bureau, and each of their respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.
Organisers and Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorised access to Contest entries or entry forms; Organisers are not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to this Contest.
Conditions This Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations of the United Arab Emirate. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the Sponsor determines the entry to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.
Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final on all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if he/she wins that Organiser / Sponsor may use each winner’s name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval.