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2013 GoPix Awards - Mobile Photography Competition Round 1

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Dates: 30/04/2013 - 30/06/2013

Photographic art is no longer confined to those who splurge on big, fancy and expensive cameras and equipments. Now, the power of creation lies in everyone's hands, limited only by the imagination. Mobile phones and tablets are unprecedented tools to capture and create artwork anywhere anytime. The fleeting moment is just a click away.
The GoPix Awards celebrates creative use of mobile cameras and tablets for photographic art. We are seeking the world's best. The GoPix Awards will run as an annual competition that will be split up into two semiannual rounds. Each round is organised similar to a mini-competition resulting in Grand Nominees who will then vy for the prestigious title of TZIPAC International Mobile GoPixer of the Year.
EligibilityTOP
The GoPix Awards is opened to any photographer with access to a mobile phone or tablet with inbuilt camera. Any post-processing work can be done in-camera or on a computer. Collages and montages are also eligible, provided all elements in the final artwork have been captured with a mobile phone camera.

The competition will not distinguish between professionals and non-professionals.

How it works

The GoPix Awards will run throughout 2013, in two semiannual rounds with closing deadline at the end of each 6-months period. Each round will be juried by the TZIPAC Editorial team and our specially invited Juror(s) whose scoring will determine the category winners, Finalists and GoPix Grand Nominees, among whom the ultimate GoPix Grand Winner will be selected and awarded the title of “2013 TZIPAC International Mobile GoPixer of the Year”.

In every semiannual round, the entry process is split into two stages.

Stage 1 entry fee is just $1 per image with the judging being carried out by the TZIPAC Editorial team. The very low entry fee is designed to encourage a broader community of Mobile Pixers (artists) to participate, in the hope of discovering a multitude of marvelous artworks from budding undiscovered artists as well as established professionals, without geographic boundaries or limitations. Achieving a status of Stage 1 Accepted will allow you to promote your artwork with our official E-badge.

All Stage 1 Accepted images will be invited for ongoing submission to Stage 2 at a cost of $5 per image, with the total fees capped at $75. Stage 2 will be judged by our specially invited Juror(s) whose scores will determine the Finalists, Category Winners and GoPix Grand Nominees who will vy for top honours in The GoPix Awards.

TZIPAC look forward to seeing and showcasing the diverse and numerous artworks that will be submitted and the passionate flares and creativity of participating Mobile GoPixers.
Closing DeadlineTOP
30-Jun-2013 ( GMT -04:00 )

Closing Deadline is for Round 1 only - The competition runs for the entire year and the Grand Winner will be determined at the end of 2013.
Categories TOP
Abstract and ContemporaryLandscape and NatureOpenPeople and Animals
Images TOP
Images must be in JPG/JPEG format, 8 bit, 1500pixels on the longest side, 72 dpi, and have maximum file size of 300KB. Colour space should be RGB or sRGB. Images must have no border, nor marks or logos identifying the artists.

Artwork must be captured with a mobile phone inbuilt camera, but post-processing work may be done in-camera or on a computer.
Collage and montage artworks are acceptable, provided all elements in the final artwork have been captured with a mobile phone camera.
There are no restriction on the make or model of mobile phone that may be used.
Original mobile phone image may be requested in order to verify that your images meet our images specifications.
Prizes TOP
US$3000 worth of prizes to be won!

Grand Winner (to be announce at the end of 2013):
$3000 cash prize and the title of “2013 TZIPAC International Mobile GoPixer of the Year”.

Category Winners (to be announce for each semiannual rounds):
The winning image in each category will receive the prestigious TZIPAC medals, each engraved and beautiful presented in Rosewood display box.


GoPix Grand Nominees (to be announce for each semiannual rounds):
The top 20 images in each category will be nominated

Finalists,Category Winners, and GoPix Grand Nominees will also be formally exhibited in our online Winners Gallery and will also be featured in our winners E-book and video.

Artworks which achieve at least the award status of Stage 1 Accepted will receive access to fantastic E-badge with which to share their achievements.

Fees TOP
Two phase entry fees system - designed to encourage a broader community of Mobile GoPixers (artists) to participate.

Stage 1: Initial entry fee is only $1 per image.

Stage 2: Additional entry fee for qualifying in Stage 2 Judging is just $5 per image with total fees capped at $75.
This confirms your Stage 1 Accepted artworks for judging by our Judging Panel and put you in the chance to become Category Winners and ultimately win the prizes of The GoPix Awards Grand Winner.