"All entries must be submitted with a signed Release Form (to be given by Portofino Registration Committee on the day of shoot) indicating that the photos become property of Vista Land, which shall have the right to reproduce, exhibit, or publish images for promotional purposes without any financial compensation to the photographer."
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I. About Portofino
Portofino is an exclusive and prestigious subdivision in Daang Hari (Las Piñas-Cavite-Alabang Road). It is a community famous for its Italian-inspired houses delicately crafted and built. Portofino boasts of a 300-hectare area as part of the master-planned Evia City. Conceptualized to be a ‘DiverCity’, Evia will be host to a rising commercial, educational, and residential life south of Manila. Catering to the selected few, Portofino offers luxurious homes that make one live the finest life possible.
The Portofino Photo Contest is open for all non-professional digital photographers.
There is no registration fee required.
The contest’s theme is ‘Celebrating Luxury Living at its Finest’; hence, the participants shall take photos in line with their interpretation of the theme.
Send an e-mail expressing your interest to join to Jessica Dogaojo at firstname.lastname@example.org before your scheduled day of shoot.
The actual competition dates start on October 12, 2013 until October 27, 2013. Participants are allowed to shoot on selected areas from 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.
Participants are welcome to shoot any day within the set schedule provided that they drop by the Portofino Sales Gallery first for their I.D. and subdivision pass.
i. The participants may visit and take photos in the following sites:
• Monte di Portofino (Portofino Heights)*
• Showcase Area – Renoir and Alessandro Model Houses (Portofino Heights)
• Michelangelo Model House (Portofino South)
• Parco di Portofino (Portofino South)*
• Evia Lifestyle Center*
• Amore Clubhouse*
However, please note that contestants cannot take photos of the homeowners’ houses (Participants will be provided with maps for reference).
Also, please be reminded that only exterior shots are allowed for Monte di Portofino, Parco di Portofino, Evia Lifestyle Center, Fernbrook, and Amore Clubhouse.
ii. Only photos taken during the contest date and time shall be accepted.
iii. Each participant must submit five (5) photos with caption.
iv. Entries shall be submitted in two (2) copies using CD or DVD with a JPEG or JPG format of at least 1,600 pixels wide (if the image is horizontal) or 1,600 pixels tall (if the image is vertical) or of 300 dpi resolution.
v. Only minimal editing techniques will be allowed (e.g. cropping, minor burning, dodging and color correction, adjusting curves, levels, brightness, contrast, sharpness and color balance).
vi. All entries must be submitted with a signed Release Form (to be given by Portofino Registration Committee on the day of shoot) indicating that the photos become property of Vista Land, which shall have the right to reproduce, exhibit, or publish images for promotional purposes without any financial compensation to the photographer.
vii. Any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant/participant and/or which are subject to the rights of the third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant/participant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their
state/province/territory of residence, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.
The decision of the judges shall be final and irrevocable. The criteria shall be:
30% --- Concept & Thematic Relevance
25% --- Composition
20% --- Technical Quality
15% --- On-site Votes
10% --- Online Votes
The photos will be exhibited at the Portofino Sales Gallery on November 2013 (for on-site voting) and will be uploaded in the Brittany Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/brittanycorporation (for online voting). The winners will be announced on the 24th of November 2013. Winners will be notified through e-mail.
The winners shall receive:
1st Place - Php30,000
2nd Place - Php20,000
3rd Place - Php10,000
6 Consolation Prizes - Php5,000 each
Voter’s Choice - Php10,000