THE 2018 AIPP STATE NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
The winner receives a certificate, trophy and $250 cash.
Nature images may include photo microscopy, macro photography and astrophotography.
Entries must be of nature, which includes wildlife and wilderness, both on land and under water.
This category will be judged in three sections:
- Wild Places
Although the Category is judged in three sections to assist the judges in their assessment, there is only one Award.
CATEGORY RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general rules stipulated on HERE
- Entries into this category may be commissioned or self-commissioned.
- Entries must be accompanied by a caption of no more than 50 words (See Caption Guidelines)
- It is up to the entrant to ensure there is no attempt to misrepresent reality by manipulating the image’s content, context or meaning through image editing or post-production.
- Post-production is limited to minor adjustments such as spotting dust and scratches, dodging and burning, and adjusting tonal and colour values. Elements or areas within the image cannot be removed or covered up, nor new elements added. Cropping the image is permitted.
- HDR, stitched panoramas, and focus stacking using multiple exposures taken at the same location at the same time, are permitted provided these techniques are fully disclosed within the caption information and comply with the category principles for authenticity.
- The Awards Team reserves the right to request original raw files, slides or negatives and/or disqualify images where post-processing has affected the authenticity of the image or is deemed to have exceed-ed acceptable standards.
- This is not a category for domestic animals, zoo animals, farm animals, captive wild animals or cultivated plants. Images containing man-made objects, or depicting the interaction of wildlife with humans must also be entered into another category.
- Any handling of the subject must be disclosed in the caption. Entrants must not do anything to injure or distress any animals or destroy their habitat in an attempt to secure an image. If the organisers or judges suspect that an image has been achieved through the use of cruel or unethical practices, including the use of live bait, the entry may be disqualified and the AIPP reserves the right to report the entrant to the applicable authorities.
- Entrants are responsible for ensuring full compliance with any applicable national or international legislation and for securing any relevant permits that may be required and which must be made available on request.