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31 Dec 2018

7th Zebra Awards

Black and White Photographer of the Year

Celebrate the very best in black and white as well as monochrome.

Welcome to our annual Zebra Awards - we are seeking our very own TZIPAC Black and White Photographer of the Year.
Black and white photography is as simple as it is complex, carefully weaving streaks of  light into the black-unknown, giving rise to lines, shapes, textures, emotions and stories. TZIPAC is proud to celebrate this magic of black and white photography with the Zebra Awards. With great prizes up for grabs (please see below), we hope the Zebra Awards will bring to light the marvellously diverse and vibrant visions of black and white photography from many amazing artists worldwide.

"Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships." Ansel Adams

  • EligibilityTOP

    The Zebra Awards is opened to any photographers who are 18 years and over. The competition will not distinguish between professionals and non-professionals.

     

    How it works

     

    The Zebra Awards' entry process is split into two stages.

     

    Once the competition closes, all confirmed submissions are judged by the TZIPAC Editorial team in Stage 1. The very low entry fee is designed to encourage a broader range of 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. 

     

    When the Stage 1 judging has been finalised, we will announced the results via email.  Achieving a status of Stage 1 Accepted will allow you to promote your artwork with our simplistic E-badge until the final results are announced.

     

    All Stage 1 Accepted images will be invited for ongoing submission to Stage 2.  Payment for Stage 2 fees is via paypal and similar to the initial submission.  Simply log into your member portfolio to check whether any of your entries have been accepted and you will be notify of the total amount of Stage 2 fees required to reconfirm your entries. Please note you will not be able to choose which Stage 1 acceptances to reconfirm but the fees are capped so you do not end up paying exorbitant fees when reconfirming many entries.

     

    There will only be a limited time to pay for the Stage 2 fees and reconfirm your entries for the final stage of judging.  This is to ensure that there are plenty of time for our jurors to complete the final judging.  Juror(s) on the judging panel will score each reconfirmed Stage 1 acceptance and the average score will determine the Finalists, Category Winners and the TZIPAC Black and White Photographer of the Year.

     

     

    TZIPAC look forward to seeing and showcasing the diverse and numerous artworks that will be submitted and the passionate flares and creativity of participating artists.

  • Closing DeadlineTOP

    31-Dec-2018 ( GMT -05:00 )

  • Categories TOP

    Abstract and Contemporary:
    Entries should be either abstract or unusual in its subject matter or depict visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world. Such works may " isolate a fragment of a natural scene in order to remove its inherent context from the viewer", or may "be purposely staged to create a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects", or may "involve the use of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and/or form to convey a feeling, sensation or impression". Abstract and contemporary artworks usually carry meanings of "greater weight than its subject matter".
    Architectural
    Fine Art and Open:
    This is an open category. If not only allow the freedom of interpretation and subject choices, but also allow for entries from different medium other than photography, such as painting, digital art, etc. All non-photographic artworks must be photographed for submission, and the submitted images must still comply with the images restrictions in order to qualify for judging.
    Landscape and Nature:
    Landscape photography shows spaces and expanses within the world, usually vast and unending, rather than focusing on a specific object. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes. Nature photography refers to a wide range of photography taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures.
    Nudes:
    Celebrating the beauty of the human body.
    People and Animals:
    Subject matter of your artwork should feature people and/or animals.
    Photojournalism/Documentary:
    Capturing the moments as they happened. Every submission into this category must feature spontaneous subject or event that did not undergo posing, instructions, interruptions or interference from the photographer or third party.
    Portrait and Editorial
  • Images TOP

    Images must be in JPG/JPEG format, 8 bit, maximum of 2000pixels on the longest side, 72 dpi, and have maximum file size of 500KB. Colour space should be RGB or sRGB.

    Images must have no border, nor marks or logos identifying the artists.

    If a higher resolution file is deemed necessary for fair judging we will contact you.

    Rule specific to the 7th Zebra Awards:

    All images must be monochrome, i.e. grayscale or toning with just one colour. The colour space can be gray scale or RGB.  All images which are not strictly monochrome will be disqualified during Stage 1 judging.

  • Prizes TOP

    US$3000 cash prize to be won!

    Grand Prize

    US$3000 prize for the Grand Winner and TZIPAC exclusive handcraft Grand Winner Medal

    The title of TZIPAC Black and White Photographer of the Year

    A full editorial feature in the Zebra Magazine and international exposure

    Feature in our Hall of Fame - Grand Winners - Gallery

     

    Category WInners

    Each category will have up to three winners, 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place, at the discretion of the judges.

    • Showcase in our Online Winners Gallery
    • Receive TZIPAC personalized digital Winners Medals and Certificates
    • Feature in our Hall of Fame - Major Winners - Gallery
    • Exclusive features in the 7th Zebra Awards Winners E-Book
    • Receive TZIPAC E-Badge to accompany your award winning artwork

    Finalists

    • Showcase in our Online Winners Gallery
    • Showcase in the 7th Zebra Awards Winners E-Book
    • Receive TZIPAC E-Badge to accompany your award winning artwork

     

    Acceptances

    • All Stage 1 Acceptance images will receive TZIPAC Acceptance E-Badge to accompany your selected artwork

     

     

    TZIPAC Grand Winners Medals

    The prestigious TZIPAC Grand Winner Medals are 3" silver plated brass medal, 5mm thick and weighs a substantial 200g. Under the lucious black transparent enamel border layer are engraved texts and detailings, while at the center is our embossed dual-colour-tinted TZIPAC logo.

     

     

    E-badges, Digital Medals and Certificates for winning images

    All Finalists, Category Winners, and Grand Award Winners will be able to showcase their winning images with our official TZIPAC E-badges Digital Medals and Digital Certificates. Sharing your winning images with the world and dressing-up your awards and accolades page is easier and more special than ever before.  You will be able to proudly exhibit winning images with our official E-badge on your website, and wherever else you choose in a few quick steps - more details on how to do this and where to access the E-badge can be found in our news section.  Digital Medals and certificates are also great to display on your personal websites. We want to help showcase your images with the world, and these digital awards will forever be a testament of your achievements. 

       

     
  • Fees TOP

    Two phase entry fees system - designed to encourage a broader range of participants.

    Stage 1: Initial entry fee is just $1 per image

    Stage 2: Additional entry fee for submiting to Stage 2 Judging is just $20 per image with total fees capped at $100
    In other words, once you confirm 5 images, any additional entries in the same session are confirmed FREE.

    Special Note!!! All Stage 1 Accepted images will be invited for ongoing submission to Stage 2 for possibly an additional fees. You are asked to reconfirm ALL Stage 1 acceptance to continue - that is, YOU CANNOT CHOOSE which Stage 1 Accepted images is submitted into Stage 2. But to assure you that the acceptance is done purely on merit we are capping the additional fees so that the overall fees which you must pay will remain reasonable even if you have a lot of Stage 1 acceptances to reconfirm.

  • Judging PanelTOP

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