Monday, October 13, 2008

Beautiful Gate Foundation Photographic Contest

BGF Photographic Contest

Organised by:

Beautiful Gate Foundation For The Disabled
Prizes Sponsored by:
to increase awareness and understanding of disability issues and trends through photographic activity.
to mobilise support for practical action at all levels, by, with and for persons with disabilities.
to acknowledge the PWDs contribution to the economic of the country
to foster changes in attitudes towards people with disabilities and eliminate barriers to their full participation in all aspects of life
Productivity Beyond Limitation
The photographs had to include people with disabiities in the work environment, including those who are self-employed.

The BGF photo contest on “Productivity Beyond Limitation” is open to everyone residing in Malaysia with the exception of employees of the Beautiful Gate Foundation and ASTRO. Photographs that have already been published elsewhere or property of a photo archive are not eligible.

There are three categories of submission:

Students (Student ID must be indicated)
Persons with Disabilities

Work must be received at BGF headquarter in Petaling Jaya no later than 17:00 p.m. on October 25, 2008. Images that arrive after the deadline, but postmarked by October 20, 2008 will be accepted.
Judging is scheduled to take place in October 2008 at BGF headquarter in Petaling Jaya. The contest will be judged by professionals in the fields of photography, journalism, public relations, as well as employment and disability. Photos will be judged on theme, creativity, and technical quality. Decisions of the judges are final.
Announcement, Notification and Publication of Winners:
The photo contest winners will be announced during the opening ceremony of “Productivity Beyond Limitation : Exhibition on Products & Services by People with Disabilities ” , which will take place in month of November 2008 . The images of all award winners will be displayed at the exhibition and will be published on the BGF website together with the contest results.
All winner's products become the property of BGF and will not be returned. Please do not send your only copy of a photograph. BGF reserve the right to use and publish at their discretion, without additional compensation to the photographer; however, the copyright will remain with the photographer. Credit and notification will be given to the photographer when possible.
Entry Fees
The participation in the contest is RM 10 per entry.

1st Prize
Nikon D40X Camera + Trophy + Hamper
2nd Prize
Nikon Cool PLX S600 Camera + Trophy + Hamper
3rd Prize
Nikon Cool PLX S520 Camera + Trophy + Hamper
3 Consolation Prizes
Gift prize + Trophy

Acceptance of Rules
The participation in the contest indicates your acceptance of contest rules.
Submission Procedure
Up to five photographs may be submitted. All entries must be submitted with the official Entry Form. PLEASE PRINT IN BLOCK LETTERS. The Entry Form should be attached to the images with a paper clip, please do not tape or staple the Entry Form to the image. All submission should only send by post to 29, Jalan SS2/59, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Digital images should be submitted in electronic format (CD).
Prints must be of any international photo format size not smaller than 8R. Please identify each image you submit by writing clearly a identification (ID) number, name of the image on the back of the print. The ID number must also be listed in the corresponding fields of the Entry Form.
No identification should appear on the front of the image. Also, do not affix ID stickers, or other kind of labels, to the back of images as they interfere with proper mounting. If the image has a formal name or a working caption, include that with the other information on the back of the print.
Finally, write the word "TOP" at the appropriate position on the back of the image. This will ensure that the image is correctly displayed if it is chosen for publication.
Entries should be posted in mailers that will adequately protect them for transit in the mails. The envelop should include a warning, "PHOTOS. DO NOT BEND". BGF cannot be responsible for late, lost, misdirected or undelivered entries.
If submitting electronically, your photo should use GIF, TIF, JPEG, or RIFF format. Also, name the file in a manner that corresponds with your last name (i.e. Tom Clark would submit a GIF file as clark.gif).

MS. ELAINE SIA 03-78736579, elaine_sia_00 at yahoo dot com, or Siew Chin at bgcentre at yahoo dot com

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