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Latin America and the Caribbean: Through the Eyes of the Youth

Prize
Win a trip to the 2015 Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru

Win a trip to the 2015 Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru

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Congratulations to the winners of the IMF Youth Photo Contest!!

Their names (in alphabetical order) and photographs are listed below:

Photographer Category

“El hilo del que penden los sueños" by Johanna Abril, Country: Colombia

“Sostenibilidad de empresas comunales” by Fernando Javier Carranza Meneses, Country: Peru

“Sonriendo al amanecer” by Eric Ramón Martínez López, Country: México

Snapshot Category

“Brincadeira no rio” by Luiza Callado Pinto Neta, Country: Brazil

“El pescador y el aprendiz” by Eric Ramón Martínez López, Country: Mexico

“Sonriendo a la vida” by Juan Pablo Troncos Galvez, Country: Peru

PRIZES

These winners will receive the following:

  • A five-day trip to Lima, Peru, during the IMF World Bank Annual Meetings (October 5-10, 2015) where two final winners (one from each category) will be announced. (To be eligible for this prize, participants must have a valid passport and be available to travel to Lima for five days on October 5-10, 2015.
  • The finalists selected to travel to Lima will act as IMF youth photographers for the conference and have a chance to document the 2015 Annual Meetings in pictures. The photographers agree to pass the ownership rights to these photos to the IMF in exchange for the competition prizes.

Contest Requirements

ELIGIBILITY

You can participate if you are a citizen of a Latin American or Caribbean country between the age of 18 and 30 (at the closing date for submissions: June 30, 2015).

There are two themes that can be captured in your photographs:

• The economic and social realities of your country
• Solutions for a better future for your country

The contest is open to both amateurs and professional photographers. There are no fees for participating in the contest. (Note: the contest is not open to IMF employees and their families).

PARTICIPATION
Two categories of submission are available:

1. Snapshot Category (Low-resolution images)
2. Photographer Category (High-resolution images)

• Each participant may not enter more than 5 pictures in total.
• Each photograph must include a short description (no more than 150 words) explaining how the image captures the theme of the contest.
• Photographs submitted must meet the required technical standards outlined here.
• Participants must have ownership rights to the entries they submit and warrant by submission that they hold these rights.

HOW TO ENTER

All entries must be submitted electronically, through the official website: http://latamyouth.strutta.com. Each photograph must include a short description – no more than 150 words – that explains how the image captures the contest themes (“The economic and social realities of your country” and “Ideas for a better future for your country”). No more than 5 pictures total can be submitted per person.

There is no mail-in method of entry. Upon submission, each participant will be prompted to complete an electronic form consisting of basic personal information, such as name, last name, age, nationality, and e-mail address. This information is needed to ensure entries to the contest comply with the Official Rules.

REQUIRED TECHNICAL STANDARDS OF PICTURES

Snapshot category

• Images should be clearly focused (unless intentionally stylized), with adequate light and without unintended obstructions.
• Low resolution images can be entered.
• Submitted image files must be in JPEG format and in sRGB color space.
• Submitted image files should not exceed 1.5 MB in size.
• File names should adhere exactly to the following convention:

Last Name, First Name—Image Title—Year_Month_Country where picture was taken.jpg

Example: Juan Diaz—Innovative Small Business—2015_January_Nicaragua.jpg

Photographer category

• Digital files must be high resolution (approximately 300 dots per in dpi at a minimum of 8x12 inches (approx 25MBs).
• Images must be in sRGB color space.
• Images should be taken at the largest JPG size, or in RAW format and saved as TIFF or lossless JPG.
• File names should adhere exactly to the following convention:
Last Name, First Name—Image Title—Year_Month_Country where picture was taken.tiff
Example: Juan Diaz—Innovative Small Business—2015_January_Nicaragua.tiff
• For print production digital files must be high resolution approximately 300 dots per in (dpi) at a minimum of 8x12 inches (approx 25MBs). Files should be saved as TIFF or lossless JPG.
• There are several file formats that in which photographs can be saved. The most common are (In order of highest quality) TIF, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP

WHAT IS AN ELECTRONIC IMAGE?

An electronic or digital image is defined as a computer file containing an image of photographic origin, whether color or B&W. The images can be scanned from slides, film or prints, or captured using a digital camera as long as the original image was taken by the member submitting it for competition.

Each electronic image must be an original piece of work taken by the contestant and shall not have been published elsewhere or won another photo competition. By entering the contest, the entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted image is an original work created solely by the entrant; that the entry does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity; and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the entry.

The image must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Images deemed inappropriate by the IMF will be disqualified.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright of all photographs submitted to this competition remains with the contestants. However, by participating in the competition, all contestants agree to grant the IMF a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, license to use, reproduce, copy, publicly display, sublicense, modify and fully exploit any photograph submitted.

Winners selected to travel to Lima to act as IMF youth photographers for the 2015 Annual Meetings agree that the copyright to the photographs taken by them during the conference will be assigned to the IMF, free of any charge, in exchange for the competition prizes. No alternative cash prizes are available.

THIRD PARTY RELEASES

Upon request, entrants may be asked to provide a signed release from all persons who (1) appear in the photograph or (2) who have copyrighted material of any kind that appears in the photograph, granting the Authorized Partners the rights to display their likeness or their copyrighted material as it appears in the photograph in any media whatsoever in connection with the Contest. Failure to provide such release in a timely manner may result in disqualification.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The IMF assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to the contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms.

RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST

If for any reasons, the contest does not proceed as planned, due to any causes beyond the control of the IMF that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the IMF reserves the right, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.

Contest Timeline

Round nameStarts onEnds on
Submission roundMay 6, 2015 @ 10:00 AM (EDT)June 30, 2015 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)
Voting roundJuly 1, 2015 @ 12:00 AM (EDT)July 31, 2015 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)
Judging roundAugust 1, 2015 @ 12:00 AM (EDT)August 31, 2015 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)

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