Aquaphotosoc is a sub society of FSS. It was established to conduct the photography and documentary contests with the help of external body.
Please read these rules (the Rules) before submitting your photo(s) to FSS’s contest. These are General Rules governing the contests hosted by FSS, unless so specified in the Specific Rules that may be applicable to individual contests. By participating in the contests, you understand, acknowledge and unconditionally agree to abide by the following Rules:
1. The contests are open for online submissions only, through the contest page available on the given link
2. Submissions will not be accepted once the deadline lapses.
3. Photos submitted must be 12in x 08in at least 640 pixels on the shorter side, and no more than 2000 pixels on the longer side. Images should be no larger than 5MB. Photos must be in JPEG format.
4. You will be able to upload only one image at a time using the form upload function to enter the contest.
5. You are required to provide a unique title & description for each image submitted.
6. The same photo can’t be submitted for more than one time. Photos that have won previous awards, including Better Photography’s prior contests, may not be submitted again.
7. All submitted photos must contain the original EXIF metadata information. However, there must be no border(s), logo(s), copyright marks, identifying marks, or any other visible references and/or marks on the image.
8. Basic editing, including colour enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of the Photo(s) is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the Photo(s). but if the image selected for awarding, the judge panel will ask the original JPEG or RAW files with unchanged EXIF for the purpose of authentication. An image maybe disregarded if this information cannot be provided.
9. Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited.
10. Every image uploaded is subject to a moderation process before it becomes visible on the contest page. FSS reserves the right to assess and disregard any submitted photo at our its discretion.
11. Photos that portray or otherwise include inappropriate and/or offensive content, including provocative nudity, violence, human rights and/or environmental violation, and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the law, religious, cultural & moral traditions and practices of Sri lanka, are strictly prohibited and will be immediately discarded.
12. A participant who submits any such photos may be permanently banned, subject to Better Photography’s discretion, from participating in any future contests.