活動說明


Event Rules


► Awards



2 winners


Special Jury Award


.Manfrotto 055 kit - alu 3-section horiz. column tripod + ball head
.Manfrotto Pro Light camera backpack RedBee
.Datacolor SpyderX Pro Colorimeter
.Loupedeck + Photo & Video Editing Console

5 winners


Outstanding Work Award


.Polaroid POP
.Polaroid Cube

10 winners


Selected Work Award


.SUNPOWER 100*150 Soft ND filter


► How to Enter

■ Term: October 1, 2019 through November 15, 2019
■ Qualifications: All photography lovers are welcome
■Winners:The winning list will be announced before November 30 ,2019.

►How to participate

1. Theme:
Determined by participants, who must submit a series of five photographs on one subject of their own choosing (other entries will not be accepted).
2. Medium:
Any photography equipment (digital camera, traditional camera, cell phone, etc.) may be used.
3. Work specifications:
(1) Photographs: May be color or black-and-white. Printed dimensions may be 8x10", 8x12", or A4. (21x29.7 cm). If the image of a work is square, it must be within the short dimension of one these sizes. The participant may decide whether to leave a white margin around their work, and this will not affect participation qualifications or judging results. However, if an entered work wins a prize, each single photograph must be submitted as a digital file at least 3000x3600 pixels or 8 MP (JPG or TIFF) in size.
(2) Registration form Appendix 1: Please fill out this document carefully, and print it out on A4 paper.
(3) Contest agreement Appendix 2: Please sign or affix your seal after printing out the agreement on A4 paper. A legal agent must sign/affix their seal if the applicant is under 20 years of age.
(4) Work labels Appendix 3: To ensure that all works can be clearly identified, please affix a label to the upper right corner of the back of each photograph in an order decided by the participant.
4. Submission process:
Please place all of these items, (1) Photographs, (2) Printed and complete registration form, (3) Signed Contest Agreement. Place these all in an envelope and submit your entry using any of the following methods:
 Submission in person: May be submitted at the 1st floor service counter of any Shin-Kong Mitsukoshi department store in Taiwan. (Query store information here: http://www.skm.com.tw)
 Submission by post: Post to 7F, 19 Songgao Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City 110. Indicate “Shin-Kong Mitsukoshi International Photography Contest Group" on the envelope. (The date of receipt shall be the postmark date. Applications dated later than 11/16/2019 will not be accepted.)
※ Please pack your work carefully to avoid damage. There are no restrictions on packing materials, but the package as a whole may not exceed 30×40 cm in size. Avoid damage during the transport process due to improper taping or over-sized packages.
5. Public announcement of prizewinners:
Prizewinners will be announced on the official Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Cultural and Educational Foundation website before December 15, 2019. Prizewinners will also be notified by e-mail or telephone.

►Judging

Submitted works will be judged based on: image quality (60%), creativity (20%) and composition (20%).

Image quality
The role of photography equipment and functions of peripheral devices has continuously evolved along with rapid developments in science and technology. Likewise, this competition has also advanced with the times and technology trends. Novel and diverse media challenge the creator’s interpretation of the art of photography, and in turn new interpretations change the viewer’s perspective on appreciating the art of photography. What does not change is the artist’s expression of the essence of photography, including technical understanding of the tools of photography, observation of the environment, source lighting, timing, composition and the interaction between the photographer and the photographed. Only after careful consideration and evaluation from different points of view can the photographer faithfully capture the moment. This is why image quality is weighted 60% of the total score.

Creativity and Composition
Since this contest is themed around “Five photographs tell a visual story” the artist must come up with ideas of how to tell a story through five photographs. Creativity, composition, visual energy, the logic and relationship among the five photographs, as well as the overall subject matter are all criteria considered for this portion of the score.

Post-processing
The ever increasing sophistication of technology provides the photographer with a diverse array of new techniques to realize the visual creativity of their photographs. Different aspects of the media can be used to achieve a variety of effects. The artist may consider the degree of post processing required for the photograph according to the type of image being created. Fine tuning of the image to enhance the aesthetic quality of the image, to bring out details and layers, or to express the story that the artist has in mind – all of these may add to the score of your work, however over-processing a photo may lose the original essence of the image. Though technology brings powerful functions and convenience, these new features further test the artist’s visual creativity and creative expression.

If any of the following conditions apply to a submitted work, it will be deemed as having not complied with the contest requirements, and will not be eligible for judging:
1. Has not used this year's registration form Appendix 1; registration forms from other years will not be accepted.
2. Does not contain an agreement signed by the applicant Appendix 2.
3. Labels have not been affixed to the backs of the works in accordance with regulations
Appendix 3.
4. The size of the work does not comply with the aforementioned specifications (sizes such as 4x6, 3x5).
5. The front or back of a work has a watermark or any other text or symbols, or markings which could be used to identify the participant.

►Participation rules and statement

1. Those who wish to register to participate in the contest should carefully read these rules and statements. By submitting works to participate in the contest you agree to comply with the rules of the contest and agree to allow the organizer, in accordance with the law, to collect, process and use your personal information.
2. All entered works must have been personally photographed by the participant, and must be entered under the participant's real ID information; no anonymous submissions will be accepted. The participant must possess all rights to the entered work, and the organizer may revoke the qualifications of any work that does not comply with regulations.
3. The participant shall be responsible for confirming that all written information is truthful and correct, and that the entered work does not infringe upon the trademark, patent, or copyright of a third party, or violate other laws and regulations. If an application is untruthful or violates the contest rules, and the facts have been verified, the participant agrees that the organizer may revoke his or her prizewinning qualifications, and any awards (including prize money, prices, certificate of merit, etc.) have already been accepted must be immediately returned. The participant shall be willing to bear all responsibility in such cases, and the organizer shall not be involved.
4. There is no restriction on the number of sets of works submitted by each participant; if more than one work wins an award, the organizer shall select and register the best.
5. Participants must respect the final decisions of the judging committee engaged by the organizer, and may not demand the cancellation of award qualifications.
6. Regardless of whether they win an award, entered works that have been submitted successfully will not be returned (including those works not complying with requirements); please be aware of this condition. Participants who wish to preserve their original works are asked to preserve the works ahead of time or reconsider participation.
7. An entered work must have been completed no earlier than three years prior to the contest (2016/10/1-2019/11/15); the work may not have received any domestic or foreign competitive award, nor may it have been publicly issued or displayed, including in print publication and exhibition. However, this restriction shall not apply if the work has been posted on the individual's personal website, blog, or on a Facebook page.
8. If entered works suffer any damage prior to delivery to the organizer, the organizer shall not accept any responsibility.
9. The organizer shall contact the prizewinners by e-mail and telephone after the announcement of the prizewinner list. After confirming their identity, the prizewinners must submit a high-resolution digital file on disk of the prizewinning work within a certain period of time, and those who fail to do so shall be deemed to have given up their prize-winning right.
10. The property rights to award winning works shall be licensed to the organizer free of charge for the purpose of promoting the event within the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi International Photography Contest series of events.
11. The foregoing paragraph indicates that the creators of all prize-winning works agree to freely grant the organizer irrevocable, permanent rights that are valid in all parts of the world, including the right to reproduce and distribute the prize-winning work, and produce derivative items in any existing or future medium (including a record of the creator's name), including but not limited to public display of prize-winning works, event printed materials, and online publications. Winners who do not consent to the above clause waive their right to win a prize. After accepting a prize, participants may no longer take action or make claims in violation of the contest participation rules and statement.
12. Prizewinners must bring personal identification (foreign nationals must bring their passport and alien residence certificate)
13. In accordance with articles 2 and 3 of the Standards of Withholding Rates for Various Incomes," a 10% award income tax must be paid when award value exceeds NT$20,000; in the case of individuals who are not residents of the ROC (i.e., citizens and foreign nationals who have not spent 183 days of the most recent year in the ROC), a 20% award income tax must be deducted from award income, regardless of the award winner's income.
14. With regard to any matters not dealt with in the foregoing paragraphs, when the English and Chinese versions of relevant regulations or explanations are inconsistent, the Chinese shall take precedence. The organizer reserves the right to explain, revise, and add to these contest rules, statements, and explanation of awards.