The inaugural RISE International Photography Awards celebrate Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Baby, Children and Family photographers from across the world.  Founded by Kelly Brown and newbornposing.com, the awards are open to all photographers worldwide. This is a digital only competition.

DATES

ENTRIES OPEN 16 JULY – CLOSE 19 AUGUST
WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE BABY SUMMIT 23 SEPTEMBER

PRIZES

OVER $50,000
WORTH OF CASH AND PRIZES

ANYONE CAN ENTER

YOU DONT NEED TO ATTEND THE BABY SUMMIT TO ENTER

TOTAL CASH AND PRIZES
OVER $50,000 AUD

Image by Ali Peck

Categories

MATERNITY

BIRTH

NEWBORN

BABY

CHILDREN

FAMILY

ENTRIES CLOSE 19 AUGUST 2018

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The Goal

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The Rules

This is a Digital Only Competition.

Entry Opens?

16th July 2018

Entries Close?

Midnight on Sunday 19th August 2018 (AEST).  Entries submitted after this time will not be accepted.

Who can enter?

Entry is open to photographers worldwide. you do not need to attend The Baby Summit to enter

How many images can I enter?

As many as you like

Cost per image?

AUD $25 per image
Every 5th image entered is FREE  (5 images = $100 AUD)

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Maternity category

The Maternity Category welcomes photographs of pregnant women. 

Images may contain other members of the family but the pregnant women must be the focus of the image.

Image by Ali Peck

Birth category

The Birth Category encourages images captured during labour, delivery and during the post-natal hours after the birth of a baby.

Images may contain other members of the family.

Image by Rana Rankin

Newborn category

The Newborn Category welcomes images of newborn babies including twins & triplets etc photographed between 0-3 months of age.

Images may contain other members of the family but the newborn must be the main focus of the photograph.

Image by Elizabeth Reeves

Baby category

The Baby Category is for babies aged 3-12 months in age.

Images can include twins & triplets and may contain other family members but the baby must be the main focus of the image.

Image by Kelly Brown

Children category

The Children Category is specifically for children aged between 1 & 15 years. Images may contain other members of the family but the children must be the main focus.

If your image contains more than 2 people it would be better suited in the Family category.

Image by Lynda Coulson

FAMILY category

The family category is for families of 2 or more members.

This category has no age limits.  Images may also contain family pets.

Image by Lynda Coulson

The Rules

Entry Opens

16th July 2018

Entries Close

Midnight on Sunday 19th August 2018 (AEST).  Entries submitted after this time will not be accepted.

Who can enter

Entry is open to photographers worldwide,

How many images can I enter

As many as you like

Cost per image

AUD $25 per image

Every 5th image entered is FREE  (5 images = AUD $100)

Categories

  • Maternity
  • Birth
  • Newborn 0 – 3mths
  • Baby 3 – 12mths
  • Children 1-15 years
  • Family – containing 2 or more family members

 

Category Awards

The 2018 RISE International Maternity Photographer of the Year

The 2018 RISE International Birth Photographer of the Year

The 2018 RISE International Newborn Photographer of the Year

The 2018 RISE International Baby Photographer of the Year

The 2018 RISE International Children Photographer of the Year

The 2018 RISE International Family Photographer of the Year

Preliminary Judging Round

Preliminary judging will take place online. Each image submitted will be judged anonymously and will receive a score plus feedback from our panel of judges.

The 20 highest scoring images from each of the 6 categories will move forward to the Semi-Finalist round.

Semi-Finalists will be notified on 27th August 2018.

Semi-Finalists will be asked to provide a high-resolution image for the next round of judging.

If your image/s have not been selected to go through to the Semi-Final round you will be contacted with instructions on how to login to your account to retrieve your scores and feedback.

 

Semi-Finalists Judging – Live

The 20 Semi-Finalist images from each of the 6 categories will be judged by a panel of judges on calibrated Eizo monitors.

The judging will take place at Spine Street Studios and will be broadcast LIVE from 9am (AEST) on Wednesday 19th September 2018 to newbornposing.com

1st, 2nd & 3rd places will be awarded to the highest scoring images from each category.

Semi-Finalists will be contacted with instructions on how to login to their accounts to retrieve your scores and feedback on Monday 24th September.

Announcement of Winners

1st, 2nd & 3rd recipients from each category, as well as The RISE International Photographer of the Year will be announced during the celebration dinner at The Baby Summit on Sunday 23rd September 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.

www.thebabysummit.com

Scoring range

Gold for scores of 90 – 100
Silver for scores of 80 – 89
Bronze for scores of 70 – 79

Prizes

1st, 2nd & 3rd award winners from each category will receive a trophy and prizes from our sponsors.

The total cash and prize pool is worth over AUD $50,000. 

The 2018 RISE International Photographer of the Year

The RISE 2018 International Photographer of the Year will be rewarded a cash prize of AUD $10,000 plus prizes. Receiving this award is an achievement of a lifetime.  It means that your image has been selected above all others, it has Impact, Creativity, Technical Excellence and superior Photographic Technique.

The winner of the 2018 RISE International Photographer of the Year will be selected by our panel of judges from the six 1st place category winners.

 Rise International Photography Awards RULES

Please ensure that you read the following rules carefully. If an image does not comply with the rules the photographer will be contacted by a member of our team.  Judges are looking for Impact, Creativity, Technical Excellence and superior Photographic Technique.

 General Rules

  • No two entries should contain the same subject. We encourage creative diversity
  • All elements of each entry must have been captured within 24th months of the closing date
  • All elements of each entry must be photographic and have been captured by the entrant
  • No digital backdrops allowed
  • No stock photos allowed
  • We reserve the right to request the RAW file of any entry if deemed necessary
  • Diptychs & triptychs are permitted
  • Images entered may contain composites
  • All entries are final once entries close
  • The main subject for the chosen category you are entering must be a human
  • Owners, employees and immediate family members of Newborn Posing & The Baby Summit are ineligible to enter.

Maternity

The Maternity Category welcomes photographs of pregnant women.  Images may contain other members of the family but the pregnant women must be the focus of the image.

Birth

The birth Category encourages images captured during labour, delivery and during the post-natal hours after the birth of a baby. Images may contain other members of the family.

Newborn

The Newborn Category welcomes images of newborn babies including twins & triplets etc photographed between 0-3 months of age. Images may contain other members of the family but the newborn must be the main focus of the photograph.

Baby

The Baby Category is for babies aged 3-12 months in age. Images can include twins & triplets and may contain other family members but the baby must be the main focus of the image.

Children

The Children Category is specifically for children aged between 1 & 15 years. Images may contain other members of the family but the children must be the main focus. If your image contains more than 2 people it would be better suited in the Family category.

Family

The family category is for families of 2 or more members. This category has no age limits.  Images may also contain family pets.

Legal – Terms and Conditions

The copyright for all images entered in the RISE International Photography Awards will remain the property of the entrant, but it is a condition of entry that the entrant or their representatives agree unconditionally that the RISE International Photography Awards, Newbornposing.com and The Baby Summit may reproduce any works, free of charge, for the purposes of marketing, promotion, discussion and education in direct connection with the RIPA. RIPA also reserves the right to reproduce selected images free of charge for core non-commercial purposes, for example in the past competitions page of the RIPA website, indefinitely, as a public record.

The entrant warrants that the work submitted is original and does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party and that he or she owns all rights and interests in the work submitted. The entrant will indemnify and keep indemnified the RISE International Photography Awards against any claim by a third party in relation to the work.

Entry fees and prizes are quoted in Australian dollars. The Organiser does not account or have any liability for any participant’s bank fees and charges that may be levied in currency conversion and currency transaction by the participating bank or institution. Prizes are paid in AUD. Currency conversions to local currency are at winners’ discretion and expense at the time of conversion.

Entry receipts for the competition are stored in your account details. Your purchase receipt will be listed there.

There are no alternative prizes available for prize winners.

The judges will determine the winning entry in each category. If the Organiser cannot contact a winning entrant by email within a reasonable time, the judges may award the prize(s) to another entry.

It is also a condition on entering the competition that the entrant agrees that visitors to the print competition are permitted to take photographs of their work for personal, non-commercial use during the run of the exhibition. The RIPA will install notices indicating that photography is permitted provided it is for personal, non-commercial use but will not be responsible if any images of the work taken are exploited commercially.

Those not eligible for entry are owners, employees and immediate family members of Newbornposing.com & The Baby Summit as well as Judges of the RISE International Photography Awards

The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence can be entered into. Entrants should be aware that all works are judged on an equal and anonymous basis and that there is no segregated judging by region or country.

The RISE International Photography Awards reserves the right to disqualify any piece of work if the entrant has not adhered to the rules, even if the work has been selected for exhibition.

All entries are subject to the laws of Australia and the state of Queensland.

All terms and conditions are subject to change without notice, with the exception of the copyright and licensing terms.