terms and conditions

TZIPAC

The Zebra Awards competition is organised by TZIPAC, and the entry process will be directed to https://tzipac.com/ where a custom built platform has been created to suit the needs of the competition.

Eligibility

Photographers, professional and non-professionals, from anywhere around the world, are invited to participate in TZIPAC juried competitions. 

In competitions where there are professional and non-professional categories, professional photographers must participate in the professional categories, while non-professionals are recommended to participate in the non-professional categories.

Professional photographers are those who have earned more than US$20,000 in revenue within the 12 months prior to a competition closing deadline.

Employees of TZIPAC are not permitted to enter. Judges are not permitted to enter into any competition in which they are a member of the judging panel, but judges are welcome to participate in other competitions in which they have no direct involvement.

TZIPAC competitions are not valid in any countries, states or provinces where rules translation, registration or bonding are required, and are non-valid where prohibited.

Further eligibility criterias such as age- and country-restriction may apply. Please see specific competition’s How To Enter for further details.

False declarations with respect to your professional status or eligibility for a competition will result in you being stripped of any awards and prizes won for that competition.

Closing Deadline

Every competition will have its own closing deadline. 

TZIPAC reserves the rights to modify and/or extend the closing deadlines of all its competitions. We will strive to notify entrants of such changes via email.

No late entries will be accepted.

Images

Image specifications

All submitted images must be in the form of digital files.

Images must be in JPG/JPEG format, 8 bit, and 72 dpi. Colour space should be RGB or sRGB. Maximum file size and longest dimension must conform to any limits specified in the call-for-entries.

Images must not have border, marks or logos identifying the artists.

Captions are optional. Title and caption are used for images featured in our winners galleries and will not affect your score.

Image Creation

There are no restrictions on the date of the images.

Published and unpublished artworks are both eligible.

Images and artworks made at tutorials/workshops are not eligible.

For photographic images, all editing must have been performed by you and no-one else. At TZIPAC, we believe that the editing is as important as the photography itself and we want to encourage and celebrate your creativity and skills.

Categories and Competitions

Images must conform to the thematic descriptions of competitions and categories into which they are entered. 

An image may be entered into multiple categories within the same competition, provided they conform with each category description. 

TZIPAC has full discretion to disqualify and remove artworks which we deem to contain obscene, defamatory or otherwise objectionable content.

Series & Single Image Entry

When the Call For Entry includes Series and Sing Images entries, the following information applies. 

A series/portfolio comprises 5-10 images sharing a common theme.

If a specific competition’s call-for-entries accepts both single images and series/portfolios, then series/portfolios may be submitted in its entirety or in parts to one or more categories. Moreover, an image, which is part of a series/portfolio that has been submitted to the genre ‘Series’ of a given category, may also be submitted to the genre ‘Single Image’ of the same category or any other category.

Copyrights

You warrant that the submitted artworks have been created by you, and that you own all necessary rights to submit the artworks to the Zebra Awards, and grant TZIPAC the license as described below.. 

Artworks that fail to comply with these conditions will be disqualified.

TZIPAC will not be liable for any loss, damage or personal injury, whatsoever, suffered or sustained by any person or entity that results from or arises out of submissions to any TZIPAC competitions, including the Zebra Awards. The entrant indemnifies TZIPAC against any loss, damages, costs or claims arising out of a breach of the Terms and Conditions by the entrant.

Prizes

Please see specific competition’s Prizes for further details.

The prize winners are responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes on prizes.

There are no alternatives to the stated prizes. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize are/is ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and TZIPAC, at its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

Fees

Fees are specified for single entries as well as package specials. All fees are in USD.

Total fees due, taking into account any applicable package specials, will be calculated automatically when you upload images.

Payment must be made online via Paypal. 

Uploaded entries are ‘unconfirmed’ unless payment of the necessary fees is received before the competition’s closing deadline. Unconfirmed entries are not qualified for judging. 

Entry fees are non-refundable, but entries can be completely modified (i.e., upload new digital file, update the title or caption, select a new category) until the competition closes.

Every competition will have its own fees and package deals. 

Some competition may adopt a 2-Stage-Fees struture. If so, all Stage 1 Accepted images will be invited for ongoing submission to Stage 2 for an additional fees. You will be asked to reconfirm ALL Stage 1 acceptance to continue – that is, YOU CANNOT CHOOSE which Stage 1 Accepted images is submitted into Stage 2. But to assure you that the acceptance is done purely on merit we are capping the additional fees so that the overall fees which you must pay will remain reasonable even if you have a lot of Stage 1 acceptances to reconfirm. Stage 1 Accepted images will only be forward to the final round of judging and qualify for winning the stated prizes if the additional fees are paid before the given deadline. At the pure discretion of TZIPAC, special extension may be granted for stage 2 fees payment.

Should TZIPAC elect to cancel or terminate a competition prior to its closing deadline, TZIPAC will refund all paid entry fees.

Judging Process

All TZIPAC competitions will undergo a ‘blind judging’ in which judges are not aware of any information about the authorship of entries.

The Judging process can differ between each competition, so please check each competition information for more details. 

The judges scores will determine the top placings for professionals and non-professionals in each category, as well as a restricted number of ‘Finalists’. From the pool of all category winners, the judges will finally select the competitions grand award winners.
In certain cases, a gallery of competition finalists will be created for an additional ‘Public Voting’ round of competition. Anyone with an email address can vote but only one vote is allowed per email address. The winner of each ‘Public Voting’ round of competition is determined purely from the number of votes registered with TZIPAC at the closing of the ‘Public Voting’.

The decisions of the judges, public voting, and TZIPAC are final.

Copyrights & Releases

Copyrights

You warrant that submitted artworks have been created by you, and that you own all necessary rights to use the artworks for participating in TZIPAC’s competitions. In particular, the artworks must not violate or infringe on any copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and no other party must have any rights, claim or interest in the artwork.

Artworks that fail to comply with these copyrights conditions will be disqualified.

The copyrights of submitted artworks will remain with the artists at all times. However, the competition participants agree to grant TZIPAC permission for perpetuity to use the artworks for promotional purposes, without further permissions or remunerations, in its publications, including electronic media or printed materials, including website, online galleries, online magazines, as well as other forms (potentially with third-party publications) for the expressed purpose of promoting the artworks, the artists and TZIPAC.

Any artwork used by TZIPAC will credit the artist.

Third-party Releases/Licences

Upon TZIPAC’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written personal release (i.e., model release forms) from all recognizable individuals featured in submitted artworks, authorizing TZIPAC to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the competition entry in connection with and promotion of the TZIPAC competition, in any media now or hereafter. Please do not submit model release forms unless requested.

In addition, upon TZIPAC’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written license from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork or other copyrighted material that appears in the submitted competition entry, authorizing us to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the artwork in connection with and promotions of the TZIPAC competition.

Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and forfeiture of all prize winnings.

Other Legal Conditions

TZIPAC competitions are subjected to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Artworks may be disqualified if they do not meet all of the above conditions.

Limitations of Liability

TZIPAC will not be liable for any loss, damage or personal injury, whatsoever, suffered or sustained by any person or entity that results from or arises out of submissions to any TZIPAC competitions. The entrant indemnifies TZIPAC against any loss, damages, costs or claims arising out of a breach of the Terms and Conditions by the entrant.

TZIPAC 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 competition entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. TZIPAC is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to TZIPAC’s competitions.

TZIPAC will strive to keep participant’s data confidential, and their email addresses or other personal data will only be used to contact the contestants, and/or for the promotion of the TZIPAC competitions.

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