Rules & Regulations:-

1. This event is competitive exhibition.

2. Date of Submission of Entries: 22th August to 31st August 2017. Acceptance of entries closes on 31st August 2017 at 11.59 pm.

3. In case of Entry Forms or Submission Fees received after the last date of submission will not be accepted.

4. Date of Judging: 7-8th October 2017.

5. Competition is restricted for the participants residing in Maharashtra State only.

6. Shortlisted Entries will be displayed at the exhibition.

7. To maintain a high standard of the exhibition, all entries may not be displayed; judge’s decision will be final. No appeal will be entertained.

8. Only one entry per person can be winning entry. If one person gets two or more prizes in the same category, entrant will get only top one prize.

9. For all shortlisted entries due credit will be given.

10. Entries received from the entrants along with the entry form will not be returned back for any reason whatsoever.

11. If sent entries do not reach the organizers due to any kind of technical fault, the organizers shall not be held responsible.

12. Though extreme care shall be taken by Foto Circle Society, it shall not be liable for any refund of entry fees / compensation due to loss or damage of any entry.

13. Entrants must possess the exclusive rights to each entered work and are responsible for having obtained any necessary permission relating to the subject/subject matter including photos featuring individuals. The organizer will not be responsible for any claims or complaints against infringement of rights or damages from any parties relating to the subject/subject matter of entries and the entrant agrees to indemnify and hold the organizer harmless in such cases.

14. While every effort is made to ensure safe handling of all entries, Foto Circle Society accepts no responsibilities for any loss or damage that may occur; it is a condition of entering that you acknowledge that your entry has no commercial value.

15. The photographs enrolled will not be returned and will remain in the archives, they will be used only for non commercial screening in different Schools, Collages, Cities, Nationally and internationally as the festival will be on tour as a part of the environmental awareness program.

16. All winning entries shall be retained by the Foto Circle Society, and shall have all the rights to publish them in their periodicals, publications or for any promotional purpose of the society, in any manner, what so ever, for which no remuneration / payment shall be given, but picture credit will be given to the published photograph/s, wherever possible.

17. The organizers reserves the permanent non exclusive rights to publish, reproduce, display, distribute and show on screen any photographs on website in photo exhibition, trade show or any other media which is under management of the organizer for the purpose of promoting exhibition and its cause in all case where such photographs are used the organizer reserves the right to do so without obtaining the further prior permission of entrant and without offering any further compensation in any form.

18. The responsibility regarding the photograph/s of any place / person will be entirely of the participant.

19. Entries with border and water mark will not be accepted.

20. Digital prints from images taken on digital cameras or from negatives will be accepted. All pictures should be originals. Cropping / corrections of brightness / contrast, white balance to enhance the quality will be accepted. Image with mixing / merging of two or more images, adding / deleting of the contents from the original image will be disqualified and rejected. If demanded, participants will have to produce the original negative / digital soft copy for verification.

21. Only stitched panorama will not be accepted.

22. In the event that an entry is found to contravene the entry requirement stated by the organizer that entry will be disqualified. Entrants will however not be notified of such judgment.

23. It is not the responsibility of the organizer to ensure that the exhibition entry requirements and use of personal information do not contravene the laws and regulations of the country from which the entry is being submitted.

24. For aforementioned reason all responsibilities relating to the submission of entries to the exhibition will be borne by the entrant who, it is understood that entrant submitted such entries under their own responsibilities and at their own risk. In the event that any misfortune or damage should be experienced on the side of the entrant the organizer will not be responsible for such damages will therefore be the sole responsibility of the entrant.

25. All images must be the original work of the entrant. Same images are entered in different category by the same entrant, the first one getting the acceptance / award, the other images will not be considered.

26. Entry Fee: Rs. 100/- per image for all category. The entrant can send only four photographs in each category.

27. Mode of payment: Entrant should make the payment of Entry Fees by Bank Transfer any branch of Bank of India to the Account Number mention below (NEFT) or by way of depositing Cash to the Account of Foto Circle Society in the Bank of India.

28. Should any conflict arise between an entrant and the organizer the case will fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Thane Court and will be handled and settled accordingly.

29. Where absolutely necessary the organizer will provide personal information related to entrant to local or any other authority.

30. Bank details:
Name of the Account: Foto Circle Society
Name of the Bank: Bank of India
Branch: Panchpakhadi
Account No. : 006810110010219
IFSC code: BKID0000068

31. Specification of images:
Resolution: 300 DPI
Largest Size: 18 Inch / longer side
Colour Mode: RGB / SRGB
Image Format: JPG / JPEG
Image Size: Not less than 2 MB / Not more than 3 MB

32. Images for each category should be uploaded through the link which you will receive on your E-mail ID mention in Entry Form submitted by you at website page.

33. Only online photo submission will be accepted, CD/DVD/pen drive or print will not be accepted.

34. Old Thane District (before bifurcation) Category Entries "Hawkers" Applicable for the District Resident Only. Winners of Thane District Category must submit Scan of Residence Proof & present Original Document when demanded.

35. Printing the photos will be the organizers responsibility.

36. Submission of the entries to the competition implies acceptance of the above Rules and Regulations.