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Submit your photos of the most beautiful green roof in Europe in the Green Roof Beauty ContestSeptember 23rd, 2016

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The Green Roof Beauty Contest 2016 is on the lookout for the most beautiful green roof in Europe captured in a photograph. Hosted by CEEweb for Biodiversity as part of an effort to raise green roof awareness, the green roof photography contest has two categories: (1) the best green roof in town and (2) selfie in urban greenery. The two winners for each category will receive a gift voucher with 150 Euros each in an acclaimed online store. The winner of the popular vote award will receive a 100 Euro gift voucher. The deadline for submissions is September 23, 2016.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
September 23rd, 2016

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
September 23rd, 2016

LINK:
http://www.ceeweb.org/go-wild/greeen-roof-photo-contest/

AWARD/PRIZE

Gift voucher worth 150 EUR each in an acclaimed online store for two category winners; Gift voucher worth 100 EUR in an acclaimed online store for a winner of a public award.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Application requirements/technical stuff

Deadline: 23 September 2016

Send to: [email protected]

File name: Firstname_Surname_Title.jpg.

Format: electronic, JPG extension. The compression cannot exceed Adobe Photoshop jpeg larger than 8.

Maximum size: 10 MB

Minimum size: 3 megapixels (approx. 2000 x 1500 pixels)

Maximum number of photos from one author: 5

Additional information: short caption in English (50 words max.)

Restrictions

Applicants should note that manipulated photos cannot be submitted.

What does not count as photo manipulation?

– cropping, cutting the unwanted elements, changing image orientation;

– changing brightness, contrast or sharpness;

– transformation from color photo to black and white;

– for analogue photos, the corrections of the scanning/digitalization errors (scratches, dust, etc.)

Other conditions: You must be the photographer and the copyright owner for all the images submitted. By participating in this photography contest, you give your permission for the photo(s) to be uploaded to an online gallery for public voting and that your photo(s) might be used for our communications and outreach activities. Applicants have to fulfill all the requirements in order to participate in the contest.

JURY

Evaluation criteria

CATEGORY WINNERS

The received photos will be evaluated based on:

Content: how well does the photograph correspond to the subject of the competition?

Originality: original approach to the subject

Technical Excellence

Participants will be graded by a jury consisting of a professional photographer and a conservationist, according to the mentioned criteria. The maximum of points for each criteria is 10.

PUBLIC VOTING WINNER

All the submitted photographs will be uploaded to the CEEweb for Biodiversity website. The public voting will open on September 25 th 2016 at 12:00 AM and will close on October 10 th 2016 at 12:00 AM.

The number of likes the photo received on the website will account for the 90% of the overall points. And what about the additional 10%, you may ask? That is where we would like you to step in!

Namely, we are inviting you to make your own social media campaign for your photographs. Publish your photos on your Facebook profile (as a public post) or on a Facebook page you manage/have access to and invite your friends to like them and to vote for them once the online voting starts! The post should contain the tag @CEEweb for Biodiversity and the hashtag #GreenRoofs.

That way, you will make your first step as the ambassador of the greener cities in Europe and you will help us create an online community that supports green infrastructure and green oasis in urban areas. Make sure you send us the link to your post once you upload it – we will make screenshots of posts with visible number of likes on October 10 th at 12:00 AM.

The number of likes collected on Facebook will not significantly affect the overall number of points for public award (it’s only 10%).

All the winners will be notified by email on 11th October 2016 and the names of the winners will be published on CEEweb for Biodiversity’s website.

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