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St Vincent’s Private Hospital Photographic Competitionn

 

You are eligible to enter the St Vincent’s Private Hospital photographic competition if you:
a.   are aged 18 years or older, or are under 18 and have parent or guardian consent to enter; and 
b.   have exclusive intellectual property rights (including copyright ownership) in relation to the photograph(s) submitted in your entry.
c.   Hospital employees are eligible to enter.
d.   Professional and amateur photographers are welcome to enter.
 
Entrants can only register once.
 
Entries open: Monday 28 August 2017 
Entries close: 4.30pm AEST Friday 29 September 2017
Judging: 2 October – 6 October 2017
Winners notified: Monday 9 October
High resolution winning entries handed over to the hospital: 9 - 13 October 2017.
Presentation evening showcasing winning entries: Wednesday 18 october 2017

To enter

  1. Read the conditions of entry.
  2. Complete the online entry form and pay the $70.00 entry fee. Make sure you record the unique entry ID number generated when you enter e.g. 0001.
  3. Save your entries on USB stick – up to ten (10) individual images featuring completely different subjects can be submitted (Conditions apply so please read the Conditions of Entry). 

Entries can be submitted either in person or by registered post or express post to: 

                ATTENTION MARKETING: Theatre Photographic Competition
                St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba
                Front reception, Entrance 2
                22 – 36 Scott St.,
                Toowoomba 4350
 
Entries close 4.30PM Friday 29 September 2017.
 
Each entrant is entitled to submit ten (10) individual full colour digital images each featuring different content.
These images will be featured in the specific locations in the new Clive Berghofer Theatre Suite operating theatres and therefore the content needs to feature authentic tranquil Toowoomba, Darling Downs and South West Queensland rural and urban scenes and landscapes, including: 
  • natural local or regional fauna and/or flora 
  • natural local or regional land formations.  
Photographs in which a person can be clearly identified will be ineligible.  

Image format & size

Initial submission - for judging.

Initial submissions MUST be low resolution copies of the final high resolution digital images. 

  • Entrants can submit 10 images per entry.
  • Full colour
  • Resolution: 150dpi 
  • File type: TIF  
  • Colour mode: CMYK 
Dimensions: Images are to be displayed in specific areas, therefore the following sizes are required:
  • 5 images @ 130 mm (W) X 270mm (H)  (images will be displayed in operating theatres)
  • 3 images @ 160mm (W) x 240mm (H) (images will be displayed in recovery area)
  • 2 images @ 90mm (W) x 215 mm(H) (images will be displayed in recovery area).
All images are to be saved to a USB stick and submitted before the competition closing time and date:
4.30PM AEST 29 September 2017

Saving and naming images

Each photographic image must be identified with your entry number, (this was generated when you completed the online entry form)_ a number you assign to a specific image_ the total number of images you have submitted (as per the below example). 
[Your entry identification number]_ [the number you assign to an image]_ [total number of images you have submitted]
(e.g. 0001_1_10; 0001_2_10; 0001_3_10 etc)

Entrants must ensure their image has sufficient pixels to present well to the judges. The judges will make no concession for poor quality files. The Hospital reserves the right to reject any photograph(s) at any time.

Only winning entries will be required to submit final high resolution images.

Final submission - winning images only

Winning entrants must be able to provide a finished print ready high resolution, large format file/s by 9 – 13 October 2017.
  • Resolution: 300dpi
  • Colour mode & File type: CMYK, TIF  
Dimensions: 
  • 5 images @ 1300 mm (W) X 2700 mm (H)  (images will be displayed in operating theatres)
  • 3 images @ 1600mm (W) x 2400mm (H) (images will be displayed in recovery area)
  • 2 images @ 900mm (W) x 2150 mm(H) (images will be displayed in recovery area)
 
Images may be digitally adjusted. Acceptable adjustments are moderate changes to levels, curves, colour, saturation, contrast, shadow and highlights. 
Dodging and burning is acceptable. Sharpening, noise reduction, lens perspective correction, luminosity masking techniques and minor cleaning are acceptable. 

Cropping of any degree is allowed, provided the resulting image can be supplied to the minimum acceptable size for use in an exhibition as low resolution versions of the entries and later produced as a high resolution file if judged as a winning entry.

Copyright

All images are to be original works and the property of the entrant. All entrants must have exclusive intellectual property rights (including copyright ownership) in relation to the photograph(s) submitted in their entry.
The Hospital may request to inspect any additional documentation, including a signed statutory declaration that this is the case. 

To submit an entry

The competition opens Monday 28 August 2017 and closes at 4.30pm on Friday 29 September 2017 (competition period). Entrants may only submit photographs during the competition period. 

Each entrant may submit up to ten (10) images of substantially different content.

A low resolution copy of each image is to be submitted initially. Entrants are advised to ensure their image has sufficient pixels to present well to the judges. No concession by the judges will be made for poor quality files. Winning entrants only will be required to provide their finished print ready HIGH RESOLUTION file/s. 

IMPORTANT: Each photographic image must be identified with the following syntax: 

[Your entry identification number]_ [the number you assign to an image]_ [total number of images you have submitted]
(e.g. 00025_1_10) 

The entry identification number will be generated when you register online at www.trybooking.com.

How to submit

Images are to be labelled as above and supplied on usb. 

Entries can be submitted in person or sent via Registered Mail or Express Post. 

In person in an envelope labelled: 
                ATTENTION MARKETING: Theatre Photographic Competition
                St Vincent’s Private Hospital 
                Front reception, Entrance 2
                22 – 36 Scott St.,
                Toowoomba 4350

 

By Australia Post: Please send entries via Registered mail or Express Post. All entries submitted by Australia Post must be post marked no later than 4.30pm Monday 18 September 2017

                ATTENTION MARKETING: Theatre Photographic Competition
                St Vincent’s Private Hospital 
                22 – 36 Scott St.,
                Toowoomba 4350

Judging

Entries will be judged on the following criteria (Judging criteria):
  1. Quality and nature of the image depicted
  2. Creativity and aesthetics
  3. Relevance and authenticity (Toowoomba, Darling Downs and South West landscape and scenes)
 

 

Conditions of Entry