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GradFoto Award Terms and Conditions

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  1. The GradFoto 2020 is a program of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Ballarat International Foto Biennale is also known and referred to as BIFB.
  2. All applicants must be of age 18 and over as of the closing date for the GradFoto 2020 award, 22 November 2020.
  3. The award is open to all artistic tertiary students graduating from the following institutions: Deakin University; Federation University Australia; LCI Melbourne; Monash University; National Art School; Photography Studies College; RMIT University; University of New South Wales; University of Wollongong; Victorian College of the Arts.
  4. Entries must:
    • be a series of photographic works that have been substantially produced by photographic means, including analogue and digital photography, collage and mixed media
    • be a series of photographs comprising of no less than 1 image and up to 20
    • be a finished project and have been executed and/or resolved within the year leading up to the deadline for submissions, that is after 1 January 2020
  5. The photographer/artist 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 photographer will indemnify and keep indemnified the Ballarat International Foto Biennale against any claim by a third party in relation to the work. If an entrant’s work is selected for exhibition, the organisers may require them to provide written evidence of their subject/s consent.
  6. Copyright ownership in all of the photographs entered and/or exhibited will remain with the photographer.
  7. One winning artist to receive a non-acquisitive cash prize of AUD $500 (inc. GST if applicable).
  8. The Ballarat International Foto Biennale will edit artist statements for consistency before publication.
  9. Entries must be submitted via ballaratfoto.org as jpeg files of 20cm (longest side) @ 300dpi, accompanied by a completed entry, including an artist biography and series rationale. Finalists selected for the GradFoto 2020 will be required to provide Ballarat International Foto Biennale with subject consent forms if relevant.
  10. Entry is free.
  11. Any photographs that are watermarked will not be accepted.
  12. The judges will select up to 20 finalists from online digital images supplied. The overall winner and peoples choice award will be judged from the exhibited work.
  13. The Ballarat International Foto Biennale and the judges have absolute discretion in determining the eligibility of an entry based on their interpretation of the Terms and Conditions of entry. The judges’ decision will be final and not subject to discussion or appeal and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Photographers whose work/s have been chosen as finalists will be notified by email or telephone of their success by 4 December 2020. Unsuccessful entrants will not be personally notified. All entries selected as finalists will be displayed on ballaratfoto.org and may also be displayed on other social media at the discretion of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.
  15. Each finalist grants to the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, touring partners and sponsors a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide and royalty-free licence to use his or her photographs, likeness and name accompanied with attribution to the artist, for advertising and promotion of the award and or for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale in any form of media now known or yet to be devised, both from the date the finalists are announced and in future years. Entrants acknowledge and agree that the Ballarat International Foto Biennale is not liable to pay the finalists any fee, royalty or other form of remuneration for this right.
  16. All entrants agree to receive information and updates about the Ballarat International Foto Biennale through their nominated email address.