International Ramadan Photography Competition

August 19, 2011 - 4 minutes read

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Rules & Regulations

By entering the 2011 International Professional Ramadan Photography Competition, entrants agree (a) to be bound by these Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding; and (c) if the entrant wins, that Sponsor may use the winning photographs (and winner’s name) in any publicity or advertising relating to the Competition for future promotions without compensation or approval.

StudioBasel for Creative Solutions reserves the right to disqualify any individual(s), verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these  Rules or is offensive in any way. StudioBasel has the right to cancel or suspend the competition, and will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs if so.

By entering the Competition, entrant acknowledges that the entry is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.

StudioBasel retains the right to publish the Competition entries to congratulate the winners and to promote future events. Entries may be published by StudioBasel and/or affiliates (the “Authorised Parties”) in any medium, at Authorised Parties’ discretion. By participating, all entrants grant a license in the Entries to the Authorised Parties, and acknowledge that entry may be used in any media at any time, worldwide in perpetuity. Please click here for a list of FAQ’s.


Evaluation & Prizes

The top 100 photos entered into the page (as chosen by the organizers and the fans) will be judged by a panel of international photography experts to be announced in the last week of Ramadan. Photos will be judged on the following criteria: Impact and Message, Creativity, Photographic Quality,  Technical Expertise.

What are the prizes?

  1. The First Place winner will be awarded U.S. $2,000.

  2. The Second Place winner will be awarded U.S. $1,500.

  3. The Third Place winner will be awarded U.S. $1,000.

There will be three (3) Viewers’ Choice winners as well as two (2) honorable mentions (although no prizes will be awarded to the latter). The Viewer’s Choice winners will be the those whose photos have the most “Likes” on the Facebook page,, and they will each be awarded US $250. The two (2) honorable mentions will be chosen by Studio Basel for demonstrating a high caliber of quality and creativity. All winners will have their winning photograph (and name) published in internationally acclaimed news and media outlets as well as international photography magazines. The top 100 photographs will be displayed on the competition website, until Ramadan 2012. Winners of the competition will be chosen on or around October 15th, 2011, and will be notified via Facebook and email. In the event that a winner cannot be traced or does not respond within ten (10) days to the notification, the prize will be forfeited. Decisions of the judges are final and binding. Please click here for a list of FAQ’s.


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