Photography Competition

Photography Competition

Langkawi invites you to enter your stunning wildlife photos toLangkawi Birdrace and Fotofest photography competition. We’re looking for beautiful bird photographs representing the wildlife of our magical islands. Your own original digital images of our wildlife are all eligible for the competition. Cash rewards will be offered to the winning photographs. The contest is open to all participants either Malaysian or foreigners.

The winning images along with photo credits will be printed in the 2012 ‘Wildlife of Langkawi’ calendar and made available for sale to all visitors to the islands. The profit from this calender sales will be put into a conservation project chosen by the organizers.

People’s Choice Award
Champ Trophy RM3000.00

Category : Macro
3 Best Photo: RM300.00

Category : Bird
3 Best Photo: RM300.00

Category : Reptile
3 Best Photo: RM300.00

Category : Mammals
3 Best Photo: RM300.00

Certificates will be given to the winners.

Rules and Regulations

Ethics:

The first priority of the contest is conservation of birdlife and its critical habitat. Contestants must minimize disturbance of birdlife and habitat. Birds and wildlife cannot be trapped or restrained. Judges will be asked to severely reduce the score or disqualify photographs of animals that appear to be stressed. Welfare of the subject is the foremost consideration.

  1. This contest is open to all Malaysian and International Participants
  2. Photographs must be a wild Langkawi species
  3. Photographs of bird and wildlife nesting or in the nests will be disqualified
  4. NO photographs of tame or caged birds and wildlife allowed.
  5. Flash Photography is NOT allowed to Bird and Mammals category. Acceptable to macro and reptile category as welfare of the subject is consider.
  6. Bird and wildlife Photos must be taken in Langkawi during the duration of the competition.
  7. The photographs, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest
    entrant.
  8. Each participant may submit a maximum of 2 entries and must be captioned.
  9. Registration fee RM150.00 per person payable on the 25th November 2011 at the event venue.
  10. The registration fee includes prize giving gala dinner and Photography Workshops at The Andaman Luxury Collection Langkawi
  11. EXIF information for the image must be intact to prove the date taken.
  12. Images must be submitted with no borders and also no watermarks. All submitted images must be minimum 1024 pixel on the long side.
  13. All entries must be original (must show original RAW or JPG image file). Optimization of images or color correction, color contrast, brightness is acceptable, as is cropping.
  14. The entries are non-returnable. Participants retain the copyright of the photographs submitted. The Organizer and its sponsors and affiliate retain the right to use or reproduce the photos for promotional purposes of future Langkawi Birding and Fotofest and Photo Credits will be acknowledged.
  15. The organizers will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to an entry.
  16. Any cost incurred in order to get the photograph will be bear by participant.
  17. Participants will be given Event Stickers to be display on their cars for identifications.
  18. Deadline of Submission of Entries will be at 12.00 pm on the 27th November 2011
  19. JUDGINGContest consists of one (1) round of evaluation. A panel of Wildlife Photographers and Bird experts will evaluate all eligible entries based on the following Judging Criteria: (1) Interesting Behavior (2) Photographic quality (Sharpness, colors, exposure, etc) Decisions of the Judges are final and binding. Winners will be notified at the prize giving ceremony.
  20. WINNING PHOTOS will be printed in 12RW Photo Print and Exhibited by the organizer, followed by the Prize giving ceremony to be held on the 27th November 2011at 2000hrs pm at dinner & prize giving venue.
Short Docu-film Competition

Short Docu-film Competition

SHORT DOCU-FILM COMPETITION

Langkawi invites you to enter your stunning wildlife video and story to tell the world!. We’re looking for beautiful video that representing the wildlife of our magical islands. Your own original video of our wildlife are all eligible for the competition. Cash rewards will be offered to the winning video. The contest is open to all participants either Malaysian or foreigners.

SHORT DOCU-FILM COMPETITION – WINNING PRIZE RM2000 Rules and Regulation

ETHICS

The first priority of the contest is conservation of wildlife and its critical habitat. Contestants must minimize disturbance of wildlife and habitat. Wildlife cannot be trapped or restrained. Welfare of the subject is the foremost consideration.

CRITERIA

Any films made between 25th to 27th November are eligible for entry. Films can be of any discipline, genre, under 10 mins in length, and format. It should be a documentary on subjects relevant to Langkawi.

ENTRY CONDITIONS

Entry is free of cost. Entries without the duly filled-in entry form will not be considered. All entries must be accompanied by a CD containing the soft copies of labeled still photographs/slides from the films for use in the promotion of the Fest. The cost for the film must be covered by the entrants themselves. The festival will not be responsible for any loss, damage, and/or delay of films in transit.

SENDING PROCEDURES

Entries for selection will be accepted only in DVD or VCD formats, and they have to be sent by hand.

FILM SELECTION

All entries will be viewed by a select judge/judges after 12.00 pm on the 27th of November. 011. The directors and/or producers of the winning entry will be notified at the prize giving dinner on the evening of the 27th of November held at The Andaman a Luxury Collection Resort. The festival does not send out rejection letters.

FORMAT FOR FINAL SUBMISSION

Video: mini DV or DV Cam.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR FINAL SELECTED ENTRIES

The professional video format for screening should reach the organizers,Langkawi Birding & Fotofest by 12.00pm on the 27th November 2011 at the prearranged location.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL

The festival may use up to 10 percent of the entry’s running time for promotional purposes.

JURY AND AWARDS

Cash prize along with citations, will be awarded for overall excellence to the directors of the best films chosen by an elected jury.

RETURNING OF ENTRIES

Entering films for Langkawi Birding & Fotofest 2011 indicates that the entry copies will be part of the LBFf Archive maintained by Junglewalla. These copies will be maintained as a record and for reference. The films kept in the Archive will not be distributed or screened commercially.
In case of any controversy on a matter not mentioned in the above regulations, the Festival Director, in consultation with the Festival Organizing Committee, will decide on appropriate action. The Director’s word shall be final.

Workshops Speakers/Presenter

Workshops Speakers/Presenter

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS SPEAKERS/PRESENTER

Title: Macro Photography Techniques – A Bugs Life

Speaker: Kurt (aka Orion Mystery)

Kurt, 48 years old lives in Kuala Lumpur, photographer extraordinaire and engineer. A well known name among ardent photographers and professionals. He conduct regular photography workshops with a special focus on macro techniques.
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Title: Digital Videoscoping

Speaker: Tee Lian Huat

A trained accountant with a passion for birds, he has been photographing birds as a “digiscoper” for over 15 years with the last 3 years as a “Digi-videoscoper”.
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Title : Documentary Film Making

Speaker: Basil Gelpke

He is Managing Director of his production house Lava Production AG www.lavatv.com and has won a series of awards for his documentary film making.
Read more about Basil