Guidelines

  • Competition Overview

    - Contest Name: Light Pollution Photography and Videography Contest 2018
    - Host: Seoul Metropolitan Government, Lighting Museum
    - Organization: Lighting Museum
    - Section: Photography/ Videography (Photo/UCC) │ Children & Teenagers/ General Participants
    - Term : April 9, 2018 ~June 18, 2018, Deadline 6:00 pm (Late submissions will not be considered.)



  • Qualification

    People of all ages, sexes, and nationalities interested in light pollution
    general participants university students or adults
    children and teenager elementary to high school students or people in this age group


  • How to apply

    - http://www.lightpollution-contest.com
    - Competition entries by the applicant has been uploaded to the official website

    Domestic and international submissions are both accepted. Please check the guidelines for more details.



  • Themes of the Contest

    ① Light Pollution
    - The negative case of installing artificial lightings imprudently and excessively
    ② Life pollution
    - The positive case of installing artificial lightings properly and harmoniously with natural environment and human life
    - The case of expressing the beauty and value of natural light

    Light Pollution Life Pollution
    The negative case of installing artificial lightings imprudently and excessively The positive case of installing artificial lightings properly and harmoniously with natural environment and human life
    The case of expressing beauty and value of natural light

Light of Pollution

  • Brighter night of cities than the daylight

  • Poor harvest caused by light

  • Damages on cultural assets

 

Light of Life

  • Improved human life and nature environment by suitable and harmonious usage or installation of artificial light

  • Natural light may make and help lives as the energy of life, or light may bring calm and peace for humans

  • Hosted by Seoul Metropolitan Government, Lighting Museum

Prize for Winners

Awarder Section Category Ranking Number of Winners Prize
Award of the Mayor of Seoul Children & Teenagers Photo Grand Prize 1 Certificate & Prize
Top Prize 1 Certificate & Prize/td>
Excellent Prize 2 Certificate & Prize
Encouraging Prize 25 Certificate & Prize
UCC Grand Prize 1 Certificate & Prize
Top Prize 1 Certificate & Prize
Excellent Prize 2 Certificate & Prize
Encouraging Prize 2 Certificate & Prize
Award of the Lighting Museum General Participants Photo Grand Prize 1 Certificate & Prize Money (3,000,000won)
Top Prize 1 Certificate & Prize Money (2,000,000won)
Excellent Prize 2 Certificate & Prize Money (1,000,000won)
Encouraging Prize 2 Certificate & Prize Money (500,000won)
Selected Prize 23 Certificate & Prize
UCC Grand Prize 1 Certificate & Prize Money (3,000,000won)
Top Prize 1 Certificate & Prize Money (2,000,000won)
Excellent Prize 2 Certificate & Prize Money (1,000,000won)
Encouraging Prize 2 Certificate & Prize Money (500,000won)

Notice

- All submissions must be originally created by the participant and not have been previously awarded in any other contest.
- The copyright for the submission will be given to the host organizations of the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Lighting Museum as well as right of use in the award selection.
- Awarded submissions will be used as a resource for various activities such as environmental, media advertisement, public relations and educational purposes.
- Every submission must be free of any legal issues such as portrait rights, intellectual property rights and copyright infringements.
- In case of the legal issue initiated by a 3rd party for a submission after the awards, the participant will have full legal responsibility for the issue and shall not involve the host organizations.
- Any music and sound source used in videography must not have violated legal issues such as copyright infringements. All sources must be cited at the end of the video with titles.
- For a group videography submission, a submitting participant will be awarded as a representative of the group. The prize will be also given to the representing participant and the distribution of the prize shall be decided within the group. Host organizations are not responsible for the prize distribution or any other related issues.
- Both individuals and group submission are acceptable. For the group submission, name of the group members should be listed. Maximum number of group members is five people.
- In case of winning by a group for the UCC category, exhibiting person for the work will be awarded and received the prize as a representative. The matter of prize money distribution will belong to the group, and host organizations do not intervene in that matters.
- Participants are responsible for any legal fees or taxes related to the winning prize of the contest.
- Winners should participate in the awards ceremony. (International participants will be discussed separately.)
- For a videography group award, the team and team members' names will be listed on the certificate.

Important Dates

- Submission Dates : April 9,2018 ~June 18, 2018, Deadline 6:00 p.m(Seoul, South Korea), (Late submissions will not be considered.)
- Awards Ceremony : Due at the end of July, 2018, Seoul City Hall-on schedule((Seoul, South Korea)
- Any change in date TBA

Submission Requirements

- Digital Photography : Individual submission up to 5 pictures. (Works through a film camera are accepted once converted to a JPEG file. Team submissions are unacceptable)
- Videography : A maximum number five people per team, with a maximum of two video submissions. All video files must be submitted as mpeg4 format.

Art Work Requirements

- Digital Photography : the original maximum resolution JPEG file with 3400X2400 pixels or more
- Videography : running time about 3 minutes, and 1080 x 720 pixels or more (MPEG4 file only), Under 500 megabytes
- Name, contact number, address, title and description of the work, location of the setting, camera info, music info should be mentioned

Every submission must be free of any legal issues such as portrait rights, intellectual property rights and copyright infringement.

Contact E-mail

- lightingmuseum@feelux.com (e-mail inquiry only for the contest)