Xposure International Photography Contest 2018
FREE to enter International Photography & Film Competitions
FREE to enter International Photography & Film Competitions with great prizes across several genres. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience are eligible to enter the Xposure International Competitions. We have also introduced a new category for film-makers from 2018. The panel of judges are looking to award an Overall Winner from the photography categories and additionally a winner and runner-up from each category including short-films.
Best of the Emirates
Short Film Category
5 Shortlisted photographers
* Junior Category for under 18 – UAE Residents
A restricted “Junior” category for residents of the United Arab Emirates who are under 18. (Alternate prizes apply – see below) In addition to the main prizes of best overall entry, all winning and shortlisted photographers of each category will be included in the publication of the Xposure Year Book and featured in a gallery at Xposure. In each category, there shall be awarded:
Online entries will be accepted from June 1st, 2018 to August 30th, 2018. The latest time for submitting an entry will be 23:00 GST – Gulf Standard Time (Standard Time) is (UTC +4)
Prizes & Benefits
Overall Winner – $3,000 (USD) / digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book
Category Winners – $1,500 (USD) / digital imaging equipment / Flights and accommodation to the awards ceremony in Sharjah UAE / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book
Category Runner-up – $750 (USD) / Included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book
Shortlisted – Online Exhibition / displayed during the Xposure Festival
Junior Category under 18 ‘Winner’ – Photo equipment and included in the Xposure festival exhibition / Publication in the Xposure Year Book
Junior Category under 18 ‘Runner-up’ – Included in the Xposure festival exhibition.
International Eligibility 18+
Copyrights & Usage Rights:
Licenses & Releases
Copyright holders retain copyright of their work. For awarded pictures, copyright holders grant the organisers unlimited non-exclusive use of high-resolution images for activities in all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the contest, the exhibition, the yearbook, the public archive, and all promotional and educational activities for and under the auspices of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau and Xposure, without any remuneration being due.
Entrant Licenses & Releases
If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, any and all releases necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the picture.