FAQ about One Day in Venezia

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ about One Day in Venezia
Photo Contest

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      • What is “One Day in Venezia“?
        An international photography prize open to AMATEUR  PHOTOGRAPHERS. Rated among 10 Top things to do in Venice Italy! Browse this “FAQ about One Day in Venezia” webpage to discover more.
      • How does One Day In Venezia work?
        Submit your best photos of Venice, taken during your current or previous visits, in any year or season. The event is made up of 12 monthly competitions, for 12 months, awarding one winner per month and one final winner amont the 12 monthly winners. Please note that i soe cases we have selected more than one monthly winners (“ex aequo winners”). The Grand winner will be selected out of the monthly wnners; in addition, special prizes will also be awarded to some of the pictures submitted (not among the monthly winners).
      • What is the theme of the contest?
        The theme of the current contest is: One Day in Venezia”. What memories are you taking home with you after one day spent in Venice?
      • How do I register? How do I upload my photos?
        Click on http://www.onedayinvenezia.com/contest/ and fill in the form. You will be prompted to upload your photo, and extra photos of you want, one by one – and to the payment method for the registration fee.  We accet Paypal. You can upload your photo also some time after registering: in this case you’ll have to re-enter your data, sorry.
      • Why should I submit my photos now?
        Because we select monthly winners, competing for the final Grand Prize! And you will have the time to enter the contest in more than one month until the end of the edition.
      • When are the monthly deadlines, for this month and the next one?
        Some changes from the first 3 editions: now the monthly competitions’ duration is from day 1st to the last day of the month. And so on.
      • When is the monthly winner announced?
        At the beginning of the following month of the given contest.
      • What about the Covid-19 restrictions?
        We are doing our best to limit inconveniences in a generally difficult situation, but some delays have accumulated and programs are to be confirmed from time to time: variations are possible (e.g.,the group show othe 2019 edition, to be held in early 2020, has been developed also as a virtual show to compensate those who were not able to visit it). (updated December 2020)
      • What is the suggested equipment, and requested file format?
        Any camera, tablet, or phone will do. Be your camera digital or analogic, the output for the contest must be a jpg file. Each jpg should be a maximum of 300 dpi and no more than 4MB in file size.
      • My CANON (like all CANONs) is set at 72 dpi and I cannot change it; does this prevent me from entering the competitions? If I am allowed to enter: do I have to compress the pixels, or will One Day In Venezia do it if necessary for the printing?
        In this case you can enter the photo competitions all the same, and we will take care of the compression.
      • I do not trust my ability as a photographer and use Photoshop to improve my images. Is this ok?
        We recommend little or no photoshopping work: be as natural and genuine as possible. Computer-generated images, artwork and illustrations will not be accepted.
      • How can I enter the contest? Can I mail you prints on paper?
        All entries must be submitted via the online form only.
        All materials sent to us via snail mail will not be viewed and cannot be returned. Each jpg should be a maximum of 300 dpi and no more than 4MB in file size. In case of victory, you should be able to provide a hi res jpg file suitable for printing
      • How do I know that my photos have been uploaded correctly?
        Make sure to receive a photo upload confirmation by the system. We take no responsibility for corrupted files sent to us, or for late entries. If you receive no confirmation message, feel free to inquire with us via the contact form.
      • Can I submit another person’s work?
        No, the image(s) must be your original work, under your responsibility. You must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all images entered. We do not accept any liability for the publication of unlawfully reproduced images. But you can invite the other person to enter the contest. Professional photographers, and artists who already collaborate with the gallery at the starting date of the 1st edition of the contest (oct 2015), are not admitted to participate to the contest.
      • Can I introduce a friend?
        Yes, you’ll be welcome. Presenting a friend who joins the competition gives you the right to receive an exposure bonus for the coming months.
      • I shot some photos of children. Can I submit them?
        WARNING: If you take pictures of people who can be recognized, it is your responsibility to have their written and signed permission. This is a must for subjects under 18 years old (you wll need their parents signed permission). The publishing of such images on the calendar is possible only with written permission of the subjects. Otherwise, you may not be eligible to the award. Browse this “FAQ about One Day in Venezia” webpage and the “Useful” webpage to discover more.
      • Who is selecting the pictures, and what are their criteria?
        The winning images will be awarded by the Jury, whose decision on all matters relating to the competition is final. We reserve the right to not award a winner for the month if, in the opinion of the judges, the quality of entries falls below the standard required. Offensive images are not admitted. We remind you that the contest is dedicated to aspiring / amateur photographers. We reserve the right to disqualify any entrant for unfair behavior.
      • How much is the entry fee?
        The registration fee is only 10 euros, which include the upload of one photo. Additional photos are charged only 5 euros.
      • Why do I have to pay a fee to enter the contest?
        The entry fees cover the costs of staff and exhibition, and help underwrite art projects in Venice. We do not have financial partners, to be completely free in selecting the images.
      • Can I submit more than one photo?
        Yes, you can enter one or more photographs. You can submit extra photos at a discounted fee of 5 euros each, as many as you wish. ALL of them will be reviewed and receive exposure.
      • If I have not won for the month, but I want to try again and submit the same pic or new photos, can I enter the contest again?
        Yes, at a discounted fee of 5 euros each, as many as you wish. ALL of them will be reviewed and receive exposure.
      • I entered last year’s edition of the contest. I’d like to enter also this year’s edition: do I have to pay  the registration fee again? 
        No, your next submission will be charged only 5 euros per submitted photo.
      • Do I maintain the copyright on my photos?
        Yes. By submitting your images, you grant us the non-exclusive right to reproduce it for contest advertising and exhibiting purposes, at any time in any media with attribution, without further compensation.
      • Are you going to use my photos for other purposes other than the contest?
        Your uploaded photos will not be used elsewhere or sold by OneDayInVenezia without your prior authorization.
      • Let’s talk about the Awards 🙂
        • EVERY submission will get exposure at Giudecca 795. Yes, just by submitting to the One Day In Venezia contest, your work will be displayed in the art gallery on an electronic display which will feature all of each month’s submissions. One nice line that you can add to your photographer resume.
          All contest participants visiting the gallery personally, will receive one t-shirt for free while supplies last.
        • Twelve winners will be selected – ONE PER MONTH – to have their work produced as a high quality print, and displayed in a group show of the twelve winners, hosted for free at the Gallery
        • Each of the monthly winners has the potential to win ONE YEARLY GRAND PRIZE including the above, plus in addition:

        Dates to be agreed upon availability.  

      • How about the pandemic? Did the restrictions affect your or your partners’ plans?
        Yes, a lot, and we are asking you to be patient please. Delays and variations are to be expected. We are trying to limit the inconveniences. Thank you for appreciation and comprenhension.
      • If I win the grand prize, can I donate my awarded staying and/or dinner to someone else as a gift, e.g. my parents? Yes 🙂 The grand prize winner may decide to give the 2 nights staying, dinner and gondola tour as a present to someone else. The right to the solo show is strictly personal.
      • What about the trip to Venice for the final winner?
        We are working on that! We welcome collaborations with tour operators 
        and will keep you posted!
      • Will you be publishing a catalogue? And if so, will I have to pay to get a copy?
        We wish to publish a comprehensive catalogue, that we would like to make available for free to the contest participants. We welcome sponsors on this project.

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