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Global Classroom: Focus on Photography 2015 Calendar Competition

18 September 2014

Do you fancy having one of your photographs published in the Nord Anglia Education Global Classroom 2015 Calendar?

  • Global Classroom Photography Competition winning Entry 2013

Winning entry from BISS Puxi's Alina Young, who graduated last year, in last year's photography competition

Over the summer holidays the Global Classroom ran a photography competition for students in Year 4 upwards and the deadline is coming up next Friday 26 September. The winning photos in the competition will be included in the 2015 calendar.

The theme of this year’s calendar competition is ‘Adventure’. You can interpret the theme any way you want, but you just need to make sure to include a 40 word explanation of how you feel your photograph captures ‘Adventure’.

All student entries will be displayed online on the Global Classroom from the beginning of October, and all students will be encouraged to vote for their favourite images. Students will be asked to consider the following when giving their votes:

  • How well it illustrates the theme
  • The technical merits of the photograph
  • The emotional response that the photograph provokes
  • The student votes will be considered alongside the professional judge’s preferences
  • Winners will be announced on the Global Classroom in November, and these images will be used to create the Nord Anglia Education Global Classroom 2015 Calendar.

To submit your photograph to the competition, email your entry to: global.classroom@nordanglia.com" target="_blank">global.classroom@nordanglia.com

Good Luck and don’t forget to encourage your friends to get snapping too!

Image Requirements & Competition Rules:

Please remember to include with your entry:

  • Your full name
  • Your year group
  • Your school name
  • A title for your photograph

As the winning pictures will be printed in a horizontal calendar, the photograph that you submit for the competition must:

  • Be landscape (not portrait)
  • Have been taken on a camera with at least 5 megapixels
  • Be sent as a full resolution JPEG email attachment (not a resized version of the original)
Editing Rules

You may:

  • Use any feature of your camera while photographing your entry, with the exception of combining multiple captures in-camera
  • Crop, rotate and resize your entry
  • Use filters or stand-alone utilities designed to preserve image integrity (such as Neat Image, Unsharp Mask, Dust & Scratches, and color correction tools). These filters must be applied uniformly to the entire image, and must not be used in such a way that their use becomes a feature. No “effects” filters may be applied to your image, with the exception of Noise and Gaussian Blur
  • Saturate, desaturate or change the colors of your entry, but no selections are allowed
  • Use only Adjustment Layers (or their equivalent). An Adjustment Layer is a special type of layer containing no image data that lets you experiment with color and tonal adjustments without permanently modifying the pixels. Adjustment Layers must be applied in Normal mode
  • Use RAW conversion software as long as the changes are made globally to a single file on one layer and do not create new features or effects in the process

You may not:

  • Spot-edit your entry, except to remove sensor dust or hot pixels.
  • Use any selection tool, including but not limited to the marquee, lasso, layer masks, quick masks, or any similar tool to select a portion of your image for any reason other than cropping
  • Use ANY editing tool to create new image area, objects or features (such as vignettes, lens flare or motion) that didn’t already exist in your original capture
  • Add graphics, clip art, computer-rendered images or parts of other photographs to your entry or its border during editing
  • Add text to your entry during editing. This includes copyright statements
  • Distort or stretch your image in any way