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THE XP RULES 

ARTISTIC GAME#10

wedding portrait photos or detail photos only

By participating in THE XP PHOTOGRAPHERS awards selection process, THE XP MEMBERS agree to THE XP RULES and the decisions of the Admin, Julien Laurent-Georges.

 

#1. Only members of THE XP PHOTOGRAPHERS (THE XP MEMBERS) can play (except the Jury).

(1 photographer = 1 registration). If you are not a member yet join us HERE

#2. All wedding photos can be submitted (the jury will decide that the photos are accepted or not).

#3. FOR THIS GAME: wedding portrait photos or detail photos only

#4. You are the photographer of each image and you must hold full copyright to submitted images.

#5. The photographer’s name must be included in the filename. Send your images by Wetransfer to:  thexceptioncontact@gmail.com with this message: "I agree with THE XP RULES".

All photos sent can be used on THE XP website, on THE XP Instagram and on THE XP Facebook with the name of the photographer.

#6. If you want to check if your images have been submitted, only one possibility: confirmation by Wetransfer.

#7. THE XP MEMBERS will send 10 free entries and 10, 20, 30 or 40 additional entries. 10 additional entries 19€, 20 additional entries 39€, 30 additional entries 59€, 40 additional entries 79€. With the additional entries the XP MEMBERS have some photos directly in the finalist photos. 

#8. There are only 2 sizes allowed. Entries that are not the correct size may be disqualified by the Admin. Allowed sizes are:

2400 pixels X 1600 pixels (+/- 4 pixels)

1600 pixels X 2400 pixels (+/- 4 pixels)

 

Your entries must be JPG photos

With your name, for example: julien_laurent_georges-1.jpg, julien_laurent_georges-2.jpg, ... (Not the word "XP" in the name of your entries ! Just your name and the number in the end).

AND WITH THE METADATA

YOU CAN SEND COLOR/B&W AS YOU WANT.

Entries that are not the correct size, name and without metadata may be disqualified by the Admin. 

 

No logos, no text, no Watermarks, no borders on any images submitted.

If you don't respect this rules, your photos will be disqualified by the Admin without being notified.

 

#9. No double-exposure photos are allowed (post-production and on camera).

#10. Image manipulation that changes the original direction of the image is not allowed. It is only allowed, small interventions in the image. The JURY will be vigilant. Keep the RAW or unprocessed JPG file.

#11. The JURY is responsible for highlighting an approximate amount of color images and B&W images.

#12. All images will be made anonymous by the admin and judged anonymously (except for THE MASTERS-XP FINALS).

#13. Only one sending is possible. Once sent, the entries received can't be modified.

#14. Deadline : (on the playground's page)

#15. REWARDS

 

Rewards for the Winner of a GAME:  THE MVP win 79€ XP credits + a place reserved for THE MASTERS - XP FINALS, One year free XP membership for The Best 8, the XP's Trophies for The Master and for the WORLD NUMER ONE and a lot of rewards from XP Partners Dreambookspro, Empara and Zankyou Weddings.

#16. As the photographer of the sent images, you agree and allow all sent images to be posted on THE XP website, Facebook and Instagram of THE XP, other media, and also in releases made by THE XP, at any time. You will of course be credited if any images are used.

#17. You assume full responsibility for images submitted regarding content, releasing THE XP from any third party claim.

#18. The objectives of THE XP is to promote and value wedding photography and its XP MEMBERS. To value the work of the XP JURY. Highlight both "Artistic Posed" images and "Documentary" images. Highlight the best photographers in the world with the XP RANKING, with the name of MVP (Winner of a GAME) and the used name of MASTER, with the name of THE MASTER OF THE MASTERS and the most prestigious name of WORLD NUMBER ONE OF THE YEAR

#19. The selection process : The XP JURY will have 4 judges *. All judges will see all photos (anonymous photos).

 

Two steps :

1/ Selection of Finalists (Need to be selected by 2, 3 or 4 judges to be finalist) 

2/ Notation of Finalist photos. All 4 judges will score each Finalist photo from 0-5 points.

The total is converted to 100. To become an Award, a photo will receive a minimum of 65 points / 100 

* The judge's work is not received at time: the Admin can replace him

#20. There are NO “Honorable Mentions” and the gallery of finalists will be not published after the results.

#21. All Awards will be transformed in 100 points and the total points of each award will constitute THE XP RANKING in the end of the year after THE MASTERS - XP FINALS.

POINTS DISTRIBUTION IN "THE MASTERS - XP FINALS" FOR THE BEST 8 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE XP RANKING AFTER 4 GAMES: announced in the end of the year

#22. The photographer receiving the most total points in 2022 will be the WORLD NUMBER ONE 2022

The XP RANKING will be published few days after the results of THE MASTERS - XP FINALS 

 

The winner of a GAME is named THE MVP.

The winner of THE MASTERS-XP FINALS and the World Number One of the year (WNO) are named: MASTERS

#23. The BEST 8 XP Photographers of the year will have a contest to determine the MASTER OF THE MASTERS. This competition, at the end of the year, is named: "THE MASTERS - XP FINAL"

After THE MASTERS-XP FINALS, we will know who is the WORLD NUMBER ONE OF THE YEAR.

#24. Your photo has already received an Award from another association: you can send this photo in your XP entries. Your photo has already received an XP Award: impossible to send again this photo in your entries.

If you send an XP Award in your entries: you lose 100 points in the XP RANKING 

#25. The participation in a GAME implies acceptance of these rules


 

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