INVITATION TO PHOTOGRAPHERS
IN COLORS PROJECT is an open path. Its definition will emerge through the lens of those who explore digital photography as Art and Reflection. Recognized, emerging or still unknown photographers, of any nationality, are invited to propose their work for an exhibition receptive to all aesthetics.
The multicultural and inclusive character of IN COLORS PROJECT is underlined, in this edition, with the theme React! It is a challenge that stimulates and unsettles, without conditioning visions. We are reactive beings. And we are beings of a time and place. From here on, we launch the challenge for umpteenth interpretations.
The exhibition IN COLORS PROJECT - React! will be inaugurated in March 2022, on the new Lumicroma website, a platform for the valorization of photography and its authors.
1. OPEN CALL
1.1. These Rules stipulate the terms and conditions of application and participation in the IN COLORS PROJECT, an initiative of Lumicroma aimed at recognized, emerging or still anonymous photographers.
1.2. By application we mean the proposal of photographic works for the group exhibition IN COLORS PROJECT, under the theme React!, to be inaugurated in March 2022 at the reformulated website lumicroma.com.
1.3. Participation in the IN COLORS PROJECT is completely free. As such, the formalization of the application is free of charge.
1.4. This is an independent initiative, separated from political and party ideologies, philosophies and religions. However, all themes can be approached as objects of Art and Reflection.
2. APPLICATION AND CALENDAR
2.1. The application to the IN COLORS PROJECT is open to anyone over the age of 18, of any nationality, who communicates through photography, regardless of their education or curriculum. As such, professional and amateur artists and photographers, recognized, emerging or totally unknown talents, are invited to participate.
2.2. The application cannot be made by anyone other than the author of the photographic work to be submitted to the IN COLORS PROJECT (hereafter referred to as the Applicant).
2.3. The application is made via the Photo Submission Form (hereafter referred to as Form) on the Lumicroma website. Applications made by any other means are not accepted.
2.4. The application deadline is the same as the schedule for the IN COLORS PROJECT Open Call (hereinafter, the Call), beginning December 9, 2021 and ending January 20, 2022.
2.5. The period of the Call may be extended for some exceptional reason. If it occurs, the extension will be announced on Lumicroma's communication channels (website and social networks).
2.6. Outside the period of the Call for Proposals, no applications will be accepted.
2.7. Once the period of the Call is closed, the Lumicroma team will analyze if the applications received meet the formal requirements of the Rules. This verification does not include the technical and artistic assessment of the photographs received, which will be carried out by a panel of judges constituted for the IN COLORS PROJECT (hereinafter referred to as the Jury).
2.8. The effectiveness and validation of an application does not mean the integration of the respective photographic work in the Exhibition.
2.9. The Jury's decision will be transmitted to all candidates, in a communication sent to their e-mail address of registration at the time of application.
3. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS, SUBMISSION AND SELECTION
3.1. The Applicant may propose between 1 and 10 photographs of his/her own authorship, using the same Form.
3.2. The Form will only be considered valid after it is completely filled in and at least one photographic image is uploaded (including at different times by simply logging on to the website). Successively, by repeating the upload process, up to 10 photographs may be submitted.
3.3. Digital, color or black and white photographs are valid.
3.4. Only photographs that
(a) Are of the Authorship and belong to the Applicant;
(b) Are in JPEG or TIFF format and with a resolution equal or superior to 3000 pixels (smaller side);
(c) They respect the copyrights and intellectual property rights enshrined in the Portuguese and European legislation;
(d) They represent situations and/or people with the respective informed consent;
(e) Have not already been awarded in other photography initiatives;
(f) Are not associated to other Photography and Art initiatives and competitions;
(g) Have never been, are not and will not be commercialized in any physical or digital space until the results of the IN COLORS PROJECT are known;
(h) Are not associated with campaigns of companies and institutions or that are or have been image of initiatives with public visibility. However, works will be accepted if the Candidate has already publicized them, for self-promotion, on his/her communication platforms (portfolio, website and personal accounts on social networks).
3.5. Considering what is defined in point 3.4 b), the authors whose work has been selected must then provide it in high resolution, i.e. in a way that allows Fine Art printing.
3.6. By participating in the IN COLORS PROJECT, the Applicant is assuming not to have any exclusivity contracts or any other contractual ties that prevent the presentation of his works on the Lumicroma website.
3.7. Failure to comply with points 3.4., 3.5. and 3.6. will result in the immediate exclusion of the work submitted.
4.1. The Jury is composed of:
Carlos Cezanne - Photographer and Editor
Henrique Silva - Visual artist and Founder of the Cerveira Biennial Foundation
Hugo Lima - Photographer
Ivo Guimarães - Photographer
Maria João Cortesão - Professor of Photography and Film
Paulo Pimenta - Photographer
Rui Poças - Director of Film Photography
4.2. Members of the Jury will abstain from evaluating applications of photographers with whom they have any personal or professional relationship.
4.3. In the evaluation and selection of the works for the Exhibition, the Jury will consider the quality, impact and pertinence of each photographic record per se, applying in its analysis the following criteria: technical and artistic quality; creativity; difference of vision; pertinence of the message; visual and emotional impact of the work; invitation to reflection and wonder.
4.4. The Jury will appreciate each work without knowing the identity and biography of the author. For the sake of Art, equality of opportunity and the coexistence of more or less recognized talents is stimulated.
4.5. The Jury is sovereign in the selection of works for the Exhibition. Candidates to the IN COLORS PROJECT accept, in advance, the Jury's decision.
4.6. Lumicroma may at any time exclude a selected work if it is found to have committed irregularities and/or illegalities associated with it.
4.7. The storage by Lumicroma of a work submitted and not selected for the Exhibition, as well as of the information provided in the Form, depends on the consent of the Applicant. Without their permission, the records will be removed from Lumicroma's database.
5.1. The IN COLORS PROJECT is not a competition. However, the stimulation of artistic creation and the exposure of talent, along with the creation of opportunities for photographers, justifies various forms of distinction:
IN COLORS PROJECT Award
- 3.000,00€ (three thousand euros)
Prize Sponsors: Special Insurance and Boavista Mediação Seguros.
More than a pecuniary prize, it will be the special distinction to be attributed to a single work (chosen by the Jury among all the selected works) and the praise to its author.
- Artist's Page in Lumicroma | Photography Art Gallery (see chapter 7 of these Rules).
- Publication of an article in Lumicroma Magazine (on the future website, as of March 2022) about the "winner" and his/her work.
- Feature publication on social networks.
Honorable Mention (up to two)
- Publication of an article in Lumicroma Magazine about the author and the work awarded.
- Highlighted publication in Lumicroma's social networks.
- Artist's Page on Lumicroma | Photography Art Gallery (see chap. 7).
IN COLORS PROJECT Selection
Around 40 works will be selected for the IN COLORS PROJECT - React! exhibition.
- All authors with selected works will benefit from Lumicroma's promotion channels: visibility in the future digital platform, a trilingual website dedicated exclusively to Photography and Photographers; identification in contents (individual or as a whole) in social networks; identification in institutional promotion dossiers and in the media.
- Artist's Page at Lumicroma | Photography Art Gallery (to be created for each represented author during the first three months of the online exhibition).
- Commercialization of the selected works in Lumicroma | Photography Art Gallery (Limited Edition with Fine Art print).
- Participation of the selected works in the physical exhibition of the IN COLORS PROJECT - React! (date and place to be determined in due time).
6. PUBLICATION OF RESULTS
6.1. The decision will be communicated to the selected bidders during February 2022.
6.2. The public announcement of the decision will take place in March 2022.
6.3. The selected photographers are not allowed to publicly announce the result before the organization.
7. EXHIBITION AND SALES
7.1. The exhibition IN COLORS PROJECT in March 2022 will mark the launch of Lumicroma - Photography Art Gallery at lucrimoma.com.
7.2. All works selected by the Jury under this Call for Proposals will be part of the Exhibition, which will be on display at lumicroma.com.
7.3. The physical presentation of the Exhibition, during 2022, is a strong possibility. Beforehand, the authors selected under the present Call for Proposals allow the printing of their works for this exhibition purpose. In this case, the printing and transport of the works, the mounting/dismounting of the Exhibition and possible expenses inherent to its realization will be free of charge for the authors.
7.4. Each work exhibited will be presented with the author's name or artistic name; title (if any) and short framing text; place (city or region, country) and year in which it was made.
7.5. The data mentioned in the previous point are provided by the Applicant in the Form. For the framing of the work, a short text (free style) or topics are requested. This information will be reviewed, corrected and edited by the Lumicroma team, without loss of original meaning.
7.6. During the first twenty-four months of the Exhibition, the works on show cannot be part of other exhibitions, other galleries' catalogs or be sold in other spaces, physical or virtual, unless authorized by Lumicroma.
7.7. On Lumicroma's new website, as of March 2022, the EXHIBITIONS and GALLERY spaces will be properly identified and differentiated. There may be, however, a correlation between them, as will be the case with the IN COLORS PROJECT, an initiative that aims, among other objectives, to create opportunities for photographers.
7.8. The works of the Exhibition will therefore integrate the Gallery space. By submitting the application to IN COLORS PROJECT, the Candidate accepts that his/her work – if selected – will be available for sale on Lumicroma's website.
7.9. There is the possibility of a photograph submitted and not selected for the Exhibition being available in the Gallery space (i.e. outside the IN COLORS PROJECT context), if the Lumicroma curatorial team considers it artistically relevant and if that is the expressed wish of its author.
7.10. It is up to the Lumicroma team to decide which works and authors it wishes to represent in the Gallery. That is, given the receptivity manifested by the Applicant in the submission of the Form, will be from Lumicroma the initiative of future contact for the signing of a commercialization contract.
7.11. Each author represented in the Gallery will have their Artist Space on the Lumicroma website. This will be an individual page, accessible to the public, for presentation of the artist and dissemination of his work.
7.12. The sale of works obeys the Lumicroma Conditions of Participation.
8. COPYRIGHT AND OTHER RIGHTS
8.1. IN COLORS PROJECT is subject to the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Code of the Portuguese legislation, in line with that of the European Union.
8.2. From the moment of applying to the IN COLORS PROJECT, the author takes responsibility for the authenticity of the work he is proposing, of which he declares to be the legitimate owner. He is also responsible for all the information he provides and for the declarations he accepts when filling out the Form.
8.3. Lumicroma shall not be held responsible for any illegality, untruth and/or damaging omission committed by the Applicant at any stage of the development of the IN COLORS PROJECT initiative.
8.4. If there is any serious fault committed by the Applicant, which violates the good name, seriousness and sustainability of Lumicroma, Lumicroma will act accordingly and by the legal means at its disposal.
8.5. Lumicroma guarantees the confidentiality of the information provided in each application. In these terms, only the names of the authors with work selected for the Exhibition will be disclosed. When filling out the Form, the author can decide to be presented with an artistic name or his own name.
8.6. Under no circumstances Lumicroma will present, promote or reproduce a photographic work without identifying its author (artistic name or given name). Moreover, it will do everything in all its activity, to protect the rights of the artist over his work.
8.7. In order to publicize the Exhibition, the Artists and the Lumicroma project, the selected works may be reproduced in Lumicroma's social networks and communication platforms, as well as in the information that it may make available to partners, the media, printed and digital, or other channels of promotion of Photography and Art.
8.8. In view of what is written in point 8.7, the author with work in the Exhibition and available in the Gallery allows it to be used, royalty-free, for the promotional purposes mentioned above.
8.9. Lumicroma will always seek to prevent, by technical and legal means at its disposal, the misuse by third parties, whether natural or legal persons, of the works of authorship that presents and disseminates. Despite the care applied, Lumicroma and the authors represented by it are aware of the possibility of unauthorized use of such works. Verifying any improper situation, Lumicroma will act accordingly if there is legal support.
8.10. To limit to the maximum extent possible the misuse of the works exhibited and/or represented by it, Lumicroma will share on its communication platforms (website and social networks) only low resolution images.
8.11. The works selected as part of the IN COLORS PROJECT and made available on Lumicroma | Photography Art Gallery (in a limited edition with Fine Art printing), including the work awarded the prize of 3,000.00€, are the property of their author. This only gives Lumicroma the exclusive marketing of the work (s) concerned for a certain time (i.e. the aforementioned 24 months from the opening of the Exhibition online).
9. WARNINGS AND FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
9.2. Failure by the Applicant to comply with the obligations and clauses set out in these Rules may result in their exclusion from the IN COLORS PROJECT or the Lumicroma platform. The Candidate may also incur civil liability if it violates points 3.7, 7.6, 7.8, 8.2 and 8.11 and, in the event of a breach of the exclusivity rights assumed, may have to compensate Lumicroma for damages and lost profits it may have caused.
9.3. In accordance with 9.2, the main Prize, the Honorable Mention or the right to participate in the IN COLORS PROJECT Exhibition may be withdrawn from the Author, if there is substantiated proof of violation and non-compliance with the rules of these Regulations.
9.4. Lumicroma may make changes to these Rules if they are absolutely essential and do not conflict with the legislation in force or with the ethical principles of transparency and integrity. If such a need arises, and if it occurs during the course of this Call, the candidates will be informed.
9.5. The Applicant may need to be contacted by Lumicroma for information about the work submitted. It is therefore important that in the Form he/she inserts correctly his/her personal and usual contacts (email and telephone number) and that, in case of changes of these, notifies the Lumicroma team to the address firstname.lastname@example.org.