AMP Photo Contest
AMP Photo Contest
July 2020 Winner
Photographer: Willey Photography
Status: AMP Certified Professional
Artist: Spencer Chamberline/Underoath
Shot Location: American Airlines Center/Dallas, TX.
Association of Music Photographers monthly Photo Contest begins on the first day of each month and ends at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on the 20th day of every month. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that he or she is 18 years old or older.
WHO MAY ENTER:
The contest is open to only association member with either a Professional or Associate membership in the Association of Music Photographers. Only current members with memberships in good standing may participate in the contest. The contest is open to photographers who are 18 years old or older. Not eligible are employees, emeritus, regents, trustees, interns, volunteers, fellows, research associates and their immediate families (children, parents, siblings and spouses) and others living in their households are not eligible for any prize. The Association of Music Photographers will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion.
WHAT TO ENTER:
A live concert photo of any musician or band captured at any venue anywhere in the world.
To be eligible a photograph must have been shot by the entrant since January 1, 2017, any images captured prior to this date will not be considered.. This date applies to all images in a composite. The contestant certifies that he/she is the sole creator and copyright owner of the submitted photograph.
Cropped photos are eligible. We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos. Minor adjustments, including the removal of sensor dust or scratches on scans of negatives, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast, toning, slight color adjustment and conversion to grayscale are acceptable. The addition and subtraction of objects is not permitted. If the judges determine that a photographer has altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to disqualify it. Image composites including HDR and stitched panoramas are not permitted and should not be submitted.
Pictures must not show the name of the photographer or agency, or any other information (these details can be included in the metadata of the pictures but must not be visible on the picture itself).
A release may be required for artists that require them for such cases. However, in most cases a release is not required for this contest.
Similarly, entrants whose photos depict other people’s work (such as sculptures, statues, paintings, and other copyrightable works) must be prepared to provide a release from the rights holder to the Association of Music Photographers upon request. When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person’s creation.
If the entrant is unable to provide all required releases, the Association of Music Photographers in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify the submission.
Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.
Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by the Association of Music Photographers in its sole discretion, are ineligible for this contest.
Entrants must maintain all ethics in capturing images that don’t infringe upon an artists right to privacy. Entrants must disclose any circumstances that may be questionable in advance to avoid disqualification.
HOW TO ENTER:
Please submit a photograph and requested information online through our website at amponline.org/photocontest. You may submit 1 photograph each month. In order to be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, edited for web in sRGB color space, and size each image to a maximum of 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high (landscape) or portrait oriented image should have a maximum height of 1080 pixels and a width less than 1080 pixels and no larger than 10 MB. You must complete the form when submitting a photo for the contest.
We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail and do not accept more than one entry per member. High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible.
Finalists must be prepared to submit an original, unedited digital file. The Association of Music Photographers reserves the right to disqualify incomplete entries and/or contestants who are unable to submit, upon request, a high-resolution photograph of at least 300 dpi at 3,000 pixels on the longest side in digital format. Mobile photographs are not accepted. All photos must be submitted at their highest resolution upon request.
The Association of Music Photographers may collect a photograph’s metadata upon entry.
You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant the Association of Music Photographers a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the contest, website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to Association of Music Photographers publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. The Association of Music Photographers will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
Association of Music Photographers monthly Photo Contest begins on the first day of each month and ends at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on the 20th day of the same month.
Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, originality, responsiveness to the lighting conditions and overall impact.
The Association of Music Photographers will select one winner each month.
The Association of Music Photographers will notify winners via the contact information provided at the time of entry; the Association of Music Photographers may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five business days.
Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.
The winning image will receive an official “Photo of the Month” certificate .
The Association of Music Photographers may select photos for highlight on its website, Pit Pro monthly newsletter or display in a publicly accessible contest archive. Such selections will be made in the Association of Music Photographers sole discretion.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
All entrants hold the Association of Music Photographers any Sponsors and their respective regents, directors, officers, employees, emeritis, fellows, interns, research associates, and volunteers (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred as a result of entrants’ participation in the contest or winner’s acceptance and usage of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for incomplete or misdirected entries, technical or network malfunctions or failures, or causes beyond their control. Entrants are solely responsible for their entries. Entrants may not submit materials that introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or are off-topic, partisan-political, contain advertising, nudity, personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, sexually explicit, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.
The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Association of Music Photographers reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding the winner, the Association of Music Photographers reserves the right to award or not award the prizes in its sole discretion. The Association of Music Photographers reserves the right to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these rules or other applicable law or regulation; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. DECISIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE FINAL AND BINDING.