U- News Agency has agreed with World Press Photo, News Flare, and Getty Images to provide them with videos and images for marketing purposes. If the photos were sold, the selling party receives 50% of the financial return, the owner of the photo receives 25% and U- News Agency receives 25%.
1. World Press Photo contest is only open to professional photographers. Every photographer must provide valid evidence of current professional status. Examples of documents that count as evidence include, but are not limited to: a membership document from a professional photographic association; journalism union membership card; letter of reference from a photo agency, photo editor or publication; or a scan of a press card.
2. Team entries of two or more photographers are allowed. Per team member proof of professional status must be provided.
3. The photographer(s) must be the author(s) of the pictures submitted in his/her/their name.
4. The photographer(s), or the agent or representative entering on their behalf, must be the copyright holder(s) or have been authorized by the copyright holder(s) to submit the pictures.
5. A picture can only be entered once, either as a single picture or as part of a story, or as part of a body of work in Long-Term Projects. Pictures submitted more than once will be removed from the contest.
6. Pictures can be submitted whether or not they have been published.
7. Pictures must meet the following specifications:
- Upload images with the original pixel size (unless cropped). Do not scale and do not change the resolution.
- ICC profile must be embedded. AdobeRGB, sRGB or grayscale Gamma 2.2 are recommended. No CMYK.
- Must be uploaded in JPEG format with high quality compression. We will use winning images for high quality reproduction.
- Pictures must not show the name of the photographer, agency, or publication, or any other information (these details can be included in the metadata of the pictures but must not be visible on the picture itself).
- All pictures must have accurate captions, written in English only, and contain all the information described in the guidance on captions.
- Only single exposure and single frame pictures will be accepted. The following are not accepted:
- Multiple exposures, polyptychs (diptychs, triptychs, and so forth).
- Stitched panoramas, either produced in-camera or with image editing software.
- The content of a picture must not be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people and/or objects from within the frame. There are two exceptions:
- Cropping that removes extraneous details is permitted
- Removing sensor dust or scratches on scans of negatives is permitted
- Adjustments of color or conversion to grayscale that do not alter content are permitted, with two exceptions:
- Changes in color may not result in significant changes in hue, to such an extent that the processed colors diverge from the original colors
- Changes in density, contrast, color and/or saturation levels that alter content by obscuring or eliminating backgrounds, and/or objects or people in the background of the picture, are not permitted
What is required in captions?
Captions must be accurate and answer the basic questions of good journalism. They must be written in English only.
- The first part of the caption must:
- Describe who is in the photograph and what is going on within the photo
- Name the city, region or state, and country where the picture was made
- Provide the date the photo was made
- Captions must give attribution for action not seen (e.g., the scene of accident where more than 10 died, according to police)
- The second part of the caption is used to give context to the news event or describe why the photo is significant. Any information that is included must be sourced.
- The final part must explain the circumstances in which a photograph was taken. If the photographer influenced the scene in any way, or gave directions to a subject to pose in any way for a portrait, this must be disclosed.