The all-new photo storytelling contest celebrates and recognises National University of Singapore’s student photographers for their best images contributing to NUS community sports photojournalism.


About


What Is A “Community Sports” Image?

Great question! We have some inspirations to help you capture these memorable snaps. Images of community building through sports can be either as they occurred (documentary) or as they are devised of (or recreated) to exemplify concepts or activities.

Fostering Friendships

Sports is an excellent way to bring people closer together. In social sports, it’s all about camaraderie, not competition. Participants are looking for a social experience and creating a personal connection with other people.

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Social Integration

Sports play a vital role in building community links and reinforce social cohesion. These exchanges strengthen inclusions.

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Food as Fuel

Eat great and participate. Whether is that quick stopover for supper after a late night futsal or that in-depth discussion on an endurance athlete's’ diet and nutrition - what better way to bond over a meal and a cuppa.

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What, Photo Storytelling?

Yes, if you love telling stories through images, then this is the right platform for you. Photo Storytelling will place you in the heart of campus sports happenings. Put on your investigative hat and be a “kaypoh” (Hokkien for busybody).

To get started, check out NUSync Calendar of Events to find the various sports activities happening around campus.

Prizes


Win more than $12,000 cash prizes.

Mobile Category

Photos taken using a camera phone.

First Prize:
Cash prize of S$1,500
Second Prize:
Cash prize of S$1,000
Third Prize:
Cash prize of S$800
Merit:
Cash prize of S$500
(total of 5 prizes)
People's Choice:
Cash prize of S$500
(shortlisted by jury of final 10)

Digital Category

Photos taken using other digital cameras, except a camera phone. Examples include DSLR, point-and-shoot cameras.

First Prize:
Cash prize of S$1,500
Second Prize:
Cash prize of S$1,000
Third Prize:
Cash prize of S$800
Merit:
Cash prize of S$500
(total of 5 prizes)
People's Choice:
Cash prize of S$500
(shortlisted by jury of final 10)

Tag it to Win it Instagram Contest

Snap an insta-worthy pic and hashtag #NUSCommunitySport and #oneNUS!

The pic with the most "likes" each month wins $100.

Instagram Contest runs from April through July 2018. Details on @nusstudentaffairs.


The contest culminates in a roving public exhibition on-campus.
The exhibition opening will be held on Saturday 20 October 2018 at the University Sports Centre (USC).

Jury


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A/P Peter Pang

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Mrs Ovidia Lim-Rajaram

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Mr Ong Kah Kuang

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Ms Wong Maye-e

Rules and Terms & Conditions


By entering the NUS Community Sports Photo Story Contest (hereinafter ‘Contest’), you accept the Contest’s Rules and Terms & Conditions.

1.1
The Contest is open to all full-time NUS students.
1.2
No team entries are allowed.
1.3
Each entrant can submit up to three entries. Judging will be based on a single photo and not the series of photos.
1.4
Entrant must be the author of the photos submitted in his/her name.
1.5
Entrant must be the sole owner and copyright holder.
1.6
Photos must be taken from 1 January 2017 - 17 September 2018.
1.7
Photos entries should be based on the two categories - Mobile and/or Digital.
1.8
Photos must be taken on NUS campuses - Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram.
1.9
Submission is online and through NUSync only.
2.1
Submission Deadline: 17 September 2018, 23:59
2.2
Judging Panel Verdict: 5 October 2018
2.3
Winners Announcement: 20 October 2018
3.1
By entering this contest, You hereby fully consent to NUS collecting, using and/or disclosing my personal data in any form and to disclose the same to third parties (including any third party located outside of Singapore) in compliance with the Singapore PDPA 2012 and all subsidiary legislation for the purpose of the Contest, subsequent registration to and all other actions necessary in relation to the Contest.
3.2
You confirm that each person depicted in the Entry has granted permission to be portrayed as shown. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be rented or borrowed with the permission of the owner, and all other relevant permissions must have been obtained.
4.1
This Contest is open to two main participant groups: Mobile Category and Digital Category. You're free to decide which category to join, but you must indicate in your submission.
4.2
Mobile Category: Photos must be taken using a camera phone.
4.3
Digital Category: Photos must be taken using other digital cameras, except a camera phone. Examples include DSLR, point-and-shoot cameras.

Images must meet the following specifications:

5.1
Images should be no smaller than 1MB and no larger than 5MB.
5.2
Images should be JPEG format with high-quality compression.
5.3
Images should be saved in RGB colour mode.
5.4
Name your file in <<Category Type>> <<Your Name>> <<Title of Image>> (e.g. Mobile-John Chen-Let’s Play.jpg)
5.5
All entrants must be able to supply a high-resolution image suitable for printing in exhibitions should the image be required.
5.6
All images must accompany accurate story captions, written in English only, and contain all the information described in the Guidance on Photo Captions.
5.7
Images must not show the name of the photographer or any other information (these details can be included in the metadata of the pictures but must not be visible on the picture itself).

Images must meet the following specifications:

6.1
Captions must be accurate and answer the basic questions of good journalism. They must be written in English Language only.
6.2

The first sentence 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 inter-hall games, according to the referee).
6.3
The second sentence of the caption is used to give context to the event or describe why the photo is significant. Any information that is included must be sourced.
6.4
The final sentence 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.
6.5
The maximum character count is 2,200 including spaces.

Images must meet the following specifications:

7.1
A shortlist of 20 photographers (10 photographers per category) will be selected and announced prior to the Contest's awards ceremony.
7.2
The winners will be announced during the ceremony on 20 October 2018 at the NUS Sports Carnival held at University Sports Centre (USC).
7.3
OSA may run an online rating process whereby members of the public may vote for a favourite photograph. If there is sufficient evidence (in OSA' sole discretion) to suggest malpractice and manipulation of the rating process, then OSA has the right to remove the relevant Entry or Entries and, if necessary, award the prize to a different contestant. OSA's decisions are final.
7.4
Winners will be notified through NUSync as well as NUS email.
7.5
The decision of the jury is final.
8.1
Copyright holders retain copyright of their work. For awarded images, copyright holders grant NUS and OSA unlimited non-exclusive use of high-resolution images for activities in all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the Contest, the exhibition, University archive, and all promotional and educational activities for and under the auspices of the Contest, without any remuneration being due.
8.2
For all images except awarded images, copyright holders grant the University non-exclusive use of low-resolution pictures in a non-public archive for its educational and research activities, without any remuneration being due.
8.3
The copyright holders represent and warrant that submission of the pictures does not breach any law, and further that no third party can hold any claims or any objections regarding the rights granted to the University specified in articles 8.1 and 8.2. The copyright holders will hold the University harmless of any claims from third parties related hereto.
8.4

Each Entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, and Your Entry does not include:

8.4.1
Trademarks owned by third parties
8.4.2
Copyrighted materials owned by third parties
8.4.3
Names, likenesses, voices or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead
8.4.4
Entries which contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than that of NUS Community Sports Photo Story Contest
8.4.5
Entries containing screen credits
8.5
You agree to fully indemnify OSA in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of Your breaching any of the foregoing.
8.6
You confirm that each person depicted in the Entry has granted permission to be portrayed as shown. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be rented or borrowed with the permission of the owner, and all other relevant permissions must have been obtained.

Images must meet the following specifications:

9.1
OSA assumes no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the Contest, and OSA assumes no responsibility for technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, for lost network connections, garbled computer transmissions, other problems or technical malfunctions with regard to the Contest.
9.2
OSA assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, corruption, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of Entries.
9.3
OSA is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail addressed to OSA on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to You or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Contest. If for any reason a contestant’s entry cannot be viewed or is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud or technical failures, OSA assumes no responsibility.
9.4
In no event will OSA, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, Event Partners, its creative agencies, or its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives or agents be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of any entrant’s access to and use of the Website. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or use or non-infringement.
9.5
The Entry Rules and any dispute, proceedings or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to the Entry Rules (including any non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by Singapore law.
9.6
Any dispute arising from the Entry Rules (whether contractual or non-contractual) shall be decided solely and exclusively by the competent court of Singapore.
9.7
The conditions set out in the Entry Rules are binding, and OSA reserves the right to refuse or exclude any entry at its own discretion.

Images must meet the following specifications:

10.1
OSA reserves the right to make modifications to the Rules. Changes made will be posted on NUSync and Contest microsite.