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Forest-Pic Photography Contest

Official Rules 2017

General competition rules

Participation in the Forest-Pic Photography Contest constitutes full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decision of Organizing party, which are final and binding. Wining a prize is contingent on fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. The Organizing party of the contest is Teatro Metaphora- Associação de Amigos das Artes, seated in Travessa da Saraiva 12,9300-154 Câmara de Lobos.


Teatro Metaphora Association, referred as the Organization Party, non-profit organization seated in Câmara de Lobos, is the sole initiator of Forest-Pic Photography Contest, a contest of which the main goal is to engage youth from Madeira Island, that’s permanent citizens; and to make them notice and understand harmful impact of adventitious plants that intrude on subsistence of native plants.

Who may enter

The contest is opened to Madeira citizens aged between 15- 19.

Entry period

The entry period begins on September 6 and ends on September 30. The winners will be notified by mail message about their result within 7 working days from the day ending the competition

How to enter

All entries must take and submit one picture that is linked to the issue of invasive species. For instance, picture can represent observation how intrusive species act on original Madeiran plants (e.g. withering of native trees caused by imported plants), exhibit visually seen threads (for instance picture of fire in forest) or demonstrate the way of probable solutions to stop non-native species abusing local vegetation (e.g. planting endogenous, not foreign, trees)

The post with the respective picture has to be public and include following hashtags: #TeatroMetaphora #LovesForest; Next to this, Contestants are required to write a half- page long description on submitted picture. The last task is to send an email that includes aforementioned short description and a link to the picture on his/ her Facebook account on following mail address: [email protected] 


Requirements of Entries

Entry may not contain, as have determined by organizing party, in its sole discretion, any content that is sexually explicit or suggestive, derogatory of any ethnic, racial gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic

Participants must enter contest with original work that dose not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.

If the Entry contains any material or element that are not owned by the participant and which are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is excluded and his work shall not be taken into consideration.

Judging criteria

Photo contest winners will be determined by the panel of judges consisting of specialist and activist within the field of environmental awareness. The three winners will be selected based on receiving the most votes during the panel voting. Judges will use the following criteria to select the final winners:

Picture content, that’s a clear demonstration of the subject in matter 50%

Picture aesthetics, that’s creativity, photographic methods etc. 30%   

Description content, presenting an individual understanding of the problem 20%



There will be three (3) winners that shall receive the same prizes for scoring the highest number of point during panel voting. The winners will be notified by e-mail within 7 working days from the day ending the competition.

Prizes are the same for each of three winning Participants, and shall consist of:

  1. Precedence during recruitment for Participation in Youth exchange program in Poland, project funded by the European social fund
  2. The exhibition of the winning works in Municipal Library in Câmara De Lobos
  3. Teatro Metaphora Associação de Amigos das Artes t-shirt, pen
  4. 25.00 euro Worten voucher Sponsored by Madeira Island News. com

Claiming Prize

Only properly-claimed Prizes will be awarded. If a winner does not respond within five (5) days after the Sponsor’s first attempt to contact him or her, the corresponding Prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document or submission the winner will be required to promptly return to the Organizing Party his or her Prize.

Choice of law

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and the Organizing Party in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the Portuguese Republic.