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A watchful crab hiding under a rock, a school of small fish drawing stinking shapes, a sinuous seaweed dancing in the current…
Until midnight on 25 September those who photograph the beauty of our sea can take part in the photo contest “Life among the rocks” linked to LIFE Pinna.
The initiative is aimed at all those who, during a swim with a mask and fins or while observing the most vital shores of our seas, can tell through a simple snapshot the beauty of the biodiversity that can still be found in the Mediterranean.
Up for grabs are marine-themed books, T-shirts and gadgets related to the project.

Here is pictured an example of a possible subject: a peacock blenny (Salaria pavo) in a puddle among the rocks.
Photo F. Tomasinelli/Triton

CONTEST RULES

1. ORGANIZERS
Triton Research Srl on behalf of the LIFE Pinna Project
Triton Research Srl – Via dei Mille 40 – 80121 Napoli – P.IVA 09209341214

2. PARTICIPATION FEE
Participation in the contest is free of charge

3. THEME
Title: Life among the rocks. Subjects may include all organisms encountered along the tide line and in the shallows, reachable with mask and fins outing, such as crabs, small fish, or interesting algae formations. Subjects must have been portrayed in the Mediterranean, and neither captive nor domestic animals are allowed.

Note: the jury will especially consider photographs with Pinna nobilis as subject

4. CALENDAR
Contest opening: July 2022
Contest closing date: 25 September 2022
Jury voting: 25 September to 2 October 2022
Announcement of winners: 3 October 2022
Awarding of prizes: October 2022

5. TYPE OF IMAGES
Participation in the contest is open to all. Each author may submit a maximum number of 3 images (hereinafter, also only named as the ‘work’ ‘works’ or ‘images’).
Works in Jpg format, with a long side of at least 2,000 pixels, are admitted to the contest. Raw photos are not allowed.
Images may be either colour or black and white. Normal colour, tone, contrast, saturation and level corrections are permitted. Photomontages, retouching, removing or adding key elements are not allowed. In addition, frames, dates, signatures and lettering superimposed on the photos are not allowed. Works must not have received prizes or mentions in photographic competitions at the time of entry.

6. IMAGES SUBMISSION
Works must be sent by e-mail or via WeTransfer to the following address:
info@lifepinna.eu
Each Work must be numbered, bear the initials of the author’s First Name and Surname and have a title (for example, Mario Rossi, photo no. 1 of a coral will be: MR_Corallo_1).

The deadline for acceptance of submitted images is 23:59 on 25 September 2022.

7. RIGHTS
The property and rights of the Images are owned by the authors, who grant Triton Research Srl the right of free use and publication – online and offline – of the submitted Works, with the obligation to indicate the name of the author. The latter authorizes Triton Research Srl to publish and disseminate the Images for purposes related to the contest, its communication and promotion, such as catalogue, calendar and website (with watermark, if required), for exhibitions or other cultural purposes.

Triton Research Srl may not assign, in any way, the rights of use to third-parties, nor use the authors’ images for profit.

Each author declares to be the exclusive owner of the copyright on the Images and is personally responsible for the subject matter of the submitted Work and its description, relieving Triton Research Srl from any liability. Participation in the contest implies that the submitted Images do not infringe any third-party rights. The author of the Images therefore guarantees that he/she has obtained the required authorization for Images depicting people and/or things for which it is required to obtain a specific consent, relieving Triton Research Srl from any responsibility.

8. JURY
The jury, which will assess the works, will be composed as follows:
Francesco Tomasinelli, Communication Manager of the LIFE PINNA project, Triton Research, naturalist and photographer,
Valeria Pulieri, Project Manager, Triton Research,
Eleonora Ledda, Project Assistant, Triton Research.

The judgement of the jury is final and irrevocable to all effects. The evaluation will consider the technical aspects of the images (composition, file quality, sharpness) and those relating to natural science (uniqueness of the situation, rarity of the species portrayed).

9. AWARDS
From all the works submitted, the jury will choose three works in each category (classified as first, second and third)

The first classified will receive the volume ‘Guide to the identification of fishes of Europe and the Mediterranean’ by Louisy-Trainito, the T-shirt and some project gadgets.
The second prize winner will receive a T-shirt and some project gadgets.
The third-place winner will receive some project gadgets.

Prizes will be sent directly to the winner.

10. PRIVACY
The provision of all requested data by interested parties is a prerequisite for participation in the contest. The aforementioned personal data will be processed – in compliance with the EU Regulation 2016/679 (G.D.P.R.) – using paper and computer tools, in such a way as to guarantee their security and confidentiality, exclusively for participation in this contest, i.e., for the identification of the winners and the identification of the authors of the photos on the various occasions in which they will be exhibited or published. It will be possible at any time to exercise the rights set out in Chapter III of the G.D.P.R., such as requesting the rectification, updating, and cancellation of data. The interested party can exercise the rights provided by the G.D.P.R. The data controller is Triton Research Srl, Via dei Mille 40 – 80121 Napoli.

11. FINAL PROVISIONS
Participation in the contest implies knowledge and acceptance of these regulations.

12. INFORMATION
For information, please contact Triton Research Srl, info@lifepinna.eu