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2024 Photography and Short Film Competition

7th Nerhi Photography and Short Film Competition|Collision and Fusion

Application Period: December 1st, 2023 - February 29th, 2024

Target Participants: All photography and videography enthusiasts

Equipment Requirements: Not specified

Theme Introduction

Throughout its history, the local lifestyle in Tibet has continued to evolve and progress. A unique fusion of ancient customs and modern trends, classic traditions and contemporary innovations, thrive in this special place, creating a vibrant blend.

Here, external cultures harmonize with local traditions, leading to new experiences. At the edges where different cultures intertwine, one can deeply experience the collision between tradition and modernity. From urban development to preserving traditional architecture, the challenges of modernization clash with the enduring appreciation for tradition, creating an intriguing dichotomy.

The boundaries between urban and rural, natural and artificial are becoming blurred, posing new questions that demand a fresh perspective.

Today, traditional folk beliefs, primarily rooted in experience, coexist and blend with the rapidly evolving rational thinking spurred by technological advancements. Diverse identities foster the convergence and fusion of various social groups, creating a more inclusive society.

"Collision and fusion" offer a window to explore the complexity and diversity of the Tibetan region. Within the realms of time and various ecological changes and advancements, everything exists in a perpetual cycle of collision and fusion, nurturing growth. Deep reflections on tradition/modernity, culture/society, nature/civilization are provoked.

In this year's visual competition, we look forward to participants actively exploring the multidimensional dialogues in the plateau region. Join us in witnessing the enchanting charm of collision and fusion.

Competition Regulations

  1. Entries can include single photos or photo series with 4-6 images, in color or black and white, following documentary or creative styles, with no restrictions. Video entries are also accepted, provided they align with the contest theme, without format limitations.

  2. Photo entries should be in JPG format, using the sRGB color space, with a maximum width of 1920 pixels and a maximum height of 1080 pixels. Image resolution should be 300 dpi, and file size should not exceed 5MB per image, with a total submission size of 26MB. Video entries should be in MPEG4 format, with a maximum duration of 15 minutes and no minimum duration.

  3. Entries must not display any identifying marks, watermarks, names, or signatures of the author.

  4. Participants must submit their entries via email as attachments, including the work's title, a brief description, capture date, location, team information, participant's personal details, and contact information in the email body, sent to the official Nerhi Photography and Short Film Competition email address.

Submission Email: To ensure the contest runs smoothly and maintains high-quality submissions, participants are advised to submit entries that comply with the theme and format requirements.

Judging Process

Entries will undergo preliminary screening by the Nerhi judging committee. Entries that do not align with the contest theme, principles, or objectives will be disqualified. The committee will select 40-50 entries for online voting, accounting for 10% of the final selection.

The list of shortlisted participants will be announced on the following official Nerhi platforms:

Instagram: nerhistudio

All winning and outstanding entries from this contest will be exhibited in an exhibition hall. Specific exhibition locations and formats will be announced on the Nerhi public platforms; please stay tuned.


Photography Category

2024 Nerhi Photography Award - 1 winner, prize: 3000 RMB

Videography Category

2024 Nerhi Videography Award - 1 winner, prize: 3000 RMB

Copyright Ownership

By participating in the contest, authors grant the organizer the following rights:

  1. Publication rights - the right to decide whether to publish the work.

  2. Attribution rights - the right to attribute the author's identity on the work.

  3. Reproduction rights - the right to reproduce the work in various forms.

  4. Distribution rights - the right to provide the original or reproductions to the public for sale or free.

  5. Exhibition rights - the right to publicly display original or reproduced works.

  6. Projection rights - the right to publicly reproduce visual and audio works through technical equipment.

  7. Broadcasting rights - the right to publicly broadcast or transmit works.

  8. Information network dissemination rights - the right to provide the work to the public through wired or wireless means.

  9. Filming rights - the right to fix works on a carrier through audio-visual methods.

  10. Translation rights - the right to translate works from one language to another.

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