World Artography - A Global Platform for Photography
WHAT IS WORLD ARTOGRAPHY?
World Artography is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across up to 175 countries, our aim is to showcase the biggest pixel photography platform by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet. We take pride in building lasting relationships with both individual photographers as well as our industry-leading partners around the world. “This is NOT a regular photography competition, but a life-changing opportunity for all photographers who will be a part of it”
World Artography is open to anyone over 18 years of age, whether you’re a keen amateur photographer ready to show your work in your first major photo competition or an already established professional. With 5 unique categories to enter, there’s nowhere a better platform to share your work with the world. Your photos will be judged by a panel of recognized industry experts, journalists, and professional photographers.
WORD FROM THE CEO
"Gain global exposure, enter the Guinness World Book of Records, get your work exhibited around the world, win cash prizes along the way and get a bouquet full of rewards" - Miss Jobanputra K, CEO, Founder
The above forewords from the CEO and Founder of World Artography, indicates that the photography world will soon be set on fire. The vision and mission of World Artography is to provide this life changing opportunity to all the Photographers of the world. The World Artography photography contest, is unique in its own way, where a website www.worldartography.com will be open to all the image makers of the world to buy pixels and submit their image/s for competition @ Rs 1/Pixel with one image size restricted to 6700 pixels. This pixel purchase offers the photographer a chance to be part of this biggest photography extravaganza.
Where World Artography is all set to make mark in the history, we are pleased to announce that DCP Expeditions LLP has been identified as sole platform to give their members an opportunity to participate in this competition. It is our immense pleasure to also announce that, DCP has excelled over other competitive photography institutes and academies in India to be a part of this historical event.
ABOUT THE CONTEST
The contest is based on an idea of selling a grid containing 67 million pixels (10000 images with 6700 pixels per image). Where one pixel will be sold for Rs 1, and each image is equal to 6700 pixels (100 pixels on higher side and 67 pixels on shorter side), which means the submission cost per image is INR 6700. It is unique from the routine photography contest not only due to pixel selling concept but for the first time leading brands are coming together in affiliation with World Artography. Industry leaders like Sony, NatGeo Wild, Canon, Nikon, Polaroid, Phillips, Pentax, Panasonic, Olympus, Kodak, Fujifilm, Casio, Sharp, Samsung, Qatar Airways, Emirates and World Art Dubai have come under one umbrella of World Artography to launch the world’s most prestigious competition in the history. All the affiliates are offering some amazing never-heard-of benefits to all the participants.
WORLD ARTOGRAPHY AND GUINNESS WORLD BOOK OF RECORDS
The uniqueness of this contest does not only remain with the association of multiple leading brands coming under one umbrella but also about The Guinness World book of Records making note of this first of its kind of competition where over million pixel grid will be used as a Photography contest where photographers around the globe will become a part of and enter into the Guinness World Records.
WORLD ARTOGRAPHY AND DCP EXPEDITIONS LLP
It gives us immense pleasure that World Artography has taken note of the quality of the work which DCP Expeditions’ mentors, members and patrons have showcased over our various social media platforms and the same has in-turn formed an assurance to the team World Artography that the association with DCP Expeditions would ensure the world’s best images appearing on the Pixel Grid of World Artography competition, thus fulfilling the required quality of fine art photography for this kind of competition.
PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST
Participants over the age of 18 years can be part of this competition by submitting their images across 5 categories as mentioned below:
Pixels can be bought from the website in the minimum unit of 1 image and maximum of 5 images with the resolution of 6700 pixels each only. Image can be 100 pixels on higher side and 67 pixels on shorter side. Cost of the participation is INR 1 per pixels, i.e. INR 6700 per image. However, the participant while submitting their images, will follow the criteria of 1000 pixels on longer side and 667 pixels on shorter side. Website will then convert the image into 100x67. Images other than 1000x667 / 667x1000 will not be accepted. For more details refer “How to participate in World Artography Photography Competition” on www.dcpexpeditions.com
Other information like terms and conditions, how to submit the images will be available on World Artography website once the site opens for accepting participation for the competition.
BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION
World Artography contest, where photographers not only enter the Guinness World Book of Records but EACH successful entrant will feature at least one of their images in leading global magazines, newspapers and feature an image in galleries across the globe. Magazine Affiliation to use images include: BBC WILDLIFE, WILD PLANET, WWM, OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE, BIRDS & BLOOM, ADVENTURE & WILDLIFE, NAT GEO & SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE
In each Category 3 prizes (1st/2nd/3rd)
- 1st - INR 300,000
- 2nd - INR 200,000
- 3rd - INR 100,000
- Jury Choice INR 50,000 (One Each Category)
- 2 Special Mentions per category – INR 10,000 each
- Public Vote - INR 50,000 Best Photo
- Top 100 photographers will be selected to showcase their portfolio at the Qatar 2020 Exhibition (read details below).
- Each company will pick 12 images they like (from the remaining non winners) which will be used for 2020/2021 calendars which will be distributed to their clients/business associates/friends & family in time for Christmas 2019.
- Once the Grid has accumulated 5000 images, all the 5000 images will be displayed in a permanent art gallery set up in Qatar, which will be open for display for the exclusive visitors of this art gallery. Every image will also get GBP 100 in return per image submitted on website (read details below).
- All entrants’ images from the grid will feature in a one-off 2020 World Artography "Guinness World Book of Record Winners" Best Photographers Of The Year, published by Sony, affiliated with 17 Industry expert and distributed in and across, UK, Europe, America & Asia.
- All the images from the website will feature in magazines/newspapers around London Europe, Asia, and America throughout 2020
- International media coverage for winners across all categories.
- On fulfilment of 5000 Images on the Pixel Grid, all entrants will receive a Commendation Medal from Guinness World Book of Records.
- All entries will be accredited with a Framed World Artography Certificate, with all the affiliated logos as featured footer & website.
Top 100 photographers will be selected to showcase their portfolio at the Qatar 2020 Exhibition inclusive of 1 Night Bed & Breakfast (based on 4 sharing a room) (Flights/Airport Transfers Not Included) and Exhibition Stand per winner, where they can showcase their selected images other than the one submitted in the contest, which can also be bought by the visitors. This will be a unique opportunity for the selected participants to showcase their work on global platform.
On achieving 5000 slots on the grid, World Artography will open bumper bonanza for the contestants.
All the 5000 images will be displayed in a permanent art gallery set up in Qatar, which will be open for display for the exclusive visitors of this art gallery. The exclusive rights of these images will be with the owners of this Art gallery with due credit to the image makers. Image maker will hand sign these images in front and the back to ensure its originality and authenticity. Participant will be given GBP 100 per image submitted on website by the owners of the gallery, this means that participant is entitled to receive entire amount spent on submission once the grid has 5000 images. Though participant will be the sole owner of this image, he/she cannot hand sign and give this image again to any one any time in the world, thus ensuring that the image displayed in the gallery is single signed image in the world.
DCP MEMBERS AND WORLD ARTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Celebrating DCP’s association with World Artography, we are giving out some extra special benefits apart from the one mentioned above. Though there is a participation fee to be paid, we at DCP are ensuring that you get back more in return that what you pay. Here is how:
Discounted participation fee
Even though the participation cost per image is INR 6700, DCP members will get flat 20% discount plus taxes on every image they submit upto 4 images. However if participant submits 5 images, then the discount will be further increased to ~37% and the price for the package of 5 images will be INR 24999 inclusive of all taxes.
Free DCP Membership
In addition to the above discount, DCP is including its free membership along with the participation fee for the number of years equivalent to the number of images submitted. Existing members can also avail the benefit (their remaining days of validity will get added to the offer).
Flat cash discount on DCP Tours
Not only that, participants will also be entitled for flat cash discount from Rs 6000 to Rs 15,000 on any of the DCP Expeditions Tours conducted in India having expedition cost INR 60,000 and above. There will be only one such participant per expedition who can have this advantage and no other discount offer can be clubbed with this. For instance not more than 1 participant per expedition can redeem this cash discount.
To package all the above benefits in a single gift wrap, we have created 5 World Artography DCP Discounted Participation Packages. To avail these Participation Packages please CLICK HERE. These Participation Packages come with
- 20% discount on World Artography submission upto 4 images and 37% discount for 5 images submission
- Free DCP membership with its full benefits valid for years as per the package selected as shown below in the screen shot
- Flat cash discount from Rs 6000 to Rs 15,000 on any DCP Expeditions tours within India as shown in the table below
Hence the total benefit will be as below
WA = World Artography
All Prices are in INR
*Price inclusive of 20% Discount and 18% GST
# New as well Existing Member
## Cash Discount on DCP Expeditions
The above table shows that the participants will be getting back benefits worth the value more than the participation fee of the contest.
Annual DCP Exhibition and Annual award:
All the winning entries and top 20 entries in each categories, will be directly selected for DCP Expedition’s annual exhibition and award.
With cash prizes, global recognition and a plethora of benefits, this is a great opportunity for photographers around the world. Covered by media worldwide, the upcoming launch is causing waves around the globe. The first and only one of its kind, World Artography looks to take the world by storm.
Text by Ashutosh Shinde, Project Head and Panel Expert, DCP Expeditions