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IMPORTANT!

Keep in mind that NOT any photograph or video can be submitted to this contest!

To be valid, the images must be shot in El Hierro Island waters between the 12th of April 2017 and the 31st of January 2018, always under the supervision of any of the Authorized Diving Centers of the event (You will find a list of these diving centers in the “Contest Rules” section). You have to inform the authorized diving center about your intention to participate in the Online Open Fotosub when diving with them and don’t forget to fill in the Registration Form you will fid HERE. When we receive the form, we will  let you know how you should take the control shots, which are essential to be able to validate your photographs or videos.

Do not forget to do this, otherwise if you have not been registered by an Authorized Diving Center and done the indicated control shots, your photographs/videos will not be validated and therefore they will be disqualified although the jury found them worth winning.

How to participate by voting the images submitted to the contest

If you are not registered, use the “Register” tab to create an Online Open Fotosub user account. Once created, you will be able to enter the system with your user name and password through the “Log in” tab and vote the photographs and videos you will find in each category in “Images in Contest” on the menu above. The previous month voting period is opened from the 1st to the 15th of each month (between May 2017 and February 2018) and for each voting period a round-trip flight ticket to El Hierro from any Canary island will be raffled between the users that have voted: the more months you vote, more will be the possibilities to win one of the prizes.

How to participate submitting photographs to the contest

It is important that you carefully read de CONTEST RULES to ensure your entering photographs meet the established requirements.

If you are not registered, use the “Register” tab to create an Online Open Fotosub user account. Once created, you will be able to enter the system with your user name and password through the tab “Log in” and submit your images using the photograph uploader:

  • Select the corresponding tab to the category you wish to submit your image
  • Press the “Upload image” button
  • Press “Select file” to search in your computer for the photograph JPG file you aim to submit. Once selected, press “Upload image
  • Repeat this operation for each one of the images you aim to submit
  • Be aware that submitted images will not show up in the corresponding gallery until the pre-selection jury’s validation. Please be patient!

Contest photographs (Maximum 5 per category and month) can only be submitted between the 15th of the month the photograph was taken and the 14th of the following month. However, keep in mind that the voting period opens on the 1st and closes on the 15th of each month, so the sooner you submit your photographs, more the possibilities for your image to be voted.

How to participate submitting videos to the contest.

It is important that you carefully read de CONTEST RULES to ensure your entering videos meet the established requirements.

If you are not registered, use the “Register” tab to create an Online Open Fotosub user account. Once created, you will be able to enter the system with your user name and password through the tab “Log in” and submit your videos using the video uploader:

  • Upload your video to the Youtube or Vimeo web service and copy the insertion link generated (When creating the link, select 200 height, without the authors’ photograph or name)
  • Select the tab corresponding to the video category
  • Press the button “Upload image
  • Press “Select file” and search in your computer a representative JPEG file of the video you aim to submit, afterwards, paste the generated video link in the window below. Press “Upload image” when you are finished. You can just submit 1 video per month: if submitting more than 1, the 1st will be the valid one.
  • Be aware that the submitted video will not show up in the corresponding gallery until the pre-selection jury’s validation. Please be patient!
  • Contest videos (1 per participant and month) can only be submitted between the 15th of the month the video was shot and the 14th of the next month. However, keep in mind that the voting period opens on the 1st and closes on the 15th of each month, so the sooner you submit your video, more the possibilities to be voted.
SCENARY CATEGORY

To upload an image to the selected category, click the buttom, then select the file in your computer and write a short image tittle.

VERTEBRATES CATEGORY

To upload an image to the selected category, click the buttom, then select the file in your computer and write a short image tittle.

INVERTEBRATES CATEGORY

To upload an image to the selected category, click the buttom, then select the file in your computer and write a short image tittle.

ALGAES CATEGORY

To upload an image to the selected category, click the buttom, then select the file in your computer and write a short image tittle.

COMPACT CAMERAS CATEGORY

To upload an image to the selected category, click the buttom, then select the file in your computer and write a short image tittle.

VIDEO CATEGORY

Please, first of all, upload your short video to Youtube or Vimeo and generate an embed link for it. Copy this link.

Then, select a representative JPG image for your video and upload it using the buttom. Paste the video embed link in the empty field.

The embed video links in Youtube and Vimeo look similar to this one:

link-video

Please, for the embed link, select height = 200, without portrait, text or tittle.