Art. 1 - Aims
The purpose of the photo contest is to select finalists from which to identify participants for the group exhibition Virtually.

Art. 2 - Recipients
The selection is open to all adult photographers of any nationality, including those not resident in Italy.

Art. 3 - Object
The subject of the selection is all photographic projects consisting of at least 5 photographs. Each project must be realised by a single author. Projects with four or more hands and containing less than 5 photographs will not be accepted. The theme is free in order not to restrict the artists' personal research. It is not necessary that the project has already been printed and it does not matter if it is unpublished or already published. Each author may only submit one project, even if it has already been submitted in previous editions of  VIRTUALLY, as long as the project has never been selected as a finalist project. Authors who were finalists of one edition of the photo contest may participate in the following editions, but only if they submit a different project from the one that was selected in the previous editions.

Art. 4 - Entry fee
If selected, the author agrees to pay a participation fee of €65.00, as a contribution to partially cover organizational expenses, by bank transfer net of any taxes or bank fees, if due. The fee can also be paid through Stripe, but will be increased by the amount of the relevant fee. The participation fee is non-refundable. References for making the payment will be sent to the selected in the email notifying the outcome of the selection. The payment of the participation fee should be made at the same time as the confirmation of participation by the selected person.

Art. 5 - Documentation required
For each project, the documentation to be submitted must consist of:
a_ minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20 photographs (even if the project contemplates a greater number) in jpg format, without signatures or credits, with a resolution of 1200px wide for horizontal photos, 800px high for vertical photos and 800px for square photos, not exceeding 500 KB in weight each. Title and year of photos in the form "title, year" is required. If the title is missing, untitle in the form "untitle, year" will be used. Photo titles can be given directly in the file name of the photo or separately in a .DOC document, no other format is accepted (use of this format will allow the secretary to use copy and paste and speed up registration operations).

b_ descriptive text of the project (PDF or DOC file no other format is accepted) max 1,500 characters including spaces,
c_ curriculum vitae (PDF or DOC file no other format is accepted) max 1,000 characters including spaces.
All the material requested must be contained in a folder named with the name and surname of the author and sent by WeTransfer, inserting the link directly into the appropriate field in the data collection form at the bottom of the call page.

Art. 6 - Selection
The selection of the finalist photo projects is entrusted to the jury whose decisions are final and unchallengeable. The outcome will be communicated only to those selected by text message (priority to whatsapp) and mail. In case of withdrawal or no response within 3 days of receiving the outcome (including Saturday and Sunday), the selected will be automatically excluded and the next author in the ranking will be involved instead.

Art. 6 bis - Assignment of titles
a_ The title of Virtually Most Shared will be awarded to only one participant per collective. The recipient must obtain the highest number of preferences expressed by the public within the post of the relevant collective published on the Photo Project Pro Facebook page. Valid preferences are exclusively those expressed by users during the entire duration of the exhibition, from 10 a.m. on the first day until no later than 6 p.m. on the last day. If the exhibition is extended, the deadline will slip to 6 p.m. on the last day of extension. The days indicated on the relevant exhibition page posted on the Photo Project Pro website will expressly apply. All Virtually Most Shared names will be published on the Page of Fame.

b_ The title of Virtually Excellence will be awarded by the committee at the end of the year, after the last scheduled collective has been held. There will be a maximum of 6 recipients of the title, selected from all participants in the collectives of the year in question. The committee's judgment on the awarding of the title is final and unappealable. All Virtually Excellence names will be published on the Page of Fame. In addition, authors who are recipients of this title will be offered an individual interview on Underlined.

Art. 7 - Copyright
Photo Project Pro acknowledges that each participating author retains full ownership of the copyright on his/her work. Any photograph used by Photo Project Pro must be accompanied by copyright acknowledgments. Any failure to provide such acknowledgements will not be considered infringement, provided that Photo Project Pro makes every reasonable effort to rectify such failure within a reasonable period of time from the date of notification of such failure.

Art. 8 - Participants' responsibilities
Each participant declares:
a_ that he/she is the author as well as the owner of the total and exclusive legal rights to the photographs submitted;
b_ that his or her photographs do not infringe on the rights of third parties, in accordance with the provisions of Law 633/1941 and subsequent amendments, and do not contain any defamatory content
c_ that all the information provided corresponds to the truth
d_ that I have read and therefore fully accept all articles, none excluded, of these regulations
e_ that the photographs submitted are not among those for which rights to use stock images have been purchased or granted
f_ to fully indemnify Photo Project Pro in respect of all copyrights, royalties and any other sums due to any person or company by reason of any infringement
g_ to authorise Photo Project Pro, free of charge, to reproduce the photographs submitted by him/her for the purposes of publication on the website, the production of promotional material and all other forms of communication and advertising activities of the organiser relating solely and exclusively to Photo Project Pro and VIRTUALLY or related exhibitions.

Each author is legally and criminally responsible for the photos he/she submits and publishes on and releases Photo Project Pro from any kind of responsibility deriving from obscenity, offence to third parties, illegal behaviour and violation of others' rights.

The participant acknowledges that Photo Project Pro and the partners of the photo contest VIRTUALLY take no responsibility and are not liable for any misuse of the images.

Art. 9 - Responsibility of Photo Project Pro
Photo Project Pro assumes no responsibility for any inaccurate, inaccurate or incomplete information caused by users of the website or by any device or program associated with or used in the photo contest, nor does Photo Project Pro assume responsibility for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, loss of network connection, disrupted computer transmissions, other problems or technical malfunctions with respect to the photo contest. Photo Project Pro assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, corruption, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of submitted work. Photo Project Pro is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email addressed to Photo Project Pro due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer related to or resulting from your participation or downloading of photo contest materials. If for any reason an entrant's photograph cannot be viewed or cannot be projected as intended, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical failure, Photo Project Pro assumes no liability.
In no event shall Photo Project Pro, its members, event partners, officers, directors or employees be liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of access to and use of the website and participation in the photo contest by any participant. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all website content is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or use, or non-infringement.

Art. 10 - Information request
The Photo Project Pro secretariat is available to participants for any further information at the following email address: [email protected]

Art. 11 - Consent to data processing and use of cookies
Each participant expressly authorises the processing of personal data transmitted in accordance with law 675/96 and subsequent amendments D.lgs. 196/2003. In addition, by navigating and using the site, the participant consents to the use of cookies in accordance with the provisions of the Italian Data Protection Authority's provision 229 of 8 May 2014.