Competition rules for FotoMarathon

Common rules

The images

  • The images must be taken in the file format JPG and in S-RGB colours.
  • Images must be taken in the image format 3:2 or 4:3. Other image formats may not be used.
  • The imafes must be taken during FotoMarathon 2021. Therefore, Your camera must be set to the correct date and time before the FotoMarathon begins. If you submit (upload) a image taken before the start of the competition, you will be disqualified.
  • Participation in both the 6, 12 and 24-hour competitions is allowed. However, the images must be different. You must not reuse images from the 6-hour competition in the 12-hour competition, etc. If you reuse the images, you will be disqualified.
  • All images must be taken with the same camera or smartphone.
  • The images must be taken in the order in which the themes are handed out. This means that your image for theme No. 1 has been taken before your image for theme No. 2, etc. It is the time according to the image’s EXIF data that determines the order.
  • You are allowed to take more images per theme, but you can only submit one of them to the competition.
  • You must do everything you want to do with your camera before you take the photos. I.e. using camera settings (e.g. black/white, sepia, effects) and using extra equipment in the form of flash, tripod, filters, masks, etc.
  • Post-processing of the images is not permitted regardless of whether it is on a computer, camera or Smartphone. Post-processing means any processing of an image after it has been taken. Multiexposure is considered to be post-processing and must not be used.
  • You are not allowed to change file names and EXIF data in the images.
  • Only FotoMarathons judges decide whether the competition rules have been violated.

Themes delivery

The themes are published on Photomarathon’s website, Facebook page and Instagram.

When FotoMarathon ends

You finish the competition by submitting (uploading) your images to FotoMarathon. The link to upload your images is announced at the start of the competition. If you upload the images before or after the specified time of the competition, you will be disqualified.

6 Hour FotoMarathon

  • The images must be taken during FotoMarathon on 28. August 2020 from kl. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • The 6 themes are published on 28 August 2020 at 10:00 am on FotoMarathon’s website, Facebook page and Instagram.
  • For each theme, you must take a image and the themes must be photographed in the order in which they have been received.
  • The last image must be taken before 4:00 pm.
  • You finish the 6-hour FotoMarathon, by submitting (uploading) your 6 images to FotoMarathon, at saturday the 28 th. August from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Images submitted after 6:00 pm are deleted from the competition. The link to upload your images, will be announced at the start of the competition.

12 Hour FotoMarathon

  • The images must be taken during FotoMarathon on 28. August 2020 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
  • The first 6 themes are published on 28 August 2020 at 10:00 am on FotoMarathon’s website, Facebook page and Instagram. The next 6 themes are published in the same place at 16:00 pm.
  • For each theme, you must take a image and the themes must be photographed in the order in which they have been received.
  • The last image must be taken before 10:00 pm.
  • You finish the 12-hour FotoMarathon, by submitting (uploading) your 12 images to FotoMarathon, at saturday the 28 th. August from 8:00 pm to 12:00 pm. Images submitted after 12:00 pm, are deleted from the competition. The link to upload your images, will be announced at the start of the competition.

24 Hour Fotomarathon

  • The images must be taken during FotoMarathon on 28. August 2020 from 10:;00 am to 30 August 10:00 am.
  • The first 6 themes are published on 28 August 2020 at 10:00 am on FotoMarathon’s website, Facebook page and Instagram. The next 6 themes are published in the same place at 16:00 pm and the last 12 themes are published at 10:00 pm.
  • For each theme, you must take a image and the themes must be photographed in the order in which they have been received.
  • The last image must be taken before Sunday 29 August at 10:00 am.
  • You finish the 24-hour FotoMarathon, by submitting (uploading) your 12 images to FotoMarathon at Sunday the 29 th. August from 8.00 am to 12.00 am. Images submitted after 12.00 am, are deleted from the competition. Link to upload will be announced at the start of the competition.

Good advices

  • Make sure you have an Internet connection.
  • Make sure that your equipment has fully charged batteries.
  • Make sure you have extra batteries for your flash and the like.
  • Bring an extra memory card.
  • It is a good idea to bring your charger and a USB data cable that matches your camera.
  • Avoid using any techniques you have not tried before. This can have an unintended result. For example, images taken with the camera on the upside-down, may be turned 180 degrees and thus not have the desired effect.