- Entries should portray the theme, #LoveFarming.
- Only amateur photographers (in other words people who do not make a living from taking photos) may enter the competition.
- The photographers must provide captions for the photos as well as their postal address and telephone number/s.
- People on the photos must be identified (provide a name and surname).
- Only emailed entries will be accepted. The photos must be in JPG format, not smaller than 1 MB and no bigger than 10 MB each.
- Photos entered must be unique and should not portray the same theme as photos entered for other competitions. Photos entered must not have been published previously.
- Manipulated photos will not be accepted. Unacceptable manipulation of photos essentially entails adding visual elements that were not in the photo originally (e.g. clouds or plants); as well as elements in the image that change the context or theme of the photo (e.g. an unattractive and substantial element somewhere in the photo). Acceptable manipulation entails the following: Changing the photograph’s original dimensions (cropping – given that it doesn’t change the context or theme), adjustments to underexposed or overexposed parts (exposure adjustments) and adjustments to the room temperature (the general colour tint of the photo – colour temperature correction). If in doubt about the extent of manipulation, judges may request that the original photo be made available.
- Participants may enter a maximum of three photos (with varying subjects) per edition. If more than three photos are entered, the first three photos received will be considered for the competition.
- A participant who is announced as a monthly winner may not enter the competition for the following three editions.
- Photographers may enter their photographs up until the deadline each month. Entries received after this date will be entered for the following month’s competition.
- Grain SA reserves the right to reject photos that are blurry and/or do not adhere to the competition rules.
- A panel consisting of two professional photographers, a representative each from
SA Graan/Grain and Sasol, will judge the photos each month.
- All entries become the property of Grain SA. The photos will be stored in a data bank and Grain SA and Sasol may use it for future promotions, marketing and publication purposes. By entering the competition, the entrant agrees to this and no third-party claims for copyright violation may be submitted.
- Employees of Sasol, Grain SA and Infoworks may not enter the competition.