The EMPHASIS Photo Competition in collaboration with IPPN



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By submitting images, you confirm that you have read and accept the Terms of Participation below, that you hold the copyright permissions for all submitted material,  that the submitted images are free of third-party rights, and that no personal rights are being violated when presenting persons.

You also confirm that you understand that the submitted material may appear publicly as part of EMPHASIS and IPPN websites, social media, and other media or exhibitions by EMPHASIS, IPPN and partner organisations including the sponsors of the competition. You agree that all pictures and any reproduction may be used as IPPN e.V. and the organisers of EMPHASIS and EMPHASIS-PREP see fit.


Everyone is permitted to participate in the competition. The prerequisite for participation is that the images are submitted as digital image files via this submission form and that you accept the Terms of Participation.

You may submit any photograph that depicts plant phenotyping, this may include but is not limited to pictures of researchers in action, plants, phenotyping installations, scientific images, artistic interpretations of plant phenotyping. Each participant may submit up to five photographs.

The photos may not contain any frames/dates or other decorations. Each picture has to be submitted via this website.

All of the mandatory fields of the online form must be completed, and by submitting images the participants confirm that they have read and accepted the terms of participation.

The photos must be saved in RGB mode as JPEG or PNG format. If your image is short-listed, we may ask you for a high-resolution, printable version of your image. Please ensure that you have image files of around 15 X 21 cm at 300 dpi ready.

Photo prints sent in by post or digital image carriers of any format submitted by post will not be accepted. Images submitted by email or via our social media channels cannot be accepted.

 Participation is only possible via the online form. Contributions sent elsewhere will not be returned. EMPHASIS and IPPN e.V. reserve the right to exclude any submitted photo from the competition without giving reasons.

Please submit your images by 15 June 2020.

When a file is uploaded, the submitted image is provided with the information required for participation and in this way in stored by IPPN e.V. The information is entered in the corresponding fields on the form. The participants agree to the use and storage of their data for the purpose of presentation and publications by IPPN e.V and EMPHASIS. You can find the Privacy Policy of IPPN e.V. here and the Privacy Policy for EMPHASIS ( here.

The participant assures that he or she has all rights to the images submitted, that the images are free of third-party rights, and that no personal rights are being violated when presenting persons. If one or more people are clearly shown in the photo, the person concerned must consent to the picture being published. Upon request, the participant will insure the above in writing. Should third parties nevertheless assert claims for violation of their rights, the participant releases the organizers from all claims.

IPPN e.V. and the organisors of EMPHASIS and EMPHASIS-PREP assume no liability for the loss or possible damage to the submitted images.

The participant grants IPPN e.V. and the coordinators of EMPHASIS and EMPHASIS-PREP the non-exclusive rights of use that are unlimited in terms of space, time and content, including the right to edit the submitted images for the purpose of presentation and reporting on them (regardless of which media, including print and online), in all channels of IPPN, EMPHASIS and partnering organisations.

The data submitted by the participants will be passed on to participating third parties, such as project partners, external judges, media editors or exhibition organizers in the context of the competition and for later publication. The participant expressly agrees to this.

The participant agrees to be informed about the EMPHASIS Photo Competition via the email address provided.

The judges' decision is final.