The image should be a faithful representation of the original scene. Localized adjustments should be
Allowances will not be made for poorly colour-managed, over-saturated, or over-sharpened images. Some adjustment or editing is allowed. The objective is to remain faithful to the original experience, and to never deceive the viewer or misrepresent the reality of nature.
I. removal of sensor dust spots
II. removal of chromatic aberration
III. removing background noise (in moderation)
IV. levels (in moderation)
V. curves (in moderation)
VI. colour (in moderation)
VII. saturation (in moderation)
VIII. contrast work (in moderation)
IX. shadow and highlights (in moderation)
X. sharpening (including selective sharpening) in moderation
XI. cropping in moderation and as long as a suitable high-res TIFF file can be supplied for printing a large exhibition display
I. adding or removing animals, parts of animals, plants, distractions, people etc
II. composites and sandwich shots that add element.
I. The copyright in all images submitted to the Competition will remain with the copyright holder who will be credited as follows: ©photographer’s name.
II. By entering the Competition, each entrant grants to the Owners a non-exclusive irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and communicate to the public by any means and exhibit their awarded image(s) and copies of their awarded image(s) in all media throughout the world in relation to the Competition and the Exhibition including but not limited to all use in the context of:
Evaluation and nomination of the winners will be carried out by a panel led by professional photographer Paul Benson, Laikipia land owners, tourism facilities and members of the Laikipia County.
The Board and Secretariat of LWF are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter E Hetz as Executive Director to the Forum. Peter follows on an important legacy of Jonathan Moss, Anthony King, and Mordecai Ogada. Peter assumes his responsibilities on December 1, 2014.
Some important background: After a mountain climb of Mt. Kenya in 1972, Peter started his working career in Kenya in 1977 with the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife as a research fellow and also assisted the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya establish the Baharini Wildlife Conservation Education Center.
He remained in Kenya teaching at the University of Nairobi and served as the Director of the St. Lawrence University Kenya Semester Program. He also taught natural resources management at Makerere University, and the Institute of Resource Assessment in Dar es Salaam. He's worked with the African Wildlife Foundation and later join CARE International as a regional advisor on integrated conservation and development programming and rural extension services that supported those programmes.
Between 1990 and 1995 Peter was an advisor to Tanzania National Parks.
Since leaving Africa in 1995, Peter has been based in Vermont, USA for the international development consulting firm, ARD. He led their environmental and natural resources portfolio, established their land tenure program, and for the last 7 years has served as Vice President supervising the company's programs in Agriculture, Water, Land, Natural Resources, and Governance. He's led partnerships with many international conservation and development organizations, and managed client contacts foe USAID, DFID, the EU, World Bank/IFC, and the Asian Development Bank.
Peter returns to Kenya with enthusiasm. LWF represents the culmination of his professional and personal commitment to sustainable land use, natural resources management, and wildlife conservation. The LWF membership model represents the height of citizen engagement in a common natural resources management and conservation agenda. The Forum is fast becoming a national and international leader in sustainable land use, and Peter is keen to join a team and membership that have pledged themselves in service to Forum goals.