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.
Dear Members and Friends of LWF, I would like to announce to you the close of my tenure as Executive Director of Laikipia Wildlife Forum. It has been a very satisfying experience and I feel very privileged to see the results of our conservation efforts across the beautiful landscapes and habitats of Laikipia. It is equally rewarding to see the difference that we have managed to make in the lives of individuals, community groups and societies in and around Laikipia. Conservation of Wildlife, Management of Natural Resources and Community Cohesion remain significant challenges in Laikipia, but with the very capable team at the LWF secretariat, I am sure the Forum will continue to play a significant role in meeting these challenges. I would like to thank the secretariat, membership, donors and partner institutions for all the moral and material support offered to me over the last 2 ½ years. The forum has made significant steps in policy, structure and reach during this time and it is my hope that this progress will continue. Executive matters at the forum are currently in the capable hands of Mr. Josephat Musyima and I would request all stakeholders to give him all the necessary support during this transition period.
Mordecai O. Ogada,