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 LWF Members and Friends,
The end of 2014 fast approaches, and 2015 promises to be a demanding year of activities for LWF, its membership and County and National Government partners.
With the support of the Dutch and US governments, we continue to implement 8 programs in the County. The Dutch funding will come to an end in December 2015 and their environment program support is designed to end in Kenya. The USAID grant with which LWF has been working will come to an end in June 2015.
This means that 2015 will be an intensive year of program implementation and close-out for donor support, but also an important time to rebuild, re-energize membership, focus on different stakeholder needs, and work on our new LWF strategic plan for 2016-2020. I look forward to meeting and working with you all to discuss our future role in Laikipia in the first quarter of the New Year. It's my hope that an LWF Strategic Planning Task Force will follow-up on these early meetings. They will work with different Laikipians to determine the priorities for LWF going forward. More on this initiative soon.
I want to thank Josephat Musyima and his team for their hard work and diligence during his tenure as interim executive director. His welcome to the Forum, the support of the team, and their counsel have proven invaluable.
I also want to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy holiday and a peaceful, secure and prosperous new year. Please feel free to contact me:
Laikipia Wildlife Forum Executive Director
Tel: 0701- 161- 238