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.
Public participation has become an essential part of implementing sustainable governance in wildlife conservation which has enhanced transparency, accountability as well as given much needed guidance to conservation. This is a global trend and Kenya is quickly adopting this best practice in an effort to ensure that the country’s irreplaceable wildlife heritage is preserved. It is in this respect that KWS has been conducting public hearings to get the views and opinions of the public concerning the subsidiary regulations. These regulations will guide the implementation of the new Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013 (WCMA) which came into force on January 10th 2014. These subsidiary regulations include Bio-Prospecting; Regulations on Compensation; Regulation of effective management of Wetlands; Wildlife Research; Access, Incentives and Benefit Sharing and Wildlife Security Operations.