If you are interested, you are suggested to go. Here is more about the photo competition/auction/charity/event/group…
BTW, I love the phrase of “China Next”. There are a lot for us to expect for the next stage of China.
China Next: China’s Future
PhotographyShanghai Flickr Meetup/Charity Photography Competition
Date: May 12th, 2007
Location: Labella Cafe, 127 Yongfu Road
a. China Next: China’s Future. A photography competition raising money
for Shanghai’s underprivileged students.
b. The Shanghai Flickr Meetup group is organizing a charity auction
event。 Flickr members submit their digital photographs under the
theme “China Next: China’s Future” as seen by the photographer. The
winning photographs will be printed, framed and then sold at auction
for charity during the event. The competition is open to anyone (to
enter get a free account at www.flickr.com and post entries at
c. For this event, the Shanghai Flickr Meetup group will be raising
funds for Shanghai charity Shanghai Sunrise. Shanghai Sunrise aims to
help remove Shanghai families from the poverty cycle by providing
education scholarships for disadvantaged students.
d. All funds raised from the auction will be donated to Shanghai
Sunrise. Our host of this event, La Bella Café will donate 30% of the
evening’s takings to Shanghai Sunrise. Kodak China has graciously
donated the printing and framing costs for the chosen photographs.
e. This competition is open to all photographers. The photograph
entering the competition can only be submitted via the Flickr system
at www.flickr.com/groups/chinanext/. You can register for a
free account at Flickr.com.
2. Competition and event schedule.
a. Competition entries can be submitted from Friday 6th of April 2007.
b. The competition will close on April 27th 2007 6pm Shanghai
Time (+10 UTC).
c. Our guest judge will make a shortlist of selected photographs from
the submitted pool according to the guidelines outlined below.
d. Flickrites owning the short listed photographs will be notified by
Flickr Mail by May 2nd 2007. To proceed to the printing process, the
short listed candidates must provide the organizers with high
resolution images by May 5th 2007. This can be done via email or FTP
transfer. The photographs will then be printed and framed by Kodak
China. The photographic auction will be held at the La Bella Café in
Shanghai on May 12th, 2007 from 7pm.
3. The Judging Process
a. The judge is a renowned professional journalist
b. Our judge will select 9 photographs that most closely match the
theme, and what appeals to them the most. The judge will also choose
one of their own photographs for the auction event. These 10
photographs will be printed and auctioned.
c. The judge will also select an additional five (5) runner’s up
photographs in case the owner’s of the selected photographs cannot be
contacted or produce a high-resolution image of their winning image in
time for printing.
d. The remainder of the photographs submitted to the competition will
be streamed during the charity auction for everyone’s enjoyment.
a. You get the warm and fuzzy feeling that you had one of the 10
winning photographs. Sorry, this whole event is for charity and all
the time, effort and materials involved in this event are donated.
b. If you wish, your Flickr name or real name and a short biography
will be placed next to the photograph when it is exhibited. We will
also attach a similar biography label on the rear of the framed
photograph as well.
c. If there are any inquiries regarding people wanting to purchase or
reproduce your images, we will direct them to your Flickr account.
5. Specifications for submissions.
a. It has to be a photograph (no artwork or photographs of artwork).
b. You must own and possess the photograph you submit!
c. We only accept digital files for this competition. The file can
come from either a negative scan or a digital camera.
d. Please submit a digital image of a minimum of 800 pixels in length
for the judging process. Bigger, the better for judging.
e. If you are selected as a winner, you must be able to supply the
organizers with a minimum of 3000 x 2000 pixel image in TIFF format
(.tif) for the final print. If you can’t supply this larger file
size, we can’t print your photograph (and will choose another
f. Each Flickr account can submit a maximum of 3 photographs for this
g. Both color and black and white photographs are eligible.
h. Submission to be made by Flickr in
i. If the photographer cannot produce a high-resolution photograph by
May 3, another short-listed candidate/photograph will be chosen.
6. Use of images and copyright
a. We respect your rights. Any images submitted to this competition
remain yours. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the
b. By submitting your photograph to this competition, you agree that
you are the owner of the photograph and submit this for use within the
competition. The organizers accept no responsibility for fraudulent
c. By submitting your photograph, you understand that your image may
be used by the organizers for promotional purposes of the auction
event, such as printing for auction, or use in a slideshow at the
event. You also agree that by submitting your photograph to this
competition, you agree that one (1) sole print may be produced for
fundraising purposes only by auction for this specific charity auction
d. We will try and respect your wishes in the printing and
presentation of your images. However, some minor image adjustment may
be required during the printing process to make your image look its
best on paper or card. Any adjustments will be done by a professional
photographer and printing technician with your wishes taken into