新竹視角 PERSPECTIVE OF HSINCHU

# Objective

During the historical progression of Hsinchu, images have become an essential media for recording the city’s development. Nowadays, Hsinchu’s population average age is only 38 years old, making it the youngest city in Taiwan. The locals who grow up here, the immigrants who come here to study or work and the travelers in the city… these people has brought the city a future of vitality. How do they see such an old but young city? And what is your perspective of Hsinchu?

“Perspective of Hsinchu” is a photography and short film requisition where all creative professionals are welcomed to participate, using materials in Hsinchu, such as the people’s daily life, the local culture, the environment, the history, the humanities, etc., to tell the transformations in Hsinchu city through different perspectives.

#Entry Rules

#Subject:The Dynamic City

#Eligibility:People of any ages and any nationalities are eligible to participate.

#Prizes:

Photography|
First Prize: 1 winner, prize of NT$ 50,000, a trophy and a certificate
Second Prize: 1 winner, prize of NT$ 30,000, a trophy and a certificate
Third Prize: 1 winner, prize of NT$ 10,000, a trophy and a certificate
Merit Award: 3 winners, prize of NT$ 5,000 and a certificate

Shortfilm|
First Prize: 1 winner, prize of NT$ 150,000, a trophy and a certificate
Second Prize: 1 winner, prize of NT$ 80,000, a trophy and a certificate
Third Prize: 1 winner, prize of NT$ 50,000, a trophy and a certificate
Merit Award: 3 winners, prize of NT$ 30,000 and a certificate

Hsinchusnapshots|
10 winners, prize of NT$ 2,500 and a certificate

#Photography

  • 1. All entered works must meet the topic“The Dynamic City”and must be taken in Hsinchu city between 1st January, 2018 and 22nd August, 2018.
  • 2. All entered works must be in a set of 4 images, with a pixel size over 10 million pixels for each image.
  • 3. Adjustments to the images’ brightness, contrast, color saturation and sharpness without altering the content are accepted. Plagiarism, copying, rearranging, distorting and compositing are strictly forbidden, including adding or removing people and/or objects from the images.

#Short Film

  • 1. All entered works must meet the topic“The Dynamic City”and must be shot in Hsinchu city between 1st January, 2018 and 22nd August, 2018.
  • 2. All entered works must be in 90 seconds or less, in any form, style and type of the entrants’ choice.
  • 3. All entered works must be a 3GB or less film with the pixel size over 1920(W) x 1080(H), in the AVI/MOV/MP4 file format.

#HsinchuSnapshots

  • 1. All entered works must meet the topic“The Dynamic City”and must be shot in Hsinchu city between 15th June, 2018 and 12th August, 2018.
  • 2. There is no limitation to the entered works’ size or pixel size.
  • 3. Adjustments to the images’ brightness, contrast, color saturation and sharpness are allowed. Plagiarism, copying, rearranging, distorting and compositing are strictly forbidden, including adding or removing people and/or objects from the images.

#How To Enter

Photography & Shortfilm|
Requisition Period|15th June, 2018 - 22nd August, 2018. The documents must arrive at the appointed address by 18:00 on 22nd August, 2018.

How To Enter|
Please send the requested documents in person or as a registered mail to Perspective of Hsinchu’s requisition team in the appointed address: No.258, Ximen St., North Dist., Hsinchu City 300, Taiwan (R.O.C.). The documents must arrive at the address in time, therefore, the entrants are obliged to estimate the delivery time before delivering. The reception for hand-delivered documents is open 11:00 – 18:00, Tuesday – Saturday, the entrants are advised to call the reception (03)5282677 before visiting.
Hsinchusnapshots|
Requisition Period|15th June, 2018 – 23:59 12th August, 2018. Posts must be posted by 23:59 12th August, 2018.

Voting Period|15th June, 2018 – 17:59 22nd August, 2018.

How To Enter|
Please post the entered work with your personal Facebook account in the discussion of the arrangement “Perspective of Hsinchu”, held by the fan page “Hsinchu New”. The post must include the work’s title, the photographer’s real name and the spot of shooting. Each entrant can only post one image.
How To Post |
Enter the arrangement page and click on the discussion area, then publish the post on the page.

# Judging

#Judging Process :

  • 1. The jury committee comprises image professionals and interdisciplinary artists invited by the organizer. The judging process will take place in two rounds. The entrants must not object to the judgements.
  • 2. Judging criteria : Theme 40%, Creativity 30%, Skills 15%, exquisiteness 15%.
  • 3. In the primary election, the judges will judge on the entered works and decide the nomination list, which will include 6 nominees for the photography group and 6 nominees for the short film group. The list will be published on the official website after the primary election.
  • 4. In the final election, the judges will judge on the nominated works and decide the list of winners, which will be qualified and sealed by a professional lawyer. The winners will be announced on the awarding ceremony.

#The Jury Committee :

Lancaster TIAN|SHEN Ko-Shang|SHEN Chao-Liang|HUANG Yu-Shan|Lungnan Isak Fangas|CHEN Chin-Pao|HSIEH Chun-Te
(in the number of strokes of last name)
Lancaster TIAN
Lancaster TIAN, as the founder of Seed Music and Fun Art Asia, is the youngest entrepreneur and a prominent backstage driving force to celebrities in Taiwan’s pop music. TIAN is not only an influential artist featuring in music, literature, and photography, but also a best-selling author of photo albums.
SHEN Ko-Shang
SHEN Ko-Shang, being one of the directors of Taiwan’s new generation in films, documentaries and advertisements, is currently Taipei Film Festival’s director.
Awarded in Golden Bell Awards and Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, SHEN was also nominated in international film festivals in France, Switzerland and Japan
SHEN Chao-Liang
SHEN Chao-Liang worked as a photojournalist for the Liberty Times and the director of the Photo Eye, Young Art Taipei. He currently dedicates himself to photographic creation, teaching photography in National Taiwan University of Arts.
Awarded the Golden Tripod Award for Best Photography (magazine category) of R.O.C.(Taiwan) in 2000, 2002 and 2012, SHEN has also won photographic prizes in Japan, Korea and the USA.
HUANG Yu-Shan
HUANG Yu-Shan, founded the Women Makes Waves Film Festival, is currently a professor in film arts in Tainan National University of Arts and a film director/ producer. Her documentaries "A Letter From Taipei" and "Ju Ming" were awarded in the Golden Horse Awards and the Golden Harvest Awards & Short Films Festival separately, attending international film festivals in India, Singapore, South Africa and England, etc.
Lungnan Isak Fangas
Lungnan Isak Fangas, being a producer/director, served as a jury member in the Golden Horse Awards, Taipei Film Festival and Kaohsiung Film Festival etc.
The documentary he directed, "Ocean Fever", was awarded and exhibited in the USA and Korea, and the documentary he produced, "Taivalu", was awarded the Grand Prize at Taipei Film Awards.
CHEN Chin-Pao
CHEN Chin-pao, supported by Asian Cultural Council’s Taiwan Fellowship Program and was awarded Higashikawa Prize, currently dedicates himself to photographic creation and elementary education in arts. Having taken artist-in-residence in State of Ohio, the USA,CHEN has held exhibitions in the USA, France, Japan and Taiwan.
HSIEH Chun-Te
HSIEH Chun-Te, the image professional featuring in photography, advertising, theatre and MV directing, directed the MV of Faye Wong’s masterpiece "I Am Willing".
Having been awarded Times Advertising Awards several times, HSIEH was taken as the research object by a doctor in The French National Center for Scientific Research due to his image proficiency, featuring in the doctor’s documentary.

#Nomination List :

The Nomination List will be announced on 31st August, 2018.

# Ceremony

Time|19:00-20:30 15th September, 2018
Location|No.109, Zhongyang Rd., North Dist., Hsinchu City.
* The location is subject to change.

# Exhibition

Exhibition Period|9:00-17:00 10th September, 2018 – 29th September, 2018
Location|Hsinchu City Government (No.120, Zhongyang Rd., North Dist., Hsinchu City.)

# Notice

  • 1. Each entrant can only enter each category once. Entered works will not be returned to the entrants after the requisition.
  • 2. All entered works must be original works that have neither been publicly published nor won any prize in any competition, except for images that have been posted on personal platforms, such as personal websites, blogs, Facebook etc. The entrants must not submit works that invade others’ right of portrait and/or copyright, either. All legal liabilities for any right invasion that the entered works are involved in must be taken by the entrants, the organizer and the implementer are not responsible for any infringement of rights in any entered works. If the organizer’s right is invaded due to the entered works’ legal liabilities, the entrants should be responsible for the compensations.
  • 3. Copyright: For awarded works, the copyright holders retain the moral right of their work, while the property right of the works will be shared by the copyright holders and Hsinchu city government. Also, the copyright holders will permanently grant Hsinchu city government non-exclusive, unlimited use of the works in all media, without any remuneration being due. The usage of the works will include reproduction, public transmitions, public broadcasts, public oral mentions, edits, rearrangements, public performances, etc. The copyright holders will at the same time grand general authorizations to the third parties authorized by the Hsinchu government for the usages mentioned above, without any remuneration being due. The copyright holders should guarantee the Hsinchu government and the third parties not to enforce the moral rights.
    Had any entered work in the short film category used sources from other provider(s), the entered work must be legally authorized by the source provider(s). Also, the provider must grand the Hsinchu government and the third parties authorizations mentioned above.
  • 4. In accordance with the Standards of Withholding Rates for Various Incomes, an added health insurance and a 10% award income tax must be paid for residents of the ROC and 20% for foreigners, except for awards with the award income tax below NT$ 2,000.
  • 5. Upon entering the requisition, the entrants have read carefully through this file and agree with the regulations stated.
  • 6. These rules, terms and conditions are subjects to change, and the organizer reserves the right to explain and revise the regulations at its own discretion. Had there been any details to be added or revised, the regulation will base on the newest announcements.

# Q&A