Contest: photokina 2014 with Datacolor World of Colors" alt="Image:Datacolor wiki.jpg " longdesc="/info/Image:Datacolor_wiki.jpg" /> The world of colors The world is full of abundant colors. For this competion, announced together with Datacolor ( for the photokina ( 2014, we are looking for photographs primarily accentuating colors. We are not limited on certain motifs, wether colorful landscapes, buildings, plants, animals or persons, submit your best, most creative and most colorful shot. We are excited to see what you will show us.

Contest specific characteristics
This is an international contest, conducted simultaneously in all language regions of fotocommunity.

Please note:
Members with a World Membership may, like the other participants, submit a total of two images only. This is only one comprehensive contest, even if it is also advertised in the other language regions of fotocommunity. This time after the first phase, the user voting, the first winners will be drawn. In each language region three photographs with the highest score each win a valuable prize.

But that's not all. The 35 highest rated photographs (15 out of and 5 each from the other participating language regions) are evaluated offline by an expert jury. The three images with the highest score will be chosen as the overall winners. They win more valuable prizes and tickets for photokina. The first place winner actually will be invited for a day or two days (see prizes) to photokina 2014, the world's leading image fair.

How it works:
  • each account is allowed to participate with 2 pictures in the contest
  • start and thus start of uploads & voting phase is 04/15/2014
  • end of uploads is 07/29/2014, 15.00 p.m. CEST
  • as of 29/07/2014, 15.00 p.m. CEST, picture upload to the contest section is disabled, but the already uploaded photos may be rated up to 12.00 p.m. CEST until 08/04/2014
  • on 04/08/2014 12.00 p.m. the results of the user voting and the winners third to first place in each of the 5 language regions are now visible. These three winners of all five language regions will receive attractive prizes - see "prizes of the first round"
  • until 08/28/2014 the jury will vote on the 35 images that entered the jury voting (15 from and 5 each from the other language regions) to find the three overall winners
  • results / winners of the three main prizes will be announced on 08/21/2014 in the fotocommunity blog.
As always, no copyright notice allowed on submitted photographs.

Prizes of the first round - results of the user voting of 5 language regions:


  1. SpyderHD™ ( bundled with:SpyderCUBE ( and SpyderCHECKR (
    SpyderHD ™ is the new Datacolor premium product, a quality solution for advanced photographers and videographers. Thanks to the combination of sophisticated tools a long phase of trial and error is history. You will get correct colors immediately and at any time, so that you can invest more time and energy in your creative work. The bundle contains: the new Spyder ® 4ELITE HD - it calibrated reference video monitors, video control monitors, TV sets, computer monitors and laptops, iPads, iPhones and projectors. With the SpyderCUBE ® you determine reference data for white balance and exposure and also your cameras with the SpyderCheckr ®. Value: 279 Euro (plus tax)
  2. Spyder4ELITE™ (
    Spyder4elite™ is the right choice for professional photographers, videographers and use in the studio. The software allows the calibration of computers, TVs, iPads, iPhones and projectors with always the same sensor. No other calibration solution comes with such a capability. The enhanced capabilities of the Spyder4Elite ™ also includes the visual fine-tuning of monitors. Value 175 Euro (plus tax)
  3. SpyderCHECKR PRO™ (
    Professionally working photographers and creatives have high demands on the color accuracy and as a result wish accurate, reliable and consistent colors from the picture through digital processing all the way to printing. This guarantees the Spyder4Pro ™. The sensor of the fourth-generation Spyder is characterized by a long service life and high precision. He has the ability to adapt to ambient light and calibrated multi-monitor configurations. Value: 150 Euro (plus tax)

Prizes of the offline Juryvoting:

  1. Prize: an EIZO CX240 ( – 24" Wide-Gamut-Monitor. Professionals and prosumers will find the CX240 to be a versatile monitor for photography and graphic arts with its wide color gamut, uniform brightness from corner to corner, and a built-in SelfCorrection sensor that saves you time by maintaining your color settings.
  2. Prize: a Wacom graphic tablet Intuos Pro M ( This innovative pen tablet combines Wacom’s finest pen capabilities with intuitive multi-touch gestures and gives you the precision and control you demand when using professional software and time-savers to speed your workflow.
  3. Prize: a Wacom graphic tablet Intuos Pro M ( This innovative pen tablet combines Wacom’s finest pen capabilities with intuitive multi-touch gestures and gives you the precision and control you demand when using professional software and time-savers to speed your workflow.


Datacolor ( is a global leader in color management solutions and provides world-class solutions for monitor and printer calibration, designed for ambitious photographers, videographers, creative professionals and home entertainment specialists. For more than 40 years leading brands, manufacturers and creative professionals around the world rely on the innovative solutions from Datacolor, in more than 65 countries in Europe, America and Asia.

180 pages of concentrated knowledge, tips and tricks for your "color management": The Datacolor Spyder eBook - download here for free! (

In the imaging area Datacolor is always in demand when it comes to achieve reliable, consistent results for right and brilliant colors. Datacolor provides world-class solutions for monitor and printer calibration, for ambitious photographers, videographers, creative professionals and home entertainment specialists. For more information visit

Specific terms and conditions for participation in a contest:

Scope of application:
Entering the contest you acknowledge these conditions as a binding arrangement between you and fotocommunity. Conflicting terms and conditions for your part will not be accepted.

Entry rules:
Eligible are all users - even non-paying members - of fotocommunity, who are of legal age. Employees, shareholders and administrators of fotocommunity, jury members and also employees and shareholders from any sponsors are excluded from participation. As far as individuals are excluded as mentioned above, affiliated persons are affected just as well.

Course of event:
During the upload phase every eligible user of fotocommunity can upload photographs into the contest section. At the same time every fotocommunity member with a pay-membership can vote on submitted photographs within the contest section (user voting). The images are rated with a score system of 10 points (highest score) down to 1 point (lowest score). In case of equal votes the proposal will be selected by lot.
When a contest includes several international fotocommunity appearances (eg. de, it, fr, es, com), 35 qualifiers from the various fotocommunity sites will be chosen by a pre-fixed rate. During the subsequent voting phase every qualified photo will be rated by a jury (jury voting), autonomous from the user voting. After the jury voting phase the winners will be announced. Legal recourse is excluded.
The exact dates of the particular phases and, if applicable, the quotes of the other qualifiers are given in the contest description.

You may only submit photographs you took yourself and on which you still own all copyrights.
Identifiable persons on the photographs have to consent to the publication. Hereby you firmly assure compliance with these conditions. As far as third parties claim infringements of the set of regulations or other rights, especially property rights, the disputed photographs can be taken out of the contest under the sole discretion of fotocommunity administration. Only photos submitted during the upload phase and meeting the conditions of the contest description (such as subject, technique) will be considered. The maximum number of photos you may submit results from the contest description.

Copyright naming:
During the upload phase the photographs are anonymous. This implies that the photographs you submit are not shown publicly outside the competition in violation of section 2 sentence 1 of the Terms of fotocommunity. Only you can view your photos in "My community - my photos" marked with an "a" for anonymous. Until cancelation of anonymity your name won’t be visible under your contest photo.
The photograph must be free of signatures, logos and names. Any hint to the copyright owner is prohibited. You waive your right to be named as author during the user voting phase, in case of participation in the jury voting until the announcement of the jury's decision.

Advanced grant of rights:
You agree to the use of your photograph in context of press coverage, also online (such as blogs, news ticker, etc.), exclusively about the contest after the announcement of the jury's decision, waiving compensation and territorial restrictions against any third party, and you concede the corresponding rights of use to any third party.


German law shall apply. Place of jurisdiction for all obligations resulting from the competition is Cologne in Germany.
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