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WINNERS OF THE MINERS AND MINES OF RUSSIA 3RD ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION

09.10.2014

The organising committee of MINEX Russia 2014 Mining and Exploration Forum is pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd annual photo competition “Miners and Mines of Russia”.

This year the competition organisers have received an unprecedented number of applications from the Russian and International contestants. The works of the 40 finalists were presented for the open internet vote on the competition website: http://www.minexrussia.com/2014/photo-competition-eng/

The winners were awarded with the valuable prizes and honorary diplomas at the MINEX Russia Mining Awards Gala Dinner organised on 9 October 2014 at the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel in Moscow.

 

2014 winners

The “MINERS AND MINES OF RUSSIA 2014” photo competition winners are


Category: “My Mine” – Industrial landscape

Winner: Polina Vologina, PR Specialist, Polymetal Int (Khabarovsk)             

Photo: “Mining geometry. A played out pit”.



Category: “Mining Machinery and Technologies” – Industrial composition

Winner: Schimper Heidi-May, Consultant, Kinross Gold Corporation  

Photo: “Mining machinery and technologies. Moving towards the target”

 


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Category: “Caring for the Environment” – Industrial landscape or composition

Winner: Denis Borodin, Head of Communications, Severstal, Olenegorsk Mine

Photo: “All different herbs to catch nitrogen in Olcon”
 



Category: “Ores and Minerals” – Free genre composition

Winner: Maria Kudryavtseva, Geological engineer on operational Exploration with ʺTardan Goldʺ, Auriant Mining

Photo:  “Colours of Nature”
 



Category: “Proud to be a Miner” – Individual or group portrait

Winner: Elena Soboleva, Ecologist, Novoshakhtinskoye, Primorskugol, SUEK

Photo: “Future geologists”

 


For further information please contact MINEX Russia 2014 Forum organising committee:

In London – Tel. +44 207 520 9341 or in Moscow – Tel: +7 (495) 249 49 03 or

Email: admin@minexforum.com

About

Miners and Mines amateur photography competition has been organised alongside the MINEX Russia Forum since 2012. The competition aims to provide an opportunity for amateur photographers to present a vivid image and diversity of mines and miners of Russia. 

Goals and objectives of the competition


  • Objective presentation of the wealth of Russian mineral resources and beauty of people working in the Mining Industry
  • Creating objective image of Russian mining industry for present and future generations of miners
  • Providing an opportunity for mining companies and organisations to participate in a unique social project aimed at promoting mining profession and development of a unique platform where amateur photographers working in mining industry can express themselves
  • Creation of the national Internet-based Photo Club devoted to mining and geological amateur photography in Russia.

Competition themes


My Mine” – Industrial landscape
Mining Machinery and Technologies” – Industrial composition
Caring for the Environment” – Industrial landscape or composition
Ores and Minerals” – Free genre composition
Proud to be a Miner” – Individual or group portrait

Verification, selection and winner selection


(a) The Organiser reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and the entrant (including without limitation the entrant’s identity) and to disqualify the entrant if they submit an entry that does not comply with these Competition Rules, if they tamper in any way with the entry process, or if they are unable to demonstrate their eligibility for a prize.

(b) The Organiser reserves the right to void the photograph if it does not comply with the Competition Rules or if the photograph or the entry form is determined In the Organiser’s discretion to be illegible, incomplete, objectionable, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, obtained by mistake, fraud or theft or in breach of any law or regulation of Russia or any country.
(c) A judging panel shall be established by the Organiser, with the judges selected in the Promoter’s absolute discretion. The identity of the judges need not be disclosed by the Organiser and the decisions of the judging panel may remain anonymous.
(d) The judging panel may use any criteria in evaluating the photographs including artistic and visual appeal as well as the extent to which the photograph captures the themes of the competition.

(e) The Competition is held in four stages: 

Stage 1 – competition entry and verification (from 22 May 2014 till 12 September 2014)
Stage 2 – nominee selection nominee selection and announcement (15 September 2014) 
Stage 3 – winner selection (1 October 2014) 
Stage 4 – winner presentation and awards (9 October 2014)

(f) Winners will be notified as soon as practicable after the winners are confirmed by the judging panel.

Competition awards 


The photographs of selected nominees will be published on MINEX Russia Forum website and may be also announced via news releases and media. 
The winners will be announced at the MINEX Russia Mining Awards Gala Dinner organised on 9 October 2014 at the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel in Moscow.
The winners will receive Diplomas and valuable prizes. Winning photographs will be published on MINEX Russia Forum website and announced via news releases and media.

Rules

Competition rules and regulations 


Organiser

The competition is organised and promoted by Advantix Ltd in the UK (Organiser of MINEX Russia Forum) and its subsidiaries in Russia.

Acceptance

Entry into this competition is deemed acceptance of these Competition Rules.

Entry

Entry to the competition will be open on 22 May 2014 and will close on 12 September 2014. Only works that have passed the preliminary selection and approval by the organising committee will be accepted for participation in the Competition.

Eligibility

Entry is free and is open to entrants from all countries providing the photos entered have been taken in Russia. The Entrant must be at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry.  The Entrant must not be a professional photographer. In this clause, a ‘professional photographer’ is a photographer who derives more than 50% of his or her income from photography. 

Entry process

To enter the competition the entrant must complete the entry form electronically, including his/her contact details, the date and location of the photograph, the title of each photograph and upload the photograph in jpeg (with a minimum of 3Mb), or *tiff format at 300dpi at an A4 size (30cm x 21cm). 

Intellectual rights

Entrants must ensure the photographs submitted for the competition meet the intellectual rights requirements and provide the Organiser with the signed permissions of the copyrighted property or permission of the owner of the registered design. 

(a) If human subjects are used within the photograph it is the entrant’s responsibility to obtain the permission from the individual to use their image.  
(b) If the photograph contains a work of art that is protected by copyright, it is the entrant’s responsibility to obtain the owner’s permission to use the image of the copyrighted property before entering the photograph in the competition. 
(c) If the photograph contains property that is protected by a registered design (or similar) it is the entrant’s responsibility to obtain the permission from the owner of the registered design to use the image of the property within the photograph prior to entering it into competition. 
(d) Photographs must be submitted royalty free.
(e) Entry of the photograph into this competition is deemed to constitute an assignment of all the entrant’s rights pursuant to the Entry form and Intellectual rights regulation as described above to the competition Organiser. Applicants agree that the Competition organisers can use the photographs free of charge for producing media articles, announcements, press-releases and use the photographs for producing printed artwork. The organiser can also print the photographs and sell them at the Charity Auction organised alongside MINEX Russia Forum.  

Licence

 (a) By entering the competition the entrant grants to the Organiser a perpetual royalty free, non-exclusive licence to use the photograph for publication in any form or medium whatsoever and for any purpose whatsoever provided that the entrant’s credit to the photograph is included.
(b) By entering the competition the entrant consents to the Organiser using their name, image, photograph, likeness and voice in any form of media whatsoever, for an unlimited period of time and without remuneration for any purpose for which the license in clause 8(a) is granted.
Exclusion of liability and indemnity 
(a) It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that they do not breach any laws to which they are subject when taking and submitting a photograph in connection with this promotion.
(b) The Organiser shall not be liable for any damage, sums of money, costs, charges, expenses, loss, injury or loss of life of any person, or any other damage whatsoever (including but not limited to indirect losses, loss of profits, consequential loss or damage) and however caused (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence), which may be suffered or incurred or which may arise directly or indirectly in connection with this promotion or the use of any prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).
(c) Without limiting clause the Organiser, its staff, officer employees and agents shall not be liable for any damage, sums of money, costs, charges, expenses, losses or any other damage (including but not limited to indirect losses, loss of profits, consequential loss or damage) caused by any administrative, clerical or technical error that may occur in the course of administering this promotion, including any omission, delay, interruption or other defect in respect of the transmission of any communication in connection with this promotion, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).
(d) By entering this competition the entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Organiser, against: (i) any injury, claim, loss, damage and other expense whatsoever and howsoever arising out of or in connection with the entrant’s participation in this competition or any competition-related activity and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize. (ii) all liability arising from the infringement of a third party’s copyright, moral rights or other intellectual property rights or moral rights in connection with the use of the photograph. 
(e) All tax implications arising in connection with this competition are the responsibility of the entrant.

Verification, selection and winner selection

(a) The Organiser reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and the entrant (including without limitation the entrant’s identity) and to disqualify the entrant if they submit an entry that does not comply with these Competition Rules, if they tamper in any way with the entry process, or if they are unable to demonstrate their eligibility for a prize.

(b) The Organiser reserves the right to void the photograph if it does not comply with the Competition Rules or if the photograph or the entry form is determined In the Organiser’s discretion to be illegible, incomplete, objectionable, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, obtained by mistake, fraud or theft or in breach of any law or regulation of Russia or any country.

(c) A judging panel shall be established by the Organiser, with the judges selected in the Promoter’s absolute discretion. The identity of the judges need not be disclosed by the Organiser and the decisions of the judging panel may remain anonymous.

(d) The judging panel may use any criteria in evaluating the photographs including artistic and visual appeal as well as the extent to which the photograph captures the themes of the competition.

(e) The Competition is held in four stages.

Stage 1 – competition entry and verification (from 22 May 2014 till 12 September 2014)

Stage 2 – nominee selection (15 September 2014 and announcement)

Stage 3 – winner selection (1 October 2014)

Stage 4 – winner presentation and awards (9 October 2014)

(f) Winners will be notified as soon as practicable after the winners are confirmed by the judging panel.

Photo specifications

Photos submitted for the competition must meet the following technical requirements: 


(a) The photographs must be relevant to the themes of the competition 

(b) The entrant may submit a maximum of 3 photographs for each category of the competition and the total number of photographs submitted should not exceed 15. 

(c) The photograph must have been taken by the entrant. 

(d) The photograph must be a single work of original material and cannot be a composition of numerous images. 

(e) The photograph must not be in the public domain. 

(f) The photograph must not be altered, however: cropping, spot toning, dodging and burning (and their digital equivalents) in the course of normal fine-tuning is authorised; and contrast adjustment and colour adjustment in the course of normal fine-tuning is authorised. In this clause, what constitutes an alteration in the course of normal fine tuning is determined in the Promoter’s sole discretion. 

(g) Subject to the terms and conditions of these Competition Rules, a photograph published on a website or exhibited in a gallery may also be entered unless the photograph or intellectual property rights to it have been sold. 

(h) The photograph must not be date stamped

(i)  Uploaded photograph should be saved in jpeg (with a minimum of 3Mb), or *tiff format at 300dpi at an A4 size (30cm x 21cm).

Sponsorship

If your company is  interested in supporting The “Miners and Mines of Russia”  amateur photography competition this year please please contact:

Arthur Poliakov
Head of MINEX Russia Organising Committee

Tel: + 44 (0) 207 520 9341 (London)
Email: admin@minexforum.com

Contacts

If you have questions concerning participation in the Photo competition please contact MINEX Russia Organising Committee

Mr Arthur Poliakov
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 520 9341 (London)

or 

Ms Nataliya Tarasova (Moscow)
Tel. +7 (495) 249 49 03 

2013 winners

2013 Winners

 

 

 

 

The winners of the 2nd “Miners and Mines of Russia” competition for amateur photographers were announced on 3 October at the closing ceremony of MINEX Russia Mining and Exploration Forum in Moscow. The works of 31 competition finalists were presented during the Forum on 2-3 October. The works of 5 winners and 5 finalists who received the highest scores were selected for the Amur Children Charity Auction organised during the Forum’s Gala Dinner. Raised funds will be used by The Petropavlovsk Foundation to repair schools in the Amur region and EAO affected by the flooding. 

The winners of the 2nd “Miners and Mines of Russia”:


Nomination in «Mining machinery and technologies» category

Winner: Timur Akhmetov, Ecologist, "Kupol" Mine, Kinross Gold Corporation 

Title: Aurora over the self-propelled drilling rig. 


Nomination in «Proud to be miner» category

Winner: Oleg Kremnev, Chief Editor "Gornyak Priargunya", JSC "Priargunskoe Mining and Chemical Union"

Title: The future is in the miner’s hands


Nomination in «Caring for environment» category

Winner: Andrey Zagrebelny, safety engineer, "Kupol" Mine, Kinross Gold Corporation 

Title: Chukotka, Kupol mine, Stag


Nomination in «My miner» category

Winner: Sergey Malinin, Deputy Head of Technical Quality Control Department, Auriant Mining

Title: Mine


Nomination in «Ores and Minerals» category

Winner: Yuri Soldatkin, Surveyor, Auriant Mining

Title: Tardan Creek (gold)

 

 

 

 

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