From April 29st 2016 Noon To August 22, 2016 at Noon (Taiwan time)
Short list announced：
Results will be announced on event website in mid-October.
The ceremony is expected to be held in November 2016
Compatriots of the World
Stories of Compatriots all over the world when pursuing studies, moving for work or for immigration; Stories of overseas Chinese coming back to Taiwan for study or work, or tracing roots are all acceptable when presenting in photos or short films.
All Chinese, whether individuals or teams, recognizing the legitimacy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) are eligible to submit, yet each individual or team is limited to submit only one entry in each group (photo and short film) and violations will be disqualified.
A photo with 50 to 200 words of description (Chinese or English). Photos and texts need to be related to the theme.
Uploaded file is limited to JPG format; please compress the file size less than 5MB. The pixel of photo has to be at least 5 million (300dpi) or more. Award-winners are required to re-send a cd of the original file and related materials.
Portraits of entries：
Consent of each person involved in entry photos should be acquired in advance in order to avoid infringement of the right of portrait; In terms of submitting old photos, consents of original photographers and persons involved should be acquired.
All copyrights of the entries belong to the participants. Participants must cooperate with the organizer to promote the contest during the event and offer copies to carry on event website.
Winners should permanently authorize the organizer and any organizations delegated by it to award-winning pieces for free for non-profit purpose remaking, public transmission, public broadcast, public display, distribution and conversion.
In terms of copyright infringement such as counterfeit, plagiarism, copy or violation of copyright after being reported and affirmed, the entry will be disqualified during the event; As for award-winning entries, awards will be cancelled and the prize will be asked to return to the organizer, vacancies will not be filled. In terms of involving disputes, illegitimacy or causing damage to the organizer or third parties, it is the participant that takes all legal liability and irrespective of the organizer.
If the entry is an old photo, the consents of the original photographer and person(s) involved should be obtained in advance. All entries are not allowed for multiple contributions during the period of this event(from April 1st 2016 to October 31st 2016), violations will be disqualified and swards/prizes will be cancelled, Vacancies will not be filled.
All entries are interdicted from defamation,infraction of social customs, copyright infringement and other violations.
Uncompressed files and materials of the original entries have to be retained so that Macroview media and its relative services can remake, transmit, broadcast, show in public and convert for non-profit purpose once the entries being awarded.
Short films within 90 to 180 seconds; The content must be relevant to the Theme.
Entries can be short films or animations, etc., any style and equipment are all acceptable. (Image quality HD720P or above is preferred.)
Files are limited in wmv, mpg and mov format.Files cannot be larger than 1GB. The system will automatically transfer uploaded files into mp4 format and compress the size into 16:9.
Music of entries：
Self-creation or legally authorized.
Portrait of entries：
Consents of characters in the films are required to obtained in advance in order to avoid infringement of the right of portrait.
All copyrights of the entries belong to the participants. Participants are asked to cooperate with the organizer to promote this campaign during the event and to offer entries to the organizer to carry on event website.
Winners should authorize the organizer and delegated objects improved by organizer permanently to have the right to use award-winning pieces unpaid for non-profit purpose remaking, public transmission, public broadcast, public display, distribution and conversion.
In terms of copyright infringement such as counterfeit, plagiarism, copy or violation after being reported and affirmed, the entry will be disqualified during the event; as for award-winning entries, qualification will be cancelled and the prize will be asked to return to the organizer, vacancies will not be filled. In terms of involving disputes, illegitimacy or causing damage to the organizer or third parties, it is the participant that takes all legal liability and irrespective of the organizer.
All entries shall be taken by the participants, and not allowed for multiple contributions during the period of this event(from April 1st 2016 to October 31st 2016). Violations will be disqualified and awards/prizes cancelled. Vacancies will not be filled.
All entries are interdicted from defamation, infraction of social customs, copyright infringement and other violations.
All entries have to retain 1280 x 720 (720p) or above pixel of uncompressed files and materials non-profit purpose that Macroview media and its relative services can remake, transmit, broadcast, show in public and convert for once the entries being awarded.
Join membership of this event (Use Facebook or Gmail account), one account is limited to upload only one entry.
How to register：
Join membership at event website. (FB, Gmail)
Assessment Entries displayed on event website
Congratulation You are in!
(1) During the vote, members may vote for different entries by clicking "vote" button. (Members are allowed to vote for more than one entry everyday but limited to vote only once to the same entry on the same day.)
(2) In terms of improper behaviors (database intrusion, packet change and/or other conducts considered as hacking) to tamper with the number of clicks, the organizer has the right to disqualify the membership.
100,000 NT & Trophy & Certificate
30,000 NT & Trophy & Certificate
50,000 NT & Trophy & Certificate
15,000 NT & Trophy & Certificate
25,000 NT & Trophy & Certificate
10,000 NT & Trophy & Certificate
5,000 NT & Certificate
5,000 NT & Certificate
Excellence works for overseas Chinese students (3pieces)
5,000 NT & Certificate
5,000 NT & Certificate
※Who obtained the greatest number of votes
5,000 NT & Certificate
5,000 NT & Certificate/td>
Early Bird Prize:
The first three contestants uploading files from each continent will receive gifts.
Those who vote for the best photography and short films during the voting period will be eligible for the lottery. 10 winners will be drawn and win gifts.
Movie ticket giveaway:
Those who share specified contents to their own Facebook during the event period will have a chance to win the prize.
1. The gifts mentioned above are vouchers. Overseas winners will receive equal-valued Gift Cards.
2. The excellence works for overseas Chinese students are for overseas Chinese students only. While filling in the membership information on the website, qualified entrants have to check "overseas Chinese students" box and provide student cards or other identification documents as a proof.
Qualification：The organizer commissions CCDN Technology to do preliminary screening for all entries. Qualified entries will be announced on event website.
Primary：Shortlist of each group will be selected by the organizer and announced on event website.
Evaluation panel will select winners (including champion, first runner-up, second runner-up and excellent works) for photography group. Standards of selection are thematic expression (related to overseas Chinese) 40%, quality 20%, composition and creativity 20% and photo description (consistent with photograph content) 20%.
Evaluation panel will select winners (including champion, first runner-up, second runner-up and excellent works) for short film group. Standards of selection are thematic expression (related to overseas Chinese) 50%, creativity 30%, film quality and music 20%.
Audience award：Winners will be entries that gain the greatest numbers of online vote from each group.
Early Bird：First three contestants uploading files from each continent. (Based on time recorded by event website.)
Participants shall respect professional evaluation and online voting results without any objection.
Vacancies are possible if none of the entries not reach the final selection criteria.
Award-receiving procedure：The organizer will notify all winners by e-mail after the winner list is announced. After identity confirmation, winners shall submit reward receipt along with a CD of the original photograph/short film; overdue submission will be regarded as right disclaimed.
The reward of this event will be paid in New Taiwan dollar (NT) and the transfer fee will be disbursed by the organizer. As for foreign participants, the organizer will transfer the reward either into the winners' accounts abroad or to the nearest local R.O.C. Overseas Missions or Culture Centers to deliver over to the winners after being exchanged into local currency. (Domestic fee will be disbursed by the organizer.)
Prizes and gift coupons are paid in New Taiwan dollar (NT)，Foreign prize winners will receive a gift card of equivalent value for use overseas.
Names on receipts of winning entries should be the same as names and information of registration, halfway replacement is not allowed. As a team of multiple participants, all names and personal information should be written on the same receipt for award-receiving.
According to the article 7 & 8 of Income Tax Act of Republic of China, and regulations related to Standards of Withholding Rates for Various Incomes, article 2 & 3-- Income from Contests and Games and from Prizes and Awards Won by Chance, where the amount of award is more than 20,000 NT (inclusive) and the winner as individual residing within the territory of Republic of China (Domiciled within the territory of Republic of China and residing all times within the territory of Republic of China, or no residence in the territory of Republic of China but residing within the territory of Republic of China for a period of more than 183 days during a taxable year) will be levied 10% on the full amount paid. Individuals not residing within the territory of Republic of China will be levied 20% on the full amount paid. Winners will receive receipt and tax will be withheld straightly from the reward. When the value of award is 1,000 NT (inclusive) or more, winners will receive withholding certificates issued by the organizer of this event.
Participants shall promise that all information provided to the organizer are true and correct without giving fraudulent or misappropriated information of any third parties. By offering false or incorrect information, participants will be disqualified and award will be cancelled for winners. The organizer assumes no responsibility when failing to notify award-winning messages under this circumstance.
The organizer reserves the right to disqualify any discrepancies in the theme of this event or violations of morality and participants will be responsible for any controversies triggered consequently.
All entries should comply with relevant provision of this event. Entries should be original works of participants; embezzlement, reproducing, remaking, copying, plagiarizing or composing is strictly prohibited. Violations will be disqualified. Qualification will be cancelled and rewards, trophies and certificates will be asked to return to the organizer once winners are confirmed for violating regulations mentioned above. Vacancies will not be filled but announced on the official event website. Participants are responsible for legal obligations in violation of copyright.
The organizer assumes no responsibility for any delay, error, unrecognized files or damaged files caused by computer, internet, phone, technique or any reason not attributable to the organizer and participants may not dissent.
The organizer assumes no responsibility and makes no compensation if participants suffer any loss caused by this event or encounter any loss or theft after receiving awards.
The organizer reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this event when encountering cases of force majeure such as natural disasters or major policy changes that cause unenforceable event.
Participants are considered to accept all provisions of measures and precautions of this event when signing up for this event. The organizer reserves the right to disqualify or cancel awards and claim damages for any violation.
Participants shall comply with the terms of service, regulations and relevant provisions, violations will be disqualified and awards will be cancelled.
The organizer reserves the right to modify the contents of the event and awards mentioned above.