+   Judging
Entries will be judged for the “Jury Select” between the 1st and the 15th September 2017.
Entries will be voted for the “Audience Select” category between the 1st October and the 15th of September. The winning photo will be picked between 16th and 30th of September. The final decision will be back to the Jury members.
A list of selected photos from the three categories will be selected and printed for the Gala Ceremony and exhibition and the overall winners will be announced during the Ceremony in the 4th of October 2016.
The decision of the jury and the REGIE is final and no negotiation will be entered into with respect to any such decision.
Each entrant can submit up to five images for free. The images entered will be automatically submitted under the two categories and based on the following themes: (People Stories, Roots, Patience, Hand in Hand and Power). Each photo that doesn’t refer to one of themes will be rejected automatically.
+   Competition Entry and Period
By entering the Competition You hereby accept these Competition Rules and the Terms and Conditions.
The REGIE Open Photography Competition is free to enter.
The REGIE Open Photography Competition is open to all members of the public.
Entries must submit the five photos by 11.59:59pm on Friday, September 1st, 2017.
By entering the Competition, You agree and acknowledge that the REGIE is permitted to receive your registration data. All personal information will be used by the REGIE in accordance with its Privacy Policy.
+   Images Specifications
To enter, You must upload up to 5 images via the following website:, following the on-screen instructions carefully and based on 5 themes, each photo must refer to one of the following themes (People Stories, Roots, Patience, Hand in Hand and Power).
Images should be no smaller than 1MB and no larger than 10MB. Images should be either JPEG or TIFF files. All images must be saved in the RGB color model. All entrants must be able to supply a high resolution image suitable for printing in exhibitions should the image be required.
You are not permitted to edit the images. Cropping is allowed. 
You are not permitted to amend the filename or any exif-data related to the images. 
+   Photos Mandatory Rules and Requirements
The REGIE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any entry that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the entry is submitted on the Website. You warrant and represent, in respect of each entry submitted by You (“Entry”), as follows:
o The Regie is the sole owner and author of each uploaded picture.
o It’s forbidden to take photos of any child under the age 18 or pregnant woman while working.
o Each Entry does not contain personally identifiable information about You or any other person(s)
Each Entry does not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content
Each Entry does not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law
Each Entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, and Your Entry does not include:
o trademarks owned by third parties.
o copyrighted materials owned by third parties (including movie dialogue or musical compositions).
o names, likenesses, voices or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead.
o Entries which contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than that of the REGIE.
o Entries containing screen credits
o No animals were harmed or manipulated in the making of the image
You agree to fully indemnify the REGIE in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of Your breaching any of the foregoing.
You confirm that each person depicted in the Entry has granted permission to be portrayed as shown. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be rented or borrowed with the permission of the owner, and all other relevant permissions must have been obtained.
+   Vote Cheating and/or Manipulation
The REGIE may run an online rating process whereby members of the public may vote for a favorite photograph. If there is sufficient evidence (in the REGIE’s sole discretion) to suggest malpractice and manipulation of the rating process, then the REGIE has the right to remove the relevant Entry or Entries and, if necessary, award the prize to a different contestant. the REGIE’s decisions are final.
+   REGIE all Rights Reserved
The REGIE recognizes you, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.
All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by the REGIE, for marketing and promotional purposes at any time. You hereby grant the REGIE a non-exclusive, irrevocable license for any use connected to the promotion of  You the author and the REGIE Open Photography event and/or competition, including, but not limited too:
(a) judging the Competition
(b) displaying the winning entries and runners up at public exhibitions promoting the REGIE
(c) inclusion within the Website, a Photography Awards book, magazine or similar
(d) inclusion within any materials promoting of the Competition and / or any exhibition/event organized by the REGIE, in the promotion of the REGIE
(e) sub-licensing the Entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the Competition and any exhibition
(g) allowing viewers of the Website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone for their personal, non-commercial use only. Please also refer to clause 9.
All entrants understand that the image information, including image name and description, may be shared with media and/or online as per clause 7 and 8.
+   Ownership
Any photograph used by the REGIE may not carry a credit line and it will be owned to REGIE once it is uploaded to Regie Website.
+   Participant responsibility
Any photograph used by the REGIE may not carry a credit line and should not be deemed to be a breach.
+   REGIE Liabilities
The REGIE assumes no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition, and the REGIE assumes no responsibility for technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, for lost network connections, garbled computer transmissions, other problems or technical malfunctions with regard to the Competition. the REGIE assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, corruption, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of Entries. the REGIE is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail addressed to the REGIE on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Your or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Competition. If for any reason a contestant’s entry cannot be viewed or is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures, the REGIE assumes no responsibility.
In no event will the REGIE, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, its advertising or promotion agencies, or its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives or agents be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of any contestant’s access to and use of the Website. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or use or non-infringement.
In no event will the REGIE, affiliates, or its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives or agents be responsible or liable for any accidents, injuries, damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of any contestant’s participation.
+   Publicity
You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of  Your name and likeness for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation.
+   Announcements
The two categories winners will be announced on October 2017.
+   Jury Members

The Jury Members will be selected and notified one day prior to the Winners selection.

The Jury panel will be composed of industry professionals.


All images are judged ‘blind’. This means every single image that you upload is critiqued by the jury, but they won’t know who the photographer is until they have decided the finalists and winners
+   Terms Updates
REGIE has the right, to make changes to any part of the Photography Competition. If You use the Site after the REGIE has published the changes, You are agreeing now to be bound by those changes. If You do not agree to be bound by those changes, you should not use the Site (and should cancel Your subscription from the Photography Competition).
+   Mahdi Skafi - Professional photographer
A Lebanese photographer, professional in landscape photos.
He studied Graphic design in the American University College of Science and Technology AUST.
He works as a Freelancer in the domain of photography, Documentary & Short Movie Production.
He attended several workshops in Lebanon and Foreign Countries in (film directing, documentary film making, photography, Short movies, Scenario & Script writing) and get many photography awards.
Technical criteria: Exposure Focus/sharpness , Depth of field, Color and/or tonal rendition, Contrast, Lighting.
Noting that he is a jury member for the second consecutive year.
Manchar Souwar
Season 2019
Season 2016