EPI-USE Photography Competition

“Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.”
– Bruno Barbey

Would you like to know more about the interests of the people of EPI-USE around the globe? These photos will give you a glimpse into the kind of people who work here. EPI-USE people are bright and see life with a fresh eye. They see the detail, the unexpected, the humanity, and the elegance and grace around them. The photos displayed are a selection from submitted photos for our themed competitions as judged by professional photographers. The competitions are open to all EPI-USE employees and EPI-USE business partners across the globe. See details from the latest competitions and submit entries on the EPI-USE Photography website. We hope you are inspired, awed or touched in some way by our efforts.

2017/2018 Competition

The theme for 2017/2018 is closely aligned with our ‘Beyond Corporate Purpose’ initiative ERP (Elephants, Rhinos, & People), but also aligned with the business trend of renewed focus on System Integration.

The theme is “Interactions between People, Animals and the Environment”.

The 2017/2018 competition will run from 1 November 2017 – 28 February 2018.

Competition Prize

The top 3 photos will be showcased and printed copies will be available on ERP Mercantile. The winner and runner-ups will also receive a voucher to the value of USD 150 to spend on ERP Mercantile.

  1. Pictures can be taken anywhere in the world;
  2. The competition is open to all employees, contractor, and partners of EPI-USE and groupelephant.com associated companies. Direct family members (mother, father, wife, children) may also submit entries;
  3. The entrant must be the sole owner and author/photographer of each submitted photograph;
  4. The picture has not been submitted before for an EPI-USE photo competition;
  5. The Judges may request an entrant to supply them with proof of the authenticity of all the elements in the presented image(s). If the entrant cannot supply such proof, his/her entry will be disqualified;
  6. EPI-USE assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright by the entrant;
  7. You may enter as many pictures as you’d like;
  8. By entering the competition you accept the terms & conditions and competition rules;
  9. Winners will be announced within 60 days after the closure of the competition.
  10. The decisions of the judges are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. No offensive or degrading pictures will be accepted;
  12. No camera model releases need to be provided;
  13. Photos submitted after the closing date will not be considered for the prices; and
  14. EPI-USE and groupelephant.com will be granted ownership for usage of all pictures entered.
  1. Only digital files will be accepted;
  2. File formats: JPG or JPEG with at least 72 dpi and must be at least 1200 pixels Tall or Wide;
  3. Maximum file size of 4MB;
  4. No constructive changes may be made to your photo except for cropping;
  5. Color corrections are allowed as long as the picture is kept realistic;
  6. Photo-stitching, extreme photo manipulation, and combining of images is forbidden;
  7. You may use correction of lens distortion, chromatic aberrations, purple fringing, lens vignette and vertical/horizontal perspective adjustments);
  8. Removal of dust spots or scratch marks from camera sensor or scanned images;
  9. Due to the limitation of digital sensors regarding dynamic range, the blending of different exposures of the same scene to broaden the dynamic range (e.g. HDR);
  10. Focus stacking to widen the depth of field especially in Macro photography;
  11. Photo stacking to overcome the limitations of the digital sensor heat artefacts in long exposures;
  12. HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos are permitted. Please indicate in the caption / description of your image if it is HDR;
  13. Do not frame, date-stamp or watermark any submitted photos;
  14. All entrants must be able to supply a high resolution image (300DPI) suitable for printing in media should the image be chosen to be printed in any format; and
  15. Photos may be changed to Black and White.
  1. By entering the competition you accept the terms & conditions and competition rules;
  2. The competition is open to all employees of EPI-USE association of companies;
  3. The aim is to announce winners within 45 days after the closure of the competition;
  4. The decisions of the judges are final and no correspondence will be entered into;
  5. No offensive or degrading pictures will be accepted;
  6. No camera model releases need to be provided;
  7. Photos submitted after the closing date will not be considered for the prices; and
  8. EPI-USE will be granted ownership for usage of all pictures entered.
WINNER OF THE 2016 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Theme – People and animals making an impact or change in the lives of human beings

WINNER OF THE 2014/15 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Theme – Patterns

WINNER OF THE 2013 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Theme – Open Theme