Terms & Conditions

Rules of Entry

A. Submission: Entries should be submitted at www.isee.org. Entries should include an entry title, photographer, blaster-incharge, and a detailed description of the project. After agreeing to the rules of entry, photographers will be contacted with instructions for uploading their photos. Upon submission of photos, entries will be reviewed for safety issues by a panel of experts. Photos that display unsafe blasting operations will be rejected.

B. License: Photographers retain ownership and all other rights to future use of the photograph(s) they enter except for the following: By submitting photo(s) to this contest, photographers grant the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) the absolute and irrevocable right and permission, to use, reuse, publish and republish, and otherwise reproduce, modify, change or alter, and display submitted photograph(s) in any and all print, electronic, digital, social media and other media now or hereafter known, for distribution, advertisement, training, publication, and promotion in connection with ISEE’s association services. Owners of the photos waive any right that they may have to inspect or approve any uses made in accordance with the rules of entry.

C. Presentation: Qualifying entries will be displayed at ISEE’s 46th Annual Conference in Denver, Colo., on various screen locations and on ISEE’s social media channels. Select entries will be displayed in the Journal of Explosives Engineering.

Voting

Entries will be posted on social media near the opening of the 46th Annual Conference in Denver, Colo. Attendees may vote on-site at the conference or via social media. You do not have to attend the conference to vote. Voting is open to all.

Award

One free conference registration to the 47th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique will be awarded to the entry with the highest number of votes overall as the Best of Show winner. Winners of each category will be recognized in the Journal of Explosives Engineering.

Categories of Entry

1. Blasters and Drillers at Work

a) Individual Photo or, b) Series of Photos (Limit of 5 photos)

2. Construction Blasting

a) Individual Photo or, b) Series of Photos (Limit of 5 photos)

3. Quarrying and Mining

a) Individual Photo or, b) Series of Photos (Limit of 5 photos)

4. Demolition Blasting

a) Individual Photo or, b) Series of Photos (Limit of 5 photos)

5. Specialty Blasting

a) Individual Photo or, b) Series of Photos (Limit of 5 photos)

Format

Acceptable files include tif, jpg, or eps at a minimum of 300 DPI and 9x12 inches in size.

File Renaming Instructions

Please rename your files to include the category and subcategory numbers, and for sets of multiple photos, the number within the sequence.

Example 1

A single photo in JPEG format, is being submitted to the Construction Blasting category. Construction Blasting is category 2, and because this is a single photo the subcategory is a. The photo should be named as follows:

2a.jpg

Example 2

Three photos in TIF format are being submitted as a series to the Specialty Blasting category. Because this is a series, the subcategory is b and each file should include a sequence number, as follows:

5b-1.tif
5b-2.tif
5b-3.tif