Urban Photo Race F.A.Q.
Here you can find some of the most asked questions as well as some tips and tricks for a successful Urban Photo Race participation.
Please read them carefully and if you have any additional question, feel free to contact us.
I've register myself in the contest, what happens now?
First of all, Welcome! Between now and then, there's still plenty for us to do, themes, checkpoints, etc... but that's all on us, we'll keep you posted! You just sit back, relax, take your time to read the rules and practice, practice, practice...
How do I know where to go and when to be there?
This year, we're changing the checkpoint rules a bit, they used to be secret but this was more trouble than a feature so we'll disclose them as soon as we have our route planned. Keep in mind that we will only announce CP1 and CP4 so that you can plan your route in and out of the race, the other two CPs will still be a secret until race day. Just keep checking the website for updates or your mail for any of our newsletters.
With this new update we hope you can plan your travel route and get familiar with any tram or bus you need to take.
What happens if I miss or can't be on time to one of the checkpoints?
Checkpoints are too cool to miss, but in the unfortunate event that you miss it, you'll be disqualified. We want to make it fair for everybody, that's why we have a schedule.
Can I do the race with a friend or join a group of other photographers?
Yes of course! The idea is that you get to know and meet other urban saavy photographers, share experiences and enjoy the day together. You are still required to come to each checkpoint yourself and have your ID stamped, but for the rest you are most welcome to enjoy everyone's company.
How do I know if I'm disqualified, or if I did anything wrong?
Well... You won't, we're not in the business of giving bad news. Each participant is responsible for his/her submitted photos, you should check everything before you hand them to us.
In any case there are very little reasons for disqualification, as long as you read and follow the rules you should be fine.
What happens if I can't make it to the event but have already paid for my inscription?
No worries, just let us know until one week before the contest date and we'll transfer it back to you, minus the service costs, those we can't cover.
We still hope to see you in the exhibition!
When will I know who won?
Aaaahh! The big question...
That will be right after we hear it from our jury. If you get a call that sounds remotely like... "Hi, this is the UPR awesomeness comity, we would like to inform... yada yada yada!" You'll know your in for a treat. :)
Still couldn't find what I was looking for!
No worries, we have a top of the line mail service. Send us a mail and we'll try to answers all your questions, even the metaphysical ones. :)