KAB 2012 International Killi Photo Competition

Hello, Everybody!
I want to present the announces of our Killi Association of Bulgaria (KAB),
about its 4-th Killi Photo-competition this year(2012).
The participation is International, so I want to invite and encourage everyone of You, Dear Fellows,
to be a part of this event!
As you’ll see – I’m the “Head of the Jury”…So, don’t worry – I’ll not compete!
Even if you haven’t these days any enough pretty “Photo-models” to photograph,
Just go to some friends of yours(keeping Killies)
and a few good shots of any Killi specimen would be quite enough!
My big pleasure will be to see much of You All, participate there!
Knowing the Great Photography skill having much of You.
I hope that will be really attractive special Photo-competition!
Thanks everyone’s participation in advance! I appreciate it as well!

KAB 2012 International Killi Photo Competition

The Killi Association of Bulgaria,(KAB), announces its Fourth Killifish Photo Competition.
We are very excited to present this competition in the field of digital images and hope to encourage international participation by giving enthusiasts the possibility to e-mail their submissions as file attachments.

1. Photography classes:
- Portrait - (There is the whole fish on the picture, also a macro close up…)
- Action - (There are mostly 2-3 fishes in breeding or kombat process)

2. Parameters for submitted digital files:
- Files format - JPEG
- Resolution - 1024x768 pix.
Images should follow these parameters approximately, allowing the vertical dimension to fall as per aspect ratio of the particular image. If images do not meet these size requirements, they will be resized by the personal of the Photography Judging Committee, in order to ensure image display during the judging process. Any names or signs on the files are forbidden!

3. The competitor must be the author of the digital file, even if the subject of the photo is not his property.

4. None of the photos must be published(printed) yet in some aqua-magazines/ bulletins. It doesn’t mean the all forum-sharing photos!

5. Usage of programs such as Photoshop is allowed, but not in a manner that exaggerates the real characteristics of the fish.
(Do not make an original yellow fin intensive orange or red!)

6. File name in the e-mail:
File name should include entrant’s last name, first name, full name of the fish, and location (if known).

7. Number of entries allowed:
There is a limit of 5 files, per class, per entrant.

8. All files will be stored in the KAB archive. Substandard pictures will be deleted. The pictures entered in this competition could be used for articles in the KAB Killi Bulletin. The name of the author of the used file will be acknowledged. If foreign editors express interest in the photos, they will be given the e-mail address of the author to discuss terms of use.

9. A checklist of submissions must occupy the body of the e-mail(Drunk accompanying the attached files, and may contain additional information about the fish and other pertaining information.

10. Method of delivery:
Entries should be e-mailed as file attachment to:
subject: KAB 2012 International Killi Photo Competition

11. Timeline:
-Beginning of file entry - 1st of July 2012
-Dead line for file entry- 23rd of December 2012
-Announcement of the competition results- 15th of January 2013

12. The results will be announced through:
-Killi Bulletin of KAB
-World killi web sites
-Aquarium Photograph web sites
-Friendly correspondences

13. Awards:
There will be three awards in every class. The awards are not financial.
The purpose of the competition is to promote awareness for the Killi fish hobby.
The winners must send the original files to the Jury!

14. All question concerning KAB 2012 Killi Photo Competition must be sent to:

aquasaur@gmail.com Hristo Hristov- Head of the Jury
metchmdm@bitex.com Todor Metchkov- Deputy Head of the Jury
todorhristov1@gmail.com Todor Hristov- Chairman of KAB

The Results of KAB 2012 International Killi Photo Competition:


1-st Place Category “PORTRAIT” - Olivier Buisson
Chromaphyosemion loennbergii Songmendeng ABDEK 12-506

2-nd Place Category “PORTRAIT” – Guillaume Dethu
Chromaphyosemion sp. ADGP 11-11 F0

3-rd Place Category “PORTRAIT” – Guillaume Dethu
Spectrolebias sp. from Bolivia

1-st Place Category “ACTION” - Frans Vermeulen
Gnatholebias hoignei

2-nd Place Category “ACTION” - Jos? Vidarte Garc?a
Aphyosemion ogoense pyrophore RPC 82 Komono

3-rd Place Category “ACTION” - Frans Vermeulen
Rachovia maculipinnis

The Special Award for the best submitted Photo from Bulgarian Participant – Nikola Ivanov
Fundulopanchax fallax fifinda yellow

Congrats to the Winners and many thanks to all the Participants supporting this event of our KAB!