Please note – this is an translation. When the jury and crew interpret the rules and regulations it will be from the Swedish version.
1 Participants in the Stockholm Photo Marathon may use either digital or analogue photography. You may participate with any camera, whether it’s a DSLR or a small-format film camera. Remember to bring the associated memory card. If you are shooting on film, you must bring your own film (which must be included in the list below). The memory card/film should be empty/blank at the start of the competition.
The following films may be used for submissions to the analogue class:
Color 135 film:
Any film type which can be developed by the C41 method.
Black and white 135 film:
Tri-x, TMax-100, TMax-400, Ilford HP5, Ilford Delta 100 and 400.
2 Pictures in order
2.1 Your submission must include one picture for each of the 12 themes, in order. You may delete images from the card, but all themes should be photographed in the correct order. This means that you cannot go back and capture an image for a previous theme after you have captured an image for a later theme.
2.2 If you are shooting on film, you may take only one picture per theme, submitting 12 pictures in order. When submitting to the analogue class, the first three exposures on the film should be “blank”, i.e. exposed with the lens cap on. This is required in order to simplify the processing. The image after the first three blank exposures will count as your image on theme number 1.
3 When may the pictures be taken?
3.1 All images must be taken during your participation in the Stockholm Photo Marathon, i.e. in the eight hours between start and finish. Note, however, that you do not need to capture one theme per hour. (Make sure the camera clock is set correctly.)
4 All photographs must be taken with the same camera.
5 Image format
5.1 All images should be in JPEG format. RAW files are not accepted.
5.2 If you are shooting on film, expose based on the film’s indicated speed, as it is not possible to have the film pushed or pulled during development.
6 You may use flashes, tripods, physical lens filters and other accessories.
7 You may not edit your images in any way. You may not change the Exif data, rename the files or make any other modifications. Any manipulation of an image or its metadata will result in disqualification. Submissions are verified using software developed specifically for the Stockholm Photo Marathon.
8 You may not use any applications on the camera that e.g. allow you to manipulate the images before they are taken. Settings such as black and white, sharpness and other changes to the JPEG conversion process are allowed. Any other applications installed on the camera may not be used. Fundamentally, anything that you are able to do using a film camera is similarly permissible when shooting digitally. It is your responsibility to prove that any special features used could also have been possible using a film camera; e.g. black and white photography is permitted, as you could have used black and white film.
9 Your memory card/film should only have 12 pictures in order when you finish and upload the pictures/submit the film. Submitting more or fewer images will result in disqualification.
10 You must check in to the digital checkpoint during the set time in order to obtain a diploma and submit your images to the jury.
11 You must wear your number bib visibly throughout the competition.
12 You must finish and submit your memory card/film no later than 9 hours after you started in this year’s photo marathon.
14 You must follow the standards of ethics that apply to photography.
15 After the contest, you may not share your submitted images publicly (except in the designated Facebook group) before the jury meeting has taken place on 13 September.
16 In case of questions or issues that are not covered by the rules and/or result from differing interpretations of the rules, the competition organisers and/or jury have final vetoes without appeal.