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Terms & Conditions

Rules of Entry

A. Submission: Entries should be submitted at www.isee.org. Entries should include an entry title, photographer, blaster-in-charge, 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 on ISEE’s social media channels. Select entries will be displayed in the Journal of Explosives Engineering.


Entries will be posted on social media where anyone can vote.


One free conference registration to the 49th 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
  2. Construction Blasting
  3. Quarrying and Mining
  4. Demolition Blasting
  5. Specialty Blasting


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


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:


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: