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Photo competition 2019 terms and conditions

  1. This competition is open to amateur photographers only. Entrants must not be professional photographers. For the purposes of this competition, a professional photographer will be considered to be someone who makes more than half their annual income from the sale of their photographs.
  2. Photographic entries must be taken in Bracknell Forest.
  3. Entrants can submit up to 10 photos as digital images or hard copy prints.
  4. Photographs submitted in digital form should be no larger 5mb in file-size, with a recommended maximum of 20mb per email.
  5. Contact details will need to be provided, including the photographer’s name, and either a telephone number or email address. Personal details will only be used for administering the competition and will not be published or provided to anyone outside of the competition partnership without the photographer’s permission.
  6. Entries should be emailed to park.photos@bracknell-forest.gov.uk or sent by post to Photo competition, Bracknell Forest Council, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1JD.
  7. The closing date for entries is Thursday, 31 October, 2019. Any entries received after this date will not be considered.
  8. No entries can be returned so please remember to keep a copy. Proof of posting is not proof of receipt. The organisers accept no responsibility for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted and there is no obligation to feedback on any photographic entry.
  9. A panel of judges will select winning entries to be featured in a public exhibition in early 2020.
  10. The entries will be judged according to the following criteria: overall impact, relevancy to theme, composition/arrangement, technical ability, originality.
  11. The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence can be entered into.
  12. All entries must be original work and must not have been previously published, or entered into other photographic competitions.
  13. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photos entered.
  14. Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the images for the competition, each entrant is party to this contractual agreement with Bracknell Forest Council and agrees that Bracknell Forest Council (such as the Economic Skills and Development Partnership) and competition sponsors can feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, social media, website and/or in any promotional material, which may include display materials. All images used will be credited to the photographer. Please contact park.photos@bracknell-forest.gov.uk to receive a full list of third party partners for this competition.
  15. The entrant must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries. If you are photographing or commissioning photography of people you will need a completed photography consent form for each person.
  16. Images may be digitally enhanced to remove spots or scratches, but not manipulated. Entrants can enhance the picture to make it brighter, clearer etc, but not manipulate the content. The judges reserve the right to exclude any image they believe may have been excessively treated so as to alter its authenticity.
  17. By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules.

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