Broads Society Photographic Competition Rules 2022

 

  1. The Entries for the Broads Society Photographic Competition 2022 are now open. The theme of each category is open to individual interpretation but entries must have the category title at their heart.

  2. Entrants can submit one entry per category, in colour or black and white. Electronic images can only be accepted. If any entrants have difficulty with this, they are invited to contact the Editorial Team.

  3. 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. Images should be high resolution, a minimum size of 1 Megabyte and submitted as a .jpeg file attached to your email.    

  4. The competition is open to all enthusiasts of the Norfolk Broads.

  5. Entrants must not be professional photographers and, 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.

  6. The following details must be submitted with each entry: Name, address and contact telephone number of photographer, where the photo was taken, title of the photo and the category of entry. Please indicate if the entry is applicable to the 'Under 18 Group

  7. Entries should be sent to broads.society@sky.com.

  8. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 16th October 2022  

  9. The organisers reserve the right to cancel or postpone the competition if insufficient entries are received by the closing date.

  10. The decisions of the judges are final in every situation.

  11. All entries may be publicly displayed in locations to be announced. Copyright will remain with the photographer, with winning entries being displayed at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in November. They may also be featured in the Broads Society magazine  ‘Harnser’ and on the Society’s website..

  12. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any the people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured. Further, entrants must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.

  13. The judges will select photographs from all entries submitted for the first prize, the second prize and the third prize. They will also decide the winner from the entries of the ‘Under 18 category.

  14. The overall competition winning photograph will be selected which, in the judges’ opinion, best illustrates the true character of the Norfolk Broads. They will consider a range of criteria including composition, technical ability, originality, interpretation of the brief and the commercial appeal of the photographs.

 

The Prizes will be awarded at the Broads Society AGM 2022.

 

The overall winning photograph will receive the David Blair Trophy for 12 months plus £250

 

The second prize will be £100

 

The Third prize will be £50

 

In the ‘Under 18’ entries, the winning photograph will receive £50

 

Each of the four winners will receive an engraved glass trophy to keep.

 

2022 Broads Society Photographic Competition Categories

 

All photographs must be taken in or around the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.

 

Photographs submitted may be used by the Broads Society in their magazine Harnser or on their website or by the YMCA Wirral in publications or on their website.

 

Images may be in colour or black and white. The following details must be submitted with each entry: Name, address and contact telephone number of photographer, where the photo was taken, title of the photo and the category of entry.

 

Please indicate if the entry is applicable to the ‘Under 18 Group’

 

Category 1 – People and the Broads -it could be a marshman or dredger driver, angler or  holidaymaker, it is your choice, as long as the central feature is a person or people - human life in Broadland.

 

Category 2 – Broads Landscapes - - any image which captures the distinctive character and unique atmosphere of the Broads.

 

The judging panel will be announced in due course, on the Society’s website and on Social Media.

 

If further clarification is needed on any aspect of the 2022 Photographic Competition rules, please email broads.society@sky.com or call 07390 422006