Opoty Outdoor Photo Contest

Outdoor Photography's annual photography competition, Outdoor Photographer of the Year, showcases the very best outdoor images from around the globe, from both amateur and professional photographers. This year, the competition is even better, with bigger prizes, a new category, plus the exciting news that the winning images will feature in both an exclusive London exhibition and a brand new book.

With categories covering everything from landscapes and wildlife to travel, adventure and environmental issues, the competition looks to reveal the very best of British and overseas photographic talent in the natural world.

There are over 10,000 poundsterling worth of gret prizes up for grabs!

1. WHO CAN ENTER Opoty Outdoor Photo Contest
1.1 The Outdoor Photographer of the Year Competition (“The Competition”) is open to both UK and overseas readers of Outdoor Photography.
1.2 Employees of GMC Publications Ltd (“Promoters”) and their families and The Competition sponsors and their families are not eligible to enter.
1.3 Amateur, student and professional photographers, resident in the UK or abroad, of any age, are eligible to enter.
1. 4 Entrants aged under 18 on the closing date must the permission of their parent/guardian to enter. The Promoter reserves the right to request proof of this permission.

2. THE CATEGORIES of Opoty Outdoor Photo Contest
2.1 The Competition categories are: Outdoor Photographer of the Year; Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year; At the Water’s Edge; British Landscape; World Landscapes; On the Streets; British Wildlife; World Wildlife; Nature In Close Up; On the Wing; Between Sunset And Sunrise; Spirit Of Adventure; Endangered Nature; Passion for Travel.
2.2 There are no separate entries required for the Outdoor Photographer of the Year category. The winner of this category will be the best single image from all the category winners (except Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year) as decided by the judges.
2.3 The Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year category (The World at my Door) is open to entrants aged 18 or under at the closing date for entries (25th September, 2011). It will be judged from the best single image submitted that in the judges’ opinions best represents the theme, “The World at my Door”.
2.4 Entrants may submit up to three images to each category; they can enter as many categories as they like.

3. HOW TO ENTER Opoty Outdoor Photo Contest
3.1 Entries to all categories must be sent as JPEG files only, and uploaded on the competition website; www.opoty.co.uk.
3.2 JPEG attachments must be saved at quality level 7 to 9, 72dpi, RGB, and the image must be a maximum of 900pixels on the longest side (which equates to around 13 inches at 72dpi).
3.3 Add your own name and the category entered to the file name.
3.4 Go to the competition website, www.opoty.co.uk, pay the fees for the categories you wish to enter and then upload the images. By uploading images you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the competition.
3.5 Please note that total image file attachment(s) must not exceed 5Mb per email.
3.6 The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 25th September 2011.
3.7 Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
3.8 No responsibility is taken for lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete entries. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt.

4. ENTRY FEE of Opoty Outdoor Photo Contest
4.1 There is a £5 fee for entry into each category of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2011. There is no entry fee for entering the Young Outdoor Photographer Of The Year category.
4.2 If you are entering more than one image per category you need only pay one fee.
4.3 The entry fee is payable by credit card or debit card only. Payment on the website is via PayPal. If you do not wish to pay online, details for alternative methods are available on the website.
4.4 For entrants below the age of 18, payments should be made by a parent or guardian on behalf of the entrant.

5. COPYRIGHT & REPRODUCTION Opoty Outdoor Photo Contest
5.1 All images submitted must be the entrants own work, must not be copied, must not contain any third party materials including third party trade marks or trade names and/or content that you do not have permission to use.
All images submitted must not otherwise be obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable UK legislation or regulations. If the Promoter has reason to believe your entry is not the entrants own work or otherwise breaches these terms and conditions, then the entrants image will not be considered. Images must not previously have been published in a national UK photography magazine, nor have won any national-level photography competition. Copyright of all entries remains with the photographer at all times, but the Promoter and the sponsors of the Competition and their associated group companies reserve the right to use, publish and republish entries in connection with the Competition, without payment.
5.2 By entering this Competition the entrant grants permission to the Promoter and sponsors and their associated group companies to reproduce the entrants photos in any media (including without limitation on the OPOTY Website, in the Outdoor Photography Magazine and in the Outdoor Photographer Of The Year Book) whether or not the image is selected as a winning entry of any of the categories, but only in connection with this competition.
5.3 The entrant of a winning entry of one of the Competition Categories including the Under 18 and Overall Winner categories grants the Promoter and sponsors the right to use their name and town or city of residence for the sole purpose of identifying them as the author of the winning image(s).
5.4 The entrant must be the sole author and owner of copyright.
5.3 5 It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that they comply with ownership and copyright requirements.
5.4 6 It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure they have the relevant model releases and licences, where required.
5.5 7 The organisers and sponsors of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year Competition reserve the right to free reproduction and publication of entered images, but only in connection with this competition.

6. JUDGING Opoty Outdoor Photo Contest
6.1 Entries will be judged on style, creativity, originality, technical execution and presentation.
6.2 The winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year Competition will be determined by the judges in accordance with the competition rules.
6.3 The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
6.4 Judging will take place in October 2011, with the winners announced in the January 2012 issue of Outdoor Photography, on sale 22nd December 2011.
6.5 No correspondence will be entered into prior to notifying the winners and publishing the winning entries.
6.6 The judges reserve the right not to award a prize if the required standard is deemed not to have been reached.
6.7 The prizes are as stated, and no cash alternative is available.
6.8 Prize value is correct at time of going to press. Prizes in the form of products, services or experiences are subject to availability. The sponsors of each category have the right to substitute the prize for a similar item of equal or higher value if the stated prize is not available. No money can be added to the overall prize.
6.8 Prizes are subject to the sponsor’s or suppliers standard terms and conditions.

website: http://www.opoty.co.uk/


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