Terms and conditions
Opening and closing dates
The competition is now open for entries. The closing date for entries is midnight on Friday 26th July 2019.
How to enter
Entries must be submitted by email to email@example.com
Entries must be labelled with the entrant’s name and image files must be at least 300dpi. Entrants should include their own name, address and telephone number.
We request this personal data for the purpose of the administration of the photography competition. This data will be processed and stored in a secure manner and will only be kept for the duration of the 2018 photography competition. This data will then be destroyed in a secure manner. We will not use this data for any other purposes.
We regret that we are unable to accept postal entries.
a. This competition is open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland aged 18 years or over, except for employees of Archant and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, their families or anyone else associated with this competition.
b. This competition is an amateur photography competition and is not open to professional photographers (where photography is a primary occupation).
c. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.
d. Images can contain native or migrant wild species. Non-native species which permanently live in the UK are also allowed.
e. Digital adjustments to images are acceptable, the way in which the photograph is enhanced or edited will be considered during the judging process. However, it is important that the context and the content are not changed beyond recognition of the original image, and the ‘spirit’ of the image is maintained.
f. Only photographs taken in Gloucestershire can be entered. Entrants need to state where and when each photograph was taken.
a. The judging will take place by the following judges:
Roger Mortlock CEO GWT
Iain Green, Wildlife Wonder
Candia McKormack, Deputy Editor of Cotswold Life.
b. Judging will be done anonymously.
Use of images
a. Winning images will be publicised in the next edition of our members’ magazine, Wildlife, displayed at Greystones and shown on our website and our social media channels. All submitted entries will be considered for use in GWT publications and online.
a. Entrants to the adult competition must be aged 17 or over by the closing date of the competition.
b. The adult competition includes the following categories:
- Nature & Me
- Wild Towns
- Special Reserves
- People & Wildlife
- Local Landscapes
- Four Seasons
- Wildlife Close Up
c. Only one entry per person, per category. Late, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties. If an individual enters more than the allowed amount, one for each category will be chosen at random and the other images disregarded.
d. The winning entry will be the one that is judged to be the most visually appealing, original and self-explanatory.
Juniors Category – Wildlife in Gloucestershire
a. All entrants for the ‘junior’ categories must be 16 or under by the competition closing date.
b. A maximum of three images which capture the theme of ‘Wildlife in Gloucestershire’ can be entered per entrant. If entrants exceed this amount then three images will be chosen at random and the other images disregarded.
Schools Category – Wildlife in Your School
a. Each school can submit up to six entries.
b. The winning school will be offered a half-day photography workshop with nature photography specialist Iain Green, founder of Wildlife Wonder.
a. Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust reserves the right to remove or refuse any entries to the competition for any reason.
b. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
c. Should any entries fall below the standard required by the competition organisers and the judges, then the organisers reserve the right not to award prizes.
d. All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.
e. The welfare of the wildlife subject is more important than the photograph itself. If entries are determined to have evidence of undue disturbance or stress inflicted on wildlife in the process of taking the photograph, the entrant will be disqualified. Please avoid damaging habitat or disturbing wildlife in search of the perfect shot.
f. Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust takes no responsibility for loss, damage or injury incurred as a result of participation (and/or) involvement in the competition or subsequent publicity and awards.
g. Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.
h. Archant and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust are responsible for the first part of the promotion, which is the publication and adjudication of the competition.
i. English law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.
Copyright and permissions
a. By submitting images to Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust 2018 Wildlife Photography Competition, each entrant confirms that:
1. All images submitted are the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition.
2. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws.
3. Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.
4. Have the permission of human subjects (where necessary) and do not infringe the copyright of a third party.
5. Agree to take part in post-competition publicity as required.
b. By entering the competition Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has irrevocable permission to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, the images provided, for any purpose connected with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. This may include but is not limited to inclusion in or reproductions in online or print media which may be produced in the future; displays at exhibitions; displays on websites or social media for judging purposes or promotion; and for use in press releases to be distributed to national, regional, local or specialist press for information or promotion of present or future competitions. Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the Competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to Archant and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.
c. Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust will make every reasonable effort to ensure that name credits of entrants are reproduced on photos published in online and printed publications.
d. The photographer will be contacted to discuss other usages or permissions which fall outside of the remit described on an ad hoc basis. Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust will try to ensure entrants are informed of where their images are used, but cannot guarantee it in every case.