Make sure you’re following all our Photographic Competition rules. These include makng sure your images are in the right format. We can only accept digital images. The formats you can use are JPG or TIFF. We can no longer accept slides or print entries for this competition.
Make sure your images are at least 1500 x 1000 pixels, preferably larger (send full size images if possible).
To see the dimensions of your photo:
Give each of your images a filename which includes, in order:
Separate these with underscores. For example:
Finally, send your pictures to us.
You can send your images to us in any one of the following three ways:
Photographic Competition 2021
Whichever way you have sent your entries, please follow this up with an email from your email account to firstname.lastname@example.org, which details:
This information can be included in writing with posted entries.
If you would like your postal entry returned after judging, please include a stamped addressed envelope with your entry.
We will acknowledge all entries received. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within a few days, please check with us, and send the images again if necessary.
We’re friendly! Please don’t hesitate to email us if you need any help – whether in choosing the right class for your photo or overcoming technical problems with WeTransfer.
Just send us an email at email@example.com
The 2021 competition deadline will be 24th December 2021, so get snapping!
If your photo is selected by our judges, they may need to contact you for more information about your photograph – so be on the look out!
Winners will be told as soon as possible after judging – usually around February.
Winning photos will be celebrated with publication on our channels. For more info, see the ‘Use of Images’ section on our competition rules page.
In previous years, when people have submitted their entries via email, some of them have had problems due to the size of the files they are sending.
To solve this problem, we recommend that you use WeTransfer to enter the competition instead. It is very simple – here are the basic steps:
Visit the WeTransfer website. You do not need to sign up for a paid account, or even a free one – you can use it without doing so, by answering No Thanks when it asks you to do so.
When you have negotiated that hurdle, this is what you will see (note: the background advert changes – we are only concerned with the box on the left of the page):
If the image is too small, click on it to see a larger version.
WeTransfer will then send you a code which you have to enter, to prove that you are sending the pictures. If you confirm this correctly, it will send your pictures to us, and send you an email confirming that it has done so.
We will acknowledge all entries received. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please check with us in case we have not received your pictures.
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