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The Jack Clegg Nature Photography Challenge Trophy 2018
(sponsored by Exmoor Photography)
Q, Have you ever attended any Exmoor Photography Course? Q, Would you like to see your favourite image printed on a large canvas? A, Then why not enter the Exmoor Photography Course photo competition?
Competition Brief (see competition rules below) Entries must be images of wildlife in their natural habitat. We are looking for an image that portrays wildlife/birds/insects/nature in their natural landscape. For example could be spider on a web (macro), birds on a lake, deer on the moors, Starling murmuration, Bittern in the reeds etc. I have uploaded some sample images below to give you an idea of what we are looking for. Don’t forget I am not judging the competition and will not see them until they have been. However, if I was judging them I would not be looking for technically perfect images, but images that show some thought has gone into the camera settings. I would be happy to see some subtle post editing, but not heavy ‘photo-shopping’ and definitely no cutting and pasting. Put simply I would want to see an image that meets the competition brief and has a ‘wow’ factor, perhaps some humour. Hope this helps, have fun and good luck. Keep clicking! Jack
Naomi Cudmore MD, Editor and Designer, Exmoor Magazine Charles Harding National Trust Ranger Dr Nigel Stone former chief executive of Exmoor National Park We are delighted that Naomi, Charles and Nigel have agreed to judge the competition (the first of what I intend to be an annual event, replacing the RDR competition). Alison and I are very grateful and really appreciate their involvement. They are all extremely talented people in their chosen fields and I am certain they will bring an interesting and professional perspective to the judging.
The winner will receive a ‘jade’ cut glass engraved trophy that is yours to keep. You will also receive a 24x18” premium quality photo canvas print of your winning entry. Our premium quality cotton canvas prints are printed on heavy weight 405gsm canvas using light fast pigment inks with a solid wood stretcher and are satin laminated for protection. And come complete with a picture hook wall hanger.
Winner will receive an Exmoor Photography £50.00 gift voucher. The gift vouchers can be used to make purchases online at Exmoor Photography Gallery & Photo Gifts. We will also accept it as payment towards a photography course.
Winner will receive an Exmoor Photography £25.00 gift voucher. The gift vouchers can be used to make purchases online at Exmoor Photography Gallery & Photo Gifts. We will also accept it as payment towards a photography course.
All entries must adhere to the following competition rules,
Competition is only open to customers who have attended the Exmoor Photography Course.
Entries must be images of wildlife in their natural habitat.
We are looking for an image that portrays wildlife/birds/insects/nature in their natural landscape. For example could be spider on a web (macro), birds on a lake, deer on the moors, Starling murmuration, Bittern in the reeds etc.
Only one image/print per person.
Any entry image must be printed as follows, we will not accept any entry in other formats, electronic,email or otherwise.
A simple 10x8” print (of your digital image), colour or black & white will be great, please do not send it mounted or framed, we are only interested in your printed image.
In the interest of ‘fair play’ please do not ask Jack (or any Exmoor Photography staff) or the Judges for their opinion on any image you are considering entering. Any attempt to do this or curry favour will result in instant dismissal from the competition.
Any submitted images should not have been previously published. In addition, must be entirely your own image.
Exmoor Photography will not be offering their usual printing service for competition entries.
The judging will take place during May 2018 (date to be confirmed).
The judge’s decision is final.
No Exmoor Photography staff including Jack will be present during the judging process.
Competition winners will be notified the same day and arrangements made for the 1st place winner to supply us a digital copy of his/her image for printing onto canvas (image prep sizing etc. will be completed by Jack FOC).
The two runners up will have their gift vouchers posted to them. We will also contact you to arrange for a digital copy of your image, so that we can publish them online on the Exmoor Photography course website and blog pages.
Prizes are not negotiable and no other product, service etc. will be supplied in place of the prizes stated here in described.
Please note that by entering the competition you agree to your image being used in our publicity.
Please respect the wildlife and their habitat at all times.
Please make sure your print has all the following information clearly labelled on the reverse of it (the simplest way to do this is to complete your details on a sticky label and attach it to the reverse side of your print) Please note that your print is non-returnable, all prints together with any personal information will be securely disposed of after the judging has taken place.
Your full name
Your full address including postcode
Your email address
Your phone number
The competition deadline for entries is 12 noon on Tuesday May 1st 2018. Please post your entry to the following address, ‘Photo Competition’ Exmoor Photography 85 Marshfield Road Minehead Somerset TA24 6AJ
Good Luck & Enjoy! Jack & Alison (owners of Exmoor Photography) Please note that this competition is subject to Exmoor Photography T&C’s