The wall of fame Bird photography competition 2019 🇬🇧 🦉 📸 🙌
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wHAT IS the wall of fame?
The Wall Of Fame is a new bird photography competition for 2019, powered by SWAROVSKI OPTIK.
This competition is open to amateur bird photographers only. 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 films or photographs.
Birders can enter the competition with an image captured through any method of bird photography they choose. You may enter images that feature non-UK based species if you desire but you must be over 18 and a UK resident to enter.
how to enter
You can enter the Wall Of Fame Bird Photography Competition from 10th January 2019, simply by submitting your image(s) to Birding24/7 via any of the below social media platforms. It is important to note that you must be following Birding24/7 on your preferred platform in order to enter and must include the hashtag #WOF2019.
Deadline for entries is 30th November 2019. The winner will be chosen and announced in December 2019.
The winner will receive a pair of SWAROVSKI OPTIK EL 8x32 Binoculars in a colour choice of green or sandbrown. RRP £1,690.00 includes: Field bag pro, eyepiece cover, objective lens cover, lift carrying strap pro.
terms & conditions
GENERAL Birding24/7 is launching the Wall Of Fame Bird Photography Competition in January 2019. The Competition is open to all UK residents, aged 18 years and above. Entrants will submit images featuring birds in their natural habitats with the aim of encouraging others and inspiring amateur birders to engage with the natural world around them. The winner will receive a brand new pair of SWAROVSKI OPTIK 8x32 EL Binoculars.
Now for the important information…
ABOUT THE COMPETITION The Wall Of Fame Bird Photography Competition (‘the Competition’) is owned by ActivelyOutdoors Ltd (‘the Owners’). Any contact regarding the Competition (unless otherwise specified below) should be via the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY By submitting an entry, you agree to be legally bound by the Rules and Terms and Conditions of the competition. The competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary. The Competition is open to all legal residents of the UK, including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man aged 18 and above. This competition is open to amateur photographers only. For the purposes of this competition, a professional filmmaker or photographer will be considered to be someone who makes more than half their annual income from the sale of their films or photographs. No wildlife or habitats should be harmed or unduly disturbed in the process of taking photographs. The entries must not: portray subjects that have been captured using live bait; portray subjects that are captive, models, restrained, domesticated, or being exploited for profit, except if done so for the purposes of reporting on exploitation of animal(s) by a third party, a welfare issue or the impacts of domesticated animals on wildlife. ActivelyOutdoors Ltd accepts no responsibility for any technical failure, malfunction or of any other kind, which may result in any entry being lost, corrupted, not properly recorded or delayed.
CONSENT Entrants must have obtained the consent of anyone who features in their photography. No advertising is permitted within the photography. The photography must not contain anything that is obscene, defamatory, indecent, unlawful, disrespectful or offensive.
DATES Entries open Thursday 10th January 2019. Official submission deadline is Friday 30th November 2019. Winner announced in December 2019.
PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRIES We are looking for participants to submit images that celebrate the diversity and beauty of birds and their natural habitats. To be eligible, images: must have been taken since 10th October 2018. must not have been excessively treated so as to alter their authenticity, see below. Digital adjustments including cropping, tone and contrast, sharpening, stitching, multiple exposures are permitted. The removal of objects, people, vegetation, background features or any action that alters the meaning or message of the photograph is not permitted. Entrants may enter a maximum of ten (10) times. PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMISSION PROCESS Entrants must submit the Competition images to Birding24/7 via social media. It is important to note that entrants must be following Birding24/7 in order to enter and must include the hashtag #WOF2019.
JUDGING PROCESS All submissions received by the entry deadline will be reviewed by Birding24/7 representatives. Shortlisted entrants will be displayed in the 'Latest Wall Of Fame Gallery' feature within Birding247.co.uk All shortlisted entries will be reviewed by the final panel consisting of Birding24/7 and SWAROVSKI OPTIK representatives, which will select the winner.
PRIZE There will be one (1) overall winner. The winner of the Competition will receive: a pair of SWAROVSKI OPTIK EL 8x32 Binoculars in a colour choice of green or sandbrown. RRP £1,690.00 includes: Field bag pro, eyepiece cover, objective lens cover, lift carrying strap pro.
USE OF SUBMISSION MATERIALS Each entry must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other party. Ownership of the copyright in any entry submitted to the Competition will remain with the copyright owner. Images will be credited where possible and appropriate. The entrant agrees that ActivelyOutdoors Ltd, its judges, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, will not be liable to the copyright holder in the event of inadvertent omission of credit. By entering the Competition, the entrant grants ActivelyOutdoors Ltd a free non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to use images in all their publicity, publication and activities and in any promotional material connected to this Competition. This licence is granted only for use in relation to the Competition, which shall include but is not limited to any of the following uses: Competition judging process Display in online materials
PUBLICITY Selected entries will be featured online and/or in publicity materials relating to the Competition. Entry to the Competition gives ActivelyOutdoors Ltd, its judges, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, right, without separate consent or compensation, to publicise the name of the Winner, and Nominees if applicable, and to make further use of these in printed or online materials solely for the purposes of administering this Competition in accordance with applicable law. Some entries will be featured on the Birding247.co.uk website. Entrants also acknowledge that publicity materials featuring them may be provided to SWAROVSKI OPTIK for the purposes of promoting their association with the Competition and awarding the relevant prize.
LIABILITY ACCEPTANCE Submitting an image to the Competition implies full acceptance of the rules of the Competition. By submitting, you are declaring that it is your own original work and that you are the author of the content. Entrants agree to fully indemnify ActivelyOutdoors Ltd, its judges, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, from and against any actual or threatened claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses, including legal expenses arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, or third party claims, based on material submitted to the Competition or use of the Prize.