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Terms and Conditions of Entry

Eligible photographs taken between: midnight 16th July 2015 and midnight October 31st 2016

Closing date for still photographic and video entries: midnight Sunday November 27th 2016

  1. Entries will be for pictures taken between 17th July 2015 and midnight 31st October 2016.
  2. Still photography entries must be in the form of RGB JPEG and a maximum compressed file size of 3mb
  3. Video entries must be between 1 and 10 minutes in length
  4. The competition is open to all professional photographers living in the United Kingdom and Ireland (Eire)
  5. For the still photography categories, a 20 GBP administration fee is payable to The UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards and entrants can enter as many categories or as many times as they wish, except for the Best Olympic Picture, where only a single entry per photographer is eligible. Also note that Olympic Sports pictures are excluded from the general Sports category, with the introduction of the Best Olympic Picture category
  6. Entry to the video (Videojournalist of the Year) category is free of charge and entrants can enter as many times as they wish.
  7. The prize for the Getty Images Young Photographer of the Year includes a return flight to the value of two hundred and fifty pounds, to be used for an assignment that must be completed by last day of September 2017.
  8. To enter the The UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards you must confirm that it is your own original work. Entries submitted via this web site.
  9. You must have the right to give The UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards permission to use it for the purposes specified below and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your photograph or the consent of their parent / guardian if they are under 16 keeping within the guidelines of the press complaints commission code of practice
  10. By entering you grant The UK Picture Editors' Guild rights to edit, publish and use each entry to promote the competition. This may include an online gallery, feature in a national / regional newspaper and associated web sites. It may also include magazines or any other media / supplements. It may be used to promote a similar future competition. It may be used for promotion during the competition and for a period of 5 years after the winners have been announced, to promote the competition, free of charge. You also grant the right of The UK Picture Editors' Guild to supply contact detail of the photographers to the sponsors.
  11. Your picture may be exhibited as part of The UK Picture Editors' Guilds Awards exhibition. Or reproduced in any external promotion related to The UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards.
  12. Sponsors may use any Awards' image free of charge for non-profit activities which promote the Awards an acknowledgement to be an Awards' sponsor is required This includes promotional calendars, internal publications.
  13. By entering, all entrants agree to abide by each and all these terms and conditions. The UK Picture Editors' Guild reserves the right, with or without cause, to exclude entrants and withhold prizes for violating any of these terms and conditions. The Guild reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions. Any amendments will be published on the Website.
  14. There is no alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
  15. The winner may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize.
  16. The judge's decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.
  17. The Guild will not be liable for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit or prohibit an eligible entrant's ability to participate in the competition.
  18. Completion and submission of a registration will be deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  19. The Guild reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the competition (including altering prizes) if, in their sole discretion, a competition is not capable for being conducted as specified. There serves the right to substitute a prize of equal value in the event that circumstances beyond their control make this unavoidable.