Alverton Penzance Photographic Competition 2017 - We Love the Coast


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November 23, 2016 - January 23, 2017


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About

The current competition runs from 23 November 2016 to 23 January 2017 and the theme is ‘We Love the Coast.’ Among the other prizes on offer, the top ten winning entries will be displayed in our gallery for thirty days. To enter please send your images as email attachments to penzancesubmissions@gmail.com – please see the rules below for the extra stuff you need to do when submitting. The images must be less than two years old and not have won any other competition prizes if less than two years old. Therefore the images can have been taken at any time after 23 November 2014 so long as they stick to the coastal theme and have not been a winner or runner up in another competition. This is to keep things fresh and whilst it means you don’t necessarily have to take photos just for our contest, it would be great if you did! Try not to go too mad with the Photoshopping and other photo effects, though, and keep it respectable…

The fees are £5 for one entry, £8 for two images and £10 for three; there is no limit to the number of images an entrant can submit. If you are local then the easiest way to make payment is to call in to the gallery in person. Otherwise if you have a PayPal account the easiest methods are either to use the link mentioned in the original web page or to send payment to the email address roger@thealvertongallery.co.uk using the link  available in the original web page. Alternatively you can use the drop down arrow above in the original web page (to the right of the words “choose an option”) to select the number of entries you want to submit and once you’ve made your choice hit the “add to basket” button.  To enter in multiple batches either keep adding to the basket or use the drop down arrow to the left of the “add to basket” button. Go up to the basket symbol (top right of the page) to use the checkout to pay to the PayPal. No worries here if you don’t have a PayPal account; PayPal also accepts payment by debit or credit card but here you need to select the “Check Out as a Guest” option. Please see the details of the prizes and the full rules of the competition; apologies for the length of the rules but it’s like that with all contests. We look forward to seeing your work in the gallery.

Competition Rules

The theme of each competition, submission dates and deadlines will be announced on the website. If you have any queries regarding these rules please contact us on info@thealvertongallery.co.uk.

Eligibility

The theme of each competition, submission dates and deadlines will be announced on the website. If you have any queries regarding these rules please contact us on info@thealvertongallery.co.uk. 

How To Enter

The contest is restricted to photographs only. The photographs must not have been taken before 23 November 2014. Prior to submission, entrants must not have been paid for any publication of any of their entries or won or been a runner up in any other photographic competition with any of their entries. Therefore you can submit to us any other images of yours falling outside these categories. All photos submitted must be the original work of the entrant who must be the copyright-holder. The entrant is responsible for ensuring that all permissions and releases have been obtained in respect of any image submitted. On this basis the entrant will at all times retain copyright to his/her work. In fairness to all entrants we reserve the right to disregard any entries that do not follow the theme of the contest “We Love the Coast.”

Photographs must be submitted to us in digital format only and by way of email attachment. The photograph (s) need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable as are photos taken with handheld devices such as iPads and smartphones. Entry photographs can be taken anywhere in the world except where prohibited by the relevant government/authorities.

Entries shall be submitted to the competition at a cost of £5 per entry, £8 per two entries and £10 per three entries. Please use the “choose an option” drop-down arrow above to select the number of entries then proceed to make payment using the “add to basket” button.

Judging

The judges of the Alverton Penzance Photographic competition are (1) Roger Driscoll, director of the Alverton Gallery Penzance and (2) award-winning photographer Martin Smith (regular judges) plus Oliver Hawker of Oliver’s Photographics, Penzance (former Jessops manager – guest judge) and other guest judges appointed from time to time to assist in the judging process. Photographs will be judged on the basis of adherence to and interpretation of the theme, creativity, quality, composition, originality and artistic expression. We reserve the right to request from any entrant the background details of the entrant and image such as a short biography, the camera and lens and techniques used to create the image and the circumstances and inspiration giving rise to the image. From all of the entries, our regular judges will first select a long list of thirty images from which our guest judge (s) will select the ten images which in their opinion best reflect the theme of the competition. The regular judges and guest judge (s) will then collaborate to select the first, second and third prizes. The dates for announcement of the top ten winners, and the start of the winner’s show, will be announced in advance on our website. Decisions of the judges are final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to the judging process. Unfortunately, due to the high number of entries, we will only contact you if your image/s has been chosen as one of our top ten winning entries.

Awards

The top ten winning entrants will be notified by email on or before the relevant announcement date as stated on our website. The top ten winning entrants will receive Gold, Silver, Bronze or Honourable Mention certificates (as the case may be) by email in PDF format and their winning entries will be mounted, framed and displayed at the Alverton Gallery for a period of thirty consecutive days. Photographs of the entire Winners’ Show display will be supplied to the top ten winning entrants in confirmation. In this regard we will request appropriate high resolution digital images to assist in the creation of prints for display. We will also request an “artist biography” from each of the top ten winning entrants. These requests must be compiled with at least ten days prior to the start of the Winner’s Show; failure to comply will be cause for disqualification. The framed photographs will be offered for sale at the Alverton Gallery; the gallery prices will be in our discretion and we will take a 80% commission on each sale whether framed or unframed. Here the entrant will retain copyright to the photograph but once we have been paid the ownership of the display photograph, whether framed or unframed, shall pass to the purchaser. We will promote the winning artists of each exhibition via email, online press releases, online event promotions and social media marketing. By submitting an entry to our competition an entrant acknowledges that, should an image be awarded a place on our top ten winners’ list, the entrant grants us the right to publish, reproduce and exhibit the image by way of a physical print for exhibition at the Alverton Gallery, Penzance, and by way of digital imagery for display on the Alverton Gallery’s website and social media. No fees shall be payable for these uses save that should a physical print be sold by the Alverton Gallery the photographer will be paid 20% of the gallery price. At all times the entrant will be credited as the photographer and copyright holder. Entrants whose photographs are one of the top ten winners also agree to take part in post-competition publicity.

Of the top ten entries, the top three entries will receive the following awards:

Grand Prize Winner

  • First Place Winner will receive £75
  • Gold/First prize Certificate
  • First Prize photograph will be will be mounted, framed and displayed at the Alverton Gallery for a period of thirty consecutive days, the photograph will be published on the web site for the same period and the photographer will be featured in an online article.

Second Place Winner

  • Second Place Winner will receive £50
  • Silver/Second Prize Certificate
  • Second Prize photograph will be will be mounted, framed and displayed at the Alverton Gallery for a period of thirty consecutive days, the photograph will be published on the web site for the same period and the photographer will be featured in an online article.

Third Place Winner

  • Third Place Winner will receive £25
  • Bronze/Third Prize Certificate,
  • Third Prize photograph will be will be mounted, framed and displayed at the Alverton Gallery for a period of thirty consecutive days, the photograph will be published on the web site for the same period and the photographer will be featured in an online article.

For more information please click on "Further official information" below.



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Publish Date
November 24, 2016
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