The Heritage Trust Photograph Competition rules and terms & conditions of judging and entry.

1) The subject for The Heritage Trust Photographic Competition 20218 is "Lost." The theme is open to individual interpretation, but entries must have the world of historic buildings or crafts/skills that are on the verge of being lost at their heart. You might choose to take a photograph of a historic British building or traditional skill or craft.


2) Entries must be taken in the UK and to have been created in the past year and be original work.


3) Entrants can submit one image of a historic building and one image of a traditional skill or craft with these being uploaded to The Heritage Trust website for entry into the first-round of the competition. Uploaded images should have a maximum file size of 15MB and be in the jpeg format. 


4) Images may be digitally enhanced to remove spots or scratches, but not manipulated. Entrants can enhance the picture to make it brighter, clearer etc, but not manipulate the content. The Heritage Trust and the judges reserve the right to exclude any image they believe may have been excessively treated to alter its authenticity. Images can only be entered once and any duplicates will be removed. Entrants must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all images entered. Source material or proof of permission to use must be made available on request by The Heritage Trust.


5) The competition is open to UK residents only. Entrants under the age of 12 years need to have parent or guardian consent to enter.


6) The competition includes categories for:

  • Junior - for those who are under 16's.

  • Students - for those in higher education.

  • Amateur - for those who photography is a hobby.


Once registration is complete The Heritage Trust or our representatives reserve the right to request proof that the entrant is eligible to enter the category for which they have submitted their entry. If proof is not obtained the entrant will have the option to move to another category and pay any additional costs. If this option is not taken the entrant will be disqualified and forfeit the entrance fee. Professionals are excluded from the competition. For the purposes of this competition, a professional photographer will be someone who makes more than half their annual income from the sale of their photographs.


7) At the time of registration, the entrant must include their name, address, photo location, email address and indicate the category for which they wish to be entered.


8) The competition closes at midnight on Thursday the 28th of June 2018.


10) The organisers accept no responsibility for entries being lost, corrupted or damaged and/or any late entries.


11)  All photographs received in each category will be entered in the first round of that category and judged by the members of The Heritage Trust for entry into the second round. Those who make it to the second round may be contacted (with Instructions) and asked to send in a higher resolution copy of their photographs. Photographs from each category will be judged on the 30th of June with first, second, third and four places being decided with all the winners and runners-up having their images published in The Heritage Trust’s 2019 calendar. The winners from each category will be entered a prize draw and prizes will be awarded to first, second and third places.


Prizes will be announced on The Heritage Trust website during the submission and first-round stages of the competition. Prizes will be non-transferable and/or cannot be sold with no cash alternative being offered. The Heritage Trust calendar will be sold to raise funds for the organisation and the Trusts projects.


12) The judges' decisions will be final and no correspondence can be entered into.


13) All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of the copyright of all the photographs entered and must have obtained the permission of any people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured. Further, entrants must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs. In taking the photographs there should be no breach of any UK laws and in all cases, access to any sites should have been sort and granted by the owner.


14) Prior to submission, entrants must not have offered any of their entries for sale, 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.


15) Entrants will retain copyright of the photographs that they submit to The Heritage Trust. By entering the competition all entrants grant to The Heritage Trust the right to publish and exhibit their photographs at the Trusts events, in their publications, on their social media, website and the non-exclusive right to reproduce it for any purpose at any time in any media with attribution. Entrants whose photographs are one of the Finalists or selected to appear in The Heritage Trust calendar pursuant to paragraph 11 above grant to The Heritage Trust the further rights to publish and exhibit their photographs in print, on their respective websites or in any other media. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses. Entrants whose photographs are one of the Finalists also agree to take part in post-competition publicity. While we make every effort to credit photographers, including in printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee that every use of the photographs will include the photographers' names. The Heritage Trust or its members does not accept any liability for the publication of unlawfully reproduced images.

16) By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and The Heritage Trust reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time and in its absolute discretion if The Heritage Trust has reason to believe that an entrant has breached these rules.

17) The Heritage Trust reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.

18) If the winner is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made; The Heritage Trust reserves the right to either offer the prize to a runner-up, or to re-offer the prize in any future competition.

19) These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales. This competition is administered by The Heritage Trust.


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