Insight Guides travel photography competition rules


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Entry and eligibility:

a) The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers alike apart from employees of the joint promoters, APA Publications and IPL, their agents or members of their families; or employees of the Evening Standard, their agents or members of their families.

b) By entering, competition entrants agree to these terms and conditions: i) all photographs submitted must have been taken since 1 January 2012; ii) all entries must be received by 14 September 2012; iii) all entries must be sent to Photography Prize, APA Publications, 58 Borough High Street, London SE1 1XF or emailed to ; iv) postal entries must bear the correct postage. They are invalid if they arrive any later than the closing date, emails must arrive by midnight on the closing date; v) proof of posting or emailing will not constitute proof of delivery and no responsibility will be accepted for lost, damaged, illegible, delayed or mislaid entries; vi) each entrant should submit three different images; the prints must be colour, size 10x8 inches maximum (25.4x20.3cm), emailed images must be colour, high resolution jpegs of a minimum 3MB at 300dpi and a maximum of 15MB at 300dpi. Only unmanipulated prints and images will be accepted. Each print or digital entry must be clearly labelled with the entrant’s name, address, phone number and email address, and each entry for the under-18 category must be clearly labelled “under-18s”; vii) images submitted should not be entered for any other photography competition before the final placings have been announced; viii) prints submitted for the competition will not be returned, so no original prints or irreplaceable images should be sent in: the promoters of the competition accept no liability whatsoever for loss or damage; ix) entrants must own the copyright in all entries and by entering this competition entrants warrant that their entries do not infringe the rights of any third party; x) no purchase is necessary; xi) IPL’s competition rules apply, see

c) All entries, however submitted, shall become the property of IPL and will not be returned. By entering this competition entrants agree that should they win or be a runner-up they are deemed to have agreed to grant to IPL and the Publisher (APA Publications) a non-exclusive licence to publish the winning entries online and in print and to syndicate the work;

d) For the avoidance of doubt, entrants agree that the Publisher and IPL shall have the right, but not the obligation, to exhibit and reproduce, and authorise others to reproduce, the winning entries for all publicity and promotional purposes connected to the competition, including exhibitions and calendars;

d) The Publisher and IPL shall try to ensure that all material used is credited with the entrant’s name.


a) The winner will be chosen by the panel of judges led by Michael Pritchard, Director-General of The Royal Photographic Society.

b) The prizewinners will be notified by post, email or telephone after the closing date, not later than 8 October 2012. The Publisher and IPL reserve the right to publish the names of the winners;

c) The final placings will be announced in The Independent on Sunday’s travel section. The adult prizes will be presented at an event held on Sunday 21st October at the Corinthia Hotel in London, the under-18s prize will be presented at a date and location to be confirmed;

d) No correspondence will be entered into. No purchase is necessary. No cash or other alternative to the prizes will be available. The prize does not include any travel costs incurred in attending the prize giving. The decision of the judges shall be final. IPL’s competition rules apply, see The publisher of the Insight Guides is APA Publications UK Ltd, 58 Borough High Street, London SE1 1XL.