The 2006 IoS/Insight Guides Photography Competition

Take a winning travel picture: Could you be the one to snap up our top prize of a commission worth £3,000?

Can you take a great travel photograph? If you think you can, don't miss the chance to enter the IoS/Insight Guides travel photography competition. The winner will receive a professional commission from Insight Guides to take photographs for one of its prestigious travel guides. The commission could even pave the way to a new and exciting career in travel photography.

We are looking to reward photographers who not only provide top quality, outstanding images but who also manage to capture the essence of a destination. We are looking for any great photograph that comes under the theme of travel. The competition is open to any UK-based photographer, professional or amateur.

The first prize is a unique commission, worth £3,000, to photograph a travel destination for a future Insight guide. Second and third prizes will be £1,000 and £500 worth of photographic equipment.

The winner of last year's IoS/Insight Travel Photography Prize was Justin Hannaford. He will be taking the photographs that will appear in the new Insight Pocket Guide to Slovakia, due out next year.

The competition judges are: Brian Bell, editorial director, Insight Guides, Peter Noble, Trustee of the Royal Photographic Society, and Sophie Batterbury, picture editor of The Independent on Sunday.

Entrants have until Monday 4 September 2006 to submit their photographs, and the winner will be announced in The Independent on Sunday's The Compact Traveller section shortly afterwards with the winning photographic portfolio.

All entrants must provide three colour photographs (which must not have previously been entered for any other photography competition), no bigger than 10in x 8in, and clearly labelled with their name, address, email address and date of birth (entrants must be over 18), to be sent to: Photography Prize, APA Publications, 58 Borough High Street, London SE1 1XF. Please note that entries cannot be returned, so do not send original prints.

The publisher of the Insight Guides is APA Publications GmbH & Co Verlag KG (Singapore Branch) of 38 Joo Koon Road, Singapore 628990

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Awards

1st prize: Commission from the Publisher of the Insight Guides to photograph a travel destination selected by the Publisher, worth approximately £3,000. The resulting photographs may be selected for inclusion in an Insight guide but the selection and inclusion shall be at the sole discretion of the Publisher.

2nd prize: Photographic equipment or vouchers worth £1,000.

3rd prize: Photographic equipment or vouchers worth £500.

No cash alternative to be made. Independent Newspapers will not be liable in any way should circumstances beyond its reasonable control prevent a prize being taken up by a winner or interfere with a winner's enjoyment of the prize.

2. Theme

The theme of the Prize of the year 2006 is broadly "travel".

3. Entry and eligibility

a) The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers alike apart from employees of APA Publications and Independent Newspapers, their agents or members of their families. Entrants must be aged 18 or over at the date entries are submitted and must be normally resident in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. b) By entering the competition entrants agree to these terms and conditions: i all photographs submitted must have been taken since 1 January 2006; ii all entries must be received by Monday 4 September 2006; iii all entries must be sent to Photography Prize, APA Publications, 58 Borough High Street, London SE1 1XF accompanied by this page (or a photocopy); iv entries must bear the correct postage. They are invalid if they arrive any later than the first post on the closing date; v proof of posting 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 print images on the nominated theme; the prints must be colour, size 10x8 inches maximum. Unmanipulated digital prints will be accepted. Each print must be clearly labelled with the entrant's name, address, phone number, email address and date of birth; vii images submitted should not be entered for any other photography competition; viii prints submitted for the competition will not be returned; 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.

4. Use of materials

a) The winners must agree to assign copyright jointly to Insight Guides and Independent Newspapers in reference to the Insight Guides Travel Photography Prize. Copyright for all submitted photography belongs solely to the winners otherwise.

b) The Publisher and Independent Newspapers 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, without payment of a fee.

c) All material used shall be credited with the entrant's name.

d) Independent Newspapers reserves the right to publish the names of the winners.

5. Adjudication

a) The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges led by Peter Noble, Trustee of The Royal Photographic Society.

b) The prizewinners will be notified by post, email or telephone after the closing date. The Publisher reserves the right to publish the names of the winners.

c) The final placings will be announced in The Independent on Sunday's The Compact Traveller section and prizes will be presented at an event held in October 2006.

d) No correspondence will be entered into. The decision of the judges shall be final.

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