Eden Project photographic competition for 2013 calendar

March 23, 2012
Author: admin

We’re always blown away by the outstanding quality of the photography that’s shared by our visitors on our Facebook wall and Flickr group. This year, for the first time, we want to celebrate the talent by producing an exclusive Eden Project calendar and postcard collection that contains only your images and stories.

The photographic competition is open to all and the 12 talented winners will each receive lifetime membership to Eden worth £1,000 as well as seeing their work in the beautiful Eden Project calendar and postcard collection.

We’re looking for original images that showcase the changing seasons at Eden and capture what Eden means to you. We really want to see Eden through your eyes. Each image needs to be accompanied by a short caption sharing the story behind the photograph, which will also appear in the calendar.

The lifetime membership to Eden, worth £1,000, awarded to the winner also includes early visiting privileges, a quarterly magazine, 20% discount on Eden Project books plus invitations to special Eden Friends events in the UK and abroad.

The judging panel at Eden will be headed up by Tim Smit, Eden’s co-founder and chief executive.

To enter

Please send the following to photos@edenproject.com by Monday 21 May 2012:

  1. Your name plus contact details, including a phone number so we can call you if your image is short-listed.
  2. Low-resolution image or link to your image on Flickr to photos@edenproject.com.
  3. Short caption (no more than 100 words) explaining the story behind the image.

Shortlisted photographs

If your image is short-listed, we will contact you to request a high-resolution image for judging in the final. Please note, to be considered, your final image will need to be no smaller than 200Lpi at 30cm on the shortest dimension. Your image should have no interpolation; ie, do not make the picture bigger in Photoshop.

A few guidelines

Subject to the terms and conditions and the rights of the Promoter in relation to use of your submitted image, if your image is selected, you will be giving permission to Eden to use your image, with attributions and credits, as outlined in the Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike licence.

Before you send us your photograph make sure anyone in the image is happy to be featured. If this includes children (under 18′s), you will need to provide proof that you have permission to share the image for publication from the child’s parent or legal guardian and we would request this in writing at the short-listing stage.

Terms and conditions

All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions.

Promotion open to United Kingdom residents (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), excluding employees and their families of the Promoter, its agents and anyone professionally connected with the promotion.

Closing date for entries is 20 May 2012. Any entries not received by this date will not be considered.

There are 12 prizes of Lifetime Eden Friends membership to be won.

In the unlikely event of the prize (or one or more constituent elements) not being available, the Promoter reserves the right to provide a similar prize of equal or greater value. No cash alternative is available in whole or in part, and, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the promoter, the prizes will only be awarded directly to the winners.

Parental consent required for under 16’s to enter.

Only one entry per person.

The 12 prize winners will be selected by a panel of judges, including one independent judge, and the judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

The winners will be notified by telephone within 14 days of the closing date. In the event a winner cannot be contacted within 28 days of such notification, the Promoter reserves the right to withdraw prize entitlement but the winning image may still be used in accordance with these terms and conditions.

When you submit any materials via the promotion, you licence and grant the promoter, its affiliates and sub-licencees an exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and display such content for any purpose in any media, including, but not limited to the Eden calendar, without further compensation, restriction on use, attribution or liability. You agree not to assert any moral rights in relation to such use where the moral rights in respect of the content are yours to assert. You warrant that the materials are your original works, have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any third party and you have full authority to grant these rights.

The names and counties of the prize winners will be made available after 30 June 2012 to those sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to Eden Project Photographic Competition 2013, Marketing Department, Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG. The winners may be asked to take part in publicity.

No responsibility can be taken for entries which are lost, delayed, corrupted, damages, misdirected or incomplete or which cannot be delivered for any technical, delivery or other reason. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

By entering this promotion, all participants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Promoter: Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG.

Entrants may not be employees of the Eden Project.


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5 responses to Eden Project photographic competition for 2013 calendar

  1. Chris says:

    As a keen amateur photographer, I was interested in your competition having a number of photos from visits to Eden.

    However, having read your terms and conditions, which apply to every single entrant, I am appalled.

    People should be wholly aware what you are asking them to give away when they enter your competition; this is essentially signing away copyright on your own images in everything but name. What this means is that they will never be able to sell or use this image themselves in any way, at the risk of breaching this contract and opening the potential for being sued.

    They are allowing the company running this competition to use their image in any way, including selling to other companies, even though they may have received no payment in agreement for licensing, with absolutely no option to rescind that permission.

    I could not consider entering any competition that attempts to place such unfair terms upon phoographers and would urge anyone considering entering to consider carefully before doing so.

    I will do my utmost to make the wider photographic community aware of this competition and the terms and conditions it employs.

  2. Hannah says:

    Thanks for your comments Chris. We’re sorry to hear that the terms and conditions have put you off entering. We put together all our Ts and Cs with the help of the Institute of Promotional Marketing, to make sure that we run fair competitions. As in all our competitions, we have deliberately shown the Ts and Cs in full so that photographers understand that their image may, for example, be cropped for inclusion in the calendar. We also offer a substantial prize in return for chosen photos.

  3. jackie adams says:

    Have you selected the winners for your Calendar 2013 competition. I did enter but assume as I have not heard anything that my photograph was not selected. I have sent a SAE for a list of winners but nothing received to date. Many thanks – Jackie

  4. Tunde Ajala says:

    when is the next compettition? i would love to participate?

  5. Hannah says:

    Ah sorry we don’t have any more photographic competitions planned at the moment. But we do run other competitions on a regular basis which you can find at http://www.edenproject.com/competitions

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