BEAUTY OF NATURE

Rotary Young Photographer Competition in association with the Cambridge Independent.




With prizes donated by


CAMBRIDGE ROTARY YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER

in association with Cambridge Independent

 

Information for 2018 2019

THEME ‘BEAUTY OF NATURE’

Introduction

The Young Photographer Competition is a well-established and successful competition promoted by Rotary International in Britain and Ireland (RIBI).

It is a three-stage competition designed to support and encourage development of photographic skills. The Cambridge

Competition is organised by The Rotary Club of Cambridge www.cambridgerotary.org.uk in association with the Cambridge Independent newspaper.

Aims

This competition aims to encourage young people to:

Experiment with photography

Use digital or traditional methods of photography

Show interpretation of their chosen topic

Express their ideas through the medium of photography

Who can take part?

The competition is open to all schools and college communities including those that are home educated and any other young peoples’ community organisations.

There are two age groups in the Cambridge competition:

Intermediate 11 to 13 years old

Senior 14 to 17 years old

on 31 August 2018

The Three Stages of the Competition

The Cambridge Competion Feb/March 2019

Organised by the Rotary Club of Cambridge. Age group winners will be entered into the East Anglian District competition

District Competition April 2019

Organised by Rotary District 1080. Age group winners of district competitions are entered into the national final.

National Final May/June 2019

Organised by RIBI.

Competition Task

To produce a portfolio of three photographs based upon the theme, ‘Beauty of Nature’ in colour or black and white.

Digital cameras or mobile devices and manipulations may be used.

Each entrant should provide a brief sentence describing what their photographs represent in relation to the theme.

Competition Details

Entrants are asked to submit their photos in jpg format, and ideally 5MB to enable an A4 print to be produced if required.

Entries should be submitted on a memory stick or disc clearly labelled with the entrant’s name, together with a completed application form, and sent to: Rotary Young Photographer Competition, C/O Cambridge Independent, Iliffe Media Ltd, Winship Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6PP

Alternatively, entries may be emailed to: cambrotaryphotos@gmail.com and the completed application form scanned and attached, or posted to the above address indicating the photos have been emailed.

Entires must be received not later than Friday, 22 February, 2019

Reasonable care will be taken with each entry, but no responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage.

The copyright remains with the entrant, but Rotary and Cambridge Independent reserve the right to use images for the purpose of promoting the competition. All other entries will be deleted at the end of the competition.

Please Note: Photographs which include those of people under 18 years old must be accompanied by written permission from the parent, guardian, or carer of the person for those photographs to be submitted.

Judging Criteria

Judges will consider technical merit; content and composition; imagination and style. The judges’ decision is final.

Only in exceptional circumstances, and at the sole discretion of the competition organiser, will correspondence or discussion be entered into following the competition.

Prizes

The best photographs will be published in the Cambridge Independent. All competitors will be eligible for a certificate of participation. Winners will receive prizes with a total value of £500 from Campkins Cameras together with special certificates.

The district and national winners will be given appropriate prizes.

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Application Form

Entrants details:

Full Name ……………………………………………………………………………..

Age on 31 August, 2018 …………………………………………………………….

Address ……………………………………………………………………………….

……………………………………………………Post code ………………………..

Email address .............................................................


I have read the above competition details.

My entry consists of three photographs taken by me, between 1 January 2018 and 21 February 2019, on the theme, Beauty of Nature, with the following interpretation (write a brief sentence describing what their photographs represent in relation to the theme).

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Give details of the camera/device used

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My photos have been emailed separately to (delete as appropriate)

Signed:................................................................ Date:.........................

To be signed by parent/guardian/teacher:

I certify that these photographs are the work solely of the named entrant.

signed.......................................................................                                  

Name (please print) ...................................................................................

Relationship to entrant ……………………………   

Address ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Email address ……………………………………………

Phone …………………………………………… Date ………………………


Please send your photos on a clearly labelled memory stick or disc, together with this form, to: Rotary Young Photographer Competition, C/O Cambridge Independent, Iliffe Media Ltd, Winship Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6PP not later than Friday, 22 February, 2019. Alternatively, entries may be emailed to:

cambrotaryphotos@gmail.com and the completed application form scanned and attached, or posted to the above address indicating the photos have been emailed.


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