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Red for Hearth Photography Competiton

Red for Heart Photography CompetitionDeadline: 6 January 2012

Open to: amateur and professional photographers, there are three categories – adult, student and junior

To enter, please think about what your heart means to you. There is only one rule; you must include the colour red in the photograph!

The winners will be selected by our expert panel of judges and have their image displayed in the windows of our shops across the UK.

The categories

Adults: Open to amateur and professional photographers who will be 16 or over on the closing date. £10 entry fee.

Students: Open to all students aged 16 or over undertaking full or part-time courses at a UK-based college or university. You must supply the name of your college/university as part of the registration process. If selected as a winner you will be required to provide proof of your student status otherwise you will be disqualified. £5 entry fee.

Junior: You must be aged 15 or below on the closing date of Sunday 6th January 2012. You must obtain your parent’s or guardian’s permission before entering the competition as part of the registration process. £5 entry fee.

Step 1 – Register and pay your entry fee

You can submit up to three digital photos into any one of the categories but entries will only be considered once you have registered and paid on the website.

Once you have gone through the registration process and paid, you will receive a confirmation email from us with details of how to submit your photos.

Step 2 – Send us your photos

Submit your entries via email to redphotos@bhf.org.uk, following the instructions below and in your registration confirmation email.

You will need to give each photo a title and a short supporting statement – no more than 100 words per photo, telling us about your photo and what ‘heart’ means to you.

Please do not send us your original photo unless we contact you.

PRIZES

A selection of the winners and finalists will feature in the Independent on Sunday newspaper. And that’s not all, we had a range of fantastic prizes as listed below.

Winner Adult Category

  • One to one master class with award winning photographer John Angerson
  • Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera with 18-135mm IS Lens (RRP £1,299)*
  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro 45MB/Sec SDHC Card (RRP £79.99)*
  • Beautifully bound hardback photobook of your choice from Bob Books (up to £100)
  • Your in the windows of all BHF Shops across the UK

Winner Student Category

  • Once in a lifetime opportunity for a one-day shoot shadowing a Getty photographer.
  • Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera with 18-135mm IS Lens (RRP £1,299)*
  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro 45MB/Sec SDHC Card (RRP £79.99)*
  • Beautifully bound hardback photobook of your choice from Bob Books
    (up to £100)
  • Your photo showcased in the windows of all BHF shops across the UK

One Runner up from each category

  • SanDisk 16GB Extreme SDHC Card (RRP £79.99)*
  • Beautifully bound hardback photobook of your choice from Bob Books
    (up to £100)
  • Your photo showcased in the windows of all BHF shops across the UK
  • 1 year subscription to Amateur Photographer Magazine (RRP over £135)

Winner Junior category

  • Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Digital Compact Camera – red of course! (RRP £149)
  • SanDisk 4GB SDHC Card (RRP £14.99)
  • Beautifully bound hardback photobook of your choice from Bob Books
    (up to £100)
  • Your photo showcased in the windows of all BHF shops across the UK

Junior Runner up

  • Motorola MF1001 10″ Digital Photo Frame with video and music player (RRP £119.99)
  • Beautifully bound hardback photobook of your choice from Bob Books
    (up to £100)
  • Your photo showcased in the windows of all BHF shops across the UK

* Kindly donated by Wex Photographic

There will also be a selection of winning and highly commended photos featured in the Independent on Sunday.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS

Original image size

Your picture(s) need to be high enough resolution to be printed to at least 30cm x 25cm at 300dpi (3,600 pixels along the longest length).

Resized images to submit by email

Before you email your image(s) please resize each one to 800 pixels along the longest edge at 72dpi. Make sure you save it as a separate version and don’t delete your original photo.

Naming your image

Please save your resized photo as a JPEG with your name and the image number in the format firstname _surname_1.jpg.

For example if your name is Joe Bloggs and you are entering three images, the third image would be saved as joe_bloggs_3.jpg. If you are entering only one image, please still include ‘1’ in the title.

Submitting your images

Once you have registered, paid and received your confirmation email, forward the email to redphotos@bhf.org.uk with your resized image(s) attached.

In the email please also include:

  • Your name and phone number – in case we need to contact you
  • A title for each photograph
  • A short supporting statement (no more than 100 words)
  • Your reference number – you will receive this after you have paid your entry fee

Please note – the confirmation email you receive following registration will also contain all the above information regarding submitting your entries.

 

THE RULES

Please read the competition rules (terms and conditions) before entering.

  • The competition opens on Sunday 9 October 2011 and the closing date for entries is midnight on Friday 6 January 2012.
  • Entries will only be considered following payment. If you have any problems with payment by card, please email redphotos@bhf.org.uk
  • Entrants may submit up to three digital photos only and can only enter once into one of the categories.
  • Entries will only be considered if submitted images have been resized as specified in the entry instructions.
  • Please keep your original image – if your image is shortlisted we will need the high resolution file.
  • Entry is restricted to individuals with addresses within the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).
  • By entering this competition you are giving the BHF the licence to use the
    image(s) for any BHF publication or promotion for a period of no more than three years – free usage rights.  Where an image is used, the photographer will always be credited.
  • Copyright of all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants.
  • All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them, the entrant must own the copyright and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition.
  • If your photograph features any person or people in the forefront of the picture so that they are instantly recognisable, they should be aware that they are being photographed and permission should be obtained from all involved (or their parent’s/guardian’s permission if under 16). If, however, it is a scenic shot or an action shot where the subject is part of a wider scene and/or is not clearly recognisable and in addition it is not feasible to obtain permission, the image will be accepted without permission.
  • Additional category rules:
    • Adults: Open to amateur and professional photographers who will be 16 or over on the closing date of Friday 6 January 2012
  • Students – Open to all students aged 16 or over undertaking full or part-time courses at a UK based college or university. You must supply the name of your college/university as part of the registration process. If selected as a winner you will be required to provide proof of your student status otherwise you will be disqualified.
  • Juniors – Open to all young photographers aged 15 or below on the closing date of Sunday 6th January 2012. You must obtain your parent’s or guardian’s permission before entering the competition as part of the registration process.
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the BHF reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the competition (including altering prizes) if, in their sole discretion, a competition is not capable of being conducted as specified. BHF reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value in the event that circumstances beyond their control make this unavoidable.
  • All prizes are non transferable and there are no cash alternatives.
  • Prizes do not include travel expenses & accommodation.
  • Entrants and winners attending any exhibition of the images must do so at their own expense.
  • Winners will be announced by the 1 February 2011.
  • Whilst every effort will be made by the BHF to safeguard entries, the BHF will not accept responsibility for loss of entries through technical fault, transmission delays or incomplete, illegible or other damaged entries. All entries are made at the photographer’s own risk.
  • BHF regret that only winning entries will be acknowledged personally. You will receive an automated confirmation email when you submit your images.
  • Paid employees of BHF are excluded from entering.
  • The judges’ decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into.
  • There will be one winner and one runner up from each category. We may award some entrants with a highly commended status.

About the judges

John Angerson

Professional photographer John’s critically acclaimed work has been exhibited at many major art institutions. He’s worked around the world on photography commissions for a variety of international publications.  See more of his work.

Sophie Batterbury

Sophie is Picture Editor of The Independent on Sunday where she is responsible for all sections, apart from The New Review magazine.

Her career in photojournalism began in The Independent darkroom in 1989, where her keen interest in photography became the passion that it is today. Since then she’s had various roles across both Independent titles either side of a short stint at a celebrity agency. She is also a contributing editor of ei8ht magazine.

Damien Demolder

Damien is currently Amateur Photography Magazine editor, where he has worked for over ten years, moving from writing interviews and articles on technique, to camera and  equipment reviews, until he became editor in 2006.

An obsessive photographer as well as a , his interests span every majorphotographic subject – for which he uses a wide range of ancient and modern film and digital  camera.

Tom Hind

Tom has worked as the European Head of Content for Getty Images for the last five years, a role which involves managing the Creative Department in creating, editing and sourcing imagery for Getty’s collections.

Prior to this, Tom spent seven years as Art Buyer, then Head of Art Buying for WWAV Rapp Collins, Europe’s Largest Marketing agency, commissioning brand and campaign photography for a diverse range of clients, including Sony, Pfizer, LTSB and WWF.

Previous winners

See some of the winning entries and runners up for competitions in previous years on the website.

There is also an exclusive Red for Heart 2012 calendar available in our online shop featuring the winners and some of the highly commended images from the 2011 competition.

Contact us

If you have any questions, or problems with your entry please email redphotos@bhf.org.uk – or call 020 7554 0326.

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:

http://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/red-for-heart/photo-competition.aspx

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