Thomson Ecology Photography Competition 2015

The competition returns for its fifth year!

 

“Ocean’s Fifteen”

 

We are delighted to announce the return of the Thomson Ecology Photography Competition for the fifth year running.

This year the competition entitled “Ocean’s Fifteen” focuses on the oceans of the world, inspired by the work that Thomson Ecology’s marine team do on assessing the environmental impacts of marine construction projects and harbour and port developments throughout the UK and Europe and advising clients on how to reconcile the sometimes apparently conflicting demands of development and ecological constraints.

Images can include marine or coastal landscapes – scenic or industrial, or interesting marine flora or fauna.

The prize for the winning photo is £200, plus the image may be used for commercial purposes and the winner will be paid a fee of £20 for each use.
There will be two runner-up prizes of £50 each.

In 2013 the winning image was printed in the Daily Telegraph, so this year’s winning image could also attract some good exposure!

Participation in this competition is completely free, and is open to all ages.

Images will be judged by a panel of four, including the 2013 Thomson Ecology Photography Competition, Bill Doherty, on originality, technical ability, composition, relevance to the brief, overall impact and artistic merit.

The winning images will be included on our website and our social media.

How to enter:

  • A maximum of two entries per person
  • Email your entries to nature@thomsonecology.com
  • Photos must be at least 1Mb in size and in JPEG format
  • Name each file as follows: first-name-last-name-image-title.jpg
  • State on the entry email: a caption and brief description, including any species names; your name, address, telephone number; the date of the photograph and the location where you took it

The closing date is 30th September 2015.

Competition rules

  • Your decision to enter the Thomson Ecology Photographic Competition 2014 denotes your acceptance and adherence to these rules.
  • Images must not include domesticated animals, pets, animals kept in zoos or otherwise in captivity.
  • If you include people in your photograph, please attach a scan of their signed acceptance of publication with your email
  • Do not submit images depicting wilful harassment or endangerment of wildlife or damage to the environment.
  • Images must have been taken by the entrant, and not have won a national or international competition or have been published before.
  • Photographs that have been materially altered in digital processing will be disqualified solely at the judges’ discretion.
  • All decisions by the judges will be final and binding.

We look forward to seeing your photos!

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