IMPORTANT - How to enter - Please read the following carefully
THIS MONTH'S THEME
Your theme for the month of September is FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY.
You are free to interpret this theme in any way you want, but do at least try to follow it. In our previous competition, every month a number of entries completely missed the theme because some people obviously didn't read this page properly. Photos that don't follow the theme stand no chance of winning no matter how good they are.
Entries for this month's competition should arrive no later than SEPTEMBER 30th 2008, so you've got a month to get snapping.
Simply send us ONE (and only one) photograph which you think best captures the theme for the month. The photograph must be wholly your own work, and you must legally hold the copyright to it. Anyone caught stealing images from other sources will be instantly disqualified and banned from entering future competitions.
Images must be submitted in JPEG format, and must be at least 600 pixels wide, and the total file size must be no larger than 3.0 megabytes.
You can edit, improve or alter your photo in any way you like. Composite images made using an image editing program are acceptable, as long as they are made predominantly from photographs, and that all parts of the image are wholly your own work. Due to the size limitations it's a good idea to avoid wide frames or borders. Please don't put copyright watermarks or other identifying marks on the photo, although you may add them into the EXIF data if you wish. Don't worry; we won't steal your work!
When you've got a nice picture ready to send, here's what you need to do:
- Save your picture in JPEG format.
- Make sure your picture is at least 600 pixels wide, but less than 3MB.
- Re-name the image file to your name with an underscore between first and second names, such as "Joe_Bloggs.jpg" for example.
- Start a new email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Put the words "Flash photography" in the subject line of the email.
- In the body text of the email, put your postal address, and what type of memory card you'd like to receive (SD, CompactFlash etc.). This is very important; you can't receive a prize if we don't know where to send it.
- Add your competition photo as an attachment to this email.
Please note that entries that don't follow these instructions may get lost in the email system, and may also be summarily disqualified for annoying Cliff, who has to sort through them all.
If you want to discuss the competition, or have any questions about the rules or how to enter, follow the link below to the forum page.
We reserve the right to publish a selection of the best entries in the competition results update a few days after the closing date, but all other rights remain with the photographer, and we will not use your pictures for any other purpose without your explicit permission.
Forum thread: TR Forum