The UCW Photo Annual Photography Contest begins on Febuary 2, 2021, at 12:00 am Greenwich Mean time (“GMT”) and ends at 11:59 pm PT on April 26, 2021. All entries must be received by the Entry Deadline without exception. To determine the correct time format please visit https://time.is/GMT
Open to legal residents of Bristol Somerset and North Somerset OR registered pupils at a Bristol Somerset and North Somerset school or college.
Ashley (Bristol ward), Ashley Down,Ashton Gate, Bristol, Ashton Vale,Avonmouth,Baptist Mills, Bristol, Barrs Court,Barton Hill, Bristol, Bedminster, Bristol, Begbrook,Bishopston, Bristol, Bishopsworth,Bower Ashton,Bradley Stoke,Brentry,Brislington,Brislington East (ward), Brislington West (ward), Bristol city centre, Broadmead,Bromley Heath,Bullock’s Park, Canon’s Marsh, The Chessels,Cheswick, South Gloucestershire,Chittening,Clifton, Bristol, Coombe Dingle, Bristol, Cotham, Bristol, Crew’s Hole, Bristol, Downend, South Gloucestershire,The Downs, Bristol, Durdham Down,Easton, Bristol, Eastville, Bristol, Filton,Filwood (ward), Fishponds, Frenchay, Frome Vale (ward),Golden Hill, Bristol, Great Stoke,Greenbank, Bristol, Hartcliffe,Henbury,Hengrove,Henleaze,Hillfields, Bristol, Horfield,Hotwells,Kingsdown, Bristol, Kingsweston (ward), Kingswood, South Gloucestershire,Knowle West,Knowle, Bristol, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, Lawrence Weston, Bristol, Lewin’s Mead,Lockleaze,Lodge Hill, Bristol, Mayfield Park, Bristol, Monks Park,North Fringe of Bristol, Old Market, Bristol, Patchway,Redcliffe, Bristol, Redfield, Bristol, Redland, Bristol, Ridgeway, Bristol, St Jude’s, Bristol, St Pauls, Bristol, Sea Mills, Bristol, Shirehampton,Sneyd Park,Soundwell,Southmead,Southville, Bristol, Speedwell, Bristol, Spike Island, Bristol, St George East, St George West (ward), St George, Bristol, St Philip’s Marsh, St Werburghs,Staple Hill, Gloucestershire, Stapleton, Bristol, Stockwood,Stoke Bishop,Stoke Lodge,Stokes Croft,Totterdown, Bristol, Troopers Hill, Bristol, Two Mile Hill, Bristol, Tyndalls Park,Westbury Park, Bristol, Westbury-on-Trym,Whitchurch, Bristol, Whitehall, Bristol, Windmill Hill, Bristol
North Somerset / Somerset
Abbas and Templecombe, Abbas Combe, Abbey Hill, Abbots Leigh, Adsborough, Adscombe, Aisholt, Alcombe, Alder Row, Aley, Alford, Alhampton, Aller, Allerford, Allowenshay, Alston Sutton, Alstone, Alvington, Amesbury, Andersea, Andersfield, Angersleigh, Ansford, Appley, Ash, Taunton Deane, Ash, South Somerset, Ash Priors, Ashbeer, Ashbrittle, Ashcott, Ashcott Corner, Ashill, Ashington, Ashton, Ashwell, Ashwick, Asney, Athelney, Atherstone, Axbridge,Babcary, Babington, Backwell, Badger Street, Badgeworth, Bagborough, Bagley, Bagley Green, Baltonsborough, Bankland, Banwell, Bare Ash, Barlake, Barle, Barrington, Barrow, Barrow Gurney, Barton St, David, Barwick, Batcombe, Bath, Bathampton, Bathealton, Batheaston, Bathford, Bathpool, Bathway, Battleton, Bawdrip, Beam Bridge, Beardly Batch, Beckery, Beckington, Beercrocombe, Beggearn Huish, Belluton, Benter, Berhill, Berkley, Berrow, Bickenhall, Bickham, Bicknoller, Bilbrook, Binegar, Bishop Sutton, Bishops Hull, Bishops Lydeard, Blackford, Blagdon, Blatchbridge, Bleadon, Blue Anchor, Bodden, Bonson, Bossington, Bourne, Bowdens, Bowlish, Bradford on Tone, Bradley Cross, Bradney, Brandish Street, Bratton, Bratton Seymour, Breach, Brean, Brent Knoll, Brewham, Bridgehampton, Bridgetown, Bridgwater, Broadway, Brockley, Brompton Ralph, Brompton Regis, Broomfield, Brushford, Bruton, Brympton, Buckland Dinham, Buckland St Mary, Burcott, Burlinch, Burnham-on-Sea, Burnett, Burnworthy, Burrington, Burrowbridge, Burtle, Burton Pynsent, Bury, Buscott, Bussex, Butcombe, Butleigh,Cad Green, Cameley, Camerton, Cannard’s Grave, Cannington, Carhampton, Cary Fitzpaine, Castle Cary, Catcott, Chaffcombe, Chantry, Chapel Allerton, Chapel Cleeve, Chard, Charlcombe, Charlinch, Charlton Adam, Charlton Horethorne, Charlton Mackrell, Charlton Musgrove, Charterhouse, Cheddar, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Chedzoy, Chelvey, Chelwood, Chesterblade, Chew Magna, Chew Stoke, Chewton Keynsham, Chewton Mendip, Chilcompton, Chillington, Chilthorne Domer, Chilton Cantelo, Chilton Polden, Chilton Trinity, Chipstable, Chiselborough, Christon, Churchill, Churchstanton, Churchtown, Clandown, Clapton, Somerset, Clapton, South Somerset, Clapton in, Gordano, Clatworthy, Claverham, Claverton, Cleeve, Clevedon, Cloford, Closworth, Clutton, Cole, Coleford, Combe, Combe Down, Combe Florey, Combe Hay, Combe St Nicholas, Combe Throop, Combwich, Comeytrowe, Compton Bishop, Compton Dando, Compton Dundon, Compton Martin, Compton Pauncefoot, Congresbury, Corfe, Corston, Corton Denham, Cossington, Cote, Cotford St Luke, Cothelstone, Coxbridge, Coxley, Cranmore, Creech St Michael, Crewkerne, Cricket Malherbie, Cricket St Thomas, Croscombe, Cross, Crowcombe, Crowcombe Heathfield, Cucklington, Cudworth, Culbone, Curland, Curry Mallet, Curry Rivel, Cutcombe
,Dean, Dinder, Dinnington, Ditcheat, Doniford, Donyatt, Doulting, Dowlish Wake, Downhead, Downside, Draycott, Drayton, Dulcote, Dulverton, Dunball, Dundry, Dunkerton, Dunster, Durleigh, Durston,Earnshill and Hambridge, East Brent, East Chinnock, East Coker, Eastcombe, Mendip, Eastcombe, Taunton Deane, East Compton, East Cranmore, East Harptree, East Horrington, East Huntspill, East Lambrook, East Lydford, East Lyng, Easton, Easton in Gordano, Eastover, East Pennard, East Quantoxhead, East Woodlands, Edington, Edingworth, Elworthy, Emborough, Englishcombe, Enmore, Escott, Evercreech, Exford, Exton,Failand, Farleigh Hungerford, Farmborough, Farrington Gurney, Faulkland, Felton, Fiddington, Fitzhead, Fivehead, Flax Bourton, Flaxpool, Forton, Foxcote, Freshford, Friary, Frome, Fulford,Galhampton, Glastonbury, Goathurst, Godney, Golsoncott, Gordano, Great Elm, Greinton,Halse, Halsway, Hambridge, Hapsford, Hardington, Hardington Mandeville, Hare, Haselbury Plucknett, Hatch Beauchamp, Hawkridge, Heathfield, Hemington, Henley, Henstridge, Henton, High Ham, High Littleton, Highbridge, Higher Vexford, Hillcommon, Hillfarrance, Hinton Blewett, Hinton Charterhouse, Hinton St George, Hoccombe, Holbrook, Holcombe, Holford, Holton, Holway, Holwell, Holywell Lake, Hornblotton, Horner, Horsey, Horsington, Horton, Houndstone, Huish Champflower, Huish Episcopi, Huntspill, Hunstrete, Huntworth, Hurst, Hutton, Huxham Green,Ilchester, Ilford, Ilminster, Ilton, Isle Abbots, Isle Brewers,Keinton Mandeville, Kelston, Kenn, Kewstoke, Keynsham, Kilmersdon, Kilton, Kilve, Kingsbridge, Kingsbury Episcopi, Kingsbury Regis, Kingsdon, Kingston Bridge, Kingston Seymour, Kingston St Mary, Kingstone, Kingweston, Kingswood, Kittisford, Knowle St Giles, Lawford, Lamyatt, Langford Budville, Langport, Langridge, Laverton, Leighland Chapel, Leigh-on-Mendip, Lilstock, Limington, Littleton, Litton, Locking, Long Ashton, Long Load, Long Sutton, Lopen, Lottisham, Lovington, Lower Vellow, Lower Vexford, Lower Weacombe, Lower Whatley, Loxton, Luccombe, Lufton, Lullington, Lulsgate, Luxborough, Lydeard St Lawrence, Lydford-on-Fosse, Lynch, Lyncombe, Lympsham, Lyng, Lytes Cary.Maiden Head, Malmsmead, Maperton, Mark, Marksbury, Marston Bigot, Marston Magna, Martock, Maundown, Meare, Mells, Merriott, Middle Chinnock, Middlezoy, Midford, Midsomer Norton, Milborne Port, Milborne Wick, Milton Clevedon, Milverton, Minehead, Misterton, Monksilver, Monkton Combe, Montacute, Moorlinch, Muchelney, Mudford, Mudford Sock,Nailsea, Nempnett Thrubwell, Nether Stowey, Nettlebridge, Nettlecombe, Newton St Loe, North Barrow, North Bradon, North Cadbury, North Cheriton, North Curry, Northover, North Newton, North Perrott, North Petherton, North Stoke, North Weston, North Wootton, Northmoor Green, Norton Fitzwarren, Norton Malreward, Norton Radstock, Norton St Philip, Norton Sub Hamdon, Nunney, Nyland, Nynehead,Oake, Oakhill, Oare, Oareford, Oath, Odcombe, Old Cleeve, Oldmixon, Orchardleigh, Orchard Portman, Orchard Wyndham, Othery, Otterford, Otterhampton, Over Stowey,Parbrook, Pathe, Paulton, Pawlett, Peasedown St John, Peasmarsh, Pendomer, Penselwood, Pensford, Pibsbury, Pill, Pilton, Pitcombe, Pitminster, Pitney, Podimore, Polsham, Pooltown, Porlock, Portbury, Portishead, Prestleigh, Preston, Preston Bowyer, Preston Plucknett, Priddy, Priston, Publow, Puckington, Puriton, Puxton, Pyleigh, Pylle, Queen Camel, Queen Charlton, Rackley, Raddington, Radstock, Redhill, Redlynch, Regil, Rimpton, Roadwater, Rockwell Green, Rode, Rodney Stoke, Rooks Bridge, Rowberrow, Rudge, Ruishton, Runnington,Saltford, Sampford Arundel, Sampford Brett, Sandford, Seavington St Mary, Seavington St Michael, Selwood, Selworthy, Shalford, Shapwick, Sharpham, Sheepway, Shepton Beauchamp, Shepton Mallet, Shepton Montague, Shipham, Shoscombe, Simonsbath, Skilgate, Sock Dennis, Somerton, South Barrow, South Bradon, South Brent, South Cadbury, South Horrington, Southmarsh, South Petherton, Southstoke, Southway, Spargrove, Sparkford, Spaxton, Speckington, Stanton Drew, Stanton Prior, St Audries, St Catherine, St Cuthbert Out, St Decumans, St. Georges, Standerwick, Staple Fitzpaine, Staplegrove, Star, Stawell, Stawley, Steart, Stockland Bristol, Stocklinch, Stoford, Stogumber, Stogursey, Stoke Pero, Stoke St Gregory, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Stoke St Mary, Stoke St Michael, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Stoke Trister, Stolford, Ston Easton, Stone, Stoney Stratton, Stowey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Street, Stringston, Sutton Bingham, Sutton Mallett, Sutton Montis, Swainswick,Tadhill, Tarnock, Tatworth, Taunton, Tellisford, Temple Cloud, Templecombe, Theale, Thorne Coffin, Thornfalcon, Thorne St Margaret, Thurlbear, Thurloxton, Tickenham, Timberscombe, Timsbury, Tintinhull, Tivington, Tolland, Torre, Treborough, Triscombe, Trudoxhill, Trull, Tunley, Twerton,Ubley, Uphill, Up Mudford, Upton, Upton Noble,Vellow, Vobster, Vole,Webbington, Wedmore, Wellington, Wellow, Wells, Wembdon, West Bagborough, West Bradley, West Buckland, West Camel, West Charlton, West Chinnock, West Coker, Westcombe, West Compton, West Cranmore, West Crewkerne, Westfield, West Harptree, West Hatch, Westhay, Westholme, West Horrington, West Huntspill, West Lambrook, West Lyng, West Monkton, West Mudford, Westowe, West Pennard, Westport, West Quantoxhead, West Wick, Weston Bampfylde, Westbury-sub-Mendip, Weston in Gordano, Weston-super-Mare, Westonzoyland, West Woodlands, Whatley, Mendip, Whatley, South Somerset, Wheathill, Wheddon Cross, Whitchurch, White Ball, Whitelackington, Whitestaunton, Wick, Wick St. Lawrence, Willett, Williton, Wilton, Wincanton, Winford, Winscombe, Winsford, Winsham, Witham Friary, Withiel Florey, Withycombe, Withypool, Wiveliscombe, Woodford, Woodlands, Wookey, Wookey Hole, Woolavington, Woollard, Woolley, Woolmersdon, Woolminstone, Woolverton, Wootton Courtenay, Worle, Worminster, Wraxall, Wreath, Wrington, Writhlington, Wyke Champflower, Yarde, Yarford, Yarley, Yarlington, Yarrow, Yatton, Yeabridge, Yenston, Yeovil, Yeovilton
The competition is open to amateur (NON-PROFESSIONAL) photographers only. By amateur in this instance, we mean somebody that earns less than 10% of their earnings from photography and does not hold a recognized photography qualification at a degree level or higher.
Competition is open to any person that fits the eligibility requirements over the age of 16 in the following categories: age 16-18 Category and age 19 or Over Category.
Employees or current students of UCW ‘University Centre Weston’ (This does not include Weston College students studying for a level 3 qualification), Employees of Weston College, are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
Any persons that do not abide by the eligibility requirements will be disqualified from the competition.
- HOW TO ENTER:
To enter visit http://ucwphotocompetition.co.uk/enter. Complete the form and follow the online instructions to upload photographs from your computer, pick your age category
Digital images should have a long dimension of at least 1500 pixels and be saved at 72 dpi no larger than 2mb. Please ensure you have access to a high-resolution file of at least 5000 pixels at 300 dpi. Anyone that does not have access to a higher resolution file if requested by the judges will be disqualified from the competition. Please visit https://photoshopcafe.com/resize-images-photoshop-keep-quality/for a quick guide on resizing in photoshop.
The person submitting the Entry must be the creator of the Entry and will be deemed the “Entrant.” You can only use one (1) email address to enter. Normal internet/phone access and data/usage charges imposed by your phone/internet service provider may apply.
You may enter up to 3 photographs; Entry is free of charge. We encourage suggested donations or £1 per submission which will go towards funding our current UCW photography students end or year exhibition, However, this is entirely voluntary.
No refund of donations will be issued in the event of the entrant’s submission being disqualified. Nor will donating give the entrant an advantage in ANY way.
Each Entry must be unique.
Each Entry consists of an entry form; a single image.
Each submitted photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Entrant. By entering the Contest, Entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that he or she has full power and authority to enter the photograph and that the photograph does not infringe any copyright or violate any other intellectual property rights. The Entrant agrees to indemnify from any and all third party claims arising from the use of the photograph as provided below in “Third Party Releases/Licenses.”
If the photograph includes people, where possible we would advise a model release form to be obtained for all models in the photograph; however, we understand that in instances such as street photography this is not always practical. In this case the entrant agrees to take full liability and responsibility for the publication of the photograph and any disputes that may arise due to the publication of the photograph. (The RPS provide a free to use model release form http://www.rps.org/~/media/Files/Learning/Resources/The%20RPS%20Model%20Release%20Form.ashx)
Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud, provided that Entrants must be prepared to provide a release form. When photographing the artworks belonging to other, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame portrait of the artwork.
The Entries will be judged in accordance with the Judging Criteria, as defined below. The photograph must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Photographs deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.
All Entries must adhere to the Entry Guidelines indicated below, as determined by Sponsor/Judges in their sole discretion.
- ENTRY GUIDELINES:
Entry must not (and Entrants represent and warrant that it will not), violate or infringe any third-party copyright, trademark, trade dress, or other proprietary rights of any entity or person (living or deceased), including but not limited to rights of privacy, publicity or portrayal in a false light.
Entry must not make reference to any commercial advertising, including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, slogans as determined in the Judge’s sole discretion.
Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, at Judge’s sole discretion, will be disqualified.
By submitting an Entry, you understand that if your Entry is deemed to be a winner, it will be posted and distributed in various media online and in print. The winners work will also be displayed at the UCW photography Exhibition (details of when and where are unknown at the moment due to lockdown restrictions, the exhibition will, ideally, be held in the local area/surrounding areas of Weston, or online as a last resort if COVID circumstances worsen).
There are two rounds of judging:
Round One, a panel of 9 current UCW photography Students (with the support of two UCW photography lecturers) (the “Judges”) will each review the Entries in each Category (and determine a select amount of Entries, minimum 10 per age category) to proceed to Round Two.
Entries will be downloaded from the website by an administrator and Judges will judge each photograph without knowing the details of the entrant apart from which category the photograph is entered in and the description of the photograph.
Round Two, the select Entries in each category will be re-judged by the industry professional Judges to determine the Winner per category and the runner-up per category.
All decisions of the Judges are final and not subject to appeal.
Winner of each age category: £100 cash and your work printed up to the value of £50 to be displayed at the UCW end of year exhibition (details of when and where are unknown at the moment due to lockdown restrictions, the exhibition will, ideally, be held in the local area/surrounding areas of Weston, or online as a last resort if COVID circumstances worsen).
Judges prize £100 voucher for Newspaper Club.
- WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION:
Potential winners will be contacted via phone/email provided at time of Entry and will then be required to complete and return via email, a Declaration of Eligibility form, a high-resolution file of the image (to be sent back via wetransfer.com) and where required a request for the model or artwork release will be requested.
- GENERAL RULES:
By participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Judges. Judges’ decisions are final on all matters relating to the Contest and are not subject to appeal
In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. All Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of Entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
UCW photo competition is not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions or failures of any kind, including any injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or experiencing any materials in connection with the Contest, lost, late stolen, misdirected, damaged, incomplete and/or garbled Entries, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any human error which may occur in the Contest. UCW photo competition is not liable in the event your Entry is not captured due to the above reasons. The Judges reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the Entry process or the operation of the Contest; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Judges which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest or the website, Judges reserves the right to cancel the Contest and determine the winners based on the Judging Criteria in accordance with these Official Rules.
- THIRD PARTY RELEASES/LICENSES:
By entering the Contest, each Entrant understands that they retain their copyright. Winners authorize UCW photo competition to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph Entry in connection with Contest.
UCW photo competition reserves the right to use all/any photos for publicity purposes
- DATA COLLECTION/PRIVACY:
UCW photo competition collects personal information from Entrants at the point of entry to the Contest for use in the administration of the Contest. We may on occasion use the entrant’s photograph for competition promotional purposes or to announce the winner, in which instance the entrant’s name, age, hometown and description will accompany entrants photograph. You may object to such use by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org this will not affect your entry in any way.
You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting email@example.com
- PRIVACY NOTICE (how we use entrants information)
The categories of entrant information that we collect, hold and share include:
Personal Information (PI) – such as name, age, address, telephone number, and email.
We use the data to contact the entrant on the event of the entrant becoming shortlisted for a prize.
We collect and use information under the following lawful basis; Contract and Public Task (GDPR Article 6a and 6e)
The personal information that the entrant provides us is mandatory in order to enter the competition. In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, we will inform entrants whether they have a choice in providing their personal information.
Entrant data will be held for until September 2022. Data of the winners and runners-up may be kept for an undefined period.
Entrant details are for internal competition contacting purposes only and will NEVER be passed onto any third party.
Under data protection legislation, Entrants have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.
- WINNERS LIST:
For the winner’s list, click on the winners’ list section of the website available after May 15, 2021.