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How to Enter Best Shots

1 Best Shots open to all photographers

Resgister to Enter

You must register in order to enter, but please read these brief notes first.

The closing date for entries is Midnight on April 30th 2013.

To enter by post, opt to download an entry form after registering. Complete and return it to the address below with your images on a disc, memory stick or as prints. (These can only be returned if you include a SAE.)

Best Shots 2013
c/o The Station
North Yorkshire
DL10 4LD

Phone 44 (0)1748 828254 if you wish to receive an entry form by post.

The Station
The Station

2 You can enter up to five images

You can enter up to five photographs. The same photograph can be entered into more than one category but must be paid for each time (see fees below).

Photographs can be submitted individually between now and April 30, or you can enter several at one time. Photographs must be your own work and you must own the rights to each image.

Images must be submitted as jpegs no more than 1800 pixels on the longest side.

© Heather Sammis
© Heather Sammis

3 Entry fees

Online entry fees are £10 per image, or just £30 for 5 images. If the same photo is submitted into more than one category, it is charged for each time . You will be asked to make your payment in full online at the time of your submission either with a credit  or debit card or via PayPal.

Watch out for possible discount voucher codes along the way. These must be keyed in on the entry form when prompted for the discount to be applied.

To determine the price of an entry in different currencies please use the Currency Converter below. For entries made via the post, an extra handling fee of £10 will be charged.

4 Judging

Judging is in two stages: in the first round you will receive, by email, a scorecard evaluation of every image you enter from three of the judges.

The photographs awarded the combined highest scores  by the judges will go through to the second round. The photographers who get through will be notified by email before May 14th 2013. A 100 finalists will be selected from this group - 10 for each category - and these will be exhibited at The Station. 

There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winner in each category and these will go on to join the exhibition tour.

Key dates as to when winners will be notified and other judging info.

© Jonathan Beer
© Jonathan Beer

5 Competition rules

By entering Best Shots you are agreeing to abide by the competition rules. Please read through these before submitting images. 

In particular, the rules relate to key copyright issues; the requirement for all images to be the original work of the photographer submitting them, and the ruling that all Under 16s must have parental consent to enter. Full rules here.

The organisers of Best Shots (The Station Charity) support the Artists' Bill of Rights..

Artists' Bill of Rights

© Stephen Wride
© Stephen Wride

6 Print Sales

As a condition of entry into Best Shots, those 100 photographers selected for the exhibition must permit The Station Charity to sell prints of their images to the public. You will be asked to choose one of three price points for your prints and The Station charity will mark-up a percentage as a commission.

Also, one print of each of the exhibiting 100 photographs is to be donated to The Station Charity to be mounted and framed for the show. Should this photograph be sold during the Exhibition Tour, The Station Charity will be allowed to retain the full value of the sale. More about print sales.

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