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The Prizes

In establishing the Best Shot Competition and Touring Exhibition, the organisers were extremely keen to recognise and reward as many photographers as possible.

The achieve this objective, a broad mixture of submission categories were agreed, that hopefully will encourage you to participate. More categories… more prizes.

Besides the monetary prizes on offer, we have also had a tremendous amount of support from photographic manufacturers, distributors and suppliers. They have donated a lot of equipment that you'll be able to win during the competition.

Each category shared £1,000 in prize money

Categories & Prizes First Prize Second Prize Third Prize

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CSC Grays
£500 £300 £200

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Zetland Offices
£500 £300 £200
Still Life

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The Carr Charitable Foundation
£500 £300 £200
Food & Drink £500 £300 £200
Sport £500 £300 £200
Photo Art

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Millgate House
£500 £300 £200
Travel £500 £300 £200
Animal Life

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Peak Imaging
£500 £300 £200
Phone Photos £500 £300 £200

Young Snappers - Photographers 12 years old and younger

The tenth Best Shots Category is ONLY open to young photographers, aged 12 or under. This is a free to enter category where the Top Ten photographers, as chosen by the judges will each receive a GE X550 Bridge Camera.

The tenth Best Shots Category is ONLY open to young photographers, aged 12 or under.This is a free to enter category where the Top Ten photographers, as chosen by the judges will each receive a GE X550 Bridge Camera.

To participate, young photographers simply have to select their 'very best shot'. It can be of any subject, but entrants can only submit one photo.

Young Snappers (12 years of age or less) will need to have the consent of a parent or guardian in order to enter the competition.

Paid entry to any of the other Best Shots categories is open to all photographers, regardless as to their age, but anyone under 16 years will need consent.

Win some amazing photographic equipment

Everyone who enters Best Shots is in contention for the cash prizes or cameras as well as a place in the Best Shots Touring Exhibition... But there's more!

Throughout the entire entry period of the competition, every participant will also be able to win a host of extra prizes, including photographic software, tripods, boxes of processing paper, camera bags, magazine subscriptions, memory cards, flight cases, outdoor clothing and a whole lot more.

In April, we have this terrific selection of extra prizes you can win:

Aquapac waterproof SLR camera pouch + Walkstool + The British Journal of Photography subscription

  • The Best Shots from the top 3 UK based photographers will each receive a simply beautiful Aluminium Case from the Aluminium Case Company. The Aluminium Case Company range of equipment cases are designed to withstand the rough and tumble of daily professional usage. Strong enough to stand on and safe to put through airport baggage handling systems, this should keep your kit safe as houses.
  • The highest entrant in the Best Shots Landscape Category will get their hands on a Kata 3n1-10Bag. This innovative backpack allows for three carrying options, morphing from sling to backpack and back again by use of its quick release buckles. In sling position, the bag swings around from back to front giving you speedy access to your main camera and backup lenses. The other positions allow you to comfortably transport your gear even if walking long distances.
  • To the highest scoring photograph entered in the Best Shots Still Life Category, we will send a fabulous Camera Flash Bracket. Custom Brackets’ CB Folding-T is a must-have bracket. It can be folded and easily stored in any camera bag. With a grip suited for both right and left-handed photographers, it accommodates tall cameras, or those with add-on vertical grips / battery packs.
  • BlackRapid have given us a selection of Sling Camera straps but how, oh how are we going to allocate them? Here goes...
    • The top 3 shots entered by women (regardless of category) will win RS-W1. This is designed by women for women but maintains the traditional built for speed design. It provides comfort, speed, and durability along with graceful styling.
    • The two top scoring Best Shots Phone Photos this month will win a BlackRapid Snap R10. It’s a nifty sling strap with a pouch for added protection and hand strap.
    • For the Best Shots Travel Category high scorers, we have two BlackRapid RS Sports. With an ergonomic fit and this strap keeps your camera close during your most extreme adventures.

At the end of the month, the photographers who have submitted the highest scoring photographs, as determined by our judges, in the specified categories will be awarded the Aluminium Cases, The Kata Bag, The Custom Bracket and the BlackRapids Straps.

To qualify to win any of these Extra Prizes, you simply have to have made an entry into Best Shots during the promoted time period for the current offer.

Information about all of these Extra Prizes will be publicised on the website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. If you register to receive our email newsletters, we'll let you know about what special offers are coming-up.

© Ady Kerry
© Ady Kerry

Best of the Best - An Extra £1000 Prize for the Most Popular Photographer

The impressive panel of Best Shot Judges will choose which photos win the main prizes and a place in the exhibition. However, that's not to say you will agree with their decisions.

Best of the Best allows the public to have their say by voting for their favourite photos.

Once the exhibition opens on July 14th 2013, a donation of £1 will grant anyone who wishes to vote, a ballot-paper to select their favourite three photographs in the show.

Participation in Best of the Best will give all 'voters' entry into a fabulous prize-draw that will be made at the end of 2013, when the exhibition tour finishes.

The most popular photograph and photographer as determined by public voting will win a further £1000 prize.

© Ady Kerry
© Ady Kerry

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