Naturetrek Photography Competition 2017

Jaguar, Brazil

Jaguar, Brazilian Pantanal

We are pleased to announce that in 2017 we will be running a Photography Competition again. We receive a great many of your quality images and we love to see them as they bring the reality of Naturetrek holidays into the office on a daily basis! Now, for those of you kind enough to share your images with us, we offer the chance to enter them into our 2017 Naturetrek Photography Competition.

Our prizes
The winner of our ‘Image of the Year’ will receive a prize of £100, and there will be three Runners-up
prizes of £25 each. The winner of our ‘Gallery of the Year' (the best collection of 30 images, to be used by us in the creation of website Tour Image Galleries) will receive a prize of £200 and there will be three further prizes for the ‘Best Collection’ Runners-up of £50 each.

 

How do I enter?
All images will need to be supplied either by email to sara@naturetrek.co.uk (clearly marked with ‘Naturetrek Photo Competition — Image of the Year’ or ‘Naturetrek Photo Competition — Gallery of the Year’ in the subject line) or as a CD and posted to: Naturetrek, Photo Competition, Mingledown Barn, Wolf’s Lane, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3HJ. Ideally we would like you to send one high resolution version of each image you are entering as a JPEG. Please include your name, captions for each image submitted (species, place, etc), and the title and date of the Naturetrek holiday on which the photos were taken. You may send your entries at any stage over the course of the year (2017) and there is no limit to the number of entries that you may submit, should you wish to submit pictures from more than one Naturetrek holiday. The holiday does not have to have been in 2017, as images from any past Naturetrek holiday will be considered as long as they have not been sent to us previously! Please note that discs sent to us will not be returned.

The way to win!

Bullfinch

Bullfinch

In the ‘Image of the Year’ category we are simply looking for the single best wildlife photo taken on any Naturetrek holiday. Please note that the maximum number of entries for ‘Image of the Year’ per person is 10 images.

In the ‘Gallery of the Year’ category we will be looking for the best collection of 25 to 30 quality images
illustrating a particular Naturetrek holiday. If you have been on several Naturetrek holidays, please do not hold back from entering multiple collections. Ideally these images will show a selection of wildlife, landscapes, local cultures and people, as well as tour participants involved in Naturetrek activities. It is the quality and balance that our judges (made up of Naturetrek’s Sara Frost and our Operations team) will be particularly looking for in deciding a winner, as we hope that the best of these images will be incorporated into Image Galleries that will give future prospective clients the flavour of each tour.

 

Publication of the winning & other entries
Although this competition will be open throughout this year (2017), and the winner decided on 7th January 2018, some of the best and most suitable entries will be posted on the Naturetrek Facebook page for the enjoyment of others as soon as they are submitted to us, and one of the criteria considered by our judges at the end of the year will be the interest shown in each image or gallery.

Grey Whale, Baja

Grey Whale, Baja

The winners will be announced both in our February 2018 Naturetrek Newsletter and February 2018 e-newsletter, and their images displayed. All entrants must agree that any or all of the images they submit may be used by Naturetrek in our e-newsletter, on our website and social media, in our brochure or newsletter, or in any other Naturetrek publication. So, if you are a keen photographer, please do enter our competition.

 

Good luck!