The title for the BBC Countryfile Photographic Competition 2013 is “Our Living Landscape”.
The theme is open to individual interpretation but entries must have the countryside or the natural world at their heart. You might choose to photograph British wildlife, plant life (anything from trees to fungi) or just take beautiful shots of British scenery (anywhere that is natural or rural – from the coast to the mountains). Photographs of farm life, including farm animals will be accepted.
However, photos of domestic animals (ie pets), zoo animals and cultivated plants are not eligible. Images of British wildlife in captivity must be declared as such. The BBC’s decision as to the eligibility of individual photographs will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Countryfile is aware that digital photography does allow for some image enhancement. You can enter images that have had spots, scratches or other blemishes removed. You can have worked on the colour or enhance the image for the sake of the composition. You can also crop the image to improve composition.
We will not accept composite images – entries that stitch two or more separate photographs together to make one image, or entries that superimpose elements photographed separately onto an image.
We want you to stay faithful to the spirit of the competition, and never deceive the viewer or misrepresent the aspect of nature being portrayed.
The overall winner will be voted for by Countryfile viewers. The judges will also choose their favourite entry. You can enter up to four photos in total.
Contest Prize & TERMS
The twelve photos selected by the judges will appear in the Countryfile Calendar for 2014 sold in aid of the BBC’s Children In Need appeal.
ELIGIBILITY: UK residents only / Amateur
Prints at least as large as a standard postcard. (At least 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches or 9cm by 14cm) Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured.
Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit to the BBC
USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition all entrants grant to the BBC the right to publish and exhibit their photographs on television and on the BBC’s website. Entrants whose photographs are one of the finalists or selected to appear in the Countryfile Calendar 2014 pursuant to paragraph 11 above grant to the BBC (including BBC Worldwide and other publishers authorised by the BBC) the further rights to publish and exhibit their photographs in print, on their respective websites or in any other media. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses. Entrants whose photographs are one of the finalists also agree to take part in post-competition publicity. While we make every effort to credit photographers, including in printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee that every broadcast use of the photographs will include the photographers' names. Entrants must ensure that the photograph is not used to publicise or promote companies, individuals, organisations or causes – other than Children In Need, BBC Countryfile (including the photographic competition, the calendar and any associated BBC promotions) and the winning photographer themself – until the 1st January 2015.