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Deadline: November 30, 2012
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: From £3


Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

The Scottish Nature Photography Awards

SNPA2012 The Scottish Nature Photography Awards Photographic Competition was launched in April 2010 to provide a platform to celebrate Scotland as a key destination for nature photographers and to acknowledge the excellence of the photographic work that is undertaken here through the award of the title of “Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year”. Now in its third year, the competition invites entries of images taken in Scotland by professional, semi-professional or amateur photographers.

Our 2012 competition will again seek to find the “Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year” through the main categories of Scottish Wildlife, Scottish Landscape, Scottish Botanical, Natural Abstract, Environmental categories.

Images can be of native, resident or migrant wild species. Wildlife subjects photographed in a studio setting or a captive environment are not eligible

Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: There will be 5 category winners and the winning images from each category will then be judged again to select the overall winner who will be the Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2012. The winner will receive an engraved glass award for category and overall winner. The overall winner will also receive a 30" x 20" Giclée print of their winning image,and a £250 gift voucher for Calumet Photographic ELIGIBILITY: Images must have been photographed in Scotland. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Entrants retain the copyright to images submitted. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition, you grant Scottish Nature Photography Awards free, non-exclusive usage of the images for the following purposes directly connected with the competition, until judging is completed.
· on a secure web browser for judging purposes;
· on the Scottish Nature Photography Awards website;
· for use in press coverage giving information about or promoting the competition, exhibition etc.;

By entering the competition, you grant Scottish Nature Photography Awards a free, non-exclusive, irrevocable international licence to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, the shortlisted and winning images for any purpose directly connected with the competition. This may include, but is not limited to:
· inclusion in a book featuring images;
· display at any exhibitions;
· on the Scottish Nature Photography Awards website;
· for use in press coverage giving information about or promoting the competition, exhibition etc.;
· for use as part of the Scottish Nature Photography Awards “Winners Archive” to promote the competition/exhibition in perpetuity.
· for use by sponsors and partners in acknowledging/publicising their support of the competition/exhibition. This usage will be limited to 2 years after the winners are announced.

Scottish Nature Photography Awards will make every effort to ensure that name credits are included with images.

Free usage of any photograph outside of the scope of the competition and exhibition will not be permitted by Scottish Nature Photography Awards, or any of its partners or sponsors.

For any use that falls outside the scope of promotion of the competition, exhibition etc. (as detailed above) royalties will be discussed & negotiated with the photographer concerned.

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