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Deadline: May 02, 2013
Winner is: Judged & Voted
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: £10 per Image or 5 Photographs for £30

Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Best Shots Photo Contest and Touring Exhibition

Best Shots – £10,000 Photographic Competition and Touring Exhibition Your best shots could earn you a share of £10,000 in prize money, some amazing photographic equipment and a place in the Best Shots UK Exhibition Tour.

The Best Shots Photographic Competition and Touring Exhibition is a charitable fundraising event that is open to photographers on a worldwide basis. In a nutshell, there are nine different submission categories plus a tenth category for young photographers. Each participant can submit up to five photographs. Online entry fees are £10 per image or just £30 for 5 photographs.

Judging is conducted anonymously in two stages and all entrants receive critiques during the first phase of the assessment process from three different judges on the team. The judging panel includes some internationally known professionals including Landscape Photographer Joe Cornish (Chair of Judges, Mike Maloney, Roger Tooth (Head of Photography at the Guardian), Linda Wride, Jonathan Beer, Steven Braker, J Collingridge and Amanda Berry (Chief Executive of BAFTA). As an extra incentive, the first 250 entrants will receive a free Verbatim USB Drive.

Entry fees are treated as donations which go to support the work of a highly acclaimed building restoration trust based in Richmond, North Yorkshire. This charity was responsible for the redevelopment of the town’s historic railway terminus which it continues to operate day-to-day.

Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: There are nine submission categories, plus one free to enter category for young photographer. Each category Winner receives £500, Second Place Prize is £300 and Third Place receives £200. 10 Young Snappers will each win a GE Bridge Camera. Additionally, The Best of the Best winner (by public vote) wins an further £1000 Prize. There are also regular prizes of photographic equipment to be won throughout the duration of the entry period See the Best Shots webisite for full details. The first 250 entrants also pick up a free Verbatim USB Drive. ELIGIBILITY: Open to All Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The entrants to Best Shots retain their complete rights to the photographs they enter into the competition and touring exhibition.

Best Shots respects all photographers’ rights to protect their intellectual property and to defend their original work from unauthorised or unlawful use. All entrants retain full ownership and copyright of each submission. USAGE RIGHTS: Any entry submitted to the site may be used by Best Shots for marketing and promotional purposes of the competition or exhibition tour for a maximum of 24 months after the entry is uploaded. You are therefore granting Best Shots a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence for each entry giving worldwide use in all media for any promotional activity relating to the event for this period of time.

Any image submitted by you and used by Best Shots for promotional purposes will be credited to you. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as the organisers of Best Shots attempt to add a credit line as soon as is reasonably possible after the oversight has been reported.

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