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Deadline: 17th January 2011
Entry: Free Entry
Entry Fee: Free to enter


MCC and Wisden Cricket Photograph of the Year

MCC Logo Wisden, in partnership with MCC, is now launching an annual Cricket Photograph of the Year competition. The winning images will be chosen by a panel of independent expert judges appointed by Wisden and MCC and independent of outside influence.

The competition is open to all photographers – amateur and professional – throughout the world. The only stipulations are that entries must, in one way or another, have a cricket theme, and have been taken during 2010.  Beyond that, there is no restriction whatever. Photographs may be from the beach, village green, maidan, street, stadium, snowfield – anywhere. Put simply, Wisden and MCC invite submissions of the most outstanding images of cricket captured in 2010.

The judges will draw up a shortlist from which they will select a winner and two runners-up. The chosen images will best capture the drama, spirit or essence of cricket, wherever in the world it is played, watched or experienced.

Each year, starting in the 2011 edition, the winning photographs will be the first three images in Wisden’s colour section.

Eleven shortlisted entries will be exhibited at Lord’s, and there will prizes for the top three photographs.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: * The prize for the winning photograph is £500 cash, plus a £500 Park Cameras voucher for Canon equipment

* Two runners-up will each receive £250 cash, plus a £400 Park Cameras voucher for Canon equipment

* Eight other shortlisted entries will each receive £50 cash, plus a £150 Park Cameras voucher for Canon equipment ELIGIBILITY: Open to all photographers throughout the world. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Copyright Entrants must be the sole author and owner of the copyright for all images entered and will retain full copyright in their images at all times.

Any use of a submitted image beyond the uses set out must be by separate agreement with the copyright owner. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering your images into the competition, you grant a non-exclusive licence to MCC and Wisden to reproduce the three winning images in connection with the competition for the following purposes:
* publication in Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2011 and on

* publication on and in MCC’s not-for-profit printed and electronic *publications (eg members’ newsletters)

In addition, you grant MCC a non-exclusive licence to exhibit the eleven shortlisted images at Lord's Cricket Ground.

Media will be allowed to publish the winning image free of charge subject to it being in connection with the competition and clearly captioned as the Wisden/MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year 2010 and credited to the winning photographer.

Wisden and MCC hope that opportunities may arise for winning photographers to benefit from the commercial use of their image in connection with the competition, but if any such opportunities do arise they will be exploited only with the copyright owner’s permission.

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