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Deadline: January 14, 2014
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Free Entry

Wisden MCC Cricket Photo of the Year

Wisden MCC Cricket Photo of the YearThe 2013 Wisden MCC Cricket Photo of the Year competition, in association with 21six, is open to all photographers – amateur and professional – from across the world.All photographs entered must have been taken in the calendar year 2013 and should demonstrate the skill and artistry of the photographer.  There is no restriction on subject matter as long as it has a cricket theme. Action shots, landscapes, portraits, images of dramatic or aesthetic appeal – all are equally welcome.

The winning images in 2013 will be selected by a panel of independent expert judges appointed by Wisden and MCC, and headed by former Chief Sports Photographer of The Sunday Times, Chris Smith. A shortlist of eleven entries will initially be chosen, from which a winner and two runners-up will be announced. In addition to the cash prizes provided by 21six, the top three photographs will feature in the 2014 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, and all of the shortlisted entries will be exhibited at Lord’s throughout next year.

Plans to run the competition in perpetuity mean that each short list of eleven photographs will form part of a growing archive that documents the changing face of cricket.

Commenting about the new sponsorship deal, Managing Director of 21six, Rick Ankers, said: “21six are very proud to support the prestigious 2013 Wisden–MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year competition.”21six has evolved to serve the digital, marketing, publishing and print needs of today’s fast-moving business community; equipped with the right people, the right resources and the right experience to rise to your challenges. “We share a passion for original creativity and outstanding imagery, and are delighted to sponsor this award. We also love cricket.”

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The prize for the winning photograph is £1000 cash and a copy of Wisden 2014
Two runners-up will each receive £750 cash and a copy of Wisden 2014.
Eight other shortlisted entries will each receive £150 cash.
The top three winning photographs will be reproduced as the first three images in the colour section of the 2014 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, and each of the eleven shortlisted entries will be exhibited at Lord’s during the 2014 season. ELIGIBILITY: Open to All

Images must have been taken at a sufficiently high resolution and should be submitted as JPEGs at 300dpi with no interpolation applied. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

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. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering your images into the competition, you confirm that the images you submit are free of any third party restrictions regarding use, and you grant a nonexclusive 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 2014 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 2013 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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