Terms and Conditions

Please read the terms and conditions for your category carefully before submitting a photograph.

General Competition Rules

1. All photographs must be taken in the month of May 2018 in Ireland and sent in before 31st May at midnight.

2. The competition is open to amateur photographers worldwide. An amateur is a photographer who makes less than 15% of their annual income, or less than €5,000 p.a. from the practice of photography.

3. The photograph(s) must be consistent with the theme of ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity’’.

We interpret this as relating to:

a. How action for Biodiversity has changed over the past 25 years

b. The achievements of actions taken in the past 25 years

c. Reflecting on the past 25 year to develop new action goals for Biodiversity

d. Develop an understanding of the importance of sustainable goals, traditional practices or knowledge relating to Biodiversity

e. Developing people’s understanding the importance and/or fragility of Biodiversity threatened over the past 25 years

f. Celebrating Biodiversity in all its forms

millipede4. Employees of the IEN are not eligible to enter.

5. The Judges’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.

6. By entering the promotion and submitting your photograph, you hereby grant the Irish Environmental Network (IEN) a license to use your photograph.

7. All imagery MUST be the total and exclusive work of the submitting photographer and may not include any element that is the copyright of another.

8. When a photograph is submitted and entry finalised the entry cannot be changed or edited.

Biodiversity Photographer of the Year

1. All entries must include a valid email address.

2. All pictures for entry in the ‘Biodiversity Photographer of the Year 2018’ must be sent in via the Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/8dP7nrUOjvh8nf3Q2

3. Photographs to be entered into the ‘Biodiversity Photographer of the Year’ should be NO smaller than 3,600 pixels on the shortest side and the overall size has no upper limit.

4. Images must be in JPEG format

5. Images should be 100% quality (JPEG)

6. Photographers may make reasonable use of digital darkroom type techniques which enhance quality but do not distort the photograph. Only minor burning, dodging and/or colour correction is acceptable, as is cropping. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panoramas are NOT acceptable. Any changes to the original Photograph not itemized here are unacceptable and will render the Photograph ineligible for a prize.

General Competition Rules

1. All photographs must be taken in the month of May 2018 in Ireland and sent in before 31st May at midnight.

2. The competition is open to all students of primary and secondary level on the island of Ireland.

3. The photograph(s) must be consistent with the theme of ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity’’.

We interpret this as relating to:

a. How action for Biodiversity has changed over the past 25 years

b. The achievements of actions taken in the past 25 years

c. Reflecting on the past 25 year to develop new action goals for Biodiversity

d. Develop an understanding of the importance of sustainable goals, traditional practices or knowledge relating to Biodiversity

e. Developing people’s understanding the importance and/or fragility of Biodiversity threatened over the past 25 years

f. Celebrating Biodiversity in all its forms

4. The Judges’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.

5. By entering the promotion and submitting your photograph, you hereby grant the Irish Environmental Network (IEN) a license to use your photograph.

6. All imagery MUST be the total and exclusive work of the submitting photographer and may not include any element that is the copyright of another.

7. When a photograph is submitted and entry finalised the entry cannot be changed or edited.
Young Biodiversity Photographer of the Year

1. All entries must include a valid email address, the photographers name and the birdname and county of the school in attendance.

2. All pictures for entry in the ‘Young Biodiversity Photographer of the Year School Competition’ must be sent in via the Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/KkAC4b9a3VfxM1RB2

3. Photographs to be entered into the ‘Young Biodiversity Photographer of the Year’ should be NO smaller than 2,500 pixels on the shortest side and the overall size has no upper limit.

4. Images must be in JPEG format

5. Images should be 100% quality (JPEG)

6. Photographers may make reasonable use of digital darkroom type techniques which enhance quality but do not distort the photograph. Only minor burning, dodging and/or colour correction is acceptable, as is cropping. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panoramas are NOT acceptable. Any changes to the original Photograph not itemized here are unacceptable and will render the Photograph ineligible for a prize.

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