Garden Organic Photographic Competition - “My Organic Garden” Rules

Garden Organic is launching a photographic competition entitled, "My Organic Garden”.

The theme "My Organic Garden" is open to your interpretation; we’re looking for photos of gardens, allotments, community spaces, school growing and visitor attractions. We’d love to see the produce you’re growing, life on the allotment, wildlife, your plants and flowers, anything that makes you feel proud to be growing organic.

The twelve photos selected by the judges will feature in the Garden Organic 2016 Calendar which will be sold to raise funds for our charitable work. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 16th June 2015. The overall winner’s photo will feature on the cover and throughout the calendar and will win an organic hamper* and a copy of the Garden Organic 2016 calendar. The other eleven finalists’ photos will feature in the calendar and they will each receive a copy of the calendar.

Rules:

The title of the Garden Organic Photographic Competition is “My Organic Garden”. The theme is open to interpretation; we’re looking for photos of gardens, allotments, community spaces, school growing and visitor attractions. We’d love to see the produce you’re growing, life on the allotment, wildlife, your plants and flowers, anything that makes you feel proud to be growing organic.

Entrants can submit up to three images in total.

Images may be digitally enhanced to remove spots or scratches, but not manipulated.

Employees of Garden Organic and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

Entrants under the age of 16 years must have their parent or guardian’s consent to enter.

Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit to Garden Organic. By entering this competition you grant permission to Garden Organic to reproduce your photos for the 2016 Garden Organic calendar and on Garden Organic’s websites and social media to promote the competition. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses.

All entries must be the original work of the entrant.

The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries or their parents or guardians of any children under 16 who are featured.

Entrants must not be professional photographers. For the purposes of the Garden Organic 2016 Calendar competition, a professional photographer will be considered to be someone who makes more than half of their annual income from the sale of their photographs.

Entries can be sent by post or email to: Clare Baskott, Website and Social Media Co-ordinator, Garden Organic Photographic Competition – My Organic Garden, Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, Coventry, CV8 3LG by email: cbaskott@gardenorganic.org.uk clearly marked Garden Organic Photographic Competition. All entrants must include their name, address, email address and telephone number and details of where the photo was taken.

No entries can be returned and proof of posting is not proof of receipt. Garden Organic accepts no responsibility for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post.

The competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 16th June 2015. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

The prize is as stated. There is no cash alternative and it cannot be sold or transferred.

Prior to submission, entrants must not have offered any of their entries for sale, been paid for any publication of any of their entries or won or been a runner up in any other photographic competition with any of their entries.

The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. If the winner cannot be contacted, Garden Organic reserves the right to offer the prize to another shortlisted entry.

By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and Garden Organic reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time and in its absolute discretion if Garden Organic has reason to believe that an entrant has breached these rules.

A list of winners will be available by writing to Garden Organic no earlier than six weeks (unless otherwise stated) after the close of the competition. Only the surname and county of the winners will be disclosed.

The twelve photos selected by the judges will feature in the Garden Organic 2016 Calendar which will be sold to raise funds for our charitable work. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 16th June 2015. The overall winner’s photo will feature on the cover and throughout the calendar and will win an organic hamper* and a copy of the Garden Organic 2016 calendar. The other eleven finalists’ photos will feature in the calendar and they will each receive a copy of the calendar.

*Or prize of equivalent value if the winner is overseas.