2019 Print Competition Rules

The NUPG 2019 Print Competition will be held on Monday 12th August at the NUPG monthly meeting. The meeting starts at 8pm at the Gurkha Grill Nepalese Restaurant, 198 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LH.

You may enter up to four A4 size prints in total, with no more than two in any of the four categories.

There will be a fee of £2 per print with a max payment of £5 (even if you enter 4 prints). Fees can be paid in cash at the August meeting, given to a committee member prior to the meeting or sent with the prints.
If you need to contact a committe member to discuss payment, please email info@nupg.org.uk or contact them via facebook.

The categories will be:

UK Macro
UK Wide-angle
Overseas Macro
Overseas Wide-angle

All images must have been taken underwater, aquarium images will not be allowed. Images should have been taken in the previous year, i.e. on or after 7th August 2018. Any images that are suspected to have involved handling or harassment of marine life in their creation will be disqualified. The category winners will be chosen by voting at the NUPG August monthly meeting (held on Monday 12th August 2019).

The winner of each category will receive a Shark Trust shark adoption.
Second and third place images will be announced with the winners.

There will also be an Overall Winner for the four categories together. This will be chosen by voting at the NUPG monthly meeting on 12th August.

Your entries should be marked on the back with just an arrow pointing at the top edge to show which way up the image should be displayed. Each image should have attached to it by a removable method (e.g. post-it note), your name and a number assigned for the image.
On a separate piece of paper give your name, address, telephone number and email, plus a short description of each image (what it is of, where did you take it, what camera was used) with the number you assigned it.

Entries can be submitted:

  • in person at the NUPG August monthly meeting (by 7:45pm to allow the meeting to start at 8pm).
  • by post to:
    NUPG Photo Competition, 14 Kingston Road, East Didsbury, M20 2RZ.
    They must arrive by Wednesday 7th August or be ineligible for entry.
  • submit entries to a NUPG committee member in person with prior arrangement.

We will not be able to return entries by post, but they will be available to collect at end of the NUPG August meeting and subsequent NUPG monthly meetings.

All personal details will not be passed on to third parties and will only be used to contact winners. Winners will be asked to provide a digital version of their images for publicity purposes and winning images may be published as part of the media coverage of the competition.