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Enter the 20x16" (50.8 cm x 40.6 cm) Competition – merited images will be displayed for 15,000 visitors to view in the Convention Reception Area. The judging process is held in public so photographers can watch the assessments take place; this in itself is an invaluable learning process. The winner will be announced at our prestigious Awards Night at the 2014 Convention in London.
1st Prize: TBA Sponsored by Bowens
Judging will take place in the Waterloo Room and the Regent's Room at the
Hilton London Metropole Hotel during the Convention.
A truly informative and beneficial opportunity to learn from our peers.
Judging Dates and Times: 14th and 15 January 2015 14th Jan - 10am – 5pm 15th Jan – 9.00am – 2pm
Judging Venue: The Hilton, 225 Edgware Road, London W2 1JU, UK
(Please note due to the nature of this event timings may change)
An application form and the appropriate entry fee must accompany each print.
Members: each print £10.
Non-members: each print £15.
NB. Entrants must include the sub-categories on their application form.
Classical Wedding/ Classical Portrait: Images must represent an exemplary standard within a traditional and long-established form or style.
Wedding Avant Garde/ Portrait Avant Garde: Images must favour or introduce new and experimental ideas and methods.
Wedding Reportage: Images must document real moments without any photographer input.
Portrait Children/Babies: Images must be of children aged below 16.
Open: There are no strict definitions for this category.
Documentary: Images of people involved in real events to provide a factual report on a particular subject.
Nouveau: There are no strict definitions for this category but entrants must not have entered the 20x16 category before.
Closing Date: 31 December 2014
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Where to send your prints:
6 Bath Street
Entries will NOT be accepted if brought to the judging venue. Entries must be
sent to the above address for them to be included in the competition and must
arrive by the closing date. Any entries received after the closing date will not
be entered and will only be returned at the entrant’s expense.
Each image must have an application form attached to the back.
Payment for returning prints must be included with your submissions or submitted
online using the payment form provided before the judging date.
Our easy return postage guide:
Up to 2kg (average 4 prints)
Standard £6.00 Recorded £8.00
Up to 4kg (average 8 prints)
Standard £9.50 Recorded £12.00
Up to 6kg (average 12 prints)
Standard £12.00 Recorded £16.00
Up to 8kg (average 16 prints)
Standard £15.50 Recorded £19.00
Up to 10kg (average 20 prints)
Standard £18.00 Recorded £21.00
Entrants who live outside of the UK must arrange their own prints to be returned to them via courier service after January 21st 2014.
If you require your entries to be returned to you please inform us BEFORE the competition date, entries not returned within one month will be destroyed. Your entries will be returned to you in their original packing where possible.
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2015 Societies Convention and Trade Show at The Hilton London Metropole Hotel ...
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