Photographic Competition

Cliff Smith posted this photographic competition on where you can find complete details. Panasonic Lumix cameras are offered as prizes. Tasty.

“The unseasonably appalling weather we’re having here in England has suggested a subject that I think you’ll all enjoy. The theme for August is THE POWER OF NATURE. As usual you are free to interpret this theme in any way you want, but do at least try to sort of vaguely follow it.

Entries for this month’s competition should arrive no later than AUGUST 31ST 2009.

Simply send us ONE (and only one) photograph which you think best expresses the theme for the month. The photograph must be wholly your own work, and you must legally hold the copyright to it. Anyone caught stealing images from other sources will be loaded into a giant cannon and fired into the sun. They will also be disqualified and banned from entering future competitions.

Images must be submitted in JPEG format, they must be at least 600 pixels wide, and the total file size must be no larger than three megabytes. If your picture is too big it’s better to reduce the image size than to increase the compression.

You can edit, improve, adjust or alter your photo in any way you like. Composite images made using an image editing program are acceptable, as long as they are made predominantly from photographs, and that all parts of the image are wholly your own work.

The images displayed on the results page are only 600 pixels wide, so it’s a good idea to avoid adding wide frames or borders, and very wide panoramic or photo-stiched pictures seldom look good when reduced to fit the page. Please don’t put time-stamps, watermarks or large signatures on the photo, although you may add contact and copyright information into the EXIF data for the image if you wish. Don’t worry; we won’t steal your work!”


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