Box Hill Photography Competition

A Chalk Hill Blue butterfly sits on hedgebedstraw at Box Hill in Surrey

This year's photography competition will run from 16 May until 16 September and is titled 'What your time on Box Hill means to you'. We'd love to receive your entries (up-to 3 per entrant) and hope you will enjoy snapping and sharing the things that mean something to you on Box Hill.

Please read on for important entry details and terms and conditions. 

Competition entry runs from 16 May 2016 until midnight 16 September 2016.

1.         This competition is open to all residents of the UK, except for judges and those associated with judges of this competition.

2.         All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all terms and conditions are adhered to. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

3.         The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

4.         Entries must be e-mailed to Image files (from both digital cameras and smartphones) must be a maximum of 300 dpi and between 2MB and 3MB as a compressed jpeg file. A maximum number of 3 images may be submitted per entrant. Entrants must supply their name and email address. We regret that we are unable to accept postal entries.

5.         All entries must be received between Monday 16 May and by midnight on Friday 16 September 2016. Early, late, incomplete or corrupt entries will not be accepted.

6.         Entrants under the age of 16 must obtain the consent of a parent or guardian prior to submitting any images, and this consent must be confirmed along with any e-mail entries.

7.         All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere (excluding social media) or have won a prize in any other photographic competition.

8.         It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the consent of anyone who is identifiable in that image, or the consent of their parent/guardian if they are under 16, and that they have been advised of the purpose of the submission and that their photograph may be published by the National Trust. Written permission from the subject and their contact details must be provided for all entries which include identifiable individual(s). 

9.         Entrants must ensure that the photographs they are submitting are their own work, that they own the copyright for them and that they do not infringe the copyright or other rights of any third party or any laws.

10.       All images entered must be a celebration of ‘What your time on Box Hill means to you’. The pictures can be taken on National Trust or non-National Trust land (excluding by drone).

11.       Entrants will retain copyright and moral rights in their submitted images however, by entering, all entrants:

(a)        grant the National Trust non-exclusive rights to use the images to promote the competition the images were submitted to or for similar future competitions within a five year period of the winners of the competition being announced;

(b)        agree that the use referred to at Clause 11(a) above may include publishing, displaying or otherwise reproducing the images (whether on the internet, in the National Trust Magazine, in exhibitions or otherwise) provided such use is for the purposes of promoting the competition or similar future competitions only; and

(c)        agree that the National Trust may contact them using the contact details they provide to discuss potential use of the images beyond promotion of the competition. Such discussion and negotiation will be independent from the competition and will not affect entrants’ chances of winning.

12.       The National Trust will ensure the photographer will always be credited whenever his or her image is used and published by the National Trust.

13.       The winning entries will be judged to be the most visually appealing interpretations of the brief about capturing an image of ‘What your time on Box Hill means to you’.  

14.       Winners will be notified by email by 5 October 2016. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, the judges reserve the right to select another winner from the eligible entries which were received before the closing date.

15.       The three winning entries will each receive a voucher for 'a cream tea for 2' at the Box Hill cafe.  The prizes as described are available on the date of publication. All prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.

16.       The winners may be required to take part in publicity and their name and county may be published on the National Trust website, in the National Trust Magazine and other National Trust publications.

17.       Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the National Trust and accordingly the National Trust may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the promoter as a result thereof.

18.       English law applies and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.