2020 National Trust Handbook photography competition rules

Shortlisted entry for the 2019 Handbook photo competition: Souter Lighthouse, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear by Adrian Potts

Here are the full 2020 Handbook photography competition rules below. Entry into this year’s competition will be taken to mean you agree to these terms and conditions.

1.    Background
We, The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty (Registered Charity Number 205846 and Registered Office at Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA) (the “Trust”) are organising this competition to celebrate our 125th anniversary in 2020, offering the overall winner the chance to see their photo as the cover for the Trust’s 2020 Handbook and receive £1,500 worth of credit to spend on National Trust Holiday Cottages. These will be awarded to the person who (in the judges’ opinion) submits the best photo on the competition theme 'Places that make you feel good'. One runner-up will be awarded £500 worth of credit to spend on National Trust Holiday Cottages. Entries must be submitted between Wednesday 1 May and 23.59 BST on Sunday 1 September 2019 the “Promotion Period”. 

2.    Eligibility
The Promotion is open to legal residents of the United Kingdom (an “Eligible Person”), excluding employees of the Trust, anyone else associated with this competition and their families.

The “Eligibility Criteria” are as follows:
(a)    You do not need to be a member of the Trust to be able to enter the competition.
(b)    Entrants under the age of 16 must obtain the consent of a parent or guardian prior to submitting any images. Any entry by someone under 16 will not be deemed complete unless the following information is provided:
i.    the child’s name;
ii.    the child’s age;
iii.    the parent/guardian’s name; and,
iv.    a contact telephone number and email.

Every Eligible Person who meets the Eligibility Criteria shall be entitled to enter the competition within the Promotion Period.

3.    How to enter
All images entered must:
i.    celebrate your experiences at National Trust places that make you feel good;
ii.    have been taken on National Trust land;
iii.    be a colour image; and
iv.    have been taken during 2019.

All images entered must not be a
i.    black and white image; and
ii.    close-up shot (eg macro shots of flowers and insects)

Entries should be submitted via email to: Handbook2020@nationaltrust.org.uk.

No more than 10 images may be submitted per person. If more than 10 images per person are received, such entries may be deemed void and such entrant may be disqualified from the competition.

Entrants must supply their name, email address and/or phone number and where the image was taken on the email. 

The competition must be entered in each entrant’s own name; it may not be entered on behalf of anyone else.

Image files (from both digital cameras and smartphones) must be a landscape image, suitable to wrap the cover of a book, a minimum of 300dpi and 4000 pixels in length as compressed jpeg file of maximum 10Mb. The image should not be enhanced in any way.

No bulk, software-generated, automatic, or third-party entries shall be accepted.

We regret that we are unable to accept postal entries. Late, incomplete or corrupt entries will not be accepted. 

4.    Originality; permissions
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.

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 Trust.

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.

5.    The prize 
The winner will see their image printed as the cover for the 2020 Handbook and receive £1,500 worth of credit to spend on National Trust Holiday Cottages.

One runner-up will receive £500 worth of credit to spend on National Trust Holiday Cottages.

The Prizes as described are available on the date of publication. All Prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.

The Trust Holiday Cottage “credit” is subject to the below terms:
a)    The credit is for use against holidays which can be found on the National Trust Holiday Cottages brochure or website.
b)    Booking of the Trust Holiday Cottage will be subject to availability.  To check availability please visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays
c)    Any booking will be subject to the ‘Holiday Cottages terms and conditions’ in use at the time of booking. The terms and conditions applicable for 2019 are: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/holiday-cottage-bunkhouse-and-bothy-terms-and-conditions, which shall form part of these terms and conditions and will include terms relating to; cancellation charges, amendment charges and any other associated fees. 
d)    The credit can be used as part payment towards a higher value holiday.
e)    The credit cannot be used to purchase National Trust gift cards or vouchers or be redeemed against purchases already made.
f)    The ‘Holiday Cottages terms and conditions’ require a person aged 18 or over to be responsible for each booking. If the winner of this prize is aged 18 or over they will be the person responsible for each booking. If the winner of this prize is under 18 at the time of any booking, they will be required to nominate a member of their party that is aged 18 or over to act as the person responsible for that booking and that person must be present on the holiday.
g)    The winners of this prize will be responsible for any costs above the value of the Credit. 
h)    The holiday(s) must be taken by 30 November 2020, the outstanding amount cannot be carried over or claimed as cash. 
i)    The Trust will not be responsible for any transport costs associated with this prize. 
j)    A breach of: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/holiday-cottage-bunkhouse-and-bothy-terms-and-conditions will be a breach of these terms and conditions and will entitle the Trust to revoke, without compensation, any outstanding credit a person may hold from the prize.

6.    How it will be Judged; notification
All valid entries made during the Promotion Period will be judged to see which is the most visually appealing interpretation of this year’s competition theme. 

The winners will be chosen by independent judges. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Winners will be notified by email or phone on or before 30 November 2019. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, the judges reserve the right to disqualify them and select another winner from the eligible entries which were received before the closing date of the Promotion Period.

The Trust’s decision is binding in all matters relating to this Promotion, and no correspondence shall be entered into.

The winner will be announced on the National Trust website in November 2019.

7.    Intellectual property rights
Entrants will retain copyright and moral rights in their submitted images however, by entering, all entrants:
a)    grant the Trust non-exclusive rights to use the images to promote or celebrate 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 7(a) above may include publishing, displaying or otherwise reproducing the images (whether on the internet, on social media, in the National Trust Magazine, on the cover of or in the 2020 National Trust Member Handbook, in exhibitions or otherwise) or for promoting and celebrating the competition or similar future competitions; and,
c)    agree that the Trust may contact them using the contact details they provide to discuss potential use of the images beyond the above. Such discussion and negotiation will be independent from the competition and will not affect entrants’ chances of winning. 
The Trust will endeavour to credit the photographer whenever the photographer’s image is used and published by the Trust.

8.    Limitation of liability
The Trust, including its officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents, excludes all liability for any losses and/or damages of whatever nature and howsoever arising to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws.

9.    General
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.

In consideration of being awarded the prize the winners may be required to take part in publicity and their name and county may be published on the National Trust website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk and in the National Trust Magazine and other National Trust publications as well as wider media reporting on the competition. 

English law applies to these terms and conditions and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.

Enter the competition

Email us your best shots, making sure you've read the rules before you enter. Remember to attach your images (not embed them) and give details of where each photo was taken.