Competition Rules

Photography Competition Rules

  1. By entering the competition the entrant verifies that he/she has read the rules and agrees to abide by them.
  2. The photography competitions will be run six times a year. Exact dates, deadlines, subjects and prizes will be announced on the appropriate competition pages of this website.
  3. A maximum of 6-8 photographs will be chosen as finalists by Wildlife Whisperer judges and then posted to the ‘Rate Entries’ section of the competion pages. Wildlife Whisperer members will then rate the images online.
  4. Images of pets and domestic animals will not be considered unless clearly specified otherwise within the competition overview.
  5. Competition entry is only available to Wildlife Whisperer members unless otherwise stated.
  6. Your entry must be entirely your own original work, not defame anybody nor breach any copyright.
  7. The competition is not open to anyone involved in the running of this competition, or their immediate family members.
  8. If you are under 16 you must obtain your parent or guardian’s permission before entering the competition.
  9. Photos should be in jpeg format with a file size no greater than 3mB (up to 2048×1536 pixels)
  10. A maximum of three entries per competition will be accepted per member.
  11. Digital adjustments to photgraphs are only acceptable if limited to minor cleaning work, for example removing dust spots. Any photograph that appears to have had too much digital manipulation may not be considered by the judges.
  12. All finalists will be required to provide all the details about their photographs. For example species, when, where and how the image was taken, and what equipment was used (e.g. camera, lens, etc). Each photograph must also have a title.
  13. By submitting your photograph you agree to your name and location (e.g. UK) being published in relation to your photograph online and in other media.
  14. By entering your photograph into the competition, you grant to Wildlife Whisperer the non-commercial non-exclusive right to use your images for promotion of the Wildlife Whisperer online photo competition and for promotion of Wildlife Whisperer in any media. Should Wildlife Whisperer want to use awarded images for commercial publications, this will only be done with prior written consent by the photographer and for a reproduction fee. The photographer will be credited whenever possible. Entrants must not infringe on the privacy rights, copyright or other rights of any person.
  15. The winners will be chosen by a combination of Wildlife Whisperer judges and online votes from members. The judges decision is final and no correspondance will be entered into.
  16. If your photograph features any recognisable person or people, written permission should be obtained for the image to be entered in the competition and to be published online and in all media as required. Written permission from each recognisable person (or their parents/guardians if under 16) shoud be submitted for each entry.
  17. Winners will be notified by phone, email or via our websites www.wildlifewhisperer.tv, www.talkwildlife.com andwww.simonkingwildlife.com. Prizes are non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  18. Where applicable the prizes will be posted to winners within one month of the end of he competition.
  19. Wildlife Whisperer will not pass your details on to any other third party other than that specified.
  20. Wildlife Whisperer reserves the right to change or cancel this competition at any time.
  21. If a winning entrant is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, Wildlife Whisperer reserves the right to either offer the prize to the next best entry or withhold the prize.
  22. Wildlife Whisperer reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these rules or to withhold a prize if in its opinion entries do not reach the required standard.
  23. The rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.
  24. If you require details of the winners, please send a stamped and self addressed envelope to Wildlife Whisperer, 2 Playford Lane, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 1DW.

 

Video/Film Competition Rules

  1. By entering the competition the entrant verifies that he/she has read the rules and agrees to abide by them.
  2. The video/film competitions will be run four times a year. Exact dates, deadlines, subjects and prizes will be announced on the appropriate competition pages of this website.
  3. A maximum of 6-8 films will be chosen as finalists by Wildlife Whisperer judges and then posted to the ‘Rate Entries’ section of the competion pages. Wildlife Whisperer members will then rate the images online.
  4. Images of pets and domestic animals will not be considered unless clearly specified otherwise within the competition overview.
  5. Competition entry is only available to Wildlife Whisperer members unless otherwise stated.
  6. All material must be your own original work. All music must be fully licenced. If you use copyrighted materials (music or other copyrighted work), be prepared to show us proof that you own the right to use it. Without proof, we will not be able to show your film on our website. You will have the option to re-submit and image-only version of your film. You retain the rights to your video/film/footage.
  7. The competition is not open to anyone involved in the running of this competition, or their immediate family members.
  8. If you are under 16 you must obtain your parent or guardian’s permission before entering the competition.
  9. Films should be 3-5 minutes long (excluding intro and end credits) and uploaded onto www.vimeo.com orwww.youtube.com. Entrants should then post links to their video via the appropriate video competition entry page on this site.
  10. A maximum of one entry will be accepted per person.
  11. All finalists will be required to provide all the details about their films. For example species, when, where and how the film was taken, and what equipment was used (e.g. camera, lens, etc). Each film must also have a title.
  12. By submitting your video/film you agree to your name and location (e.g. UK) being published in relation to your video/film online and in other media.
  13. By entering your film into the competition, you grant to Wildlife Whisperer the non-commercial non-exclusive right to use your footage for promotion of Wildlife Whisperer online Video competition and for promotion of Wildlife Whisperer in any media. Should Wildlife Whisperer want to use awarded films for commercial publications, this will only be done with prior written consent by the filmmaker and for a reproduction fee. The filmmaker will be credited whenever possible. Entrants must not infringe on the privacy rights, copyright or other rights of any person.
  14. The winners will be chosen by a combination of Wildlife Whisperer judges and online votes from members. The judges decision is final and no correspondance will be entered into.
  15. If your video/film features any recognisable person or people, written permission should be obtained for the film to be entered in the competition and to be published online and in all media as required. Written permission from each recognisable person (or their parents/guardians if under 16) shoud be submitted for each entry.
  16. Winners will be notified by phone, email or via our websites www.wildlifewhisperer.tv, www.talkwildlife.com andwww.simonkingwildlife.com.
  17. Prizes are non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  18. Where applicable the prizes will be posted to winners within one month of the end of he competition.
  19. Wildlife Whisperer will not pass your details on to any other third party other than that specified.
  20. Wildlife Whisperer reserves the right to change or cancel this competition at any time.
  21. If a winning entrant is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, Wildlife Whisperer reserves the right to either offer the prize to the next best entry or withhold the prize.
  22. The Wildlife Whisperer reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these rules or to withhold a prize if in its opinion entries do not reach the required standard.
  23. The rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.
  24. If you require details of the winners, please send a stamped and self addressed envelope to Wildlife Whisperer, 2 Playford Lane, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 1DW.

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