BPS Photographic Competition 2021

Entry requirements and rules of the Competition
BPS wishes to encourage members to take good photographs of ferns and fern-related items, and make these available for the enjoyment of other members and the general public. This annual competition is open to all members of the Society who have an interest in photography and wish to share their fern images with others. This year the competition will be held on-line through the Members Area and will be password protected for members only. You will need to contact membership@ebps.org.uk if you don’t know your password.

Entries (which must be previously unpublished photographs) will be displayed on the website, and winning entries will be decided by members voting on-line. Winning entries will be included in a special feature in The Pteridologist following the competition. In addition, and after judging, any or all of the competition entries received may be displayed on the BPS website and in the Newsletter for general viewing. Some entries will also be used in the annual BPS Fern calendar.

There are three classes in the 2021 competition.
Class One: Fern(s) in a natural (wild) landscape.
Class Two: Cultivated fern(s) in a house, greenhouse or garden.
Class Three: Item or object with a fern-related theme.

Images can be sent by email in the form of jpg images to meetings@ebps.org.uk using, for example wetransfer.com or similar, or they can be uploaded yourself using this link
Images can be in portrait or landscape mode. No hard copy is required.

Prizes will be awarded for each class: first £30.00 and runner-up £10. In addition, the photographer who has the most accumulated votes over all three classes will receive an additional prize of £10.00. So entering in all three classes will be an advantage!

Entries are restricted to a maximum of three images per class. All images must have a meaningful name, further details such as when, where and by whom the photograph was taken, can be included. If possible digital images should be accompanied by the camera “Properties” file normally associated with the taking of a photograph.

The closing date for entries to the website is 31st March 2021 (so allow for this if you send your entries by email).

Entries will be judged by members through the website. Each member will be allowed to cast two votes in each class, for 1st and 2nd, and you will be able to change your mind, though only your last choice will count.

Voting will be open from 1st April 2021 using the Vote link above, and close two days before the AGM. The results will be announced at the AGM.

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