BPS Photographic Competition 2022

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 again be held on-line and will be password protected so that only members can submit photographs or vote. 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Entries (which must be previously unpublished photographs) will be displayed on the website, and winning entries will be decided by members voting on-line.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 or used in BPS material for general viewing.

There are three classes in the 2022 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 uploaded yourself on the 2022 Competition page using this link. Images must not exceed 250 KB or 1000 x 700 pixels. If necessary, images can be resized using the facility on the website. Alternatively, the images can be sent by email in the form of jpg images to meetings@ebps.org.uk using, for example wetransfer.com or similar.

Images can be in portrait or landscape mode. No hard copy is required.

Unlike previous years, no monetary prizes will be awarded, but as well as the kudos, certificates will be awarded to the photographers voted first and runner-up in each of the three classes. In addition, the photographer who has the most accumulated votes over all three classes will also receive a certificate. 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 2022 (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 2022 using the Vote link above, and close two days before the 2022 AGM. The results will be announced at the 2022 AGM.

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