Prizes to be won plus your chance to have your picture on the front cover

Be a cover star!

Would you like to see

one of your images in print, on the cover of the world’s no1 weekly photography

magazine? If so, read on…

AP is looking for a

photograph taken by an AP reader to feature on the cover of this year’s Christmas Special (AP 21-28 December). We want a picture that typifies the

season, so it could be a snowy landscape, the northern lights, winter wildlife

– in fact, anything that you think best illustrates the festive season. It

could be an image that you already have on file or maybe you want to spend time

thinking about an idea and then go out to shoot it. Try to avoid the usual

Christmas cliché images, though, as we’re looking for something stunning and

eye-catching.

As the image will

appear on the front cover of the issue, there are a few other things to

consider when planning or selecting your photograph:

  1. The image should be

    in portrait format
  2. It should have a

    suitable area in the upper quarter of the image on which to place the AP logo
  3. It should also have a

    similar area elsewhere on which headlines can be placed
  4. While a

    low-resolution image will be required initially, a high-resolution image of at

    least 3,500 pixels along its longest edge will be needed for publication
  5. See above and below for example covers

And don’t think you

only have to submit one picture. If you have a selection of images that you

think might be suitable, send them all.

Make sure you

send us your ph

otographs by Saturday 30 November 2013.

All you have to do is

upload your images to the ‘Christmas cover competition’ Gallery by Saturday 30 November 2013 and we will

consider each and every one.

If we think your photograph is suitable for the AP

front cover, we will inform you by private message on the website requesting a high resolution image file, so you may want to consider adjusting your setting to be informed of the private message.

If your image is chosen to appear on the cover, you will receive a

payment of £200, plus a *Camlink CMP1 Monopod and

a Kata DR 467i Digital Rucksack together worth over £100.

That’s all t

here is to

it. So start searching through your files, think about some ideas and send us

your pic

tures. Good luck!

How to enter: Upload your images to our competition Gallery by following the instructions here

Terms and Conditions:
Photos must not previously have been published in a national

UK photography magazine.

All images will be credited. Copyright in all images submitted for

this competition remains with the respective entrants. Images will only be used

by Amateur Photographer, in connection with the promotion of the competition

and as part of the prize.

The image added to the gallery should be a minimum of 800

pixels wide and a maximum of 2MB in size.

The prize: you will receive a

payment of £200. *Plus a Camlink CMP1 Monopod and

a Kata DR 467i Digital Rucksack

The winning image will be published on the front cover of Amateur

Photographer magazine dated 21/28 December 2013. It will also appear on the Amateur Photographer website.

An RGB file, of at least 3,500 pixels along its longest

edge, will be required in order to publish the image in the magazine.

If you

are a winner, we will notify you by the email you used to register on our

forum. If, after 7 days of our sending notification you have not been able to

supply the file required we will offer the prize to someone else.

Amateur Photographer may choose to showcase the images in an

exhibition, on the web site or magazines as a means of promoting the

competition. All images will be credited.

All photographs submitted must be the work of the

individual who submits them. Entrants must ensure that photographs of people

have been taken with the permission of the subject (where necessary) and do not

infringe the copyright of any third party.

Employees of IPC Media and their families, may not enter

this competition. Prizes are as stated and no cash or other alternative can be

offered to the prizes or overall prize. No money can be added to the overall

prize.

The winners will be chosen by the editor. The editor’s

decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Should we not recieve an image suitable for the cover, the editor will then choose a winner to recieve the prize of *a Camlink CMP1 Monopod and

a Kata DR 467i Digital Rucksack

*Prizes will only be sent to UK and EU

Rules:
Normal IPC competition rules apply. Competition details form

part of these terms and conditions.

All entries must be made directly by the person entering the

competition. Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or

the use of automated devices will be void. No responsibility can be accepted

for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post.

The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another

individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.

The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms

of competitions and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit

of the competition. The winner agrees to the use of his or her name, photograph

and disclosure of county of residence and will co-operate with any other

reasonable requests by IPC relating to any post-winning publicity. Unless

stated otherwise all postal entries must be made on the relevant coupon or form

printed in the magazine.

The winners will be chosen from all correct entries received

by the closing date stated within the promotional material. Winners will be notified by private message facility on the forum. If you do not respond witin two days we will contact you via the email provided when you first registered.

Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner.

Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery within 7 days of

email sent, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in

forfeiture of the prize. If they cannot be contacted within 7 days, or are

unable comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right

to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant chosen. Where applicable, the

judge’s decision is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion

and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision. Competitions may

be modified or withdrawn at any time.

*Prizes will only be sent to UK and EU

  • Noel Browne

    Any idea when the winner will be announced of the Front Cover Christmas Competition please ?

  • Martin

    Bah! You say: “An RGB file, of at least 3,500 pixels along its longest edge, will be required in order to publish the image in the magazine.” Unfortunately, I can’t afford a camera that has that resolution. Correction: my Samsung ES9 can make large enough images, but that’s a compact. My DSLR, a Nikon D70, won’t do it. So, I either don’t enter the competition or I use my compact! Shame… I’m being priced out of the competition; I just hope APOY doesn’t follow suit and make large files mandatory. Never had this problem when everyone used film…