Christmas cover competition - Be a cover star!

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

Front cover competition prize

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

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




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