Stuck at home? Looking for photographic inspiration? We’ve come up with a challenge to keep your mind occupied and get your creative juices flowing during this difficult time, and we’ve teamed up with our friends at CameraWorld to offer some great prizes. Not only do you not have to leave the house to participate, staying at home is a requirement! (Note: because not everyone has access to a garden, outside space is excluded – pictures need to be taken indoors).
We want to see your best photos taken in your home since the UK lockdown began on 23rd March. To give your project a focus we’ve got five categories that you can enter under. You can pick just one or all of them and you can enter as many times you like. Entry is free, and easy – simply post them on your favourite social media channel under the hashtag #apstayathomechallenge
Submit a photo of a single person, a group or even a selfie. It can be a close up portrait or a wide shot, as long as it contains at least one human face it’s eligible.
Post a photo of your pet cat, dog, hamster, parrot or python. As long as it was taken inside your house – but not in the garden.
Now is the chance to give food photography a try. Take a picture of a finished dish, or a single ingredient. A vegetable, a collection of ingredients or a complete meal. As long as it’s edible it’s eligible.
Present a still life of an inanimate object or collection of objects. It could be an abstract close up of something found in a drawer, or a carefully arranged collection of items. It could even be a skilfully styled picture of one of your cameras. Pay attention to lighting and composition.
Doors and windows
Send us your best photo that includes a door or window. It could include the view outside or not – as long as the door or window (or part of it) is visible in the shot.
The best photo received overall will win a £100 voucher to be spent on anything at CameraWorld.
The winner of each of the five categories will win a Benro PP1 Pocketpod Tabletop Tripod worth £14.99, courtesy of CameraWorld. Useable as a mini camera tripod or a handgrip for smartphones the PP1 stands 17.6 high and weighs just 160g. It features an all-metal ball head, non-slip runner feet, and can support cameras weighing up to 1.5kg. (UK residents only)
Pictures must be uploaded to Instagram, Twitter, Flickr or Facebook and include the hashtag #apstayathomechallenge. They must have been taken inside your home since 23rd march 2020, and the closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 31st May 2020. Winners will be announced before the end of June.
With three branches in London, Chelmsford and Stevenage, CameraWorld prides itself on being a good old-fashioned camera shop staffed by experts and keep photographers with over 40 years of experience. Specialising in both new and used equipment they offer competitive prices and, if you shop on their website, free delivery on orders over £150. They have won numerous awards including the prestigious Amateur Photographer Good Service Award.
Terms and conditions
The competition will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 31st May 2020.
Normal TI Media Limited competition rules apply. Competition details form part of these terms and conditions. Entry is open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland except employees (and their families) of TI Media Limited, its printers and agents, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies associated with the competitions. The winners must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identity and age may be required. Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification. 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. The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers’ terms and conditions. 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 TI Media Limited relating to any post-winning publicity. The winners will be chosen from all correct entries received by the closing date stated within the promotional material. Winners will be confirmed in writing. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner. Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize. If they cannot be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant. Where applicable, the decision of the judges 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. The Service Provider and contact details are specified within the promotional material. When you enter this competition you are consenting to be added to the regular Amateur Photographer newsletters and that TI Media Limited and its partners may contact you about relevant products or services and research via email. You can opt out at any time via the unsubscribe messages in the emails you are sent.