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The Royal Burgh of St Andrews Community Council
Photographic Competition 2023
Residents of the Royal Burgh of St Andrews Community Council Area are invited to submit one photograph on a given theme which is announced annually.
The theme for 2023 is “Summertime in St Andrews” – please note, Craigtoun Park is not located in St Andrews.
Closing date: 30th September 2023
An exhibition of all entries will be on show at the Royal Burgh of St Andrews Civic Reception in November 2023. Prize winners will be invited to attend to receive their prize certificate.
PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION RULES
1. This competition is open to amateur photographers only. Entrants must not be professional photographers.
2. All entries must be original work and must not have been previously published or entered into other photographic competitions and must not infringe the rights of any other party.
3. The photo must be in its original state and cannot be altered in any way, including removing, adding, reversing, or distorting subjects within the frame.
4. Entrants can submit one photograph as a digital image.
5. Photographs submitted in digital form should ideally be no larger 5mb in file-size, with a recommended maximum of 20mb per email, so that they do not get blocked by e-mail filters.
6. Provide a unique title to each of your images, to differentiate them when they are judged anonymously and randomly.
7. Entries should be sent using the online application form. Unfortunately, we cannot accept postal entries at this time. Closing Date: 30th September 2023. The e-mail link https://form.jotform.com/231204364462347
8. Contact details will need to be provided, including the photographer’s name, and either a telephone number or email address. Personal details will only be used for the purpose of administering the competition and will not be published or provided to anyone outside of the competition partnership without the photographer’s permission.
9. The organisers accept no responsibility for entries lost or delayed when sent by email. A confirmation receipt will be issued when we received email entries. If you do not receive this, contact us so we can follow this up with you. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted and there is no obligation to feedback on any photographic entry.
10. A panel of judges will select the winning entries to be featured in a public exhibition. All decisions are final. The judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry that is deemed inappropriate or does not conform to stated contest rules.
11. The entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
· overall impact
· relevancy to category topic
· composition and arrangement
· technical ability
12. The judges' decision will be final, and no correspondence can be entered into.
13. The winners will be contacted via the email address provided during entry. If no response is received after [three] business days, a new winner will be selected and the previous winner will forfeit all rights to the prize.
14. Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the images for the competition, each entrant is party to this contractual Agreement. The Royal Burgh of St Andrews Community Council can feature any or all the submitted images in any of their publications, social media, website or in any promotional material, which may include display materials. As part of announcing the results, may also need to share the images with local press contacts. All images used will be credited to the photographer.
15. The entrant must have obtained permission of any people featured as subjects in the entries, who are clearly identifiable in the image. If you are photographing or commissioning photography of people, you will need a completed GDPR compliant photo consent form for each person. If children under 16 are featured, or they are unable to sign for themselves, their parents or guardians will need to sign on their behalf.
16. By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and we reserve the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time if we have reason to believe that an entrant has breached these rules, acted fraudulently in any way, or brings us into disrepute.
To enter the competition, you have provided us with your personal data including your photographic entry(s). The Royal Burgh of St Andrews Community Council is “data controller” of this information. We process your personal data on the basis of our performing a task carried out in the public interest, which in this case is a photographic competition. We also process your personal data because processing is necessary for the performance of a contract.
Data protection law gives you certain rights in relation to your personal data, including the right to request from the controller access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data or restriction of its processing, and to object to processing.
We protect your details in many ways. These include staff training, investing in technology and following strict handling and storing procedures. We will only share your data with the third parties specified in 8.
If you have any questions about how we handle your personal information, or if you wish to contact us to exercise your rights in relation to your personal data, then contact The Royal Burgh of St Andrews Community Council on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you raise a complaint with us about the way we have handled your personal data and you are dissatisfied with our response, you are entitled to raise a concern with the Royal Burgh of St Andrews Community Council.