RULES & GUIDELINES

  • Each entrant may enter up to 4 still photographs or films.
  • All photographs/films must be taken after 1 January 2018.
  • Entries must be submitted as digital files only. For initial entry, all still photography images must be submitted as JPEGs, saved at a high quality level, e.g. 10 in Adobe Photoshop, with a maximum file size of 0.5MB.
  • If shortlisted, still photography entrants must be able to supply high resolution images.
  • Entrants must be the sole author and owner of the copyright for all the entries they submit, or they must have obtained permission from the copyright holder to submit the entries on their behalf. The photographer retains the copyright to all their entries into Flow Photo.
  • Do not add a signature to any entry as judging is done anonymously and entries with overlay signatures will not be accepted.
  • It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that all the necessary permissions are obtained from people featured in the entry.
  • Each entrant agrees to participate in related publicity and to the use of their name and entry for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity of the competition and exhibition without additional compensation.
  • By entering the Competition, you grant Future Water Association and the Canal & River Trust a non-exclusive licence to reproduce, publish and communicate your entry to the public by exhibiting your entry through all media throughout the world in relation to Flow Photo. This includes, but is not limited to: the judging process; inclusion in a Flow Photo catalogue; online galleries; promotional, press and marketing materials associated with Flow Photo; and associated merchandising. Future Water Association and the Canal & River Trust are allowed to pass on any entry to online and print publications to be used either for editorial or image based promotion only in relation to Flow Photo, with full credit given to the photographer. Other commercial opportunities, such as third-party licensing, may exist for photographers to benefit from the use of any selected entry. Where such a commercial benefit is likely to arise, permission will be sought by Future Water Association and the Canal & River Trust in advance.
  • By entering the competition you accept that your entry may be exhibited by Future Water Association and the Canal & River Trust or other exhibitions organised or attended by Future Water Association and the Canal & River Trust as part of Flow Photo. Future Water Association and the Canal & River Trust reserve the right to reproduce any entry for exhibition purposes.
  • By entering the Competition, you grant the Canal & River Trust a non exclusive licence to use selected images from the competition in the Canal & River Trust’s future charitable advocacy work that may not relate to Flow Photo.
  • Future Water Association and the Canal & River Trust cannot accept liability for the misuse of entries and or failure of any third party to comply with Flow Photo’s credit guidelines.
  • Judges appointed by Future Water Association and the Canal & River Trust will choose the winners. The judges’ decision on all matters relating to the competition is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Future Water Association and the Canal & River Trust reserve the right to cancel this competition at any stage.
  • The competition is open to all photographers, born or resident in the UK, both amateur and professional of any age.

DIGITAL SPECIFICATIONS

The following guidelines explain the required specifications for each category at the different stages of the competition and exhibition. Please ensure that your entries adhere to these guidelines. If any further queries, please check the HELP & FAQs section or contact the exhibition organisers by email.

  • Still Photographs– initial entry: all still photographs must be submitted as JPEGs, saved at a high quality level, e.g. 10 in Adobe Photoshop, with a maximum file size of 0.5MB. Each image file must be named with your surname, first name and brief title e.g. SmithJohn_Title.jpeg. Whilst work titles may be too long to be used as image names, a section of your title would be adequate.
  • Films – initial entry: entrants are required to provide an HTML link in order to view the full film via YouTube, Vimeo or similar. Each clip should be a minimum of 5 seconds and a maximum of 1 minute long, and can include an audio track. The HTML link must be labelled in such a way that it is easily identifiable as your work, i.e. include your name in the file link. If your Vimeo account is password protected please paste the password into the ‘Vimeo Password (if applicable)’ field for that entry on the entry form. Please do not paste it in with the link, as this will corrupt the link.

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