SCV Photography Competition 2019

June 2019

Swindon Civic Voice Photography Competition

SCV photography competition 2019

At our 2019 Civic Day – see at the bottom of the page – we’re launching a photography competition.

The Competition Rules

About This Competition

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Swindon Civic Voice are holding this competition to engage communities and to increase awareness about the architecture we have around us.

Entry is free and photographers compete for age-related awards.  You can take images anywhere in Swindon from Saturday 22ndJune 2019 and 23rdAugust 2019.

To register for the competition, simply come to the Swindon Civic Voice, Civic Day display in the Argos store front on Wharf Green in the town centre.

The competition is open to all photographers of any age or ability.

We’ll announce the results on the Swindon Civic Voice website and social media platforms.


Twitter: @SwindonV

We will display the photographs taken by the winners and runners up at the Baker’s Community café in Emlyn Square, in the heart of our GWR railway village conservation area.

Competition Theme and Categories

There is one theme for the competition: Swindon’s Architectural Landscape. There are two categories determined by the age of the photographer on 22ndJune 2019:

  • Up to and including 16yrs
  • 17yrs and older

General Guidance

The judge(s) will look for images taken by any device (standard camera, phone, GoPro, drone, etc), which display a clear image. The winner will produce a powerful image that demonstrates an eye for detail, the unusual design or a different perspective.

The competition is not merely a hunt for pictures that show famous or well-known images. Rather novel, previously hidden or revealing new views.

Give free rein to your imagination, creativity and artistic skills!

Competition Rules

  • Competitors must have landowner permissions for the photography location.
  • If using a drone, competitors must fly responsibly and abide by Civil Aviation Authorityguidance.
  • Images must be taken within the competition geographic boundaries between 22ndJune 2019 and 23rdAugust 2019.
  • There are no absolute limits on image processing post capture, but this is not a Photoshop skills competition. Changes made post image capture should not distort the image beyond what was essentially observed when the picture was taken.
  • Competitors can enter up to 2 images
  • Competitors should submit a caption for each image, up to a maximum of two sentences and a total of 50 words.

Ethical Standards

You should never do anything to injure or distress any human or animal during your photography.

Applicants are responsible for complying with any legislation and securing any relevant permits that are required, e.g. when entering buildings or locations.

Image Entry

Email images no later than 17.00 on 23rd August 2109 as attachments to: Include your name, age (at 22/6/19) and image captions (title and location) in the email.

Re-sizing and naming images

1.Competitors should submit medium resolution JPEG or TIFF files, but please retain your original, unprocessed images. Images should have NO WATERMARKS.

  1. Entrants should rename their images to include their name, e.g. John_Smith_1 (add a suffix of 1 or 2 if submitting 2 images).

Photographers’ Image Rights

Swindon Civic Voice reserves the right to publish winning images on social media, but with due credit given to the photographer.

Images may also be used royalty free in media coverage of the event and materials to promote Swindon Civic Voice, but not for income generation.  Copyright will always remain with the photographer, who will be consulted for any other use of images not declared here.

The judges’ decision on any matters arising from these guidelines shall be final.

Prize and Awards

A first place winner of each category will receive a £25 gift voucher, second place £15 and £10 for third place.

Other category runner ups may have their images published on line or displayed and receive a certificate

Timetable 2019

Saturday 22ndJune – Competition opens for submissions.

Friday 23rd August – Competition closes for submissions.

Photos will be judged by an independent panel.

Results will be announced on Social Media and prize winners informed by 3rdOctober 2019.

Prizegiving details will be announced after the results are announced.

Organisers’ contact details

Before the event, please direct any competition queries to:

Swindon civic day 2019

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