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Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust ADMIN October 4, 2013
Thank you all for entering the Buglife competition which is now closed.

Group Description

Your photography could win prizes and be published in a limited edition Buglife calendar and displayed on the front cover of our members magazine ‘The Buzz’ for thousands of people to see. Simply take a photo of a bug and send it into the Buglife photography competition.

You may like to take a photo of your favourite bug or the sheer diversity and beauty of bugs. As long as your photo includes a bug and has not been digitally enhanced, you can submit it to the competition (for the purpose of this competition the word ‘bugs’ refers to all invertebrates). Photos will be judged on technical skill, diversity, originality and creativity of composition.

There are three age categories:
•8 years and under
•9 to 15 years
•Adults (16 years and over)

Prizes to be won, more details on prizes will be announced soon.

How to enter:

Prior to uploading your photo to the Buglife photography competition Flickr group please complete the Buglife bug photography registration form at including your name, address, email address and age category.

When you upload and post your image to the Buglife photography competition Flickr group, please ensure that it is clearly identifiable as your work, allowing us to identify you as the photographer, and make contact with you if you win the competition.

The closing date is for entries is 30 September 2013.

Group Rules

Full terms and conditions for the Bug poetry competition

1.The ‘Bug photography’ competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers that reside in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland except employees of Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, their families, or anyone else professionally associated with this competition.

2.All information detailing how to enter forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

3.Entries should be submitted digitally to the Buglife photography competition Flickr group and include the entrant’s full name, address, email address and telephone number. All entries must be received by the published closing date to be entered into the competition and entry is restricted to ten per person.

4.An image will be rejected if in the opinion of the judges it appears that the welfare of the subject has been compromised or that the image has been taken in an irresponsible way. Images of invertebrates kept in captivity are not eligible. Images that have been manipulated are not eligible.

5.To participate in this competition, entrants must take a photograph of a bug(s) (for the purpose of this competition the word ‘bug’ is used to represent all invertebrates). Entries must be made to the appropriate age category and must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that no element of their entry infringes the copyright of any third party or any laws. Entries will be judged on technical skill, diversity, originality and creativity of composition.

6.The judging panel will be comprised of representatives chosen by Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.

7.Copyright in all submissions to the competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the Competition, each entrant grants Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust to to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, the images for any purpose directly connected with the work of the organisation.

8.Illegible, incomplete or defaced entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.

9.The winning entries will be published on, printed in a limited edition calendar, and featured on the cover of ‘The Buzz’ magazine after the competition winners have been announced and informed.

10.The winning entrant in each category will receive a prize. Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust will contact the winner within three weeks of his/her being notified, to arrange delivery of the prize.

11.The prizes as described are available on the date the competition closes and are subject to availability.

12.The winners may be required to participate in publicity including photos and quotes for press and an extended caption for their photograph.

13.Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.

14.Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust is responsible for the publication, adjudication and provision of the prizes for this competition.

15.Promoter Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, Bug House, Ham Lane, Orton Waterville, Peterborough, PE2 5UU. Registered charity no. 1092293, Scottish charity no. SC040004, Company no. 4132695.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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