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Enter the holiday guide competition to see your photo on the front cover
Enter the holiday guide competition to see your photo on the front cover

Lake District, Cumbria Holiday Guide 2020 photo competition

The Prize...

This is your chance to see your photo as the front cover of the 2020 Lake District, Cumbria holiday guide. If you have a photo of the area that you are particularly proud of, let us know and you may find it is featured as the next front cover of the guide!

Is the Lake District, Cumbria your favourite place to be? Send us that perfect photo for our #theplacetobe competition and the winning image will be used on the front cover of the Official Holiday guide for The Lake District, Cumbria 2020.

The Holiday Guide is distributed in attractions, information centres, pubs, hotels, cafes and many more locations.

Just upload a portrait image in a file sized under 4MB using this form and if your photo turns out to be shortlisted, we will be in touch for the full high-resolution version.

Please send your entries in to us by 1st September 2019 for shortlisting then look out for the public vote.

Good luck!

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Terms & Conditions...

1. The winner of this competition will have their photo featured as the front cover of the Cumbria Tourism official holiday guide for 2020.

2. The photograph entered must have been taken in Cumbria and be of Cumbria.

3. The theme of the picture is open to interpretation but we are looking for exceptional photographs that show off the spirit and beauty of Cumbria.

4. Cumbria Tourism is aware that digital photography does allow for enhancements. You can submit images that have had spots, blemishes or scratches removed. You can have edited the colour for sake of composition. You can crop the image. We will not accept composite images (entries that have multiple photographs stitched together) We want you to stay true to the natural beauty of Cumbria so please avoid heavy editing where possible.

5. Entrants from all over the world are welcome.

6. Entrants must not be professional photographers. For the purposes of this competition, a professional photographer will be considered someone who makes more than half their annual income for the sale of their photography.

7. Please ensure when entering your image that you give a correct email address and contact name should we need to get in touch.

8. To be suitable for print, the winning photograph must be able to be supplied in the following specification:
• Portrait Orientation
• JPEG, PDF or TIFF
• High resolution
• 300 DPI

9. The competition closes at 23:59 on Sunday 1st September 2019.

10. Photographs will be judged on the following criteria:
• Composition
• Originality
• Public Appeal
• Suitability to be featured as the front cover of the Cumbria Tourism 2020 Holiday Guide

11. The photographs will be judged through the following process:

Stage One:
All entries received up until the stated closing date will be filed and judged by Cumbria Tourism & the team working to produce the 2020 holiday guide. From this initial process, up to 6 images are taken forward for public vote.

Stage Two:
The shortlisted images will be uploaded for a public vote for a period of 3 weeks, with visitors casting a vote on their favourite image. At the end of the 3-week period, the overall winner will be the image that receives the most votes in the public vote.

12. By entering the competition all entrants grant Cumbria Tourism and their members the right to publish and exhibit their photographs on their websites, marketing materials and any other documentation they see fit. While every effort will be made to credit photographers, including printed publications, we cannot guarantee that every use of the image will include the photographer's name.

13. Cumbria Tourism reserves the right to cancel this competition or amend any terms and conditions at any time without warning.

14. If the winner is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts, the runner-up’s image will be used. The Judge's decision is final.

15. By entering this competition, you agree to all terms & conditions regarding this competition.