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Sale Photographic 2024 Competition  Information and Rules

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As part of its celebrations for Festival Week, Sale Festival 2024 is running a

Photographic Competition for keen Amateur Photographers on the theme of

“Motion, Movement, and Action”

With a theme like this, the opportunities are vast, and we would love you to enter the competition.

But "Motion, Movement, and Action”, what does it mean ??  Well basically, it's anything that moves or is active.
It could be a person, an animal or bird, an aircraft, a car, flowing water, or anything else you care to think of that epitomises the theme !

Sport typifies "Motion, Movement and Action" and the possibilities are limitless - such as Rugby, Football, swimming, running, a boat race, horse racing etc. All great examples of "Motion, Movement and Action".

Wherever you go in Britain, you’ll find examples of "Motion, Movement and Action" and you won't have to travel far to encounter great shots - and we would love to see them.

Amateur Photographers who would like to enter the competition should submit up to 4 prints to the Security Office in Stanley Square Mall in Sale (address below), to arrive no later than Monday 27th May 2024.

The top 20 winning prints, together with a selection of the runners up will take pride of place in an Exhibition to be mounted in the Hiya Shop (next to Specsavers in the Stanley Square Mall), for the 4 weeks after the competition judging.  So, you can judge your own efforts against the other entrants!

The winner of the Senior Competition will receive a fabulous prize of £100, which will be officially presented to them during Festival Week, with runners up prizes of £50 for second place and £25 for third place.  In addition to the Senior Competition, there is also a Junior Section for Photographers up to 16, the winner of which will receive a prize of £50. 


Competition Rules        

  1. The Competition Theme will be titled and the focus should be on any aspect that you think best represents the competition title.

  2. There are no age restrictions on who can enter.The Junior Section is for entrants aged 16 or under on June 1st 2024
    Family and work colleagues of the Judge and the competition organisers will be ineligible to enter.

  3. Entrants must not be professional or semi-professional photographers

  4. All entries must be in print form and can be in monochrome or colour with a maximum print size of 15” x 10” and a minimum print size of 8” x 6”.                            A maximum of 4 prints per author may be entered.

  5. The Author’s name, address, email address, phone numbers and age must be clearly printed on the back of the print, together with the print title and when and where it was taken.

  6. The closing date for entries in the competition is 5pm on Monday 27th May 2024.

  7. Posted Prints should be posted to arrive no later than 5pm on Monday 27th May 2024, and addressed to “Sale Festival Photographic Competition”, C/O Security Office, Market Walk, Sale M33 7ZZ, Stanley Square Mall.
    Entries for the competition can also be dropped off at the Security Office, Market Walk, Sale M33 7ZZStanley Square Mall.
    between 10.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday, from Monday 27th March 2024 onwards.

  8. There will be three Prizes for the Senior Competition:- First Prize£100 Second Prize£50Third Prize£25
    The Winner of the Junior Competition will receive a prize of £50.

  9. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence on that decision will be entered into.

  10. The organisers will not be held responsible any prints lost or damaged after their delivery (either by post or by hand) or becoming damaged during the exhibition itself.

  11. All entries must be the original work of the author and must not have been previously published.The entrant must be the sole owner of the copyright in all photos and must have the permission of any people featured in the entries.

  12. By entering the competition, entrants grant the right for Sale Festival to publish and exhibit the photographs in print, on their respective websites or in any other media as they think fit.

  13. The winning prints, runners up, and a selection of other prints will be exhibited in an Exhibition at the HIYA shop in Stanley Square, Sale for 4 weeks after the prize giving evening.

  14. Please note that any photographs entered in the competition will not be returned to the Authors as many of them will be mounted on polystyrene or mount-board for the exhibition and cannot be removed without damaging them.

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