Peel Online – Photos of the Month competition
Peel Online invites all photographers, locals or visitors, amateur or professional, to submit photographs taken in and around Peel throughout the coming year for inclusion in its “Photos of the Month” feature.
Photographs should feature events, activities, people and happenings around the Town. Photos can be “newsworthy”, or they may be scenic or include wildlife reflecting the current season. Photographs included in Photos of the Month over the last year have included: the January storms, fireworks, the Carnival, kart and sand racing, Peel Day, Vintage Car Rally, the new year dip, building work around the town, and more…
The best photographs submitted each month will be displayed on Peel Online and will go forward at the end of the year to be judged to receive prizes. The best photographs will secure a share of a £100 prize for the photographer.
Photographs will be judged on their merits in capturing life around the town, and in displaying well on a computer screen, as well as the conventional compositional merits of photography.
Topical photographs should be submitted as soon as possible after the event to increase chances of the photo being used on the site.
Contributors should supply their name, address and either telephone or email address.
Photographs must be in digital format and supplied by email to email@example.com .
A maximum of 5 photographs per photographer per month applies.
There are no deadlines for submission of photographs during the year; they should be sent as soon as possible after the event. The competition will be judged on photographs received up to the end of November.
Photographers who would like to receive a monthly email reminder to submit photos should send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with Photo Reminder in the subject heading. Personal details will not be used for any other purpose.
Photographs will be displayed on the site as a “thumbnail” size 200 pixels wide (landscape) or 200 pixels high (portrait) and linked to a larger-sized image of around 600 pixels wide or high. A file size of 100k in JPEG format is sufficient for clear display on a computer screen, and should be insufficient to enable site visitors to produce high quality prints from the image. Peel Online reserves the right to crop the image to produce the “thumbnail” image unless requested not to by the photographer.
Acknowledgements will be given to the photographer, and copyright will remain with photographer. Images should not have a copyright statement included on the image, unless it is small, unobtrusive and placed in one corner of the image. Peel Town Commissioners reserve the right to use photographs in publicity and marketing material; appropriate acknowledgement will be given.
Photographs containing children who might be identified must be accompanied by a statement that parental permission was requested and has been given to use the image on the web site.
Photographers should supply a caption or description to accompany the photograph, including names of the subjects. Children will not be named on the web site without personal authority from their parents. This will be subsequently confirmed by Peel Online by telephone or email.
Peel Online has the right not to use any photographs that it deems to be potentially controversial or unsuitable in any way.
Commissioners, their relatives, staff of the Town Hall and Peel Online and their relatives are eligible to submit photographs for use on the site but will not be eligible to receive a prize.
Entries should not have previously been published elsewhere prior to submission, but may be used by the photographer for other purposes subsequent to submission.
Judges will be nominated by Peel Town Commissioners.