To celebrate our 20th anniversary we thought it would be nice to see what all you photographers are looking at throughout the year. Cranborne Garden Centre have kindly agreed to sponsor the competition, offering all the prizes, and one of the judges.
Members will be invited to submit a single photograph of any subject relating to a horticultural theme, in each of three separate periods. Each period will be judged and a prize will be awarded to the winner. All 3 winners will then go into a grand finale, to be judged at our Special Speaker Meeting in November, where all attendees will have a vote to select their favourite, with the winner receiving their prize from James Alexander Sinclair himself! www.cranbornegardencentre.co.uk
The winner of the first period was Barbara Gooch with a beautiful photograph of Camellia Leonard Messel in the snow. The other 2 "Commended" entries were taken by Dawn Trenchard and Debbie Steel. Barbara has won an Afternoon Tea for 2 at Cranborne Manor Garden Centre and all 3 photos will be entered into the final at the November Speaker Meeting. Barbara's winning entry may be viewed on our Home Page.
The winner of the second period was Ian & Gill Baxter with a photo of one of their borders at home in Stapehill. The judges awarded 3 entrants a commendation this time, Barbara Melton, Nick Stansmore and Barbara Gooch so all 4 photos will be entered into the final in November.
The winner of the third and final period was Barbara Melton. Once again the judges awarded 3 entrants a commendation, Judy Spratley, Barbara Gooch and Gerry Bale.
If you have tickets to the James Alexander Sinclair talk on the 24th November, then you will be able to see all the winners and commendations and vote for the winner of the overall competition.
The winner for each period will win a voucher for an Afternoon Tea for 2 at the Garden Centre
The overall winner will receive a Cranborne Garden Centre voucher for £30
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Each entry must be submitted under an individual name and should be accompanied by details of where & when the photograph was taken.
Each entry must be of any subject relating to a horticultural theme..
The competition is open to all fully paid up members of the Hardy Plant Society, Dorset Group. Entrants can submit one photo for each judging round, as a hi-resolution image, via email directly to email@example.com or via a file sharing site such as Dropbox. If you do not have access to the internet, then save your image on a memory stick and bring along to the meeting BEFORE each quarterly deadline.
All entries submitted should have a maximum total file size of 6MB.
Only entries submitted in the 3 options described above will be deemed valid. Entries received via other means cannot be accepted.
Images may be digitally enhanced to remove spots or scratches but not manipulated. Entrants can enhance the picture to make it brighter, clearer etc, but not manipulate the content. The judges reserve the right to exclude any image they believe may have been excessively treated so as to alter its authenticity.
Closing date for receipt of entries for Round 1 is 31 March 2018. EXTENDED TO MEETING DATE 7TH APRIL 2018
Closing date for receipt of entries for Round 2 is 30 June 2018.
Closing date for receipt of entries for Round 3 is 30 September 2018.
Each round will be judged, and the winner will be notified within 2 weeks of the closing date.
The winning photos for each round will then be on display at the Special Speaker Meeting in November. All attendees will have a single vote which they can use to vote for their favourite. The one with most votes will win the overall prize.
It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that all necessary permissions are obtained from any person that may be featured in their photograph submitted.
By submitting images you confirm that you are the copyright holder and creator of the image and that you will be responsible for any claims made by any third party.
Copyright will remain with the photographer. However, by entering this competition the photographer/entrant agrees to the Hardy Plant Society, Dorset Group and Cranborne Garden Centre using the images for possible exhibition, publication and/or promotional use, including on their websites and social media. The Hardy Plant Society, Dorset Group and Cranborne Garden Centre accept no responsibility for the 3rd party dissemination of images shared on social media and other channels that are beyond its control.
The judges’ decision is final.
The judges reserve the right not to make any award if, in their opinion, none of the entries meet the required standard.
If there is any doubt, the Hardy Plant Society, Dorset Group will decide whether or not a photograph fulfills the competition criteria. If it does not, it will be withdrawn. The Hardy Plant Society Dorset Group’s decision is final.