Sponsored By Olympus

1st Prize
Gillis camera bag donated by Olympus
A framed print of your image donated by Olympus
£120 cash donated by Swindon Photographic Society
One year’s membership donated by Swindon Photographic Society

2nd Prize
A framed print of your image donated by Olympus
One year’s membership donated by Swindon Photographic Society

3rd Prize
A framed print of your image donated by Olympus

Background

On Friday April 8th 1898, Swindon Photographic Society held its first meeting. Then it was called “The North Wilts Field and Camera Club.” It was later renamed “The Swindon and North Wilts Field and Camera Club”, and about 1960 renamed “Swindon Camera Club”. It was not until 2002, nicely into the photographic digital age that we became “Swindon Photographic Society”. During our 120 years, the enjoyment of photography has always been at the heart of the club. We would like to celebrate our 120th year by asking you to enter the competition with a single photograph “What Swindon means to me”.

Terms and Conditions

Who can enter?
Anyone. However, only one entry per person will be accepted.

Competition Definition
Entries must have been taken within the Swindon Borough boundary, and shall be landscapes street scenes, public or other buildings, people at work or play or any other activity directly concerned with Swindon. It can also be of any other activity directly concerned with Swindon that holds a special meaning for you.

All entries must be entirely your own work and you must hold copyright of the image. By submitting an image you agree to it being used in publicity, should you be successful in this competition.

Judging
All entries will be judged by a panel, who will select a short list. The short list will be judged by the President of the Royal Photographic Society on April 11th at the Swindon Photographic Society
Finalists will be invited to join us for the evening of judging.

The judges will be a panel consisting of members from
John Lewis & Partners
The Link
Swindon Advertiser

Details of how to enter

Opening and closing dates
Images can be submitted after 1st February 2019 and the closing date is 28th February 2019.

Photos taken with a phone can be sent directly – see details of how to submit your image below.

If you have image editing software then please resize to a maximum of 1920 pixels horizontally and 1080 pixels vertically. The photo must be jpg and of the highest resolution possible.

File Format:  Only .JPG files are acceptable.

Image files must be named using a short title finishing with an underscore (“_”) and the photographer’s name. The title should give us an indication of what Swindon means to you.

eg “The Beginning_John Start.jpg

(Please note the only keyboard characters to be used in the filename are numbers between 0 and 9 and letters A to Z, other than the underscore)

Send your photo by attaching it to an email with brief details of what this means to you and email it to 120years@swindonphotosoc.org.uk

How to submit your image

The email subject line must start with SPS 120 years followed by a space and your name. Clicking on the link above will start the email. All you need to do is add your name and attach your photograph.