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Terms & Conditions updated 15/10/2023

The Promoter is London Camera Exchange, 15 The Square, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9ES.

1. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that they have read and will abide by London Camera Exchange’s Terms & Conditions. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to these rules, that their entry complies with these rules, and that they will be liable to the Promoter and their licensees in respect of any damages or losses incurred as a breach of the rules.

2. The Promoter reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify or remove any entry that does not comply with the rules or the spirit of the awards, at any stage of the awards.

3. Entries

3.1. No purchase is necessary to win or enter.

3.2. All entries must be submitted via London Camera Exchange’s online competition platform. They can also be uploaded at your local London Camera Exchange branch. Pop in with your digital images and we’ll be happy to assist if required.

3.4. LCE Photographer of the Year 2024 is free to enter and is open to photographers of any skill level, excluding professionals, aged 18 or over. ‘Professional’ in this context means that photography is your primary source of income.

3.5. Entry to LCE Photographer of the Year is global and open to people regardless of nationality, however prizes are limited to photographers based in the UK.

3.6. Entrants based outside of the UK will not be eligible to receive any prizes, and no other compensation will be given in lieu of the advertised prizes should an entrant based outside of these territories win a prized category or the overall title in the awards.

3.7. Employees or agents of London Camera Exchange, their families or other persons connected with this promotion are not eligible to enter.

3.8. Proof of eligibility must be provided upon request. Use of a false name or other false details will result in disqualification.

3.9. Participants can submit a maximum of one entry per category.

3.10. To enter the competition, you are required to sign up for competition and news updates from London Camera Exchange as well as opting in to receive additional communications from the headline sponsors. You can opt out of receiving these at any time.

4. Images

4.1. Images submitted to the LCE Photographer of the Year competition must be submitted in JPEG at a maximum size of 2,500px on its longest edge, with a colour profile attached.  If shortlisted, entrants must be able to supply images as original JPEG or RAW files.

4.2. Images can be submitted anytime during the active competition window, until midnight on the last day of the competition.

4.3. Images can be taken on any device capable of producing a digital image of sufficient size for entry. This includes images captured on smartphones, tablets and other digital devices.

4.4. No AI generated imagery is permitted to be entered into the awards.

4.5. Imagery that is unlawful, harmful, vulgar, obscene, damaging to other’s privacy, racist, classist or otherwise objectionable is not permitted and will be disqualified at London Camera Exchange’s sole discretion.

5. Judging and Prizes

5.1. Entries will be judged by our panel of experts. Please refer to our judges page for more information on the judging panel.

5.2. The judges’ decisions are final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the decisions.

5.3. The winner of each of the 14 categories will be awarded £500 worth of LCE vouchers, the overall winner will receive £5,000 worth of LCE vouchers. Winners of each category and the overall prize will also receive a trophy and shortlisted entries will be included in an awards book which all shortlisted entrants will receive free of charge.

5.4. During the public vote, any images displaying unusual voting patterns or suspected of using software to inflate votes will be disqualified.

5.5. The shortlisted entries will be contacted via email and invited to the awards ceremony to be held at The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham during March 2024. This venue is subject to change and shortlisted photographers will be notified of any changes before the awards presentation.

5.6. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted within 28 days of the competition winner’s announcement, London Camera Exchange reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner-up.

5.7. The promoter is excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to any of the winners arising from their acceptance of the prizes. Entrants indemnify the Promoter for all liabilities, including legal costs, in relation to any action or complaint taken by any third party against the Promoter in relation to the entrant’s photograph(s).

6. Copyright

6.1. All imagery MUST be the exclusive work of the submitting photographer and may not include any element that is the copyright of another. The Copyright for each image entered will remain with the submitting photographer.

6.2. London Camera Exchange reserves the right to ask entrants to supply a high-resolution JPEG or RAW version of any submission (with metadata embedded) to verify any images it suspects may not be the person’s own work. Anyone found to be entering images belonging to others will be immediately disqualified.

6.3. By entering the Competition and submitting your photograph(s), you hereby grant the Promoter, its partners and sponsors a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use your photograph(s) for any purpose connected with the Competition, including (but not limited to), promoting the Competition within printed and online media, the inclusion within printed and digital versions of any Competition book, the inclusion within printed and digital versions of any Competition calendar or other merchandise, display at exhibitions, use in press, promotional and marketing materials, social media networks and for the promotion of any future photographic competition in both print and online media.

6.4. Images submitted in the Competition will be credited wherever possible, when used by the Promoter, its partners and sponsors.

7. Personal Information

7.1. All entrants agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of their name and likeness for the purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity without additional compensation.

7.2. Any personal data required for the sending of prizes or acquiring images/videos are collected and processed under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. We do not disclose data to any third parties unless disclosure is necessary for the fulfilment of a service or prize; you have specifically given consent for a particular service; or we have a legitimate interest in disclosing data. For more information about the kind of personal data we collect, read our full Privacy and Personal Data Policy.

7.3. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that any image submitted is law-abiding and does not breach the General Data Protection Regulation.

8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel this Competition at any time.

9. The competition is subject to the general Privacy Policy found here.

10. London Camera Exchange reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time.

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