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Port Sunlight Photographer of the Year – Enter the 2024 competition

To celebrate the upcoming British Press Photographers’ Association exhibition Assignments 2024 coming to Port Sunlight between 8 June – 1 September, PSVT is excited to launch the Port Sunlight Photographer of the Year competition.

Entries will be judged by international press photographers Paul Ellis and Bruce Adams, with the winners featuring in a new Port Sunlight calendar. Photographers of all levels of experience are invited to submit their snaps taken in and around this special village.

The competition is open for entries until Monday 15 April, 11.30am (GMT).

Read on for information and tips to help you with your entry into the Port Sunlight Photographer of the Year competition. Be sure to also read the rules before submitting your photos. Good luck!

Entry fee

The entry fee for the competition is £15. This fee is only payable online here.

Entries will not be accepted after the closing date of Monday 15 April 2024, 11.30am (GMT).

Why is there an entry fee?

Income from entries to the competition is vital to funding the smooth running of the competition, and the production of the Port Sunlight annual photographic calendar.

The money raised from both the competition and calendar sales will support the maintenance of Port Sunlight’s monuments, including the Boating Pond and War Memorial.

Port Sunlight Village Trust is a registered charity working to preserve and promote Port Sunlight, with an aim to make the village an inspiring place to live, work and visit for everyone. We have ambitions to grow the Port Sunlight Photographer of the Year competition by reaching new audiences and raising awareness of Port Sunlight’s special beauty, unique heritage and thriving community.

Competition rules

Photographs must have been shot within the past two years. The capture date must be after January 2022 and evidenced on request.

You must not do anything that causes or may cause damage to Port Sunlight’s built heritage, green spaces or residential properties. You must not trespass on private property. You should ensure that any individual identifiable in your submitted photograph has given written permission.

You are responsible for ensuring full compliance with PSVT’s use of drones policy here. Any submitted photographs taken using a drone without prior permission from PSVT will not be accepted.

File requirements

How to submit

You can submit a total of 4 photos to the Port Sunlight Photographer of the Year competition.

Photographs must have been shot within the past two years. The capture date must be after January 2022 and evidenced on request.

Colour and black and white images can be entered into all of the categories.

To submit your photographs, please send by email to photocomp@portsunlightvillage.com including your full name, date of birth, address, email and telephone number. Please also provide a title for each submitted image, the make and model of the camera/device used, the date it was taken and corresponding image file name.

Photographs can be sent via a file transfer platform (such as WeTransfer) if necessary, however please ensure to send your details in a separate email.

Once your photographs have been submitted, you will need to pay the entry fee . Only entrants who have paid their entry fee will be considered.

How is the competition judged?

This year’s competition is being judged by press photographers Paul Ellis and Bruce Adams from The BPPA. Each submission is reviewed anonymously. Judging comprises two rounds. During the final round, images will undergo an authenticity check to ensure the entry complies with our rules and ethics.

We’re looking for photographs that capture Port Sunlight’s heritage, landscapes and people. How you interpret that is up to you!

About Paul Ellis
About Bruce Adams

What is the prize?

The winner of the Port Sunlight Photographer of the Year competition will have their winning photograph featured in our annual calendar and receive a special prize (to be confirmed). The calendar will be published and on sale later in 2024. There will also be a runner-up prize (prize to be confirmed).

Social media

Have you entered the competition or would like to spread the word? Please use the hashtag #PortSunlightPOTY and tag @PortSunlight on X/Twitter or @portsunlightvillagetrust on Instagram.

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