GAGB Photo Competition - ‘Cache with a View’

The GAGB are running a photo competition to find the best view from a cache in UK!

All GAGB members are encouraged to submit a worthy snap showcasing a fantastic view from a UK cache. You can submit up to 5 photos between November 1st 2017 and March 31st 2018.

The winning photo will be used as the header image on our website, social media channels and emails. There will also be other prizes, including for runners up and highly commended entries. All remaining entries will be submitted into a prize draw.

The GAGB committee will judge the photos in April 2018 to decide the definitive winner.

So, browse your libraries or take a new photo for the chance to win some great prizes and have your photo displayed on the GAGB's website and social media channels for the next few years!

Submit your photos by emailing them as an attachment to photos@gagb.org.uk

See below for details about entering the competition. Please ensure you read the Guidelines and Terms and Conditions provided.

Prizes*

First Place Prize:

  • New official GAGB header image (website, forum, Twitter, Facebook, emails, Seeker, and so on!). In place for ‘several years’ (the current image has been in place for three).
  • Choose, either a GAGB geocoin that is in stock in April - or a GAGB Store Credit - £15

Second Place Prize:

  • GAGB Store Credit - £10
  • Extra entry into the prize draw!

Third Place Prize:

  • GAGB Store Credit - £5
  • Extra entry into the prize draw!

Highly Commended (up to 10 entries):

  • GAGB Store Credit - £3
  • Extra entry into the prize draw!

All Entries will be Entered into prize draw, with the winners of 2nd to 10th place getting an EXTRA entry!

Entry

Send your photo(s) to photos@gagb.org.uk, using the subject line 'GAGB Photo Competition'.

Please attach your photo(s) to the email. We would be grateful if you could name each one e.g. "View Towards Snowdon". You can do this by renaming the photo on your computer before you upload it as an attachment.

Please include the following information for each photo:

  • Number the photo and repeat the name of the photo file. For example, "Photo 1: View Towards Snowdon.JPG".
  • State the GC code of the nearest cache.
  • Describe the photo briefly (optional, but desired).

Please also include the following information in your email:

  • Your GAGB username.
  • Your caching name.
  • Best way to contact you (either email or phone. If phone, please provide us with your phone number).

Competition Guidelines

  1. Keep to the theme: ‘Cache with a View’
  2. Photos do not have to be new. Both old and new photos are welcome.
  3. They do not have to be seasonal – i.e. feel free to submit a summer photo, even though the competition runs over winter.
  4. Make sure that your photo is high resolution, i.e. a minimum of 300dpi.
  5. Please ensure that your photo is landscape or square. Landscape is preferred.
  6. Your photo must be taken within the UK, as it’s the area GAGB covers.
  7. We will accept and equally judge any photo. However, a landscape might be more suited for a header image.
  8. Having said this, don't feel restricted by the theme. Photos could show a far-reaching view or a landscape but, as long as there's something to look at, it's a view. So you can submit photos of interesting sights, buildings and monuments as well. Think outside the box, come up with other ideas beyond these!
  9. Please try to ensure that photos are taken as close to a cache as possible, and please share the GC code with us.
  10. Please ensure that the content of the photo is family-friendly, and not inappropriate in any way.
  11. You can edit your photo and/or apply filters if you want but this is not obligatory.
  12. Enhanced photo images (e.g. with illustration embedded) are permitted.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Photos can be submitted between November 1st 2017 and March 31st 2018.
  2. You must be a GAGB member at the time of submitting your photo(s).
  3. Each member can submit up to five photos. You do not have to submit all your photos at once.
  4. Each member can win no more than one prize, i.e. if they submit multiple photos and several do well, they will not win a prize for each successful photo - their highest-ranking photo will be selected.
  5. The photo submitted must be your own. Image checks will be performed to ensure that photos are not taken from online sources, and submitters accept all liability for use of copyrighted material.
  6. By submitting a photo to the competition, you assure us that you have the legal right to licence GAGB to use your image.
  7. You give the GAGB the right to use your image(s) on our website, social media channels (e.g. Instagram) and Seeker at any point in time. This is irrespective of your placing in the competition.
  8. The GAGB will always fully credit all photos at time of use.
  9. All photos remain the property of the photographer, and the GAGB will not claim ownership of any photo.
  10. The photographer remains responsible for all content in the photo.
  11. You assure the GAGB that any people in the image have given their permission for the photo to be submitted. The photographer, not the GAGB, will be held accountable for any possible complaints based on your decisions as photographer
  12. Photos will be judged anonymously. Judges’ decisions are final.
  13. Those holding office on the 2017/18 GAGB Executive Committee (elected in November 2017) cannot win any prizes in this competition.
  14. Founders, Supporter Members, and past GAGB Executive Committee members (2003-17) are permitted and encouraged to submit photos as part of the competition and win a prize.
  15. By submitting a photo, you fully agree to these terms and conditions and agree to follow the guidelines of the competition.

Good luck!

* Please note that prizes are subject to change, although this is not anticipated.