Capture Britain in a snapshot
Runs 30 March – 31 May 2009
As with all photo competitions, DPNow urges all potential competitors to read the terms and conditions before entering their work in case a claim is made on the use or copyright of your pictures. Also, beware of any subsequent offers that ask you to pay for items that result from competitions before parting with any cash.
Capture Britain in a snapshot and win the chance for your photo to appear on the
front cover of DK Eyewitness Great Britain 2010
Celebrate Blighty this summer with an exciting photography competition from travel guide publishers DK Eyewitness. Open to amateur, professionals and Under 16s alike, the DK Eyewitness Travel PhotoBritain Competition
invites you to explore the different faces of Britain, from iconic landmarks and amazing architecture, to British
eccentrics and archetypal scenes, to showcase the best of what Britain has to offer.
In association with PhotoBox, the photo sharing and personal publishing site, the Landmark Trust and Waterstone’s,
the competition spans four categories; Iconic, Heritage, Wild and My Britain, with the winner awarded the money can’t-
buy prize of having their image published on the front cover of DK Eyewitness Great Britain 2010. In addition to
this prize, the winning photographer will be awarded a £1,500 Landmark Trust holiday voucher, £100 PhotoBox
vouchers and a PhotoBox canvas of the winning image. The 11 runners up will also receive vouchers and books
from DK Eyewitness and the competition partners.
For every image submitted, DK Eyewitness will donate 10p to the Landmark Trust charity, so you’ll also be giving to
charity by entering the free competition! Entries will be narrowed down to a shortlist of 100 images by a judging
panel, including the world renowned photographer Tom Ang, with a selection of outstanding entries exhibited at
Waterstone’s flagship store in Piccadilly, London, throughout July/August 2009.
Douglas Amrine, Publisher of DK Eyewitness commented, "DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are known for their
wonderful images and distinctive jackets. Choosing images for the jacket of our Great Britain guide is always an
enjoyable task, as this country offers such a wealth of subject matter - but what single image sums up what Britain
offers to tourists today? We've decided to ask the British public to submit their own images for our consideration.
Working together with PhotoBox, the Landmark Trust and Waterstone’s, I'm sure we'll find the perfect photograph."
Visit www.traveldk.com/photobritain to enter and for full competition details.
Mark Chapman, Managing Director of PhotoBox, comments, “This competition represents everything that we
believe is great about photography, that photos should be fun and used to create something lasting and meaningful.
This is why we allow our customers to immortalise their photos with our range of personalised products and why
we’ve hooked up with DK Eyewitness Travel, the perfect partner to celebrate the launch of our new photo
competition website. The prize is a once in a lifetime chance for a budding travel photographer to be published
nationally, and what better place than on the front cover of a travel guide?”
Snap that chance of a life-time shot of Big Ben lit at dawn, the Angel of the North from the feet up or the spectacular
oriental peaks of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion basking in sunshine. Consider interesting shapes and composition and
capture a panoramic image of a British icon.
British heritage is seen in its ancient castles, cathedrals and stately homes with their gardens and classical
parklands. Age old customs are renewed every year from royal ceremonies to the summer solstice at Stonehenge.
Think parliament buildings to castles, forts and mazes for this category.
Britain boasts a phenomenally varied landscape from the craggy mountains of Wales, Scotland and the north, to the
flat expanses of the Midlands and the soft rolling hills of the east and west. Rural Britain flourishes with a multitude of
green spaces, hills, lakes, parks and coastline. Capture Britain’s diverse landscape and upload your best shots here.
Your chance to have some Great British fun! What defines Britain for you? Whether it's afternoon tea on the back
lawn, cricket matches on village greens, school boys at Eton, crowds at Petticoat Lane, Mini’s zooming through the
country lanes of Somerset or campsites in Snowdonia... get snap-happy, creative and spontaneous and capture the
best of cosmopolitan, historic, and intrinsically charming Blighty!
Discuss this story:
DK Eyewitness Travel PhotoBritain Competition
DPNow DK Eyewitness Travel PhotoBritain Competition
Here is a summary or excerpt from an article that has just been published on DPNow:
Celebrate Bligh... (more)