Friday, 30 April 2021

Information on our Peatland Photo & Poetry Competition 2021

Islay and Jura Community Peatland Project 

Peatland Photo & Poetry Competition

We have now launched our summer competition, what does peatland mean to you?  We would like you to capture it in photo or verse (English or Gaelic) and enter into our competition.  It will be open to entries until July 31st 2021.  We have well known photographers Laurie Campbell and Brian Mathews and Donald Murray (Author) as judges for our competition.  Laurie has given us a talk to help inspire the photographers out there and Donald will be giving a talk on the 10th June to inspire you poets to write some verses on peatland.

We have categories to suit all age ranges and great prizes, donated from various local businesses and organisations.

Laurie will also pick out his favourite photo, the winner receiving a signed print of one of his photos. Jura Distiller has donated a prize for the overall poem.

Selection of runner up prizes given at the discretion of the judges.

Competiton Details below:

Two themes:

Environment and Wildlife          Work and Culture

 

Two forms of entry:

Photo                                              Poetry


Entry categories:

Photo

(Env & Wildlife)

Photo

(Work/Culture)

Poetry

(Env & Wildlife)

Poetry

(Work/Culture)

Poetry -Gaelic

(any catergory)

Adult

Adult

Adult (eng)

Adult (eng)

Adult (Gaelic)

Child 13-18

Child 13-18

Child 13-18 (eng)

Child 13-18 (eng)

Child 13-18 (Gaelic)

Child 10-12

Child 10-12

Child 10-12 (eng)

Child 10-12 (eng)

Child 10-12 (Gaelic)

Child 7-9

Child 7-9

Child 7-9 (eng)

Child 7-9 (eng)

Child 7-9 (Gaelic)

 

Planned prizes given to the best entry in each category and age group (children)

Adult prizes - £35 cash/voucher from sponsor: Islay Whisky Academy and Port Charlotte Hotel

Block of peat

mini peat cutting trophy





Children's Photography prizes:

£10 cash/voucher from sponsor Islay Studios

block of peat

Mini trophy 

 

Children's Poetry prizes:

£10 cash/voucher from sponsor; Celtic House

block of peat

Mini trophy  

 

Gaelic Poetry prizes

Equivalent values as above from Comunn na Gàidhlig


 


Peatland Poetry and Photo Competition rules:

Conditions of Entry

·         2 Categories may be entered (Environment and Wildlife; Work and Culture)

·         All photo entries must be submitted digitally via email with the title, category and name of the person submitting it in the file name (e.g. Golden Eagle- wildlife by Pete Banks)

·         Poetry entries may be digital of written, if the latter must ensure your entry is typed or very clearly written.  Please retain a copy of your work as it will not be possible to return all entries.
Entrants are permitted to enter up to 5 images to the competition across either category.
Image entry file size must be a jpg of medium to high resolution, not lower than 1MB nor exceed 6MB, and is recommended to be at least 1200 pixels on the longest length.
Images must be submitted by 10am, 31st July 2021.

·         Images may have been taken at any time previous to the closing date

·         Images must not include watermarks, borders, or signatures.
Black and white images are eligible for all categories.

Eligibility

·         The RHS Photographic Competition is open to all - apart from anyone associated with the competition including INHT employees, or trustee committee, funding partners and judges.
The entrant must be the original artwork creator and solely hold the copyright.
The image or poem must not have been previously published or entered in any other competition

·         It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that all necessary permissions are obtained from any person featured in a photograph.
Entrants for age categories must be between and under the age limit of the class on the day the competition closes.

Data protection

  • In entering the INHT Islay and Jura Community Peatland Project competition, you agree to the INHT using your details to process your application, only.
  • By entering, you also agree that if your work is shortlisted your details will be used alongside your artwork for promotion or public display in association with the project and competition only.

 Judging

 A panel of judges will be appointed by the INHT (drawn from the INHT committee and wider photography and poetry circles). Representatives of Bòrd na Gàidhlig will judge the Gaelic poetry entries.

  •  the judges will select a shortlist of entries from each category, these will tour as part of a display around the islands and be exhibited on our Peatland Facebook page.
  • The competition judges will then choose from the selected short listed entries, to select winners of each category in each class.  In addition, where considered appropriate by judges ‘highly commended’ and ‘commended’ will be awarded.
  • In the unlikely event the judges reserve the right not to make any award if, in their opinion, none of the entries meet the required standard.
    The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 Ethics

  • Digital adjustments that maintain the integrity of the image are allowed.
  • It is not permitted to make any major physical change to the image. You may not, for example add or remove any part of the images through digital manipulation of plants, objects, animals, people, landscapes.
  • Accepted digital adjustments include dodging and burning, changes to tone and contrast and cropping.
  • An image will be rejected if in the opinion of the judges it appears that the image has been taken in such a way that wildlife law or animal welfare may have been breached; protected species or habitats have been compromised; or the image has been otherwise taken in an irresponsible manner.

 Entry form details

 Include details with your entry:

  • Name and address
  • For children's classes: date of birth/ age on date of entry
  • School attended, if local
  • A telephone no.
  • An email address
  • The title of your work
  • Category entered

 


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