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Photo competition

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Photo Competition

Are you a budding photographer?

We’re looking for photos of our beautiful district and communities so we can print and display them inside public areas of our council buildings and use them across the council social media pages. 

We’re not just looking for landscapes and scenery, we want to see the people and communities of West Oxfordshire. Be as creative as you want! 

This competition is open to all ages and abilities. There are no rules on what you must take the photos on, however we ask that no photos are smaller than 3300x2550 pixels and that the file size does not exceed 24MB. 

The photographs chosen by our judging panel will be printed and displayed in our council buildings, which will include a photo credit to you. Those with the best photos will be entered into a prize draw with two people winning either a Cotswolds Edition Monopoly Board Game or a printed 60cm x 40cm canvas of their chosen photo.

This competition is now closed.

Terms and Conditions

  • This competition is owned and managed by West Oxfordshire District Council whose registered office is at Council Offices, Woodgreen, Witney, OX28 1NB.
  • The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom except employees of West Oxfordshire District Council and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are above. This competition will be promoted across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Nextdoor. 
  • Entrants may submit as many photos as they like, but only one of their photos can be chosen.
  • Closing date for entry will be Tuesday 25 October 2022 at 11:59pm. After this date then no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  • The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
    • Entrants must send in their best photographs of West Oxfordshire 
    • The photos can either be West Oxfordshire communities in action or entertainment (tree planting, markets, festivals, games etc) - please remember consent must be given if you are taking photos of residents - or West Oxfordshire countryside/towns/villages (various landscapes, interesting architecture etc) 
    • Entrants that submit photos agree for their photos to be used across West Oxfordshire District Council social media channels, West Oxfordshire District Council E-newsletters, press releases and for printed copies to be used in public areas of the council buildings
    • There are no rules on what is used to take the photograph, however photos must be a minimum size of 3300x2550 pixels  
    • Entrants must send a jpeg photo under 24MB to communications@westoxon.gov.uk, and include their full name and a photo description in the email
  • The Council reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of our control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible.
  • The Council are not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  • There will be multiple winners throughout as the best images will be chosen to be printed and displayed in public areas of the council buildings, as well as being used across West Oxfordshire District Council social media channels. Those with the best photos will be entered into a prize draw to win either: 
    • One winner will win a Cotswold Edition Monopoly Board Game
    • One winner will win a printed 40 x 60cm canvas of their winning photograph
  • The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  • The two winners will be chosen by our judging panel week commencing 31 October 2022. 
  • The winners will be notified by email week commencing 31 October 2022. The winners will only ever be contacted by email. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner. 
  • The winners of the prize may either collect their prize from our registered offices at Council Offices, Woodgreen, Witney, OX28 1NB, or the prize can be sent to their registered address.
  • The Council’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  • The winners agree to the use of their name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  • Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to West Oxfordshire District Council and not to any other party.
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