£5000 Virgin holiday and a Samsung GX-20
Samsung Cameras is launching its See Your World photography competition in association with IPC Media and is offering Webuser readers, alongside over 30 other IPC titles and their readers, the chance to not only win some great Samsung photographic equipment but also a £5000 holiday. This is a great opportunity to show your photography skills and have your work displayed at an exclusive exhibition in London.
The top three entries will be chosen by the panel at Webuser and the winner will automatically win a Samsung GX-20 with the SEF-36PZF flashgun, worth over £1100! THE SAMSUNG GX-20
The sleek design, resolution, noise control, and intelligent button layout of the Samsung GX-20 makes this beauty a real contender in the semi-pro/prosumer market. Big strides have been made from its predecessor, the GX-10, and these, along with a fully weatherproofed body, means the GX-20 would be at home with the enthusiast photographer in the field or studio.
Samsung has improved the sensor so much so that it now reaches the kind of pixel count that enthusiasts demand for large-scale reproductions, and, with its ease of use, the inclusion of an auto-capture mode, and extensive in-camera image editing, the GX-20 becomes a cracking bit of value for a broad range of photographic users.
The GX-20 has 14.6 mega-pixels and is also equipped with Optical Picture Stabilisation (OPS) technology and a first for Samsung its CMOS sensor which ensures crystal clear images.
The second place entry up will receive Samsung's innovative NV24HD model, which allows you to watch your movies in high definition and is worth £250, and the third placed finalist will receive the stylish NV40 worth £200.
However, it doesn't end there. The three finalists from each publication will then be invited to London to see their photographs displayed in an exclusive exhibition, which will be open to the public and run for two weeks.
The three finalists from each publication will then proceed to the grand final with one lucky photographer winning a £5000 Virgin holiday voucher. The overall winner plus four runners up will be selected by an expert panel of judges made up of independent professional photographers and the editors from What Digital Camera magazine and Amateur Photographer magazine.
All you need to do to have a chance of winning is submit one photograph (there is a limit of one image entry per category) via email to [email protected]
at a maximum of 600 pixels in its largest dimension, including with it your name and address, the camera used, and where it was taken - by 30th October, 2008. Photographs must be submitted in one of the following four categories, and the overall winner and four runners up will be announced at a special awards ceremony in January, 2009. The categories are detailed on the below.
See Your People World
The human race is such an eclectic mix of souls that it's impossible not to capture something that little bit unique in this category.
See Your Moving World
The art of movement can be interpreted in many ways, all you need do is look outside and you will see it all around. Submissions for this category can range from anything from a bike race to a baby crawling across the floor - you decide.
See Your Natural World
A brief sojourn into your back garden may be all that you need to capture a shot for this category. Insects to landscapes qualify, and everything else in between - you choose.
See Your Future World
Although we can't see into the future, the way it can be interpreted has no limits. It's the perfect category to really get the mind thinking and let the creative juices flow.
So what are you waiting for? Get out, and get photographing!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. ENTRY CRITERIA 1.1 Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited (Samsung) is the promoter of the Competition. Samsung's address is 1000 Hillswood Drive, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 OPS 1.2 By entering into the Competition, you accept these Rules. The Competition and these Rules are governed by English law. Any matters relating to the Competition and/or the Rules will be resolved under English law and the Courts of England shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction. 1.3 The Competition is open to all residents of the United Kingdom who are 16 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Samsung, IPC Media, their subsidiaries and affiliated companies as well as their immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. 1.4 To enter the Competition, you must complete and submit the entry form to the magazine by email [Address], together with your digital photograph as a 300 dpi image (the Photo). We will not accept illustrations or printed photos. Your Photo must not have been made available to the public before submission to us and must not have been entered in any other competition. All submitted Photos should have been taken after 18 February 2008. 1.5 The Competition has four different categories: (A) See Your People World (B) See Your Moving World (C) See Your Natural World (D) See Your Future World. Your entry must clearly identify which category it is entered for. 1.6 You may only enter each category once. Samsung will disqualify multiple entries. Incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. Any attempt to obtain more than one entry by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, or any other method will void your entries and all of your entries will be disqualified. 1.7 Samsung may, in its absolute discretion, cancel or suspend the Competition, or any part, in which case your entry will be returned to you. 2. ENTRIES 2.1 All entries must be received by 12 am (British Summer Time) on 30 October 2008. 2.2 Samsung accepts no liability for entries that are not received, or which are corrupted whether due to hardware, software or internet malfunctions or otherwise. 2.3 Save for cancellation, no entries will be returned by Samsung. 3. [WARRANTIES AND WAIVER 3.1 By entering the Competition, you warrant that: 3.1.1 all information submitted by you with your entry is accurate and complete; 3.1.2 you are the owner and creator of all rights in your entry; 3.1.3 our use of your entry in accordance with these Rules will not infringe the rights of any third parties; and, 3.1.4 any person readily identifiable in the Photo (a Readily Identifiable Person), or if the Readily Identifiable Person is aged under 18 that his or her legal guardian, has consented to the submission of the Photo into the Competition and, if the Photo wins the Competition, to our subsequent use of that Photo in accordance with these Rules.] 4. DISQUALIFICATION 4.1 Samsung reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or disqualify your entry to the Competition, if in Samsung's opinion you have not complied fully with the Rules. 5. WINNERS AND PRIZES 5.1 The winning entry will, in the opinion of a panel of judges, be the entry that best satisfies the Judging Criteria. The judging panel will include an independent third party. The full names of the judges are available on request. 5.2 No cash alternatives are available. Samsung may substitute a similar prize of equivalent value. 5.3 Samsung's and the judges' decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Competition and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into in respect of any such matters. 5.4 Prizes will be distributed no later than 28 days from notification and Samsung will notify the winners by telephone by no later than 30 December 2008. 5.5 For the names and counties of residence of the winners and/or a copy of these Rules, please send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to See Your World Photography Competition, c/o Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited, GolinHarris, Fox Court, 14 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8WS. Winner list requests must be received by 30 March 2009. 6. PUBLICITY AND RIGHTS 6.1 By entering the Competition and unless you tell us otherwise at the time of entry, you irrevocably permit us display your entry indefinitely on our websites, at exhibitions (open to the public or not) and such other promotional material or media as we may determine in connection with the Competition without any charge payable by us. You agree to participate in any publicity at our reasonable request. 6.2 All finalists and one guest will be invited to London for the awards ceremony but finalists and guests will be responsible for organising and the cost of their own travel arrangements.