We are pleased to bring you the CPSA Photo Competition series!
We will run a new CPSA Photo Competition each fortnight, with two categories to enter in per fortnight. The first competition runs from 18 January and the categories are:
- Best Family Clay Shooting Photo - Submit your best photo of family members enjoying our sport together. Remember, 'family' doesn't just mean mum, dad, and the kids - adult families and distant relatives are brought together by clay shooting too!
- Best Dressed Clay Shooter - A great aspect of clay shooting is that you can dress smart whilst participating, and we know that many of our members make a great impression whilst breaking clays. We're looking for photos of people looking sharp whilst enjoying our sport, but remember, the photo quality has to be as good as the clothes!
Each person can have a different photo entered in each category, so two total entries per fortnight. It will be possible for one person to win both.
Once the competition closes, the photos will be voted on by the judging panel, and winners will be announced within two weeks of the competition closing.
There will be prizes for each category, which are:
1st - A CPSA Musto Cartridge Bag with CPSA merch (travel mug, mini torch, and more), photo featured in Pull! magazine and on CPSA social media posts.
2nd - CPSA merch (travel mug, mini torch, and more) plus photo featured in Pull! magazine and CPSA social media posts.
3rd - Honourable mention in Pull! magazine and the photo featured on CPSA Social Media posts.
How to enter:
Please be sure to read the full rules, terms & conditions, and use the form below to enter. Good luck!
CPSA Photo Competition Terms & Conditions:
1. Only one entry per person, per category. If more than one entry is made per category by an individual, then only the first entry will be counted and all others dismissed. If an individual enters in both categories, the photos must each be substantially different from each other.
2. Entry is not open to CPSA Staff or Directors or anyone professionally connected with this competition, or the immediate families of said parties.
3. Entrants under 16 years of age must get permission from their parent or guardian to enter. On entering, they must confirm that they have this permission, and include their parent or guardian’s name, email address, and phone number as requested. The CPSA will contact the parent or guardian for any matters arising from this competition, to include redemption of prizes.
4. Entry is limited to amateur photographers, professional photographers will be disqualified. The CPSA is defining a professional photographer as someone who makes (or has made) their living in part, or entirely, by taking photographs. Someone who has received the odd payment for photographs (e.g. photographing a friend’s wedding) but does not regularly do so is not considered a professional photographer, nor is someone who occasionally takes photographs in the course of paid employment but whose job is not primarily based around photography (e.g. if you take photos for your company or employer’s website or social media accounts on occasion).
5. No purchase necessary. Entry is free. Entrants do not have to be CPSA members.
6. The first CPSA Photo Competition starts at midday on 18 January 2021, and ends at midday on 29 January 2021.
7. Submissions for the contest are to be made on cpsa.co.uk/photocompetition, using the appropriate form.
8. There will be two categories available for entry in each fortnightly contest. It is possible for a person to win prizes, including 1st prize, in each category at the same time.
9. By submitting your photo to the competition, you assure that you are the intellectual property owner of that photo, that you took the photo personally, and where necessary, you have had the consent of all individuals pictured to use their likeness in the competition (or their parent/guardian if they are under 16). Furthermore, you confirm that the photo has never been published anywhere (with the exception of personal social media sites, blogs, or websites), nor has it placed in any previous photo competition.
10. By submitting your photo, you acknowledge that the CPSA, and any partner of the CPSA acting on it’s behalf (e.g. Fellows Media, publisher of Pull! magazine) may use your photo free from any royalties or fees, for uses including, but not limited to: on CPSA social media channels, CPSA e-mail newsletters, CPSA marketing materials, the CPSA’s Pull! magazine, CPSA press releases, the CPSA Website. You also acknowledge that the CPSA or their partners may edit the photo as needed for this use. The CPSA and its partners will endeavour to give credit to the photographer wherever it is used, but this might not always be possible.
11. All photos will automatically disqualified if they:
a. Do not meet the minimum file size of 2 MB, are over the maximum file size of 50 MB, and are not in either JPG, JPEG, PNG, HEIF, or HEIC format.
b. Depict unsafe or harmful acts or situations.
c. Are obviously someone else’s work (e.g. clearly taken from a website, etc).
d. Depict profanity/obscenity.
e. Meet any other criteria deemed by the CPSA Management to reflect poorly on the sport or bring it into discredit.
f. Depict any other sport than clay-target shooting (e.g. game shooting, airgun shooting, rifle shooting, laser clays etc.). Simulated game shooting using clay targets is allowed.
g. The CPSA reserves the right to expand this list at any time.
12. Winners must be located in the UK (excluding N. Ireland).
13. Judging will comprise a panel of CPSA Staff and one external judge. An aggregate of photo ratings will be used to vote on images, to decide the top three from each category. In the event of ties for 1st,2nd, or 3rd place in each category, a second vote will be taken by the panel as a tie breaker.
14. All eligible entrants are eligible to win.
15. Prizes have no cash value.
16. Entrants agree that, by entering, if they win their name can be announced in relation to winning, including, but not limited to, on CPSA social media channels, CPSA e-mail newsletters, CPSA marketing materials, the CPSA’s Pull! magazine, CPSA press releases, the CPSA Website. The top ten contestants in each category may also be announced along with the prize winners.
17. Winners will be contacted to arrange for distribution of their prize as soon as possible, but this may be affected by current Coronavirus restrictions. Certain prizes will be posted directly to the winner, which will require the winner to provide their address to the CPSA, and will require sharing the winner's postal and contact details with partners providing the prize.
18. Winners will be announced following the closing of the competition, within a reasonable amount of time.
19. The CPSA reserves the right to cancel the competition at any time.
20. The competition is governed by English Law.
22. The CPSA Photo Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. The aforementioned social media sites have no responsibility to entrants or participants.