Outdoor Britain 2021 members competition

About OUTDOOR BRITAIN COMPETITION 2020/2021

It is probably an appropriate time now to launch the ‘Outdoor Britain’ competition once again.
As in the past, the focus of this competition is to photograph Outdoor Britain capturing its many aspects, whether its landscapes or the natural world with its creatures and plant life.
This is an internal competition open only to the members of Smethwick Photographic Society and the conditions and rules of entry apply only to this competition.
Please note that the results from this competition will not affect the outcome of the monthly  competitions.

For inspiration, head over to the results of the ‘Best of British’ competition HERE.

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Jay Flypast, Van Greaves

RULES

• All pictures must have been taken in the British Isles since January 2020.
• This is a Digital Projected Image competition only.
• Closing date by which all entries must be received is the Sunday, 10th October,2021 and you will be sent a notification of the date the entry system will open for this particular competition.
• An exhibition of the work submitted for the competition will be shown on Thursday, 21 October, 2021
There is only one general section in each category.
• Digital Files and titles should be entered through the SPS Competition software on the club website http://www.smethwickps.co.uk Full details of how and when to enter will be found on the website.

The challenge of this competition is to capture the ever changing natural world within the British Isles, through its varied landscapes, its nature and wildlife and the plants and gardens which are all around us.


CATEGORIES

Category 1

BRITISH SCAPES: Land, Sky and Sea Scapes.
4 Digital Projected images can be submitted in this category.
The subject matter must express the feeling of a time and place and portray a land, its distinctive features in its natural state.
A single image with minimal manipulation is allowed; but purely creative images will not be accepted in this section.

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Storm of Derwentwater, John Holt

Category 2
All Creatures section
4 Digital Projected Images can be submitted in this category.
All creatures – birds, mammals, reptiles, marine life, insects etc.
A single image with minimal manipulation is allowed; but purely creative images will not be accepted in this section

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Female Red Grouse on Winter Moor, Andy Fryer

Category 3
All Plant Life
4 Digital Projected Images can be submitted in this category
All Plant Life including flora, fungi, lichens and all other subjects, including geological and
microscopy, plus patterns, design and form found within nature.
A single image with minimal manipulation is allowed; but purely creative images will not be accepted in this section.

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Copper Beech, Mike Edwards

Important Note
In both categories 2 and 3 pictures can be submitted where the subject is free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat – these will be designated Wildlife on the entry form and should conform to the Nature Definition.
Also images will be accepted where the subject has been taken in controlled conditions such as zoos, game farms, falconry centres, aquariums and enclosures, where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food. In the case of botanical subjects, pictures can include those taken in formal gardens and gardens and plants in the urban environment.