GLOBE SOUP 2021: TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

About Globe Soup

Globe Soup is an online space for creativity inspired by the world around us. It’s not just a travel site, also run international competitions open to anyone. Globe Soup conducts various competition to shine a spotlight on undiscovered talent and showcase the work of the best unsung writers, photographers and artists from around the world.

Globe Soup hosts four main writing competitions each year; Travel WritingShort StoryPoetry and Flash Fiction.

Also, run an annual Travel Photography Competition.

Competitions are a great way to hone your skills, practice working to a deadline, gain exposure and of course, all our competitions offer cash prizes.

About the competition: Rules

By entering the competition you agree to abide by the following rules:

  • This competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over at the time of entering. International entries welcome. This competition is void where prohibited by law.

  • This competition is for contemporary photography only.

  • Any kind of travel photography is accepted including, but not limited to; Landscape, Portrait, Street, Wildlife, Architectural, Food etc.

  • Entries shot on film or digital, using a camera, tablet, smartphone or drone are all accepted.

  • Digital image manipulation is allowed within reason. Using filters, cropping the image, adjusting brightness and removing small imperfections, for example, is permitted, however combining elements from more than one photograph, stitching photographs together, removing large parts of the composition etc. is not permitted. It is up to Globe Soup to decide if a photograph has been manipulated to the point of losing credibility.

  • Participants are allowed to give photographs a title, but this will not be part of the judges’ consideration when choosing a winner.

  • Photographs with signatures, watermarks, stamps or any other identifying marks ARE permitted to protect the photographer, however, they must not obscure the photograph to the extent that judging is not possible. The winner must provide the original photograph for display on Globe Soup’s website.

  • Each photograph sent for consideration must not exceed 4MB.

  • Photographs can only be submitted as a JPEG file.

  • Any photographs that have previously won a photography competition are not eligible for this competition.

  • Participants must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all of the photographs entered. It is the legal responsibility of the participant, and not Globe Soup, to ensure that the photographs entered to comply with these ownership and copyright requirements and that participants own the rights to their images. Entries that do not fulfil these criteria will be disqualified. 

  • By entering this competition, participants agree to fully indemnify Globe Soup, all associates of Globe Soup and all employees of Globe Soup in respect to all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of the participant breaching any form of copyright, infringement or failure to adhere to any of the terms of the competition.

  • All photographs entered into the competition must not breach any forms of copyright or infringe upon the trademark, moral rights, intellectual rights or rights of privacy of any entity, third party or person. Though Globe Soup will do their best to disqualify any photos that clearly breach these rules, they cannot be held accountable for any infringement missed. This remains the sole responsibility of the participant.

  • Globe Soup will never use any of the non-winning photographs in any capacity whatsoever. The winning photograph remains the property of the photographer. The participant who wins the competition grants Globe Soup the right to display the photograph, with proper acknowledgement, on the Globe Soup website in perpetuity and the right to use the photograph for advertising future Globe Soup photography competitions.

  • This competition closes at 23:59 GMT (UK time) on 11th March 2021. Any entries received after the closing time will not be accepted. It is up to participants to make sure they get their entry in on time by sending before the deadline. In the final month of the competition, there will be a countdown displayed on the Globe Soup homepage. Participants should be aware that large emails containing images can take longer to be delivered than normal.

  • Tickets for the competition will be available until 1 hour before the competition closes. If a participant buys a ticket at this time, it is their responsibility to make sure their entry is received before the closing time. Globe Soup cannot be held responsible for the late entry.

  • Clear instructions on how to submit will be sent to participants. Globe Soup reserves the right to disqualify entries if the submission instructions were not followed. Disqualification on this account is at Globe Soup’s discretion.

  • Any entries not submitted through the proper channel will be deleted and not considered.

  • Participants must use the same email address for submitting and signing up. This is how we validate entry. If you are unable to do this, you must contact Globe Soup in plenty of time to arrange an alternate email address to use for submitting. Any entries sent from an email address other than the one used to sign up to the competition will be disqualified.

  • Participants cannot change or amend their entry after it has been received by Globe Soup. It is up to participants to make sure their entry is correct.

  • At this time Globe Soup cannot provide feedback on entries to the competition.

  • Globe Soup will not enter into any correspondence with participants. The decision of the judges is final.

  • The winning entry will be announced on the 14th of April 2021. The winner will receive £1000. Globe Soup reserves the right to delay announcing the winner due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • The winner will be contacted by email. The participant has 1 week to claim their prize. Failure to do so means the participant forfeits the right to the prize money and another winner will be selected.

  • The winner will be required to provide a short bio and a photograph to appear alongside the winning photograph.

  • By entering this competition, participants agree to join the Globe Soup mailing list and agree to be contacted by Globe Soup in the future. Participants can unsubscribe at any time.

  • No-one associated with Globe Soup can enter this competition.

  • Questions about the competition, in general, should be sent to info@globesoup.net. For a quick reply, direct any queries to our Facebook Page. Globe Soup cannot answer questions about individual entries.

  • To participate in this competition visit Competition page
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