2012 01 31 Picture The Difference

The Competition

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Who should enter

The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18, amateur and professional alike. All we ask is that you have a camera, an eye for an image, and a burning desire to share your view with the world.

Why Enter

Where do we start? At Picture the difference, we foster a 'win,win' ethic.

Every single entry to the competition gives you as a photographer the chance to exhibit your stunning pictures in our online gallery. You get to genuinely move the viewing public with the incredible moments you have captured through your lens. You get the attention of our impressive judging panel, who are all celebrated in the industry for their exceptional talent.

Then there's the prizes! The chance to win the trip of a lifetime, be exhibited in a London gallery, and be published in our 2011 competition book

But the reasons don't end with this. By entering the competition ActionAid receive vital funds that allow them to change the lives of countless people, who without their help, would be stranded by the cruelty of poverty.

What to enter

Our competition is themed around 'Change'. This theme was selected partly for its versatility and but mainly as it underpins everything we stand for at Picture the difference. We are here to represent a different focus, and what better way to start this, than with your images of change. This could be personal change, the changing of the seasons, environmental change, political change, the changing of cultures, the possibilities are vast.

You have complete creative licence, freedom of interpretation, and a description box to communicate with the public and the judges how your picture best represents this theme.

What people get

For individuals; Each competition gives individuals the opportunity for their images to be seen around the world, for their unique views of the world to be shared, and for their work to be spotted by some of the world's leading creative individuals and agencies.They also get the opportunity to win some impressive prizes – being exhibited at a London Gallery, spending time with a legendary photographer, or even a once in a lifetime, all expenses paid trip to Uganda to share your love of photography with the children who Actionaid support, and embark on a 6 day Gorilla safari.

For charities; Each competition generates a cash donation for our chosen charities. Each also generates new awareness for the charities, through the entrants to the competitions and the people who come to see their work. It's a win win situation.

For us; We get to use our creativity and our expertise to make a difference to the world. We get to work with amazing images and undiscovered talent. We use a creative business model to support some of the world's leading charities.

Cost of entering

Each entry will cost you £10. This is payable onsite with our incredibly simple and secure Paypal integrated payments system.

Each entry allows you to upload up to 3 pictures. If you have more than 3 pictures you want to enter, you can enter as many times as you like. Each entry will cost £10.

For further information please visit the Picture The Difference website.

Complies with the Bill of Rights

This competition meets all the standards set out in

the Bill of Rights For Artists

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Competitions which meet all the standards set out in the Bill of Rights For Artists do not do any of the following -

  • claim copyright
  • claim exclusive use
  • seek waiving of moral rights
  • fail to give a credit for all free usage
  • add, alter, or remove metadata from submissions
  • seek usage rights other than for promoting the contest and no other purpose. Note that a book, posters, cards, or a calendar are seen as legitimate ways of promoting the contest and defraying costs
  • seek free usage rights in excess of 5 years
  • use the submissions commercially without the entrant's agreement, and such commercial usage is to be subject to a freely negotiated license independently of the competition.
  • make it a condition of winning that an entrant must sign a commercial usage agreement
  • fail to publish all documents on the competition website that an entrant may have to sign
  • fail to name the judges for this or last year's competition
  • fail to explicitly state all the organisations who will acquire rights to the submissions
  • set a closing date more than 18 months after the contest launch date
  • fail to make clear statements of rights claimed and how submissions are used.

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