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The OU Photographic Competition 2005/06

Here are the details of the OU Photographic Competition 2005/06, hosted by OUCC.

The competition is open to all OUCC members, permanent and contract staff, associate lecturers and current post-graduate students, both from the MK campus and the regions.

The categories are:

  • Peace/tranquility
  • Motion/action
  • Winter wonderland
  • Black and white

You may submit to any or all categories, up to three photos in any one category (so a maximum of 12 images). Images must be submitted as prints, between 6x9" and 10x15" in size and can be from film or digital.

Prizes of Amazon vouchers of 25, 15 and 5 will be presented to the best three photos in each category. Jessops have kindly also offered an additional prize of 50 to an overall winner. Submission deadline now extended to Wednesday 8th March 2006. Judging will be by external judges during March and we expect to announce the winners during the third or fourth week of March.

Since we intend to display at least all the winning prints, both in the Library and on the OUCC website, while retaining copyright, as a condition of submitting you agree to grant the club non-exclusive rights to display the images in relation to the competition itself and to the OUCC. All such reproductions will be duly credited.

Whilst we will take every care with your material, the club cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage - so please don't submit your only copies. All submissions must be marked, on the reverse, with your name, phone number, email and postal address, together with the category - remember that the prints will be mixed randomly for judging, so each one needs to be individually marked. Obviously, be careful not to use a pen that's going to show through: you might prefer to use sticky labels rather than run the risk of damaging the print - especially important for inkjet papers with tend to be fairly absorbant. Remember that the quality of the print itself could influence the judges. Will will return all entries in the internal post, or they can be collected, whichever you prefer.

Please send your prints to:

Chris Valentine


Dave Phillips


Mike Dodd