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National Equine Forum launches equine photography competition to find programme cover star

04 Aug 2022 BEVA

If you are a budding equine photographer, now’s your time to showcase your talent; the National Equine Forum is running a special competition to find a cover star for the NEF 2023 programme and all amateur photographers are eligible to enter, by submitting a picture of their own horse or one they have received permission to photograph, subject to terms and conditions.*

“NEF is all about being ‘by the equestrian world, for the equestrian world’ and we all thought a cover image competition would be a great way to actively involve more people, in the build-up to our 2023 event,” said NEF honorary publicity officer Sarah Shephard. “We are looking for appealing, creative, and innovative photographs of members of your equine family to give the cover of our next programme a real wow factor.”

The winning image will feature on the programme cover for the 31st National Equine Forum, which takes place on Thursday 2nd March 2023 (#NEF23), as well as in other #NEF23 contexts.

The image should be of a horse, pony or donkey (singular or multiple), or a creative headshot or other anatomical area. It can also feature the horse’s environment in the background. It should not include any image of an identifiable person.

To enter the NEF programme cover star competition click here. Terms & Conditions apply.

*National Equine Forum Programme Cover Picture Competition Terms & Conditions

1.     The competition will see the winning picture feature on the programme cover for the 31st National Equine Forum, on Thursday 2nd March 2023.

2.     The winning picture might also feature across our website, social media platforms and other media, as well as being used within other imaging, documentation and items associated with NEF23.

3.     The winning entrant will receive the choice of either one ticket to the National Equine Forum 2023 or a luxury hamper.

4.     All photographs must have been taken by the entrant.  The entrant must not be a professional photographer (one who makes a living from selling their images). It is important that all photographs have been taken by the entrant, and not a third party. Photographs belonging to a third party should not be submitted. Failure to observe any of these rules will be result in disqualification of the photograph and any other photographs submitted by that entrant.

5.     Photographs must be supplied in a digital format with a minimum size of 150 x 115mm (1,722 x 1,358px), 300 dpi, or at least 2MB, and must not be subject to copyright.  Photographs will be used in a portrait layout.

6.     Your equestrian themed entry must not include any image of an identifiable person.

7.     The horse, pony or donkey photographed should be your own, or you must have the permission of the owner to submit the image.

8.     The winning image may not be used in its entirety – it may be cropped.

9.     Entrants should complete the entry form on the National Equine Forum website, here. Upon submission, entrants will be forwarded the email address to send their image to.  The form will request the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, confirmation that they are over 18 years of age and a description of what is depicted.

10.  The entrant details supplied by you will be held on file by the National Equine Forum for the sole purpose of administering the competition and for a further two years for the legitimate purpose of getting in touch with you regarding your entry. After this, your details and images will be deleted, apart from the winner’s images and details.

11.  Entrants must be over 18 years of age.

12.  The deadline for entries is 12noon (BST) on Friday 23rd September 2022.

13.  The following judging criteria will be used: composition; clarity; originality; audience appeal; and suitability for purpose.

14.  The winner will be notified in early November 2022 via email.

15.  The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

16.  There is no alternative (including cash) to the prize offered.

17.  The entrant gives the National Equine Forum permission to publish the photographs in the printed version of the programme and to use the digital image across the National Equine Forum’s website, social media platforms, and other media, as well as other imaging, documentation and items associated with NEF23.