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Offline Matthew

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Who is entering the Countryfile Calender comp?
« on: May 29, 2011, 09:51:32 PM »
BBCs' "Countryfile" program is running a competition for people to send in entries to be included in their Children in Need calendar. Apart from the winners having their winning image featuring in said calendar, they will also win £1000 worth of photography gear.

There are various categories, but you have to enter your images by post to them as prints.

I fancy a go at it...anyone else going to have a go?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/countryfile
« Last Edit: May 29, 2011, 09:53:19 PM by highlandscenics »


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Re: Who is entering the Countryfile Calender comp?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011, 11:02:32 PM »
Enter if you wish but I've never bothered, as the prize wouldn't cover the cost of a Nikon 300mm F2.8 VR.  ::)

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Re: Who is entering the Countryfile Calender comp?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 11:16:34 PM »
And if it's good enough for the CF calendar, it's good enough to sell...oh, except only the Beeb can after you've uploaded it....

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Re: Who is entering the Countryfile Calender comp?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011, 11:39:31 PM »
Need to watch your photos on this as the BBC can use them in any campaigns
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Re: Who is entering the Countryfile Calender comp?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 07:30:05 AM »
Having watched the judging proceedure last year, with a dozen or so people knee deep in entries, it would be more productive spending the postage on a couple of lottery tickets! ;)

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Re: Who is entering the Countryfile Calender comp?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 10:27:20 AM »
I believe the BBC T&C's have been discussed here, and this sites predecessor DCM  :tup:, on numerous occasions.

Essentially, once the BBC get your picture, you might as well delete it off your hard drive - now matter how they couch the wording.
Even the cost of postage is more than you would ever seen from an image the Beeb get their sticky fingers on...

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Re: Who is entering the Countryfile Calender comp?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2011, 06:59:18 PM »
I`m not entering either. Too many entries, cost of a decent print and lack of ability  :)

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Re: Who is entering the Countryfile Calender comp?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2011, 09:15:23 PM »
I`m not entering either. Too many entries, cost of a decent print and lack of ability  :)

Jinky as a Pro your disqualified anyway... :)

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Re: Who is entering the Countryfile Calender comp?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2011, 10:26:03 PM »
Hmmmm....I'm glad you all commented...and to be honest I am having second thoughts now. I might give it a swerve. I have never released any photos to a BBC competition or otherwise. If you think about it, even if you dont win, they still have your work and whats to stop them using it for other things???......hmmmm......
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Re: Who is entering the Countryfile Calender comp?
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2011, 12:31:21 PM »
and whats to stop them using it for other things???......hmmmm......

Absolutely nothing at all, and that's the problem they basically take the rights from you, you still get credited as the tog in theory but you are stuck with their T&Cs which is why on principal I will NEVER upload or send a photo to Auntie.....you give them the right to use your image however they wish for any purpose, so your photo might end up being used for something you never intended it to be used for.
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Re: Who is entering the Countryfile Calender comp?
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2011, 03:05:03 AM »
Hmmmm....I'm glad you all commented...and to be honest I am having second thoughts now. I might give it a swerve. I have never released any photos to a BBC competition or otherwise. If you think about it, even if you dont win, they still have your work and whats to stop them using it for other things???......hmmmm......

Surely they can't get much from a print you send in, in reproduction and enlarging wise? Or is there a digital version uploaded after sending or something?
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