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Lanyon Quoit with the Milky Way by Chris ColyerWe are thrilled to be promoting the Outstanding Penwith at Night Photo Competition 2020, supporting the West Penwith AONB in becoming an International Dark Sky Park.

We are looking for photographs that capture the beauty and wonder of the West Penwith section of the Cornwall AONB at night- from its stunning starry skies to its nocturnal nature and wildlife, historical sites and anything else that portrays the glory of this area after dark.

Photographs must be taken within West Penwith section of the Cornwall AONB, up to a year prior to the start of the competition- for a map and details of this area click here. The deadline for entries to be received is midnight on 30th November 2020.

Winners will be notified by end of 14th December 2020. Winning entries will be published in a future edition of Cornwall Life magazine, and winning and highly recommended entries will be displayed in an online gallery on the Penwith Landscape Partnership website. Photographs may also be used in the submission to support the West Penwith AONB in becoming an International Dark Sky Park.

Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third place winners of the competition. 

Images on this page (c) Chris Colyer.

How to enter the Photo Competition:

  • Photographs must be of locations within the West Penwith section of the Cornwall AONB – (see map here) and taken after dark up to a year prior to the start of the competition
  • You may submit up to 3 photos per person
  • Photographs can be full colour or black and white and must be hi-res jpegs (.jpg format)
  • Send your images by email to: hello@penwithlandscape.com by the closing date of midnight on 30th November 2020.
  • Include your name and email address (your e-mail address will be used to confirm your entry and to contact you if you win. It will be stored securely, and will not be used for any other purpose or passed on or sold to any third party.)
  • Please fill in the accompanying submission form, including specifying where within the West Penwith section of the Cornwall AONB it was taken.
  • Tell us where you found out about the competition, e.g. Cornwall Life magazine, the Penwith Landscape Partnership website, newspaper, poster, social media or word of mouth etc.
  • Include your date of birth if under 18
  • By entering you agree to the conditions set out in the competition rules below.
     

Botallack with Neowise Comet by Chris ColyerCompetition rules

  1. All photographs must be your own work, and you must legally hold the copyright to them. To prevent our email system from rejecting your entry, the email size may be no larger than 10 Megabytes.  If it is larger than this then please send images separately.
  2. To be eligible for the shortlist, your photograph must be taken with a sufficiently high-resolution camera (we recommend at least eight million pixels). Your image must be printable able at 300dpi at A4 size (210 x 297mm). Please save your picture as jpg format at the highest quality setting which will create a file size of approximately 3.5 megabytes per picture. 
  3. For those entrants under the age of 16, a parent or guardian will need to sign a written consent form.
  4. We will make no claims on your copyright. 
  5. You give your permission for the Penwith Landscape Partnership and its partners, the partner organisations involved in a Steering Group to achieve the International Dark Sky Park designation for West Penwith, and Cornwall Life magazine to publish your photos on our websites and through digital media and to use without charge to promote the competition, the Penwith Landscape Partnership, or to support the bid to achieve the International Dark Sky Park designation for West Penwith AONB, in submissions, leaflets, magazine and newspaper articles (produced by third parties), and other forms of publicity at our discretion. If your photo is used in this way you will be credited as the photographer. 
  6. To support this you give Penwith Landscape Partnership (and their partners) and partner organisations involved in a Steering Group to achieve the International Dark Sky Park designation a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free permission to; use, copy, modify, translate and/or adapt, distribute, publicly display by any means and in any media and create derivative works of, and copy, distribute such derivative works of your photo.
  7. If there are any people in your photo that are recognisable, you must obtain their permission for the pictures (or their parent’s / guardians permission if under 16) to be entered into the competition and used for the purposes described above.
  8. To accompany your photos please sign and return the submission form which can be downloaded here, that warrants sole authorship of the photo and confirms you have read and understood the competition rules
  9. You declare that if your photo has been digitally manipulated you will supply details of the processing method- see further detail on the submissions form.

All entries must be received by midnight on 30th November with a signed submission form.

Judges will include local artists and photographers, and their decisions are final.

Download the submissions form for entries here

Download a PDF of the competition entry guidelines and rules here