UKISUG Photo Competition

Time to show off your skills

Our 2019 Photo Competition is now open to all UKISUG members.

From quick mobile snaps to perfectly timed portraits, simply submit any picture of your choice into our competition, whether it be cheetahs while on safari or the rolling hills of the Lake District, the only limit is your imagination.

We are looking for 12 winning pictures for display in our UKISUG 2020 Calendar. All 12 winners will receive a print of their entry and if you are selected as one of the top 3 entries you are also in with a chance to win:

  • 1st Prize - £500 Gift Voucher
  • 2nd Prize - £250 Gift Voucher
  • 3rd Prize - £100 Gift Voucher

In addition, the top 3 winners will receive a full complimentary UKISUG Connect 2019 conference pass, including 2 nights B & B accommodation.

All 12 entrants will receive a print of their photo.

Your Photos must be landscape and in jpeg format of at least 1000 x 1500 pixels and must be submitted by completing this form to include a title and brief explanation (max 50 words) to provide context for your image). Please note: Portrait or panoramic images are not acceptable.

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

The UKISUG 2019 Photography Competition is open to all UKISUG Members to submit any picture or image of their choosing.

It may be cheetahs while on safari, or the rolling hills of the Lake District, the only limit is your imagination. All we ask is that your photo is supported by a title and brief explanation, (maximum 50 words) to provide context for your image

Competition Overview

Twelve winning photos will be:

  • selected by the judges and will appear in the UKISUG 2020 Calendar, including a credit to the winner and their organisation;
  • displayed on the UKISUG website; and
  • used in UKISUG promotional material.

From the twelve winning entries, the judges will select the top three photos and the following prizes will be awarded to the relevant entrants:

  • £500 Gift Vouchers
  • £250 Gift Vouchers
  • £100 Gift Vouchers

In addition, the top 3 winners will receive a full complimentary UKISUG Connect 2019 conference pass, including 2 nights B & B accommodation.

All 12 entrants will receive a print of their photo.

The prizes as described are as available. All prizes are non transferable and there are no cash alternatives.

By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and the terms and conditions below (collectively “Rules”).

General Terms and Conditions

  1. Closing Date 31 August 2019. Entries received after this date will not be considered
  2. The twelve winning entries will be notified by 30 September 2019
  3. The top three entrants will receive a complimentary invitation to UKISUG Connect 2019, including a 3 day pass and 2 nights B & B accommodation. Prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.
  4. A maximum of three entries per person – submitted to UKISUG as JPEG images. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.
  5. Photos must be landscape and in jpeg format of at least 1000 x 1500 pixels and must be submitted via the UKISUG website. Portrait or panoramic images are not acceptable.
  6. Your photo should be supported by a title and brief description, (maximum 50 words) to provide explanatory context for your image
  7. You will receive email confirmation of receipt of your entry
  8. All photographs will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Quality
    • Originality
    • Personal appeal
    • Judges opinion
    • All judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into
  9. The competition is open to employees of UKISUG members only who are over 18 years of age and resident in the United Kingdom or Ireland. Employees of UKISUG, as well as their immediate families are not eligible to enter.
  10. If after reasonable attempts a shortlisted entrant cannot be contacted, UKISUG reserves the right to offer the place on the shortlist to the next best entry.
  11. In its absolute discretion UKISUG reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time if UKISUG has reason to believe that an entrant has breached these Rules.
  12. The 12 winners’ names and that of his/her employer will be disclosed to anyone who writes to UKISUG within one month after the close of the Conference, stating the date of publication and enclosing a stamped addressed envelope,
  13. UKISUG reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the Rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  14. Privacy Terms - Each entrant is deemed to consent to the disclosure and use of his/her name (and employer’s name) as described in the Rules and for the processing of his/her personal data in connection with the administration of the competition.
  15. Each Entrant consents to the processing and storage of the submission data as detailed in UKISUG Privacy Policy.
  16. Copyright and Ownership - All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure, if applicable, that:
    • any images they submit have been taken with the permission of their employer and the subject;
    • they have the permission of their employer and the subject to enter the images into this competition;
    • the images do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws; and
    • the entrant complies with any branding or other requirements of their employer. Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it. Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to UKISUG to feature any or all of the submitted images in its calendars and in any of their publications, websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.
  17. Use of images by UKISUG - If the judges are unable to pick 12 entries to make up the calendar, UKISUG reserves the right to include any other images that it deems appropriate.

All judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into

Timescale & Judging Process

01/09/19 - 08/09/19 : the UKISUG team will select their top 50 photos, which will be submitted to the judging panel

09/09/19 – 22/09/19 : Judging panel will select 12 winning entries and agree on the top 3 entries

23/09/19 – 30/09/19 : The 12 winners will be notified, with the top 3 entry winners, invited to attend UKISUG Connect 2019.

The promoter of this competition is UK & Ireland, SAP User Group, Lockheed Court, Preston Farm, Stockton on Tees, TS18 3SH

December 2018