2020 Photography Competition


Back by popular demand!

2021 marks Cancer Support France Haute-Vienne’s 10th anniversary, and following the great success of our 2019 calendar, we are celebrating this landmark occasion by producing an anniversary calendar for 2021. We received a fantastic response from the first competition and now can’t wait to receive your entries for the next calendar. As before, there will be one overall winner voted by a panel of judges, and 11 runners up. Each entrant is allowed up to four photos (one for each season). Twelve images in total will be chosen to represent the months of the year. The 2021 calendar will be printed and for sale from September this year. All proceeds of the sale will go directly to Cancer Support France Haute-Vienne.

Calendar theme for 2021

The theme for the 2021 Calendar Competition is ‘French Life’. What thoughts do you conjure up when when you think of our lives in France? The countryside and its wildlife? The stunning and historic architecture? Or your simple potager at home? Use your imagination and think what epitomizes life here in France.

Closing date The closing date for the competition is midnight on Friday 15th May 2020.

How to enter the competition Entries must be sent in digital format only. All images (you can enter up to four in total – one for each season) must be the original high resolution files, at 300 dpi, landscape – 3508 x 2480 pixels. When emailing the image, please save the file using your full name and the season. Entrants must include their full names, address, telephone number and email address.

You can send entries via email to: etceteracompetition@gmail.com.

Summary of points to remember

▪ Think French life

▪ The photo must be landscape orientation (not portrait).

▪ Think about the light and composition.

The important stuff

Make sure you read and comply with the terms and conditions of the competition.

1. Entrants can submit up to 4 photos (one for each season) as JPEG files, each file saved with your name and season (eg John Smith Spring). Original digital images only, they must be landscape (not portrait) at 300 dpi, 3508 x 2480 pixels. Pictures received that are not at the correct print specifications will not be able to enter.

2. In submitting a photo you agree that its content does not infringe copyrights or other property rights of any party. All entries must be the original work of the entrant. You must have been granted permissions to use any public or private buildings, as well as creators of original works. The entrant must be the sole copyright owner of all photographs entered. By entering the competition you are authorising etcetera magazine and Cancer Support Haute-Vienne to use the photo(s) you submit in any context and at ny time.

3. You must fill in a consent form if any people appear in your images. Download the consent form from etcetera or CSF-HV website and send the completed form to etcetera (scanned copy via email or post).

4. The closing date for entries is midnight on Friday 15th May.

5. The competition is open to residents and owners of property in France. Employees of etcetera magazine or the executive committee of Cancer Support France Haute-Vienne are not eligible to enter. Entrants under 18 need to have parental or guardian consent to enter. Entrants must not be professional photographers, that is a person who makes more than half their annual income from the sale of their photographs.

6. All entries will be judged by a panel of judges and their decision is final. Judges have the right to exclude any images they believe to be excessively enhanced. They will consider a range of factors including composition, originality and interpretation of the brief, as well as the commercial appeal of the photographs.

7. The best photograph will be on the front cover of the calendar and the winner will receive a magnum of champagne. The overall winner and the 11 runners-up will be published in the September issue of etcetera magazine. Cancer Support France Haute-Vienne thank you for your participation in this competition, fundraising money to help their charity support English-speaking residents in France. 100% of the income raised from the sales of the 2021 calendar will go directly to their charity. All work carried out by all parties involved in the competition is voluntary.

Download Photography Consent Form 2020