Image © Rob Bailey, BIUPC award winner 2021 (mankind’s impact on the environment category)

Every year there have been a small number of image disqualifications due to competitors not following these rules.  Please read carefully.

Camera set up

On the Friday evening of the competition, the organisers will post a unique BIUPC image and a random date the web, social media and in an email to competitors. Competitors should set their camera to the random time and only then take a RAW image photo of the unique image. This image is to verify that subsequent images were taken on the day of the competition and shortlisted competitors will be asked for both their competition images and their photograph of the BIUPC unique image.  Please take special care with this procedure.

Re-size your images
Competitors should re-size images to 1400 pixels on the longest dimension as 300 dpi JPEGs.  Double-check that processing software has not auto-watermarked images, which will be disqualified.

You must UPLOAD IMAGES HERE directly to this web site.  NO IMAGES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 10:00pm

Original image files
Please keep your original, unchanged images including RAW files, including your photograph of the BIUPC unique image. If your image is short listed for a prize, you will be asked to send the original files to the BIUPC competitions secretary. Competitors unable to provide RAW or camera native format files will be disqualified.

Photographers’ image rights
BSoUP reserves the right only to publish winning images in the Society magazine ‘in focus’ and on the website Images may also be used royalty free in media coverage of the event and future promotional material for the championship such as magazine publications, but copyright will always remain with the photographer, who will be consulted for any other use of images not declared here.

The organisers’ decision on any matters arising from these guidelines shall be final.