Image Club Entry Form

Image-Club-1Fancy yourself as a handy snapper? Our Image Club is your chance to feature in Country Life.

Send us your best photographs – holiday snaps, bushveld vistas or anything else ‘Country Life’ – and we might print your picture in the magazine or post it online.

AND there are great prizes on offer. First prize is worth R1 000; second R750; third R500; and fourth R250.

BEFORE uploading, please ensure your photograph is AT LEAST 300dpi. That’s the minimum quality required to print in the magazine. One to three images can be uploaded with a combined file size of 5MB. 

2017 Photographic Competition Rules

Country Life invites amateur photographers to submit four of their photographs to the monthly competition, for judging by our panel.

1. Entry

There are two ways to enter the competition: website and email.

Each entry must include:
1.  Your contact details (phone number and email)
2.  Your camera details (model and make of camera), camera settings (lens focal length, shutter speed, aperture (f-stop), details of whether a beanbag, tripod, filter, polariser, or other accessory was used)
3. The location (a description of where and at what time of day the picture was taken)
4. A hi-res image

2. Images
All photographs must be taken in the countryside of South Africa or in our border countries.

Please don’t submit any images that have already been sent to other magazines running similar photographic competitions for at least three months after submitting your photo to Country Life. Country Life reserves the right to disqualify anyone contravening these rules, and withhold prizes.

Note: The first-prize winner of Image Club may not enter the competition for three months thereafter. Once that time period has lapsed, we encourage you to enter again.

Entries must be hi-res (300dpi, 21cm x 15cm). Low-res images will be disqualified.

3. Website
Visit www.countrylife.co.za and click on WIN on the home page and then the Image Club button. Fill in the form, upload the image and submit. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

4. Email
Send a hi-res photo (file size must be less than 4MB) with all the relevant information to [email protected]

5. Digital Photography
Any manipulation or modification to the original image is limited to minor retouching, resizing, flipping, cropping, selective lightening or darkening and restoration of the original colour of a scene. The faithful representation of a natural form, behaviour or phenomenon must be maintained. Manipulation or modification must not alter the content of the original scene.

6. Prizes
Winners are chosen on the merit of their photographs. Prizes will only be delivered to addresses within South Africa. Prizes are as published in the magazine and vary from month to month.

7. Conditions
Country Life reserves the right to use the images entered into the Image Club competition, without payment but credited to the photographer, in future issues, across our digital platforms, and to promote Country Life.

This competition is not open to employees of Caxton Magazines or their families.

 

Image Club

Form for the submission of Image Club entries
  • The location (a description of where and at what time of day the picture was taken)
    Scholar info where necessary (school contact details, scholars’ age and grade)
  • *If you are a regular Instagram user, we would love to tag you, should we give exposure to your entry on this platform.
  • Model and make of camera, film stock and lens
    Camera settings (lens focal length, shutter speed, aperture (f-stop) details of whether a beanbag, tripod, filter, polariser, or other accessory was used
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

You can also email your entries to: [email protected] (with required info as requested above).