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BSC Photo Competition

Published 09:54 on 31 May 2023

BSC Photo Competition

Snap, Click! Take part in our photographic competition at Bosham Sailing Club in celebration of Wildlife Awareness Week (5-9 June). We are running a competition to take photos of our beautiful harbour, its wildlife and/or wildlife habitat. Geographically, we'd like your photos to be taken either near BSC or along our creek and Bosham shorelines.

The closing date is 30 June 2023 and once the BSC winning entrants have been selected and awarded their prizes, the winning photos from each age category will be entered into the grand final involving the top photos from all the Chichester Harbour Federation sailing clubs and organisations. Please note, the winning images will be used by the Conservancy.

Age categories:

  • 1)Ages 11 and under
  • 2)Ages 12 - 17
  • 3)Ages 18 and up

Closing date midnight on 30 June 2023

Email photographs with your name and where it was taken to no later than 30th June 2023


Maximum of three photos to be submitted digitally as jpgs per person.

Subject - either wildlife and/or habitat around Bosham Sailing Club.

Name your photo with your name and where it was taken.

Entrants must not cause injury or do anything distress to any animal or damage its habitat, either deliberately or inadvertently whilst trying to take a photograph. This includes the flying of drones, which should not be flown too noisily or too close to wildlife or their habitats or nest sites.

The winning images will be used by the Conservancy.

The decision as to the eligibility of individual photographs is the Judges and will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Digital photography does allow for some image enhancement. You can enter images that have had spots, scratches or other blemishes removed. You can have worked on the colour or enhanced the image for the sake of the composition. You can also crop the image to improve composition.

We will not accept composite images - entries that stitch two or more separate photographs together to make one image, or entries that superimpose elements photographed separately onto an image.

We want you to stay faithful to the spirit of the competition, and never deceive the viewer or misrepresent the aspect of nature being portrayed. The judges reserve the right to exclude any image they believe may have been excessively treated so as to alter its authenticity.

The competition is open to members only. Entrants under the age of 18 need the verifiable permission of a parent or guardian to enter.

Entrants must not be professional photographers. For the purposes of this competition, a professional photographer will be considered to be someone who makes more than half their annual income from the sale of their photographs.

The competition closes on the 30th June 2023. Entries received after this date will not be considered. There will be a First, Second and Third in each age category and the First in each category will be submitted to the Chichester Harbour Federation Photographic Competition to be judged by the CHaPRoN team.

Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted and no feedback on any entry will be provided.

All photographs will be judged on the following criteria:


Technical ability


Public appeal

Works to the theme


A: A parent or guardian must submit entries on behalf of their child or ward (the entrant).

B: Entries must be the entrant's own work. Parents/guardians can advise but entries must be the entrant's own photographs.


Last updated 11:51 on 12 March 2024

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