Terms and Conditions of the 2014 MDL Photographer of the Year Competition

  1. This Competition is organised by Marina Developments Limited (MDL) - Company no. 1056715. Photographs submitted should be taken at one or more of MDL’s 21 marinas and boatyards (in the UK, Spain and Italy), approaches or the immediate surrounding area. Please clearly indicate on any submission as to which marina or boatyard each photograph relates to.
  2. Entrants agree that any photograph submitted to the MDL Photography Competition are free of royalty and/or restrictions of any kind and can be freely used by Marina Developments Limited or any company working for them for publicity and promotional purposes, if deemed suitable.
  3. All photographs must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The Entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured. Further, Entrants must warrant that they have not breached any laws when taking their photographs.
  4. Any photographs submitted must have been taken between 11th August 2013 and 10th August 2014 inclusive.
  5. The 2014 Competition is divided into two categories: 1) Photography and 2) Under-16 Photography.
  6. The Photography Competition will have one overall winner and a runner up. The winner will receive a portfolio of the winner’s boat taken by Brendan Fitzgerald of Fitz Marine Photography presented in a handcrafted, leather-bound album - see Terms and Conditions for the winning prize here. The runner up will receive a magnum of Champagne. Both winner and runner-up will also receive tickets to the 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show.
  7. The Under-16 Photography Competition will have one overall winner and a runner up. The winner will receive a Nikon COOLPIX AW120 digital camera. The runner-up will receive £50 worth of Amazon vouchers. Both winner and runner-up will also receive tickets to the 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show.
  8. Employees of Marina Developments Limited, as well as their immediate families are not eligible to enter. Entrants under the age of 16 years need to have parent or guardian consent to enter.   
  9. Entrants can submit up to ten images for this Competition.
  10. This Competition is open to all MDL berth holders and visitors.
  11. The Competition ends at 12.00 midnight on Sunday 10th August 2014 and any material received after that time cannot be considered.
  12. Winning entrants will be notified on 1st September 2014.
  13. The top ten photographs from each competition will be selected by judging on composition, technique and creativity by a team of judges. Entrants understand and agree that this decision process will be final and binding on all parties.
  14. The winning photographs will be independently selected by Brendan Fitzgerald of Fitz Marine Photography.
  15. Photographs submitted must be hi-res (300 dpi), large in physical size and a maximum of 10MB. JPEGs are the preferred format wherever possible.
  16. Photographs can be submitted through the MDL website at www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/photography-form. Entries can also be made by post to this address: MDL Marinas, Photography Competition, Outlook House, Hamble Point, School Lane, Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4NB. Proof of posting cannot be accepted as proof of delivery. If photos are submitted by post and you wish for them to be returned, please include a self-addressed envelope with your entry.
  17. By entering the Competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete.
  18. If the winners are unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, Marina Developments Limited reserves the right after 7 days to either offer the prize to another Entrant that has been shortlisted or to re-offer the prize in any future competition.
  19. Marina Developments Limited reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions.
  20. Prizes are non-transferable unless stated and there is no cash alternative. Marina Developments Limited reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time.
  21. No purchase necessary to enter this Competition.