Photography Competition

Terms and conditions

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These terms and conditions govern the SongBird Survival what3birds? photography competition 2021. The competition organisers are SongBird Survival.

By accepting the Terms & Conditions of the competition and subsequently submitting your images, you have entered into an agreement with SongBIrd Survival.

The organisers reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions without notice.

  1. By entering the competition, you warrant to SongBird Survival (SBS) that all information submitted by you regarding yourself and your competition entry is true and accurate and complete in every respect. SBS reserves the right to verify any information provided in connection with your entry.

  2. All entries must be received by 11.59pm(BST) on 8th August 2021.

  3. The competition is open to persons who are resident in the United Kingdom, and also to persons who are resident outside of the United Kingdom provided that they are able to enter the competition without breaching any law or regulation of the jurisdiction in which they are resident.

  4. If entrants are under the age of 18 they must have permission to enter from their parent or guardian. By submitting an entry for the competition, your parent/carer/guardian is deemed to have given such consent and to agreed to the use of the entry as described in these terms and conditions.

  5. SBS reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any entrant if it believes that an entrant has breached any of the Conditions, any applicable law (including without limitation copyright law) or has infringed the intellectual property of any other person. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that any failure to comply with the Conditions may lead to SBS disqualifying that person, without SBS being required to give any reason for such disqualification or granting any opportunity for challenge.

  6. The competition is open to anyone except employees at SongBird Survival and those directly involved with the competition and judging (including their families and relatives).

a) Competition entries

  1. Entries should be submitted in a high-resolution format. Images that are not high resolution may be discounted from the competition. Entries should be submitted digitally using the process outlined on our web page www.songbird-survival.org.uk/photography-competition-enter by the Closing Date and in the manner set out in these conditions. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

  2. Entries should have a maximum file size of 25MB.

  3. Digital adjustments are acceptable; however, the way in which any digital enhancement or editing has been used will be taken into account when judging the entry.  Cropping is allowed.

  4. SBS accepts no responsibility for the return of any Entries which are submitted in hard copy form as well as electronic form.


b) Prize-winners

Prize-winners will be selected and notified by 19th August 2021 at the latest, by email. Five category winning images will be selected by the SBS judges with one of these being crowned the overall winner. A what3birds? award winner will also be selected. All winners will each receive a certificate and the relevant category prize. Winners will be contacted to provide a suitable delivery address and prizes will be forwarded to this address. The overall winner will also receive the Flying High prize.


c) Liability

  1. SBS accepts no responsibility for entries lost, damaged or delayed whether due to transmission errors, website malfunction, computer error or otherwise. 

  2. Entrants agree to their winning pictures appearing in the SBS supporter magazine, The Dawn Chorus, on the website and social media of SBS as well as on the respective partner’s Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

  3. Any contributions you transmit to us shall be considered non-confidential. By transmitting or posting a contribution to us you represent that you are fully entitled to do so; grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, non-terminable, worldwide, sub-licencable and royalty-free licence to copy, modify, distribute, show in public and create derivative works from that material in any form and anywhere for all commercial or non-commercial purposes related to our work; and authorise us to adapt the relevant material in the course of doing so and so waive all moral rights you have in your contribution to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  4. SBS will make every reasonable effort to ensure that name credits are given to any photograph published in any medium.

  5. Any personal information relating to entrants will be used by SBS in accordance with data protection legislation in force in England.

  6. All competition entrants unconditionally agree to the use of their name, and disclosure of their county of residence in connection with any Entry which is published in any form in any media.


d) Governing law and jurisdiction

These Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter (including the Competition), validity, termination or enforceability (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.


The Courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the Conditions or their subject matter (including non-contractual disputes or claims).


List of UK species of song and other small birds:

Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Common Redstart, Corn Bunting, Cuckoo, Dipper, Dunnock, Garden Warbler, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Green Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Grey Wagtail, House Martin, House Sparrow, Kingfisher, Lapwing, Lesser Redpoll, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat, Linnet, Long Tailed Tit, Marsh Tit, Meadow Pipit, Mistle Thrush, Nightingale, Nuthatch, Pied / White Wagtail, Pied Flycatcher, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Robin, Sand Martin, Sedge Warbler, Siskin, Skylark, Song Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Starling, Stock Dove, Stonechat, Swallow, Swift, Tree Pipit, Tree Sparrow, Treecreeper, Turtle Dove, Wheatear, Whinchat, Whitethroat, Willow Tit, Willow Warbler, Wood Warbler, Wren, Yellow Wagtail, Yellowhammer
This list is not exhaustive.

To find out more about these birds, help identifying them and where to find them visit: