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Wisden-MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year

You can now submit entries for the Wisden – MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year competition.

The contest was launched in 2010, and is open to all photographers, amateur or professional, from across the world. It remains free to enter, with the only stipulations that entries must have been taken during the year of the competition, and have a cricketing theme.

The competition mirrors MCC’s desire to promote cricket at all levels, and last year there were around 450 entries. These ranged from images of top international players to games of cricket in the back alleys of Bangladesh and India.

Shortlist & Prizes:

A shortlist of eleven entries will initially be chosen, from which a winner and two runners-up will be announced. First prize will be awarded £2000, two runners-up will each receive £1000, and the eight other shortlisted entries will get £250 each.

In addition to the cash prizes, the top three photographs will feature in the 2018 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, and all of the shortlisted entries will be exhibited at Lord’s throughout next year. The top three will also receive their own copy of the Wisden Almanack.

Please read the Terms & Conditions before entering.

How to enter:

Each entrant may submit up to three different photographs taken between January 1 and December 31 2017 via the online entry form below. There is no fee for entering.
Each image must be submitted individually and the file named with your family name and numbered 1, 2 or 3 – e.g. YOURNAME_1, YOURNAME_2, YOURNAME_3
Each image must be a minimum of 1MB is limited to 9MB.
Full caption details must also be supplied for each photograph, including the location and date on which it was taken.
The competition is open for entries from Friday 6th October 2017 and the closing date is 23:59 GMT on Friday 5th January 2018

The winning images for 2017 will be selected by a panel of independent expert judges appointed by Wisden and MCC, and headed by former Chief Sports Photographer for The Sunday Times, Chris Smith.

Fees:

Free

Prizes:

A shortlist of eleven entries will initially be chosen, from which a winner and two runners-up will be announced. First prize will be awarded £2000, two runners-up will each receive £1000, and the eight other shortlisted entries will get £250 each.

In addition to the cash prizes, the top three photographs will feature in the 2018 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, and all of the shortlisted entries will be exhibited at Lord’s throughout next year. The top three will also receive their own copy of the Wisden Almanack.

Eligibility:

Open to all, image must be on a cricket theme and taken in 2017

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Reproduction

By submitting your images to the Competition, you confirm that the images you submit are free of any third party restrictions regarding use, and you grant a non-exclusive licence to MCC and Wisden to reproduce any images submitted in connection with the competition for the following purposes:

publication in Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2018, on Wisden’s website at www.wisden.com and on Wisden’s social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and
publication on MCC’s website at www.lords.org, on MCC’s social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and in MCC’s not-for-profit printed and electronic publications (e.g. MCC Members’ newsletters)
In addition, you grant MCC a non-exclusive licence to exhibit the eleven (11) shortlisted images at Lord's Cricket Ground.

By entering the Competition you agree that media publications and individual journalists shall be allowed to publish the winning image in any publication or on their social media platform without any payment to you, subject to it being in connection with the Competition and clearly captioned as the Wisden/MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year 2017 and credited to the winning photographer.

Copyright

Entrants must be the sole author and owner of the copyright for all images entered and will retain full copyright in their images at all times and any use of a submitted image beyond the uses set out in point 11 above must be by separate agreement with the copyright owner.

Wisden and MCC hope that opportunities may arise for winning photographers to benefit from the commercial use of their image in connection with the Competition, but if any such opportunities do arise they will be exploited only with the copyright owner’s permission.

Theme:

Sports