Be a cover star!

Would you like to see
one of your images in print, on the cover of the world’s no1 weekly photography
magazine? If so, read on…

AP is looking for a
photograph taken by an AP reader to feature on the cover of this year’s Christmas Special (AP 21-28 December). We want a picture that typifies the
season, so it could be a snowy landscape, the northern lights, winter wildlife
– in fact, anything that you think best illustrates the festive season. It
could be an image that you already have on file or maybe you want to spend time
thinking about an idea and then go out to shoot it. Try to avoid the usual
Christmas cliché images, though, as we’re looking for something stunning and

As the image will
appear on the front cover of the issue, there are a few other things to
consider when planning or selecting your photograph:

  1. The image should be
    in portrait format
  2. It should have a
    suitable area in the upper quarter of the image on which to place the AP logo
  3. It should also have a
    similar area elsewhere on which headlines can be placed
  4. While a
    low-resolution image will be required initially, a high-resolution image of at
    least 3,500 pixels along its longest edge will be needed for publication
  5. See above and below for example covers

And don’t think you
only have to submit one picture. If you have a selection of images that you
think might be suitable, send them all.

Make sure you
send us your ph

otographs by Saturday 30 November 2013.

All you have to do is
upload your images to the ‘Christmas cover competition’ Gallery by Saturday 30 November 2013 and we will
consider each and every one.

If we think your photograph is suitable for the AP
front cover, we will inform you by private message on the website requesting a high resolution image file, so you may want to consider adjusting your setting to be informed of the private message.

If your image is chosen to appear on the cover, you will receive a
payment of £200, plus a *Camlink CMP1 Monopod and
a Kata DR 467i Digital Rucksack together worth over £100.

That’s all t

here is to
it. So start searching through your files, think about some ideas and send us
your pic

tures. Good luck!

How to enter: Upload your images to our competition Gallery by following the instructions here

Terms and Conditions:
Photos must not previously have been published in a national
UK photography magazine.

All images will be credited. Copyright in all images submitted for
this competition remains with the respective entrants. Images will only be used
by Amateur Photographer, in connection with the promotion of the competition
and as part of the prize.

The image added to the gallery should be a minimum of 800
pixels wide and a maximum of 2MB in size.

The prize: you will receive a
payment of £200. *Plus a Camlink CMP1 Monopod and
a Kata DR 467i Digital Rucksack

The winning image will be published on the front cover of Amateur
Photographer magazine dated 21/28 December 2013. It will also appear on the Amateur Photographer website.

An RGB file, of at least 3,500 pixels along its longest
edge, will be required in order to publish the image in the magazine.

If you
are a winner, we will notify you by the email you used to register on our
forum. If, after 7 days of our sending notification you have not been able to
supply the file required we will offer the prize to someone else.

Amateur Photographer may choose to showcase the images in an
exhibition, on the web site or magazines as a means of promoting the
competition. All images will be credited.

All photographs submitted must be the work of the
individual who submits them. Entrants must ensure that photographs of people
have been taken with the permission of the subject (where necessary) and do not
infringe the copyright of any third party.

Employees of IPC Media and their families, may not enter
this competition. Prizes are as stated and no cash or other alternative can be
offered to the prizes or overall prize. No money can be added to the overall

The winners will be chosen by the editor. The editor’s
decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Should we not recieve an image suitable for the cover, the editor will then choose a winner to recieve the prize of *a Camlink CMP1 Monopod and
a Kata DR 467i Digital Rucksack

*Prizes will only be sent to UK and EU

Normal IPC competition rules apply. Competition details form
part of these terms and conditions.

All entries must be made directly by the person entering the
competition. Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or
the use of automated devices will be void. No responsibility can be accepted
for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post.

The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another
individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.

The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms
of competitions and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit
of the competition. The winner agrees to the use of his or her name, photograph
and disclosure of county of residence and will co-operate with any other
reasonable requests by IPC relating to any post-winning publicity. Unless
stated otherwise all postal entries must be made on the relevant coupon or form
printed in the magazine.

The winners will be chosen from all correct entries received
by the closing date stated within the promotional material. Winners will be notified by private message facility on the forum. If you do not respond witin two days we will contact you via the email provided when you first registered.

Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner.
Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery within 7 days of
email sent, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in
forfeiture of the prize. If they cannot be contacted within 7 days, or are
unable comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right
to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant chosen. Where applicable, the
judge’s decision is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion
and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision. Competitions may
be modified or withdrawn at any time.

*Prizes will only be sent to UK and EU