The Willmotts, Capture Hammersmith, Photography Competition 2017 is open. The theme is open to individual interpretation but entries must have Hammersmith at their heart; for example photographs of architecture, people and wildlife within the borders of Hammersmith. All entries should be made via Instagram using #capturehammersmith.

Entrants can submit up to as many relevant photos as they please, either in colour, filtered or black and white via Instagram #capturehammersmith

Images may be digitally enhanced to remove spots or scratches, but not manipulated. Entrants can enhance the picture to make it brighter, clearer etc, but not manipulate the content. Willmotts reserve the right to exclude any image they believe may have been excessively treated so as to alter its authenticity or if it is inappropriate or of an offensive nature.

The competition is open to ALL, entrants under the age of 16 years need to have parent or guardian consent to enter.

Each entry should be posted on instagram marked with #capturehammersmith ideally with a brief description of where the photo was taken.

The competition closes at midnight on 10th June 2018. This new date is due to popular demand. Allowing the competition to run through each season and to coincide with the Hammersmith Arts Fair 2018

All entries will be judged by the number of likes received on instagram. The judges will select a shortlist of twelve photographs (the ‘Finalists’) which, in their opinion, best illustrate the theme of the competition. They will consider a range of factors including composition, technical ability, originality, interpretation of the brief and the commercial appeal of the photographs.

Viewers will be invited to vote for the Finalist they like the best via Instagram, Capture.Hammersmith. That winner will receive a prize of £500 worth of mobile phone vouchers. The judges will select their own favourite entry and that winner will receive a prize of £500 worth of vouchers. There is no cash alternative and it cannot be sold or transferred.

In the event of a technical problem or evidence of impropriety with regard to the Instagram user’s vote, the judges shall have the final decision. If the users’ vote results in a tie, the judges shall have the casting vote. The judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence can be entered into.

All entries 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 not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.

Prior to submission, entrants must not have offered any of their entries for sale, been paid for any publication of any of their entries or won or been a runner up in any other photographic competition with any of their entries.

Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit to Capture Hammersmith. By entering the competition all entrants grant to Capture Hammersmith & Willmotts the right to publish and exhibit their photographs online via Instagram, Capture.Hammersmith or the website.

Entrants whose photographs are one of the finalists also agree to take part in post-competition publicity. While we make every effort to credit photographers, including any printed reproductions of their work, we cannot guarantee that every broadcast use of the photographs will include photographers’ names.

By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and Willmotts reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time and in its absolute discretion if Willmotts has reason to believe that an entrant has breached these rules.

Capture Hammersmith reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.

If the winner is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, Capture Hammersmith reserves the right to either offer the prize to a runner up or to re-offer the prize in any future competition. These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales. This competition is administered by Willmotts.