2017 Photography competition “Wildlife in Britain”

Ecoffins Photography Competition 2017

Organising company

Ecoffins is the premier manufacturer and supplier of eco friendly coffins and urns in the UK. Our products are made to the highest possible standards of quality and ethical production. A guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) for 11 years, our care for fair treatment is also reflected in the fact that Ecoffins has attained “Investors in People Gold” Standard in the UK for several years.

Many of our products are made in the UK, but wherever we manufacture goods outside of the UK or EU, they are produced in carefully monitored WFTO workshops committed to improving the working conditions of local craftsmen and also sustaining the surrounding natural environment. All of our products are 100% natural and bio-degradable.

Image Theme

Ecoffins produces a desk calendar every year for their clients, who are mainly Funeral Directors. The calendar gets distributed throughout the country and is displayed in many of the UK’s 6000+ Funeral homes.

This year’s theme is “Wildlife in Britain” and Ecoffins is looking for 12 images, one for each month. The images should display one or more animals which are part of the natural British environment. Due to the environment in which this calendar will be used, Ecoffins is looking for images that reflect the beauty of animals and nature in the UK in a positive, memorable and calm way.

Terms and Conditions

  • Entrants may submit 1-3 photographs as a JPEG file with dimensions of no more than 1400 x 1050 pixels and a maximum resolution of 300 dpi. The file size can be between 1 – 4 MB. The image can be in colour or black & white. A short description of their background as a photographer and contact details would be appreciated. Please consider the final size of the printed image (15cm x 10cm in landscape format) when entering your image and email to competitions@ecoffins.co.uk.
    The photographer’s name and the title of the image will be printed alongside the chosen image. Entrant's contact details must be supplied.
  • The competition starts 1st August 2017. The closing date is the 30th September 2017.
  • A cash prize of £200 is awarded to the selected overall first placed entry and a prize of £25 in the form of an Amazon voucher is awarded each to the 11 other selected calendar entries.
  • There is no age limit for entering this competition. Written parental/guardian consent is required where a participant may be under the age of 18. Entrants can be amateurs or professionals.
  • All entries will be judged by a jury representing Ecoffins. The winning entrants will be informed by 15th October 2017. The prizes will be sent by post, and the winners’ entries shall be shown on the website under Terms and Conditions.
  • The decision of the judges of the photos on all matters shall be final. The judges reserve the right in their reasonable discretion: (a) to disqualify any claimant, competitor or nominee whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the (b) to declare as void any claims resulting from any printing, production and/or publication errors on Ecoffins’ website and/or other printed materials (c) to add to or to waive any rules on reasonable notice; and/or (d) to cancel the promotion or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond Ecoffins’ reasonable control. Any such changes will be announced on Ecoffins’ website under the Terms and Conditions. In case of a cancellation of the competition Ecoffins will not be using the sent photos.
  • Ecoffins reserves the right to alter an image in size or crop it in order to publish it on their related media.
  • Ecoffins accepts no liability for any promotion by a third party and such third party is responsible for accepting the existing copyrights. Ecoffins also accepts no liability should a printing or production error in connection with the promotion appear in any of their publishing media.
  • All entries must be made available if requested for the checking or verification of any claim.
  • Publicity may be given to promotion winners and winners’ names and images may be published in magazines and on this website and other website(s) relating to the promotion. Winners must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if so required.
  • All submissions must be the entrant’s own work, and they must own the copyright to the images.
  • Employees of Ecoffins are not eligible to take part in this competition, nor are their relatives or members of their families or households. Proof of eligibility must be provided on request.
  • Copyright/Usage rights: Copyright of all entries remains with the photographer, but Ecoffins and their associated group companies reserve the right to use, publish and republish all entries in connection with the competition, on their calendar, websites and other associated media without payment.
    By participating in this promotion, you are deemed to accept these rules and the specific directions/terms and conditions applicable to this promotion as well as any terms and conditions of any relevant third party.