Photography Competition – How to enter

Welcome to the Galapagos Conservation Trust’s Galapagos Photography Competition! Please read on to find out how to enter.

Below we have outlined some of the rules and guidelines for our Galapagos Photography Competition. For more detail, please visit our Terms and Conditions webpage.

Six images: You may submit a maximum of six images. You can enter all six into a single category, or into different categories, but please do not enter the same image into more than one category. We would encourage you to submit images that cover a range of subjects, rather than six of a single species. 

Previous entries: If you have entered this competition in previous years, you are more than welcome to enter again this year. Please note, however, that if you submit an image that you entered in a previous year, it will be disqualified.

Closing date: All entries into the 2019 Galapagos Photography Competition must be received by midnight on Friday 7 June 2019.

Donations welcome: Whilst entry into this photography competition is free, we encourage entrants to make a donation to the Galapagos Conservation Trust – £5 per photo is recommended. Your donations will support one of our many projects in the Galapagos Islands.

Red-billed tropicbird © Jenny Howard

Image requirements: Images must be digital, with a file size greater than 2MB (maximum 7MB) and at least 1600 pixels on the shortest edge. Please ensure that your image resolution is high (preferably 300 dpi but no less than 150 dpi) – we are unable to print low quality images and therefore your image would not be eligible for our photography display or the calendar). If you are not sure how large your image is, then check its properties on your computer. In addition, please do not enter blurry or out-of-focus images. All images must be in .jpg format.

We will not accept printed photographs or photos submitted on CDs. They must be uploaded through our online entry form. 

Please note: For the chance to be included in the GCT calendar, images must have a landscape orientation. Portrait-orientated images will still be accepted for the competition, but cannot be included in the calendar (exceptions apply). If your image is low quality (less than 300 dpi) we cannot guarantee that it will be used in the calendar.

Image title and short description: For each image we require a title and a short description. In each description, please let us know why you took the picture, which island it was taken on and when you took it. Please ensure that each image file is labelled with your name, the species and/or location of the photo. For example, the file name might be “Joe_Bloggs_Land_Iguana_Santa_Cruz”.

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