Amateur garden photo competition: #GetSnapping for a chance to feature in our 2018 calendar

© Jennie Spears Verbena bonariensis at Coleton Fishacre gardens, Devon.

In honour of #worldphotoday on Friday 19 August and in the build-up to this year’s Get Going for HortAid fundraising fortnight (5 – 18 September 2016), Perennial has launched a garden photo competition.

Followers of Perennial on social media channels Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are encouraged to enter their favourite garden photo, taken personally over the last 12 months. The charity, which is dedicated to helping all horticulturists when times get tough, will share entries on social media during its HortAid fundraising fortnight in September. A number of entrants will be selected to win a popular Perennial wristband on each day of the fortnight with the best also being considered for the 2018 Beautiful Gardens calendar.

To enter, fill in the form below, or email your image with a completed application form to:

Download the entry form here:


For full terms and conditions and information about how to enter, see our Terms & Conditions here:

Perennial Amateur Garden Photography Competition 2016 Terms & Conditions


1    About The Competition

1.1    The Perennial Amateur Garden Photography Competition is owned and run by the charity Perennial.

1.2    The competition is free to enter and is aimed at garden lovers, horticulturists and amateur photographers alike. (If you are a professional photographer, please state this on your entry form.)

1.3    The competition opens for entries on 18 August 2016 and closes on 1 September 2016.

1.4    Winners will be announced during Get Going for HortAid fortnight 5 – 18 September 2016.

1.5    Winners will be notified by email or phone and winning photographs will be used on Perennial social media channels.

2    Conditions of Entry

2.1    Entries can be submitted through the Perennial website, by email (with a completed application form) or via Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #GetSnapping. (Any images shared on social media platforms using #GetSnapping are subject to these Terms and Conditions.)

2.2    Entrants are permitted to enter up to 3 images to the competition.

2.3    Entries must be submitted digitally.

2.4    Image entry file size must not exceed 2MB.

2.5    Images must not include watermarks, borders, or signatures.

2.6    Images must have been taken within the last calendar year.

3    Eligibility

3.1    The Perennial Photographic Competition is open to all – apart from anyone associated with the competition including Perennial employees (and their partners and family), board and committee members, ambassadors, and judges.

3.2    The entrant must be the original artwork creator and hold the copyright.

3.3    Images must not be licenced or disposed of any rights that will conflict with the competition.

3.4    Images must not have previously won or been: runner-up, highly commended, and commended for any other previous competitions before the deadline submission date. If the entry wins or is commended in another competition during the judging phase it is at Perennial’s discretion to include the entry or not.

3.6    Perennial requires that prior permission be sought before submitting photographs of private property or private gardens.

3.8    It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that all necessary permissions are obtained from any person featured in a photograph.

4    Ethics

4.1    Digital adjustments that maintain the integrity of the image are allowed.

4.2    It is not permitted to make any physical changes to the image. You may not, for example add or remove plants, objects, animals, people, landscapes or any parts of animals, plants, people or landscape.

5    Winners

5.1    A number of images will be chosen to receive a Perennial wristband to be announced on each day of Get Going for HortAid fortnight. In addition, a number of images may be considered to be published in the Perennial Beautiful Gardens Calendar 2018.

5.2  Winners will be notified by email, direct message and / or telephone.

6    Copyright and Usage

6.1    Entrants remain the copyright holder to any images submitted by themselves.

6.2    By entering the competition the entrants grant Perennial permission to use the entries for promotional use, this includes, but is not restricted to; social media channels, Perennial Beautiful Gardens Calendar 2018, website, press etc.

6.3    Entrants agree to grant Perennial a nonexclusive irrevocable licence to reproduce, enlarge, publish and exhibit for any purpose related to the competition in any medium, including print and digital.

6.4    The entrants agree to Perennial free usage sublicensing the shortlisted images for press articles or any other external communications related to the competition.

6.5    After the competition closes the digital file entries will be deleted, apart from those that have been shortlisted.

6.6    The photographer will be credited (e.g. © photographer’s name). However, the photographer agrees that Perennial will not be liable to the photographer in the event of inadvertent omission of the credit.

6.7    The entrant is responsible for any claim made by a third party against the submission.

7    Disclaimer

7.1    The information given in these Terms & Conditions is correct, but Perennial reserves the right to change any of it without prior notice. By entering the competition, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these Terms & Conditions. Any breach of these Terms by an entrant will void their entry.

8    Data protection

8.1    The personal data of entrants will be managed by Perennial in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

8.2    Perennial will collect personal data about entrants (and the entrant’s parent/guardian where applicable) at the time of registration, and as otherwise provided in order to administer the Competition and/or all associated activities.

Any questions email: