WISDEN CRICKET PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2022
Terms and Conditions
1. The Competition
The Wisden Cricket Photograph of the Year Competition 2022 (“the Competition”) is run jointly by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and Cricket Properties Ltd (together referred to as “Wisden” for the purposes of the Competition).
2. How to enter
Any person may enter the Competition, but entries must be digital images and submitted via the online entry form here. Each file must not exceed 6MB. Up to three images may be submitted, but these must be entered individually.
3. Eligible images
All photographs entered must have been taken in the 2022 calendar year and should demonstrate the skill and artistry of the photographer. Images can be from anywhere in the world, and there is no restriction on subject matter as long as it has a cricket theme. Action shots, landscapes, portraits, images of dramatic or aesthetic appeal all are equally welcome. All photographs entered must be free of any third-party restrictions regarding their use and publication.
4. Labelling images
Files should be submitted as LAST NAME and _1 or _2 or _3 e.g. SMITH _1. Full caption details must be supplied via the online form and include the location and date on which the picture was taken. Please ensure that included in the EXIF file information are the technical details including but not limited to the camera used, lens, exposure, and shutter speed.
Wisden, their sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agents cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem which may result in any entry not being properly registered or received.
Each entrant may submit up to three different images. However, they must be taken between 1 January and 31 December 2022.
6. Closing date
The closing date for entries is Friday 6th January 2023 (23.59 GMT).
7. Submission guidelines
Format: images must have been taken at a sufficiently high resolution and should be submitted as JPEGs at 300dpi with no interpolation applied. No tiffs, bitmap or raw images will be accepted.
Calibration and colour: Images must be colour profiled/corrected before submission. Allowances will NOT be made for poor colour profiling/correction. Please ensure your images are not over saturated and faithfully represent the subject matter.
Adjusting your image: the faithful representation of what was captured at the time of the shot being taken must be maintained. Digital adjustments are only acceptable if limited to minor cleaning work (removing dust spots), levels, curves, colour, saturation and contrast work. Sharpening and minimal cropping is allowed. Compositing, sandwich shots and double exposures are not permitted. Adding or removing distractions, items, people etc into/from the image is not allowed. Pictures that have been digitally manipulated in breach of these rules are not eligible.
Wisden has appointed the following independent panel of judges to appraise the entries received as part of the Competition:
Chris Smith (Chairman of Judging Panel)
9. Judges’ decisions
The judges’ decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into concerning their decisions or the Competition’s organisation. Should the quality of entries fall below the standard required or fail to meet the requirements set out in these Terms and Conditions, Wisden reserves the right not to award prizes.
The winning entrants will be notified at least one week prior to the announcement of the winning images in April 2023. Winners will be asked to keep this information confidential until the results are announced in April 2023.
The prize for the winning photograph is £1,000, a copy of the 2023 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack plus one-year subscriptions to Wisden Cricket Monthly and The Nightwatchman.
Two runners-up will each receive £400, a copy of 2023 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack plus one-year subscriptions to Wisden Cricket Monthly and The Nightwatchman.
As well as the main cash prizes, there are three awards for amateur photographers. The best image taken by an amateur will win a £300 MPB voucher, while two runners-up will each win a £100 MBP voucher. If any of the winners in the main competition are amateurs, they win both prizes. For the purposes of this competition, an amateur is deemed to be someone who has never, at any time in their career, been paid to work as a photographer, or received regular financial reward for their photography. In all matters relating to this competition, the decision of the Chairman of Judging Panel is final.
12. Reproduction and display
The three winning photographs will be reproduced as the first three images in the colour section of the 2023 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, and displayed in Wisden Cricket Monthly and The Nightwatchman as well as on Wisden’s website at www.wisden.com. They will also appear elsewhere in the media in connection with the Competition.
The three winning photographs together with seven shortlisted photographs shall be publicly displayed for up to twelve months in a gallery in the entrance area below the Galadari stand at The Kia Oval cricket ground.
13. Non-exclusive licence
By submitting your images to the Competition, you confirm that the images you submit are free of any third party restrictions regarding use, and you grant a non-exclusive licence to Wisden to reproduce any images submitted in connection with the Competition for publication in Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2023, on Wisden’s website at www.wisden.com, in Wisden Cricket Monthly and The Nightwatchman and on Wisden’s social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
If any of the images you submit are chosen as winner or otherwise shortlisted by the judges, you grant Surrey County Cricket Club a non-exclusive licence to publicly display it/them for up to twelve months in a gallery in the entrance area below the Galadari stand at The Kia Oval cricket ground.
By entering the Competition, you agree that other media publications and individual journalists shall be allowed to publish images in any publication or on their social media platform without any payment to you, subject to it being in connection with the Competition and clearly captioned as the winner or runner-up (as appropriate) in the Wisden Cricket Photograph of the Year Competition 2022 and credited to the winning photographer.
Entrants must be the sole author and owner of the copyright for all images entered and will retain the copyright in their images. If Wisden wishes to reproduce an image beyond the uses set out in paragraphs 12 and 13 above, Wisden shall make separate arrangements with the relevant photographer.
Opportunities may arise for winning photographers to benefit from the commercial use of their images in connection with the Competition, but if any such opportunities do arise they should only be exploited only with the photographer’s permission. However, Wisden cannot accept any responsibility for any such exploitation without the photographer’s prior consent.
All entries are entered in the Competition at the photographer’s risk. Wisden regrets that it cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the Competition or as a result of accepting any of the prizes set out in paragraph 11 above. Nothing shall exclude Wisden’s liability for death or personal injury as a result of its negligence.
Wisden reserves the right to: (i) vary these Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to the opening and closing times for nominations; (ii) disqualify any entrant who breaches these Terms and Conditions or has acted fraudulently in any way; or (iii) cancel the Competition at any stage, if in their opinion it is deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside their control which cause them to have to cancel the Competition.
The promoter of this Competition is Wisden. These Terms and Conditions are subject to and governed by the laws of England and Wales.