Harry Harrison Posted July 1, 2019 Share Posted July 1, 2019 (edited) The NT have a new competition to find the wraparound landscape image to be used on their 2020 Handbook. There are two prizes, the winner gets his or her picture used on the Handbook and £1500 to be spent on NT Holiday cottages. The runner up gets £500 to be spent on the same. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/2020-national-trust-handbook-photography-competition All entrants must be legal residents of the UK and their images may be used to promote the competition for a period of 5 years, other uses may be discussed. All images must be taken on NT property. Full terms & conditions here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/2020-national-trust-handbook-photography-competition-rules The 29th June issue of Amateur Photographer magazine (actually came out on the 26th) published a very short letter from an Alamy contributor under the heading “Same old NT” pointing out that they made him remove all his pictures of Corfe Castle taken from public highways from Alamy so in his words "the NT has a nerve" running such a competition. As it happens, and just by chance presumably, the Online Picture Of The Week is also of Corfe Castle, in B&W shrouded in mist, taken from a surrounding hill. The AP and the paper manufacturer that sponsor that weekly competition can use these pictures "for promotion purposes online and in social media". In a comment underneath the letter the AP regret that the NT "are too often institutionally hostile to photographers with professional looking kit" and ask that any of their readers with experiences of dealing with the NT “good or bad or have taken pictures of their properties from public land” to write in and they will publish them." Of course I am aware that the NT Photo Library is an important contributor to Alamy in their own right with over 45,000 images so discussion of any possible ambiguities here may not be encouraged, but you could always write to the AP if you had a particular experience to recount. Edited July 1, 2019 by Harry Harrison typo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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