BillyChip X Rankin Competition
The theme for this years competition is “Generosity is Priceless” something that we feel is such a good explanation for what’s going on in the world right now.
2020 has been one life changing year, so much has happened from the Corona Virus Pandemic to the Rising of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Those on the streets have been homed in hotels, people have used their time to help create PPE so those on the frontline can work safely and effectively to help others. The statue of Edward Colston was torn down in Bristol after the death of George Floyd, sparking huge controversy across the country but also uniting people against Racism. The theme should inspire all of our entrants to go out and find and act of kindness/generosity that is priceless. From handpicking a bunch of flowers to feeding someone on the street. We want to see what has pulled on your heartstrings in these very trying times.
All photographers should be taking the upmost care and precautions when photographing, please maintain social distancing guidelines as well as making sure you have full permission to photograph your subject. The world is a very strange place at the moment and we want kindness, generosity and compassion to be at the very epicentre of this project.
Please share the project with friends, family, anyone you think may want to enter. All we ask is your file size is no larger than 8MB, please include your name, the name of the image and a short description of why you have chosen this image and what it represents.
Running for 4 weeks we will be taking submissions linking to the theme ‘generosity is priceless’ to then be judged by world-renowned photographer, Rankin.
Generosity is something that we all rely on everyday, now more than ever. Your image should relate to the theme in any way you see a connection.
The winner shall receive a work experience placement with Rankin at his studio, with runners-up winning professional photography equipment thanks to our friends at Lowepro, Manfrotto, evoc and BLACKRAPID.
To enter, please donate £10 if you are a student £15 if you are not and £25 if you can to help the national roll out of the Billy Chip.
Payment is via the PayPal link below. Following your donation you'll be asked for your details and to upload your photo. File size max 8MB, each donation will be valid for one photo entry. You have until the 20th of July to submit your chosen image.
Thank you and good luck!
By entering the competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
- The prizes shall be awarded at the discretion of The Billy Chip. The Billy Chip reserves the right, at any time, to verify entries and to disqualify any entries by any person who tampers with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with the Conditions of Entry.
- Each donation will be valid for one photo entry only, if you wish to enter the competition more than once you must make the entry donation with each submission. If you have chosen to make the student donation you will be asked to show proof of student status before receiving any prizes.
- The closing date is the 20th of July 2020
- The winner will be chosen by the judging panel appointed by The Billy Chip. The winners will be contacted via email before the 15th of August 2020. The decision of The Billy Chip is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner via email. If the winner cannot be contacted or successful contact is not made within 7 days The Billy Chip reserves the right to pick a new winner (without liability to the original winner).
- 1st prize is a work experience placement with Rankin. 2nd prize is a selection of photography equipment. 3rd prize is a smaller selection of photography equipment and one session of online photography mentoring.
- The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and no cash alternative is available.
- If this competition is not capable of running as planned, including but not limited to, infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of The Billy Chip which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, The Billy Chip reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition or invalidate any affected entries, subject to the written directions of any relevant authority.
- Other than where such liability cannot be excluded by law, The Billy Chip cannot accept responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any person entering the competition or as a result of accepting the prize.
- The Billy Chip reserves the right to use any image entered into the competition for promotional purposes including, but not limited to, social media accounts and press articles.