BMC launches Members' Handbook Photo Competition

Posted by Peter Burnside on 06/01/2017
Lonely sea cliffs are perfect to get lost in adventure. Can anyone guess where this is? Photo: Alex Messenger

Are you a photography enthusiast? Or maybe you just can’t help taking pictures of the outdoors? Either way, we’re inviting all our members to send in your best photo to enter our competition for the 2017 BMC Handbook.

We know our members love adventuring in the outdoors and we’re sure some of you will have been taking pictures. If you’ve taken a photo that you’re especially proud about, we’d like to invite you to enter it into our first BMC Members’ Handbook Photo Competition.

The photos could be of anything: vivid landscapes, action-shots of climbing, biking, or whatever, your favourite wildlife snap, or mid-wilderness portraits. The theme we’re proposing this year is: 

Lost in Adventure

A thirst for adventure is what all our members share and that’s what we want to see: pictures of you escaping the doldrums of everyday life to bask in stunning scenery. Those moments when you find yourself completely living in the moment, forgetting that there’s anything else going on in your life right now.

Our members are what make the BMC so great. And we do our utmost to protect and promote the interests of our members, which are rooted in being able to make use of our beautiful outdoors. That’s why we want to see how all our members enjoy it; so why not send us your photos so we can all see how you’re getting lost in adventure.


It's almost too easy to lose yourself in the vastness of Castle Hill, New Zealand. Photo: Pete Burnside

The competition will be running until 17 February 2017, and is seeking entries from our members. The winning images will be published in the BMC Handbook mid-March and online shortly after. Prizes include BMC Shop goodies, heaps of outdoor gear, and much more, including a £100 voucher for Snow and Rock.

How to enter

Make sure that you’re a member of the BMC.

Email winfreestuff@thebmc.co.uk with the subject Photo Competition and include the following:

  • Name and address
  • Membership number
  • Up to three high-res photos as entries to our competition
  • Descriptions of each photo and a brief explanation of why you think it fits the theme 'Lost in Adventure'

Photos can also be uploaded to an online portal, just include a link to them in your email.

Deadline is midnight 17 February 2017.

By entering this competition you are accepting the terms and conditions on this page and agree to be bound by them.

Terms and conditions

People in the photo
If there are people in your photographs please make sure you have asked their permission, and if they are under 18, their guardian’s permission.

Submit a high-quality image
Please make sure that each image is at least 1MB in size and that you set your camera to the highest quality setting. Images of a low file size or resolution may not be large enough to print to display. Images which have been shared over social media may not be of a high enough resolution to print – please submit the original image file where possible.

Photos must be original and belong to you
Photos should be your own work and should not have previously been published externally (including in local/national media or other photo competitions). Photos that have been published on Flickr or used on the website or materials of a charity are fine.

Permission to use your photo
By submitting an entry you are granting the BMC the right to use, distribute and publicise your photo. However, copyright of any submitted image remains with the photographer. If you do not wish to grant these rights please do not submit your contribution.

Taking part
By entering the competition you are agreeing to participate in publicity about the competition and winners. Prizes cannot be exchanged and the judges' decisions are final.

Any further questions please email: pete@thebmc.co.uk


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