2019 Grand Prize – Over £1000 in Prizes to be Won!
2 Nights stay at Lewtrenchard Manor, with Bed, Breakfast & Dinner by Tom Browning-Young
A private tour of National Bee Supplies, including the UK’s only sterilised wax machine
The Complete Guide to Beekeeping
Solitary Garden Bee Hive
Bee Kind Metal Sign
£50 NBS Gift Card
Bee-Friendly Suttons Seed Collection
All runners up will receive a beautifully-illustrated, hardback copy of ‘The Complete Guide to Beekeeping’ by Jeremy Evans
How are the Winners of #NBSPOTY Decided Upon?
Individual Category Winners
A winner will be crowned for each of the 12 competition categories, decided by popular vote and will receive a copy of ‘The Complete Guide to Beekeeping’ by Jeremy Evans.
Anyone can vote, without registration. Voters are limited to 1 vote per image, but can vote for as many images as they choose. This means that the more people you tell about the competition, the better your chances are to win!
Overall #NBSPOTY 2019 Winner
Our expert panel of judges will also pick one overall winner of #NBSPOTY. There is no specific criteria for this decision, other than it simply must take their breath away. Their pick will be crowned as the 2019 champion and the photographer responsible will be awarded this year’s grand prize!
We are delighted to announce that entry is FREE to all! However, if you’re feeling generous, we’d greatly appreciate any sharing or exposure across your social media platforms. (Don’t forget to use #nbspoty)
Entry is open to anyone who will be 18 and over on the 1st of October 2019 (competition closing date). Whilst we don’t have any restrictions on location, applicants should remember that the main prize is location-based.
The competition will close at 23:59pm on Tuesday 1st October. You will not be able to submit, edit or remove any entries after this time. Winners will be notified in due course, after the popular votes have been counted and the judges have made their final decision.
You are invited to enter up to 5 images per category and you can enter as many categories as you like. Images may be entered into multiple categories, but please make sure they fit the brief of the relevant category/categories.
13 – unlucky for some, but not for the winning photographers! There will be a winner from each of the 12 categories and 1 overall winner who will receive this year’s grand prize.
We’re looking for landscape images, or images which can be easily transformed into landscape.
All images submitted are subject to approval from our admins. We aim to audit all images within 48 hours, upon which time you’ll receive an email either confirming approval or disapproval.
The winners of #NBSPOTY 2019 will be notified by email. If no response is received, we will reach out via the preferred phone number provided. Entrants who are uncontactable after 2 weeks will forfeit their winning status and the runner-up will be crowned winner.
Yes. You can manage your submissions through the page you used to upload them. Any edited/resubmitted photos will be subject to the same approval process as when originally uploaded.
We’re open to any file format that falls within our file size guidelines and can be digitally uploaded into the competition. This allows us to view the image in its full glory and enables people to be able to vote for your work. We are looking for landscape images, no larger than 10mb in size. Portrait images will be accepted, but looked upon less favourably than landscape images.
Whilst we’d love you to visit our home in beautiful Devon, we understand that this isn’t possible for everyone. For those who would prefer not to travel, we will substitute the main prize for £250 in National Bee Supplies vouchers.
No. Images can be taken on any device, including phones, GoPros, tablets, compact cameras and larger cameras such as DSLRs.
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