Please read and consider the following rules when interacting with our competitions:

The National Bee Supplies Photographer of the Year 2023 (NBSPOTY) competition is hosted by National Bee Supplies (NBS), and by entering this competition you agree to be bound by NBS’s rules & Terms and Conditions.

In addition, please note the following in relation to NBSPOTY 2023:

  1. The Promoter

The promoter is BeesDirect Ltd, trading as National Bee Supplies, Hameldown House, Hameldown Road, Exeter Road Industrial Estate, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1UB, United Kingdom.

  1. Eligibility

The NBSPOTY 2023 competition is only open to persons aged 18 or over. After 31st August 2023 (the contest closing date) no one is eligible to enter. Employees or agents of BeesDirect Ltd, their families, or other persons connected with this promotion are not eligible to enter.

  1. Submission Rules

Entries must be submitted via and in the format specified by the closing date for each category.

No entries will be accepted by email or post.

Images (including similar images taken from the same series of photographs) that have previously won a national or international photography award or are entered into a competition where the results are pending, are not eligible for entry.

  1. Prizes

Each of the expert-judged and crowd-rated category-winning photographers will receive a prize as stated in the prize pool. Winners will be notified by their preferred contact method, in due course, following the completion of each category.

The photographers given the title of ‘National Bee Supplies’ Photographer of the Year 2023’ will be formally announced across our digital and print platforms in due course, or at an alternative time and venue at the promoter’s discretion.

Please refer to our NBSPOTY page for further information.

  1. Competition Judging

Individual categories will be judged by our internal panel of experts and employees. The Judges’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.

  1. Copyright and permissions

You warrant that the entry is entirely your own work and not copied or adapted from any other source. You retain all rights you have in the copyright and other intellectual property rights comprising your entry.

Content submitted to NBSPOTY may be published by NBS and its licensees in print and/or digital media (including social media pages) on a worldwide, perpetual basis. Please do not upload any content if you do not agree to these terms.

  1. Liabilities

The promoter is excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury (including stings!) which might occur to the winner arising from his or her acceptance of the prize. The entrant will indemnify the Promoter for all liabilities, including legal costs, in relation to any action or complaint taken by any third party against the Promoter in relation to the entrant’s photograph(s).

  1. General

The promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by English law. When a photograph is submitted and the entry date has passed, the entry cannot be changed or withdrawn. No refunds will be given. Entry to the Awards shall be deemed full and unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions.