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2016 Vita Photo Competition

Photo: Sadie Illett

Photo: Sadie Illett

Photographers with an interest in honeybees and beekeeping are invited to enter the fifth annual Vita photo competition.

Winners’ photographs will appear in the 2017 Vita Calendar and be featured in Vita’s monthly newsletters. All winners will receive a copy of the limited edition calendar and one outright winner will also receive a cash prize plus beekeeping products. The competition will be judged by an international panel of beekeeping specialists and suppliers.

All suitable entries will be added to the Vita Gallery, a free online resource of hundreds of honeybee-related photos now used by beekeeping lecturers and associations across the globe.

Entrants may submit up to four photos (preferably each 1-2 MB in size) by emailing them to gallery@vita-europe.com. Photos can be on any relevant topic relating to honeybees and beekeeping. Please ensure that photos are of high enough resolution for printing.

The outright winner of the competition will receive a €50 cash prize, plus Vita anti-Varroa products for 10 colonies. Runners-up will receive a special package of Vita products. There is also a special prize for the winner of the under-16s category.

The deadline for entries is 16 October 2016.

Sebastian Owen, Commercial Development Manager at Vita (Europe) Ltd, said: “We look forward to seeing the entries each year and are very impressed by the quality of images and the ingenuity of photographers in capturing that seemingly elusive shot. The Gallery section on the website that holds many of the entries is extremely well used by people across the globe, so clearly entries have a value way beyond the competition.”

Terms and Conditions of the 2016 Vita Photo Competition

The competition is open to any individual. Up to four photos (about 1MB each in size) relating to honeybees or beekeeping may be submitted. Please include your name, postcode (or equivalent) and country in your email. You may also include captions for your photographs if you wish.

The deadline for entries to the competition is 16 October 2016.

Entrants must certify that the image/s they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. In providing images for the competition, each entrant agrees that Vita can put it in the online Vita Gallery for others to use and in the Vita Calendar. Wherever used, Vita will credit the contributor.

Vita will enter your email address on its mailing list unless you specify otherwise. You can ask for your email address to be withdrawn from the mailing list at any time.

For the cash prize, bank transfer details will be required.

The judges’ decision will be final.

Notes To Editors

Vita (Europe) Limited is a mite control and honeybee health specialist. It is the world’s largest dedicated supplier of honeybee health products to the honey and pollination industries. With a rigorous and ethical approach to research and development into honeybee health, Vita has no commercial interests in crop pesticides or crop breeding that may be harmful to honeybees.

Vita researches, develops, and manufactures a range of honeybee health products. Its headquarters are in the UK, it has offices in Italy, France and Russia, and partners across the globe. These products are marketed internationally through a network of 60 distributors in 50 countries.

Vita’s honeybee health product range includes anti-varroa acaricides – Apistan® (outside the USA/Canada) and Apiguard® – chalkbrood and wax moth controls, foulbrood diagnostic kits and health-promoting feeds. Vita also supplies Asian hornet traps ,Small Hive Beetle traps and swarm lures. Vita products have been registered by more than 60 veterinary authorities.

Vita promotes sustainable beekeeping through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Its treatments are designed to inhibit the build-up of resistance and wherever possible contain natural compounds and biological controls that are benign to all but the target pests.

Vita invests a very high proportion of its turnover in research and development. Research partners include universities such as Thessaloniki, Cardiff, Milan, Udine and Naples and institutes such as the FERA Laboratories in the UK and the USDA in America. Vita’s innovative research and development work has been recognised by and has received support from the UK Government.

As a result of its primary research of natural control agents, Vita is currently engaged in new projects exploring mite control in the agriculture, veterinary, and horticulture industries as well as public health and human allergen control.

See www.vita-europe.com for more information and a web app which can be accessed at www.healthybeeguide.com.

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