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Vita International Photo Competition 2018

Photo: Huw Evans

Entries are now being accepted for the seventh annual Vita Bee Health international photo competition.

One winner will receive a cash prize and eleven others will appear in the Vita 2019 limited edition calendar and feature in Vita’s monthly email newsletters. All winners receive a copy of the sought-after calendar.

The deadline for entries is 26 October 2018. Entrants may submit up to four photos (at least 1 MB in size) by emailing them to gallery@vita-europe.com. Photos may be on any relevant topic relating to honeybees and beekeeping.

The competition will be judged by an international panel of beekeeping specialists and suppliers.

The outright winner of the competition will receive a €50 cash prize, plus Vita anti-Varroa products for five colonies. Runners-up will receive a copy of the limited-edition Vita 2018 Calendar. There is also a special prize for the winner of the under-16s category.

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.

Sebastian Owen, Commercial Development Manager at Vita (Europe) Ltd, said: “The reputation of the Vita Calendar grows each year – it is delivered to our distributors across the globe and is always in great demand thanks to the quality of our competitors’ photographs. With the growing number of young beekeepers, we hope to receive many entries for the special under-16’s prize and see the bee world through the eyes of a teen beekeeper.”

Terms and Conditions of the 2018 Vita Photo Competition

The competition is open to any individual. Up to four photos (at least 1 MB 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 26 October 2017.

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 and to use it for marketing purposes.

Wherever used, Vita will endeavour to credit the contributor.

For the cash prize, bank transfer details will be required at the appropriate time.
The judges’ decision will be final.

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