Trail magazine is launching a nationwide campaign to find the greatest mountain photo of 2016. It doesn't have to be technically perfect; it doesn't even have to be taken in the most stunning location – it just needs to be an inspiring image that shows off what you love about the UK mountains.
We don't care if it's taken on a digital SLR or a battered old smartphone – what we care about is the moment you capture and how you capture it. It could be a classic landscape, catching the first light after a winter camp, bagging your final Munro or introducing your kids to the hills for the first time – anything.
We've put together an expert judging panel consisting of Trail photographer Tom Bailey; our legendary art editor Louise Parker; Alan Hinkes OBE, the only Briton to climb all 14 of the world's 8000m peaks and an impressively talented snapper, too; Terry Abraham, outdoor film-maker and the man behind the 'Life of a Mountain' documentary film series; and Ben Hawkins, editor of Practical Photography magazine.
Our experts will scrutinise every photo we receive, before chopping the entries down to a final short-list of 20 that we'll publish in our October 2016 issue – then we'll open it up as an online poll for you lot to pick a winner.
We've teamed up with Nikon to give away a 24.3 megapixel D750 camera, plus a 24-85mm FX lens, to the winner. This camera and lens set (worth £2,049!) allows you to shoot outdoor pictures in great detail. It's streamlined for compactness, allowing you to travel light in the mountains, and the built-in Wi-Fi means your photos can be shared instantly. Visit www.nikon.com for more information.
How to Enter
Get outdoors and take some stunning mountain photos, or pick some you've already taken. Please note: every image must have been taken in the UK.
Images should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'UK Mountain Photo of the Year'. Please also include a short description (no more than 50 words) of each photo.
You can submit up to three digital photos and the closing date is Sunday 21st August 2016.
To ensure your photos reach us, please ensure each image is no larger than 5MB and if sending more than one entry, send each image on a separate email. If we wish to use your shot for any purpose we may contact you for a higher resolution version, so please keep hold of the original.
Please note: we are only accepting entries in a digital format. DO NOT send any prints, negatives or slides to us as these will not be considered and can not be returned.
Specific terms & conditions
The competition is open to residents of the UK, excluding employees of Bauer Media, Nikon and their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the competition.
Any one person may enter a maximum of three images. Late, illegible, incomplete, or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.
Entry only via email submission to email@example.com.
All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition. 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. Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.
No parties will be responsible in any way for the publication of an entry that is subsequently found to be in breach of copyright. Any such entry will be immediately disqualified.
All entries must be received by the advertised closing time and date. Shortlisted entrants must be able to supply high-resolution images within seven days. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Entrants cannot change entry once it has been uploaded or posted.
Copyright of all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. Winning and shortlisted images may be used by Trail magazine, the Live For The Outdoors website and Nikon free of charge for publicity purposes in connection with this competition for a duration of no more than five years and will be credited if used.
Winners may be required to take part in publicity.
Trail magazine and the Live For The Outdoors website reserve the right to retain entries on file for possible future use. Any pictures used will be paid at our normal reproduction rate.
All prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives. In the unlikely event that a prize should become unavailable, the parties involved reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
Winners will be notified within 14 days of the closing date. A list of winners and results can be obtained by writing to the promoter at the address given below.
The promoters are Bauer Media, Media House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA. The registered office of Bauer Consumer Media Ltd is: 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2RF. Registered No. 1176085.
The editors’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
For general terms and conditions please click HERE or visit www.bauerlegal.co.uk/competition-terms.html. Please note that in the case of any conflictions between the specific and the general terms and conitions, the specific Ts&Cs take precedence.
By entering this competition, you agree to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions.