Hilton Brighton Metropole, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014, 10.00am-5.00pm

Photo Contest Rules

WhatHouse? invites you to enter its 2014 Digital Photo Contest to win a holiday in Portugal. You must read the following rules, terms and legal conditions before submitting any photos!

new-FB-comp-2 The WhatHouse? 2014 Digital Photo Contest (the “Contest”) is open to ALL photographers at least 18 years of age, except employees of WhatHouse? and the immediate families of such employees. The contest is open to all participants regardless of residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation.


We are looking for striking digital images to celebrate Sussex and the local area around Brighton

We are especially interested in images that showcase the wide range of architecture around the local area which may include

  • Houses
  • Buildings
  • Factories
  • Bridges and even
  • Beach Huts

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to WhatHouse? upon request. Entrants must not submit images that involve human nudity, damage to the environment by the photographer, or infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.

All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the judging panel’s sole discretion.


All images must be submitted though our Facebook competition. Complete all required fields, including name, email and other information about your photo submission.


Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically. Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see “Your Rights” below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to WhatHouse? upon request.

Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo. A watermarked photo might not be honored by the competition (at the judges sole discretion) if the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide a pristine, watermark-free version of the image when asked.

Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. The judges are a panel from WhatHouse? staff members familiar with photography and responsible for selecting images for various WhatHouse? printed and online marketing and membership materials.

WhatHouse? shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.


Online entries can be uploaded starting 12:01 am British Summer Time on September 17th 2014. Deadline for submitting entries is 8pm British Summer Time on September 26th 2014.

Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as a paragraph about their photo, the highest resolution version of their photo, or a watermark-free version of their photo) anytime on or after September 26th 2014

The winner will be announced at the WhatHouse? Show at Brighton Hilton Metropole on the 27th September between 3pm and 5pm.

WhatHouse? reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.


The grand-prize winner’s image will be printed in WhatHouse? Publications and will receive a prize that has been donated by Ideal Homes Portugal. The prize is a 7 night holiday in Lagos, Portugal. It includes flights, transfers and accommodation. It also includes a boat trip and a meal for a two at a local restaurant.


You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable. You grant WhatHouse? rights (as described below) to your photograph to share on Social Media.

If your photograph is formally honored by the competition as an honorable mention, finalist, runner up or grand prize winner, you grant WhatHouse? a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

  • Use the photograph on the Internet in support of our mission.
  • Use the photograph in WhatHouse’s non-commercial communications.
  • Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for non-commercial use, TNC-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, and the like.
  • Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
  • Keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that your photos can be used to support our mission and be properly credited.

As conditions of this permission, WhatHouse? shall credit all photographs with the caption “© Person’s Name” when the full name is available.


Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to ko@whathouse.co.uk

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