The 2016 competition
The 2016 POTY competition is the fourth running of what now appears to be a permanent fixture on the PWMN calendar. Our two main sponsors (LAT Photographic and Peter James Insurance Services) have continued to offer support for which we heartily thank them. This year LAT are taking a more active role in that they have also agreed to adjudicate the competition, a rule change from previous years which was suggested by members of the website’s forum.
The LAT judging panel will consist of a team of three from their photographic archive headed up by the archive’s curator, all of whom examine automotive images as part of their daily routine. It’s therefore safe to say that they are experts! Not that this should dissuade you from entering, as without your entries the competition wouldn’t exist. There are one or two other minor changes which are detailed in the Competition Rules section to be found below.
Throughout the year many superb photographs are posted to the website’s Forum and submitted to the editor and can be seen on the site’s homepage and in the image galleries elsewhere. Please take a look at these galleries and the archive pages where literally hundreds of photographs of our cars reside and be inspired to go out and photograph your Minor, M Type or Hornet – they will definitely gain exposure on the website and who knows, some may even end up in the gallery on this page.
The winner’s trophy – the LAT Plate
Kate Martin's winning entry!
This year’s entries
In all cases copyright is retained by the photographer
1.) Images are to depict, or be related to, a pre-war Morris Minor, MG M Type Midget or early (1930-1932) Wolseley Hornet.
2.) Entries can be accepted in the form of a hard copy, digital file or by the identification of a selected image from those currently appearing on the website.
3.) Entries are restricted to three per person and exclude all images entered into previous POTY competitions.
4.) All images entered will have been taken within the last 18 months i.e. After 1st April 2015.
5.) Members can submit either their own photograph or nominate another’s image for inclusion in the competition.
(If the owner of the image rights to the photograph is known, that persons’ permission to use the image must be sought and obtained prior to entry.)
6.) Last entries to be received prior to midnight on Thursday 15th December.
7.) All entries will appear in the 2016 POTY Gallery on the club’s website.
8.) The winner of the two prizes on offer will be the entrant and NOT the photographer if these differ.
9.) Adjudication of the images will be carried out by the LAT archive’s curator and his team at LAT Photographic with the results being published on the PWMN website at noon of Friday 24th December.
(The adjudicators will initially select a winner and runners up image, followed by ten others seen as appropriate for inclusion in the Network’s 2017 calendar which will be available to purchase early in the new year.)
10.) Names of entrants will be with-held until after the conclusion of the voting process.
11.) Images can be submitted and entered immediately, although the competition gallery page will not go live until 1st November 2016.
12.) Entry is free.