PTO 2018 Digital Photo Competitions

Competition Entries

PTO are inviting digital entries via WeTransfer which is described opposite.  This ensures that all delegates have the opportunity to enter with minimal cost to themselves. Entries are invited for submission at any time with a closing date of 30th November 2017 NO EXCEPTIONS.

Delegates may submit any number of entries with the first one being free of charge, however subsequent entries will be charged at £5 or 5 Euro per additional image. Categories are PORTRAIT / WEDDING / OPEN.

If you are thinking of submitting by CD or DVD, please first consider using the WeTransfer option.  It is extremely reliable, will save you time and also allow us to collate all competition entries more efficiently.  However, if you would still rather send a CD or DVD you must indicate the category and include your name on the face of the disc. If you are submitting into different categories please put your images into different folders with your name and categories clearly marked on the disc. Your disc should be accompanied by any remittance due with your entry.

All photo competition submissions into the wedding and portrait categories must have been taken by the author on the day of the wedding or portrait shoot (i.e. the commissioned photographer). All other wedding or portrait images must be entered into the ‘OPEN’ category. No names to appear on the front of images and please supply border-less images.

All images will receive a critique by our judging panel at the resort but the finalists will have been pre-selected with top quality prints made by ‘Loxley Colour’ at no cost to the delegate. Prints will be taken out to the resort and judged by a panel made up from the speakers and displayed during the week.

All entries must be 300dpi jpgs and to 16 inch on the longest side. We we will add sight-line and borders so please submit images only as requested (no names, no sight-lines and no borders). Our laboratory sponsors ‘Loxley Colour’ will print all finalists images to the same high standard at 20″ x 16″ and mount them on lightweight foam board. Any entry which ignores these basic rules will be eliminated from the competition.

Superb trophies – sponsored by ‘The Societies’ will again be presented to the winners and runners-up. All short-listed entries receiving merits.

Loxley Colour have kindly added a raft of great prizes and discount product vouchers for all category winners and runners up.

The winning Panel of Press and PR images shot in Cuba by Adrian Hyde

The prize for the winner was a magnificent D-Lite RX one soft box lighting kit from PTO sponsors “The Flash Centre” valued at £500.

Submit Your Entry

DELEGATES ONLY PLEASE
We are using WeTransfer as the delivery method for all Photo Competition entries so please follow these steps for image submission:

  1. Visit WeTransfer.com and choose the ‘Take me to Free’ option and agree to accept cookies if prompted.
  2. Select your image(s) via the ‘Add Files’ button.  You can send us multiple images but please remember that only your first image is free and that all other submissions should be paid for using the BACS details provided below.
  3. Enter info@pto-uk.com in the ‘Friends Email’ box.
  4. Enter your own email address in the ‘Your Email’ box.
  5. Enter ‘Photo Competition’ + ‘Your Name’ + ‘Wedding, Portrait or Open Category’ in the ‘Message’ box.
  6. Click the ‘Transfer’ button.

You will receive an automated email as confirmation from WeTransfer and a further email from WeTransfer when your images have been downloaded by us.

PAY FOR EXTRA IMAGE SUBMISSIONS HERE

These must be paid for immediately after submission but remember that you can submit your first image free of charge.

Bank Name
Yorkshire Bank

Sort Code
05-09-29

Account No
36650482

Account Name
Photo Training Overseas

It is extremely important that you include a reference of [your name]COMP with your payment so that we are able to identify it within our account.

All overseas payments should also include an IBAN number and a BIC code and they are as follows…

IBAN Number
GB98YORK05092936650482

BIC Code
YORKGB21929

Inspiration Art Competition

After the huge success of the Master Classes conducted by Llewellyn Robins in Egypt in 2011 where delegates were required to seek out artistic images – the PTO organisers have decided to continue with this competition for PTO 2018 to encourage delegates to see things differently. Delegates can create a piece of ‘Inspirational Art’ at anytime during their training week and submit the image or images at the end of the week for viewing and judging. A major prize will be awarded to the creator of the most inspirational work of art provided by one of our sponsoring companies!

Video provided by Phase Photography

Please note this is an Animoto video and they no longer support IE8 playback.

Results of 2017 Competitions

Awards Presentation images

This year being our 30th anniversary we have acknowledged the tremendous support we receive from our sponsoring companies: LOXLEY COLOUR; THE SOCIETIES; THE FLASH CENTRE (Elinchrom); FUJI FILM; EPSON; PHOTO VALUE; 3XM SOLUTIONS and GRAPHISTUDIO; Company representatives were presented with a gift from the organisers.

Glenys being leapt on by a grateful Dave Silvester who provided a video of the previous year on PTO

The speakers were honoured

The Winners at PTO 2017