Photo Competition – Social Action in Bucks

24 July 2017

Enter our 2017 photo competition by midnight 12 September and you could be in with the chance of winning a tablet/laptop computer, cash donation or free marketing support for your organisation.

Sponsored by Green Banana Marketing logo

Our photo competition has been created to highlight the great social action taking place across Buckinghamshire, to celebrate the inspirational charities and community groups and the difference they are making every day.

This competition is kindly sponsored by Green Banana Marketing. The entries can be submitted from Wednesday 26 July until midnight 12 September 2017.  Winners will be announced at the CIB annual conference, The Digital Journey, on 5 October 2017.

Photo requirements:

  • Action shots – demonstrating community action – people doing activities or interacting
  • Creativity – consider taking a photo from a different angle or involve your volunteers to get unusual shots
  • High resolution – photos taken using a camera or smartphone and must be print quality (300 dpi) but no larger than 10mb
  • Captions – each photo must be accompanied by a description of the activity taking place and the difference it is making.
  • Permission given – people featured in the photo must have given their written permission to be photographed

photo competition collage


Some top tips:

  • Make sure your image is in focus
  • Think about use of colour; is your photo bright and engaging?
  • Interaction is great in a photo, whether that’s people with people or people with an activity
  • Capture the expression on the face of your subject
  • Think about the composition and framing of your photo.  Do you need to crop it to make it even better?
  • Need some ideas?  Take a look at some of last year’s entries. 

How to enter:

Photos need to be uploaded using the online entry form before the closing date of midnight 12 September 2017.


Photos will be judged on composition, storytelling, originality and creativity. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at the CIB annual conference on 5 October.


We can offer the prizes below due to the generous sponsorship of Green Banana Marketing.

1st - Tablet/laptop computer

2nd - £150 cash donation to your charity

3rd - Half day of free marketing support tailored to your organisation from Green Banana Marketing

Good luck!

Online Competition Terms and Conditions:


  • Each charity can submit up to 5 images – these can be existing shots or those taken specifically for the competition
  • Photos must be submitted before midnight on the 12th September 2017
  • Entry is open to all not for profit organisations in Buckinghamshire
  • All entries must be made directly by staff or volunteers from the charity the photograph is representing
  • Photos entered agree to be used by Community Impact Bucks for promotional purposes
  • Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed or corrupted, or due to computer error in transit
  • The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition.


  • Confirmation of the prize will also be made via email to the winner(s).
  • The prizes are awarded to the charity rather than the individual, as stated, are not transferable to another organisation or individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered
  • The winner(s) agree(s) to the use of their organisations name, photographs and county of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by Community Impact Bucks relating to any post-winning publicity
  • If your photo wins, we may need you to provide proof of permission from the people in the photograph
  • In the event of a prize being unavailable, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value
  • Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random, or in the event that the promotion is being judged the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner(s)-up selected by the same judges
  • Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize.
  • The winner(s) is (are) responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes. Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers' terms and conditions
  • Where applicable, the decision of the judges is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision. Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time.
  • Competition details form part of these terms and conditions
  • The provider of the prize is specified within the promotional material.
  • In the event of a discrepancy between these standard terms and conditions and the details in the promotional material (or any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of entry), the details of the promotional material (and any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of entry) shall prevail.

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