03/08/2018- Audience Type

British Fencing has announced its search for the ‘British Fencing Image of the Year 2018’ supported by Nikon School UK. This August, photographers of all levels are invited to submit their fencing photos for the chance to win one of 3 categories and go on to be named as ‘British Fencing Image of the Year 2018’.

Images are to be submitted to British Fencing by August 16th 2018 and category winners will be announced on World Photo Day, August 19th 2018. The overall winner will be revealed at the British Fencing Awards Dinner in Nottingham on Fencing Day, September 8th 2018. The hashtag #BFimage2018 will be used to tag an image as a submission on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, with full terms and conditions available on the British Fencing website.

The competition aims to attract photographers and fencers of all abilities, with the three categories of “Fencing Fun”, “Inspiration” and “Teamwork” inviting images related to fencing at all levels. The overall winner will be the fencing image that best represents British Fencing’s message “Be You, Be Different”. James Craig of British Fencing said, “A large majority of our fencing community are attracted to fencing based on the creative and alternative nature of the sport. This is an opportunity to share their love of the sport and further British Fencing’s vision of building a strong fencing community”.

Nikon School UK will judge the competition as part of their partnership with British Fencing in 2018. GB’s top sabre fencer James Honeybone will also judge the category winners.

As well as being revealed at the British Fencing Awards Dinner, the overall winner will be published in the October edition of The Sword, British Fencing’s magazine. The winning photographer will also be awarded a £149 voucher for Nikon School UK photography workshops.

Further info:

British Fencing is the National Governing Body for Fencing in the UK. https://www.britishfencing.com/  For all media enquiries please contact [email protected]

Nikon School www.nikonschool.co.uk is a venue for photography training that aims to educate and inspire. Their partnership with British Fencing began in 2018. https://www.britishfencing.com/nikon-school-uk/

James Honeybone is British number 1 men’s sabre fencer and represented Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics. James has just returned from the Senior World Championships in Wuxi, China where he represented Great Britain in the men’s individual and team sabre events.

Terms and conditions
1. Photographers accept the terms and conditions by posting (submitting) an image on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #BFimage2018
2. Amateur and professional photographers are allowed to submit images
3. The judge’s decision is final
4. British Fencing reserves the right to remove images from their social platforms without notice if deemed unsuitable
5. Images containing nudity or unsafe fencing practice will be deemed unsuitable
6. This competition is not endorsed by Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and is administered by British Fencing
7. Photographers retain copyright to the submitted images
8. Photographers agree to grant use of submitted images to British Fencing online and in print 
9. Images must be related to fencing and will be judged within categories of Fencing Fun, Inspiration, Teamwork. Category winners will be further judged to nominate the overall winner that embodies “Be You, Be Different”.
10. Photographers must ensure full permission is granted from the subjects in the image and parental consent is granted in the case of a subject under the age of 16
11. Employees of Nikon School UK and British Fencing are not allowed to submit images
12. £149 Nikon School UK voucher will be awarded to the overall winner by September 20th 2018 and is not exchangeable for cash
13. Images should not contain text overlays or captions
14. Photographers can submit one image per category, therefore totalling a maximum of 3 images in the whole competition

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