Entries must feature an image in which a human being (or more than one), or part thereof, is the key element. The image may range from a head to full-length study or depict a part of the human form. It may include accessories and backgrounds in character with the subject. Ideally the portrait should show some aspect of the personality of the subject. A self-portrait is acceptable. Must be a live human being (manikins, statues, ornaments will not be accepted.
There is a myriad of ways to show the adjective in photographs. As an adjective, the word 'abandoned' can be used in several ways to describe a deep feeling, action and reaction around the nature of things e.g. a vacant, old, desolate building or car; left to a state of disuse etc. Should not include a human figure as the centre of interest.
An image in which the reflections of a subject provides the centre of interest. They may be produced by water, windows, metal etc. Reflection must be a real reflection, not created in post processing or by any other artificial means. Mirror reflections will be excluded.
The image must have photographic origin with the original image/work having been made by the photographer. The photograph may have been modified during exposure in the camera or modified after exposure with experimental or digital techniques. The subject covers entries that display a novel or unusual combination of objects and/or viewpoint.
A photograph of an event that would not normally be noticed by the human eye captured in still motion. The image may be of a natural or staged event with natural or supplementary lighting. Areas of interest should not portray motion blur but rather static such as a water droplet caught in space.
A photograph comprising of two exposures that either compliment or contrast each other. Images ideally should be exposed in camera as opposed to two exposures blended in editing software. For example: a cat double exposed with a tiger, a person smoking and a skeleton.
This is a common style used in modern commercial work. The photographs are usually arranged with a plain border between them. The work may consist of separate images that are variants on the theme, or may be one larger split into three. This can be done digitally also.
A photograph where the subject matter is obviously related to the coast - which may include the form and features of the coastline and adjoining waters, nature, the built environment and human activity. Note: This includes coastal marinas but excludes internal waterways such as lakes, rivers and canals. (amended 15 Dec 2015)