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Condition of Registration and Entry

1. By registering and entering the UK-AFI Photography Competition you agree to these rules and all other terms and conditions.


2. The competition is open to members of the International Association of Arson Investigators and UK Association of Fire Investigators.

3. Photographs may be submitted in one of the following categories:

  • a. General Fire Scene
  • b. Investigator at Work (human interest / PR)
  • c. Technical (close up and forensic)

4. All elements of the work submitted must have been originated by the entrant.

5. Work submitted must not have previously been entered into another competition, icluding any other UK-AFI Photography Competitions.

6. Those that enter may not be included on the judging panel, attend the judging process or be involved in any part of the judging procedure.

Entry Procedure and Format

7. Entry to the competition is free of charge and there is no limit on the number of different images that you can enter in each of the relevant categories.

8. Entries for the UK-AFI Photography Competition may only be submitted on-line via the entry website which is at http://iaai.mediafiler.net

9. No prints or images on digital media (CD / USB Stick etc.) will be accepted.

10. The entrant’s name must not appear anywhere on the actual image/work.

Registration Process

11. Each entrant will need to register to be able to upload photographs.

  • a. Entrants full name
  • b. Company / Organisation
  • c. Full postal address
  • e. Email address

12. Entrants will receive an email to complete verification, prior to being able to login.

13. The UK-AFI will only ever use personal details for the purposes of administering the scheme.

Image Specifications

14. Images should satisfy the following:

  • a. RGB format
  • b. High-quality JPEG file (level 10 or above in Photoshop)
  • c. The maximum and ideal image size is 3508 x 2480 pixels or 3508 x 3508 pixels if square
  • d. Minimum image size 2400 x 1800 pixels
  • e. Alpha-numeric file names ending in ‘.jpg’.

15. The file name is your choice but please note that they will be re-named within the competition system, to identify them uniquely as yours whilst preserving anonymity during judging. How-ever, during upload, your own file name must contain only the letters A-Z (in upper or lower case) and / or the numbers 0-9 and / or the underscore character (“_”) plus the suffix “.jpg”. Any other characters including further dots, hyphens or spaces could result in your file being rejected during the upload process.

16. Each image must accompanied by the following information which can all be filled in online.

  • a. Image title
  • b. Date of capture
  • c. Location
  • d. Copyright held
  • e. Image category

17. Image Caption: The background description of the image – including use of photo shop and any restrictions.

18. Each photograph must be accompanied by a description (see 17 above using the image caption field) of no more than 200 words as the judges are interested in what the photograph demonstrates.

19. A digital copy of any submission and caption must be retained by the entrant.

Dates & Deadlines

20. Entries may be submitted from 26th January 2018 - to 23:59hrs Sunday 20th January 2019


21. Entries will be judged by an independent and impartial panel of judges.

22. All images will be judged digitally.

23. The judges will then select the best entries in each of the three categories: with one being chosen as an overall best of the best.

Successful Entries

24. The shortlisted entries may be displayed on the UK-AFI competition website. The judges re-serve the right not to place on public display any entry if, in their opinion, it is of a sensitive nature, or they feel or the entrant has indicated at the head of the image description that the image is Sub Judice or a person’s privacy will be compromised.

25. The shortlisted entrants will be invited to attend the UK-AFI Photography Competition ceremony; this will take place at the Annual Training Conference of the UK-AFI, details to be announced.

26. The winners and runner-up images of each category, together with a separate overall competition winner will be announced at the UK-AFI Photography Competition ceremony.

27. The successful overall winner and the three winning and runner-up entries may be displayed indefinitely on the competition website, as a record of achievement.


28. No copyright is transferred in respect of any images entered.

29. By submitting an image, you agree that, in the event that you are a Winner, Runner Up or Highly Commended in any category of the UK-AFI Photography Competition, the UK-AFI and any of its competition partners can display, publish and alter any of the images in their activities to promote and support the UK-AFI for a period of five years.

30. Successful entries may be reproduced and may be used in various activities in connection with this and future UK-AFI Photography Competitions, which may include the internet, other electronic media, publications or events. By entering the UK-AFI Photography Competition, entrants agree to their photographs being used for publicity purposes.

31. Where necessary, entrants must have permission to submit the work. The entrant shall be deemed to warrant that they own the entire copyright in the work or have the copyright owner’s permission.

32. The entrant undertakes to indemnify the organisers and their partners and sponsors of the UK-AFI Photography Competition in respect of any breach of the above warranty.


33. The organisers reserve the right to use its own discretion throughout the UK-AFI Photography Competition process which may include, but is not limited to: - disqualifying any entrant not complying with the rules; disqualifying any entries not deemed suitable for the UK-AFI Photography Competition; amalgamating categories if they are under-subscribed; changing or removing the category headings when the selected images are published.

34. There will be no appeals against the decision of the judges and correspondence cannot be entered into regarding the judging.

Information and Contact

35. The UK-AFI competition is managed in the United Kingdom by Martin Bloomfield of the UK-AFI and any competition questions may be emailed to: martin@seasidecreative.co.uk

36. By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and the UK-AFI reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time and in its absolute discretion if the UK-AFI has reason to believe that an entrant has breached these rules.

37. Any questions / problems regarding the use or access to the site please email admin@thedigitalassetlab.com who manage the site on behalf of the UK-AFI.