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29 August 2019

Pest photo of the year launched

BPCA is looking for the best pest photograph of the year and is offering a £500 prize for anyone who captures the perfect image of public health pest control.

The competition is officially open now.

Best pest pic 2020

All you need to do is tweet your image to @britpestcontrol or tag us on Facebook @Britishpestcontrol with the hashtag #BestPestPic2020.

The winner will be announced at our industry event PPC Live 2020.

The photograph can be of any public health pest or a pest management professional in action, helping to protect people from infestations.

Ian Andrew, BPCA Chief Exec said:

“Pest professionals do an amazing job protecting people from disease and distress. We wanted to highlight the important work the pest sector does to protect the nation. Our ‘Best Pest Pic’ photo of the year competition with help celebrate and draw attention to our work.”

The shortlist and winners

The entries will be shortlisted and the top 10 best pest photographs of the year will be on display around the PPC Live 2020 exhibition hall, which takes place on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 at the Yorkshire Event Centre.

The winning photograph will be picked by a panel of leading experts and members of the BPCA team.

The winner will collect the £500 cash prize.

The closing date for the competition is 3.45pm, 21 February 2020.

Rules

  • You must only submit your own photograph
  • The picture must be taken in the UK
  • The photograph must contain a public health pest OR a picture of pest professionals protecting people through pest management
  • You must submit the photo via social media (Twitter or Facebook) with the #BestPestPic2020 hashtag
  • The images must not contain any blood, gore or of a pest in distress
  • You may submit up to three images
  • You must be able to send us a high-resolution version of the image if you’re shortlisted.

Terms and conditions

This competition is open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland aged 18 years or over, except for employees of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), their families or anyone else associated with this competition.
All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the competitor agrees to abide by these rules. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.
There are two entry routes to this competition as follows: by Twitter (tagging @britpestcontrol and using #BestPestPic2020) OR Facebook (tagging @britishpestcontrol and using #BestPestPic2020).
Image files must be 200 dpi and between 1MB and 3MB
All entries must be received by the advertised closing time and date.
By submitting a photograph, you agree BPCA may have unlimited use of the photograph for any promotional activity in print or digitally.
You may enter a maximum of three photographs for consideration. Any photographs submitted after that will not be considered.
The prize can be collected at PPC Live 2020 (Wednesday, 11 March 2020 at the Yorkshire Event Centre) after the winner is selected. If you cannot make the event and you are shortlisted, BPCA will endeavour to make sure you get your prize money should your photograph be selected.
All questions and press should be directed to hello@bpca.org.uk

Source: Press release

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