The Joy of Summer - photography competition! 6th July - 16th July 2021

Hello Community :smiley:

We thought we would try a light-hearted competition that everyone can get involved with, so we’re pleased to announce our new The Joy of Summer photography competition!

The Joy of Summer photography competition, 6th July - 16th July 2021

The aim of this competition is to celebrate the joy of summer using your photography skills - can you sum up summer in a photo? :smiley: :sunny: :sunny: For anyone looking out of their window in despair, summer joy can include rain as well! Think summer walks, summer recipes (with matching wines) summer holidays (wherever that may be!) or even summer clothes - anything goes!

The winning photographer will be awarded and sent a bottle of The Society’s Champagne Rosé NV!

Entries must be posted to this thread on The Community or emailed in to by midday (12pm) on Friday 16th July, 2021.

Please ensure you have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions before entering this competition.

For all Terms & Conditions, please click below :point_down:

Terms & Conditions


The promoter is The International Exhibition Co-operative Wine Society Limited (‘The Wine Society’) a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (register number 1824R) and whose registered office is at Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage SG1 2BT.


2.1 The title of the competition is ‘Joy of Summer Photography competition’

2.2 We are asking for photographs taking by you which bring to life the joy of summer. Our entry mechanics include posts on The Community’s competition topic and emails to


3.1 The competition will run from 4pm on Tuesday 6th July, 2021 (the “ Opening Date ”) to midday (12pm) on Friday 16th July, 2021 (the “ Closing Date ”) inclusive.

3.2 All competition entries must be received by the Promoter [at the address set out at Condition 1 ] by no later than midday on the Closing Date. All competition entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.

3.3 To enter the competition:

(a) Reply to this topic on The Society’s Community by the Closing Date. Only members of The Wine Society can post to The Community, and members who have not already joined The Community will need to sign up at

(b) Both members and non-members of The Wine Society can enter by emailing their entry to by the Closing Date.

3.4 No purchase necessary and there is no charge to register for use of the website.

3.5 The Promoter will not accept:

(a) responsibility for competition entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or

(b) proof of posting or transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the competition.

3.6 By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

3.7 For help with entries, please call Member Services on 01438 741177 OR see

3.9 The competition entries will be judged by a panel of three judges based on their creativity and relevance to the assigned theme of ‘summer’. The decision of the panel of judges (acting reasonably) will be final.

3.10 The Promoter will send the full names of the judges to anyone who writes within [one] month after the Closing Date of the competition requesting details of the judges and who encloses a self-addressed envelope to the address set out in The promoter is: The International Exhibition Co-operative Wine Society Limited (‘The Wine Society’) a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (register number 1824R) and whose registered office is at Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage SG1 2BT.


4.1 The competition is only open to all residents in the UK aged 18 years or over, except :

(a) employees of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies;

(b) employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with the competition or its administration; or

(c) members of the immediate families or households of (a) and (b) above.

4.2 In entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win. The Promoter may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the competition.

4.3 The Promoter will not accept competition entries that are:

(a) automatically generated by computer;

(b) completed by third parties or in bulk;

(c) illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with;

(d) photocopies and not originals; or

(e) incomplete.

4.4 There is a limit of one entry to the competition per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.

4.5 The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition.

4.6 Competition entries cannot be returned.


5.1 The prize is a bottle of The Society’s Champagne Rose. There is one prize available to be won.

5.2 Prizes are subject to availability. There is no cash alternative for the prize and The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize of equal or greater value.

5.3 The prize is supplied by The Wine Society (The Promoter). The Promoter reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond the Promoter’s control makes it necessary to do so.

5.4 The prize is not negotiable or transferable.

5.5 In order to claim the prize you must respond to our Direct Message on the Community or email giving your share number (if applicable) and/or a UK address to which we can send your prize.


6.1 The decision of the judges nominated by the Promoter is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

6.2 The Promoter will contact the winner personally as soon as practicable after the Announcement Date, using the telephone number or email address provided with the competition entry

6.3 The Promoter must either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. To comply with this obligation the Promoter will publish the surname and county of major prize winners OR the Community username of the winner and, if applicable, their winning entries on The Community and/or social media on Friday 16th July, 2021. OR send the surname and county of major prize winners and, if applicable copies of their winning entries, to anyone who emails or writes to the address set out in [CONDITION 1] (enclosing a self-addressed envelope) within [one] month after the Closing Date of the competition].

6.4 If you object to any or all of your surname, county and winning entry being published or made available, please contact the Promoter via email at or by phone on 01438 741177. In such circumstances, the Promoter must still provide the information and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request.


7.1 If you are the winner of the prize, you will have 7 days from the Announcement Date to claim the prize by responding to our Direct Message (on The Community) or email (from If you do not claim the prize by this date, your claim will become invalid.]

7.2 The prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf.

7.3 The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted or is not available, or has not claimed their prize within 7 days of the Announcement Date, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant selected from the correct entries that were received before the Closing Date.

7.4 The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.


Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.


9.1 The Promoter does not claim any rights of ownership in your competition entry.

9.2 You agree that the Promoter may, but is not required to, make your entry available on its website [] and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the competition.


10.1 Personal data supplied during the course of this promotion will be processed as set out in The Wine Society’s Privacy Notice, which can be found at . See also Condition 6.3 and Condition 6.4 , with regard to the announcement of winners.


11.1 If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the competition.

11.2 The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

11.3 These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

We think that’s everything, so let’s get snapping! :camera_flash: :camera_flash: :camera_flash:


The only problem with this, is we have not had a summer, could you make it the Joys of Autumn it would be more appropriate.


The EYE at Great Yarmouth, June 2021



Apple blossom and forget-me-nots on back garden April 2021



North Norfolk Coastal Path just north of Sheringham (June 2021)


Lovely photos, but which one is your entry?

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They all are. The T&Cs say

We are asking for photographs taking by you

They are all photographs taken by me :smiley:

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Ah! I’d assumed one entry per member, and thought you might have a favourite to put forward.

Love the sun/sky in the big wheel photo!

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@Herbster ahh you were right, it is only one entry per person for this competition, it’s 4.4 in the T&Cs:

But wonderful photos, @peterm! Thank you for sharing them, which particular one would you like considered as your entry?


Sloppily written T&Cs !

Since there is another 10 days open in this comp I will bide my time

I didn’t write them, but I’ll pass your feedback on :slight_smile:

Bowhill Loch


Perhaps predictably, here’s mine. A little boy’s first trip to the seaside, at Burgh Island in Devon.


OMG!!! :heart_eyes:
This is why I can’t (or is it couldn’t? :thinking:) live in the Middle East…



Loving life!


White-tailed bumble bee and lavender poppies in our garden.


Absolutely loving all of these photos so far! Just over a week left to get your entry in. :slight_smile:


Not my entry but what says summer more than strawberries? Wee bit of still life.


Picture of a Swan on the water when rowing in Thorpeness. June 2021.