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JustWater Photograph Competition

To mark UN World Water Day, St Paul's Cathedral is launching a photo competition to celebrate water in all its diversity.

Beginning on Friday 24 March and running for 12 days, the Cathedral is looking for photographs on Twitter and Instagram which show water in all its forms, across the world.

Split into three location categories - London, UK and worldwide - organisers are looking for scenes of calm beauty and devastating power, from inner cities to stark wildernesses, from dripping taps to vast oceans.

And winners will get the rare opportunity to photograph the inside of St Paul's Cathedral on a private guided tour led by St Paul's in-house photographer.

JustWater Photo Competition
12:00 GMT Friday 24 March - 15:30 GMT Wednesday 5 April
Submit photographs on the theme 'water'
London  |  UK  |  Worldwide
Entries to be submitted to Instagram or Twitter using the hash tag #JustWater17 and one category hash tag - #JWLondon, #JWUK, #JWWorld

The competition forms part of a programme of events that make up JustWater - an international programme, which has taken place on and around the UN's World Water Day, bringing cathedrals and churches together around the world to draw attention to our obligation to care for God's sustaining gift of water in all its forms. 

Led by four key organising partners - St Paul’s Cathedral; New York's Trinity Wall Street Church, St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne and St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town - major events have been scheduled to coincide with the season of Lent and beyond to support social justice efforts on water issues.

The aim is to bring people together and encourage action on local needs and concerns, whether these are flooding, drought, rising tides or access to fresh water and sanitation. You can find out more about this programme at 


- Start: Friday 24 March 2017 - 12:00 GMT
- End: Wednesday 5 April 2017 - 15:30 GMT

- Photographs taken in any of the three locations:
London (only)
UK (not London)
Worldwide (not UK or London)

- The subject of the competition is simply 'water'.
- We are looking for images connected to water in any way. This is open to each photographer’s interpretation.
- If you include people in your entry, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions from those individuals.
- If photographs of children are submitted, you must have the express permission of their parent or guardian.

- The competition is open to anyone except those involved in its organisation, and employees of St Paul's Cathedral.
- Entrants may be from any country.
- There is no age restriction for entry.
- Entrants can be amateur or professional photographers.

- All photographs to be submitted via Twitter or Instagram.
- Entries must be submitted using the hash tag #JustWater17 and one of the category hash tags (as above) - #JWLondon, #JWUK, #JWWorld.
- Only one category hash tag should be used per entry.
- There is no obligation to follow the St Paul’s Twitter or Instagram accounts.
- Entrants may enter as many images as they like, but each entry must be entered separately.
- Entries may be submitted with a caption, if desired.

- Any photograph taken at any time and in any global location may be entered.
- Please keep an original version of your image. This may be needed by competition organisers.
- Please do not watermark any image or put the name of the photographer directly onto the image - these images will not be considered.
- All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe any copyrights.

- A shortlist of the best 12 images will be selected by the organisers. These 12 will then be presented to the final judges to select one winner in each category. 
- The final judges will be employees of St Paul's Cathedral, not directly involved in the competition's organisation.
- The shortlisters’ and judges' decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding these decisions.
- The winners will be selected by Friday 7 April 2017 and contacted as soon as possible after being selected, via the channel in which they entered. 
- If the winner is uncontactable after reasonable efforts have been made, the prize will be offered to another entrant.

- There will be one winner in each category of the competition.
- Each category winner will receive a private evening photography session inside St Paul’s Cathedral, guided by the Cathedral's in-house photographer.
- Each category winner may bring up to three friends.
- Areas inside the Cathedral will include public spaces such as the Cathedral floor, crypt and Whispering Gallery as well as some ‘secret’ parts of the Cathedral, as selected by the guide.
- Weather permitting, there will also be access to the external galleries.
- If possible all three category winners will be part of the same session
- The session(s) will run for approximately 90 minutes from 1830 on a weekday evening suitable for all parties.
- All members of the winners’ party will be permitted to take photographs at all points on the tour.
- The prizes will be taken by the end of 2017.
- The competition is open to people in all countries. If the winner is unable to claim the prize, an alternative prize sourced from the Cathedral Shop will be offered.
- If the winner is unable to claim the prize personally, it may be transferred to a friend or relative who can.
- The winner and their guests agree to publicity, including but not restricted to, photography during the prize experience and quotes to be used for a Cathedral website news story and for any reasonable publicity generated as a result of the competition.

- The copyright and ownership of all images remains with the photographer, but St Paul’s Cathedral reserves the right to publish and exhibit any image, with appropriate credit, on its website and social media channels, and to promote its work and JustWater, in perpetuity. No fees will be payable for these uses.
- If the Cathedral wishes to use any submitted images for commercial purposes, it will contact the photographer directly to discuss terms.
- The shortlisted and winning photographers agree to participate in any reasonable publicity which may come from the competition.

- St Paul’s Cathedral reserves the right to cancel the competition or alter its rules at any stage, if unforeseen circumstances dictate.
- This competition is organised and run in its entirety by The Cathedral Church of St Paul in London, known as St Paul’s Cathedral. The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter, Instagram or any agency of the United Nations.