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Spring in the South West Photo Competition

Main image: submitted by Helen Scull - the stunning stillness of The Strand, Shaldon in South Devon taken 8th March 2014

Please note, this competition is now closed to submission and we will announce the winners in a few days time

The West Country has taken a bit of a beating - by the storms and the media. But it's actually as lovely down here as it has always been. We want to show the world that we haven't been washed away. So, we're offering cash prizes to whoever can show off how beautiful the South West is right now by sharing a photo you've taken this year.

1st prize: £500 cash 2nd prize: £300 cash 3rd prize: £200 cash 

Email your photos of the beauty of spring 2014 in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset to (and don't forget to include your name, the exact spot the photo was taken and when) by Monday 31st March 2014

View all the entries and some of our inspiration:
Spring in the South West Photo Competition


Icecream man by Emma GriffinCoverack by Kathy WhiteWatergate Bay by Gareth Morris


1) The competition opens at 12noon on Friday, 28th February and closes at midnight on Monday, 31st March 2014
2) You may enter as many submissions as you like, provided they are your own work (under 16s must get parent/guardian permission)
3) The entry must be a photograph taken in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset or Dorset during 2014
4) We may edit, cut, crop or otherwise adjust your image for the purposes of publication although you retain ownership of the copyright as its author. This means you are free to republish it wherever and however you like
5) By submitting an entry you are authorising Classic Cottages to use the image in future promotional work, either online or offline (but fully credited to the photographer - amended 06/03/2014), as well as your basic details such as name and home town 
6) You entries must be made by email and Classic Cottages will upload appropriate images to the Pinterest competition board 
7) The Marketing Team will decide a shortlist from which three winners will be picked and the winners will be required to email the original, high resolution image to Classic Cottages (Classic employees may not enter)
8) This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pinterest. By entering this contest you release Pinterest from any related claims. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this competition must be directed to Classic Cottages and not Pinterest
9) The winners of the first, second and third prize will be contacted by Friday, 4th April
10) The prizes for first, second and third place respectively are for £500, £300 or £200 cash
11) We may use any submitted photos to promote this competition for the sole purpose of proving to the world that the West Country is looking great despite the storms. We will only use them during the promotional period and we will not sell your images, they are still yours (images uploaded to Pinterest are subject to their terms). The three winning entries may be used as examples to promote future photo competitions but all photos will always be fully credited to the photographer - amended 14/03/2014


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