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The Big Picture Photo Comp

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€1,000 of Gift Cards to be won in our photo competition!

Budding photographers are in with a chance to win €1,000 worth of Great Outdoors vouchers in our photography competition. Winners will be selected in three categories: Climbing & Mountaineering, Water Sports, and Travel & Trail. The overall winner will take home €500 worth of vouchers while second and third place win €250 each. And there’s nothing to stop you winning all three categories! Winning photos will also feature in the next advertising and marketing campaign organised by Great Outdoors.

To enter, email your high-res photos to with your full name, address, telephone number, details of where the photo was taken and the full names of any subjects.

Entrants must be over 18. Entry closes on Monday 1 April. A short list of entries will be posted on Facebook for members of the public to vote on. We plan to announce the winners on 12 April 2013. We’ll post updates on at too so keep an eye!

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Terms and conditions apply (see below).

Full terms and conditions

The following are the terms and conditions of the Great Outdoors Photo Competition. Your participation in the competition shall be deemed to be your complete acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

Entrants must be 18 years of age to participate.

To enter, entrants must send their high resolution photo(s) to with the subject head Great Outdoors photo comp 2013. Please include your first name, last name, telephone number, details of where and when the photo was taken and full names of any subjects.

Only the photographer can submit his or her images. Images may not be submitted by a third party on behalf of a photographer.

Employees and relatives of employees of Great Outdoors and any entities affiliated or related to Great Outdoors shall not be eligible to enter. For the purposes herein, the term ‘relative’ shall mean spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.

Submitting photographers must own all rights to any photographs entered in this contest. By submitting an image, the photographer represents and warrants that such submission does not infringe any third-party rights or other rights protected by law.

Your participation in the competition is deemed your agreement that Great Outdoors may use your entered photo, your photo and name, likeness or image for advertising, promotional and marketing purposes without the requirement for any payment to you and you hereby grant the Great Outdoors the right to do the same and expressly waive any claims against the Great Outdoors in this regard.

Upon request, photographers must include a model release for all photographs submitted agreeing that said model is willing to have their image used in subsequent marketing, promotional and advertising material by Great Outdoors without receiving further payment. Failure to provide such release upon request may result in disqualification.

If the subject of a photograph is a minor (under the age of 18), the photographer must provide a written release from the parent or legal guardian of the minor agreeing that said model is willing to have their image used in subsequent marketing and advertising material by Great Outdoors. Failure to provide such release upon request may result in disqualification.

The closing date for entry is 5 April 2013. Photo competition winners will be chosen by 15 April 2013. The judges’ decision will be final.

Great Outdoors will choose the top five photos in each of three categories (Climbing & Mountaineering, Water Sports, Travel & Trail). These shortlisted entries will then be voted for by members of the public on Facebook.

Entrants can enter as often as they like. It is possible for one entrant to win more than one of the prizes.

In the event that the Great Outdoors deem an entrant to have in any way acted in bad faith with respect to the competition, such entrant shall be excluded from the competition and consequently deemed ineligible to win.

Great Outdoors will only accept entries from the Republic of Ireland.

The prizes are as follows: €500 in vouchers for Great Outdoors for the winner, €250 in vouchers each for second and third prize. The total prize fund is €1,000 in vouchers.

Prizes are neither transferable nor exchangeable and cannot be exchanged for money.

Great Outdoors shall notify each winner of the winning via E-mail within 10 days of the final decision.

Great Outdoors’s decision is final with respect to all matters relating to awarding of the prizes and shall not be subject to review or appeal by any entrant or by any third party.

By entering the competition, each entrant unreservedly agrees to these terms and conditions which govern the competition and the awarding of the prizes.

By entering the competition each entrant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless the Great Outdoors, their legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any damages whatsoever suffered, sustained or allegedly sustained in connection with the competition or the acceptance of the prize(s).

The winning entrant(s) shall be solely responsible for any taxes levied in relation to the delivery or receipt of the prize(s).

Great Outdoors reserves the right to alter these terms and conditions at any time and at their sole discretion.

Great Outdoors reserves the right, at any time, to cancel, modify or suspend the competition if, in their sole judgment, the competition is not capable of being conducted as specified.

The winners’ names will be disclosed to anyone who writes to the Great Outdoors at their physical addresses.

These terms and conditions and any matters relating hereto shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland and jurisdiction over any and all disputes shall be exclusive to the courts in Ireland.

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