Win £200 for your own pics of travel accessibility in 2023.
The Competition is International (well, kind of):
The £200 cash prize will only be paid into a UK bank account (it just costs too much for me to send cash abroad/too much of the prize money gets swallowed up by exchange rates and "bank fees" ).
But international entries can still be made. However, in this case, you will have to nominate a UK friend as the potential winner (if you win, I'd be expecting them to take you out for a very nice meal the next time you're in the UK though).
You could also nominate a UK charity instead - and they'll win the £200 (I'll simply make a £200 donation to them, in your name).
And the competition is open to everyone (you don't need to be a wheelchair user - just take a photograph of an accessible feature of somewhere during your next holiday).
How to Enter:
It's very simple.
Simply post the photograph on your own Facebook or Twitter page - and tag your post with the #Ataxia360 hashtag (so I can then locate it).
Non-UK entrants should also nominate/tag a UK-based friend or charity (if your photograph wins, they'll win the £200 cash prize).
And as the competition closes on 30 November 2023, somebody will be enjoying a bit of a Christmas shopping spree.
All submitted photographs *may* be used on the www.ataxia.scot website. However, when they are used, you will be properly accredited as being the photographer, and a link will be made to your Facebook or Twitter page. By submitting a photograph you agree that it can be used.
The winning photograph will be chosen, at random, from all photographs that do get used.
And this is most-definitely not a showcase of your photographic skills. So submitting the most-stunning photograph is not really what's important here.
What is important though, is that the photograph is useful - and is featured on the website.
So what photographs are more likely to be used?
1. Photographs taken of an accessibility feature at the most-popular visitor attractions are more likely to be used.
2. And, in the short-term at least, photographs taken in the most popular cities too (although as the website expands, the wheelchair accessible attractions in smaller towns will also be showcased).
3. For privacy reasons, photographs with no (or few) people in them are more likely to be selected.
This is not a strict condition though (most faces will simply be cropped out). But if too many people have to be cropped out, the resulting photograph may be unusable.
Building up a Picture of the Accessibility of an Attraction (and city):
As more photographs are submitted of a particular attraction, then I will have enough to create an accessibility guide for that attraction.
And once I have been able to create a number of guides to attractions in a particular place, I'll then be able to create an accessibility guide for that city/town/region. Similar to the:
Wheelchair Accessible London Guide
And, together, we can build up a picture of the facilities that wheelchair using visitors can expect to find when travelling to a particular city or region.
Share your own pictures via Twitter:
Either post your photographs on your own Twitter account (using the #Ataxia360 hashtag), or share your photographs here:
@Ataxia360 on Twitter
Share your own pictures via Facebook:
Either post your photographs on your own Facebook wall (using the #Ataxia360 hashtag), or share your photographs here:
@Ataxia360 on Facebook