DCA Competitions for Best Photo, Video and Artwork
We know members are taking some excellent photos and producing high quality videos, paintings and sketches and we’d like to provide a platform to share the best of them and in so doing, help celebrate and promote dinghy cruising to the world.
There are 3 competitions: 1. Photography There are 3 categories within the photography competition:
Cruising - The things which mark a boat out as a dinghy that cruises.
Amusing - Make us smile
Inspiring - The wow factor
2. Video There are 2 categories within the video competition:
General - Anything from an inspiring beauty shot of dolphins at the bow to technical ‘how to’ and narrative cruising logs. Max 30 minutes.
Videos of DCA rallies, made intentionally for the DCA YouTube channel, Max 15 minutes
3. Artwork - From pen/pencil sketches and watercolours to graphic art on your dinghy this is a wide ranging category.
Images must have been taken between 1st January and 31st December 2023, by the entrant (or their crew/immediate family) who must be a DCA member.
The closing date for entries is 31st December 2023.
Up to 5 entries from any one individual in each of as many categories as they wish.
Please caption your entries and add an explanatory note if you wish.
All entries must be in High Resolution format, at least 2MB. Limited but not excessive digital manipulation is permitted where it reasonably enhances an image but remains true to the subject within.
Video entries must be either 1080p, 2.7k or 4k max, landscape not portrait.
Submission of an entry gives the DCA permission to use the image in print and online.
DCA Committee members are not permitted to enter, apart from the Regional Secretaries.
Winning entries will be chosen for each competition/category and announced at the AGM .
Prizes are Amazon gift vouchers. 1st Prizes will receive £50; 2nd £30; 3rd £20.
The Judges’ decision is final.
Guidance Do you want to know how to take a winning photograph? Are you wondering what would make a 'good' dinghy cruising photo? DCA Member Steve Parke of Arwen's Meanderings fame has written an article full of tips on how to improve your photography skills and what to think about when taking a photo. Click here to download it.
Please do not try to upload videos as the website is not designed to cope with that. You will need to upload any video you wish to enter to your YouTube or Vimeo account and then include the link to view it on your entry form. Photographs and photographs of artwork can be uploaded easily as jpg files.
Do not worry if you do not know your Membership number. Just put a question mark or write "Don't know" in the box.
Submit your entries using the relevant form below: