Concrete in Life: FAQs

How can I submit my entry?

To enter the Concrete in Life photography competition, post a picture on Instagram or Twitter showcasing the use of concrete, using the competition hashtag #ConcreteInLife.

Entrants must also include the hashtag for the category that they are entering:

Urban design and use: #UrbanConcrete

Infrastructure: #ConcreteInfrastructure

Concrete in Daily Life: #ConcreteInDailyLife 

Concrete in Video: #ConcreteInLifeVideo 

You can also send your photos to concreteinlife@gccassociation.org

Until when can I submit my photo or video?

The deadline for entries is 18th November 2020 at the end of the day UK – 23:59:59.

What tags do I need to include?

All submissions on Instagram and Twitter must include the hashtag #ConcreteInLife.

Entrants must also include the hashtag for the category that they are entering:

Urban design and use: #UrbanConcrete

Infrastructure: #ConcreteInfrastructure

Concrete in Daily Life: #ConcreteInDailyLife 

Concrete in Video: #ConcreteInLifeVideo 

You should also tag the GCCA on Instagram (@the.gcca) or Twitter (@thegcca).

Do I need to tell you if I’m a professional or an amateur when I submit a photo?

We distinguish professional as those who have a full-time job as a photographer.   

Do you have any guidelines for photo or video entries?

We encourage entrants to interpret this category in their own creative way to showcase the use of concrete in our lives. Videos can be up to one minute long.

Is photography from a mobile phone allowed/encouraged?

Yes, mobile photography is allowed and encouraged.

Can I submit one photo to more than one category?

No. photos can only be submitted to one category.

Can I submit more than one photo to each category?

Yes. You can submit as many photos as you like to each category, but each photo can only be submitted to one category.

What is the maximum number of photos I can submit?

You can submit as many photos as you like. But each one can only submitted to one category.

How are the entries judged?

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Impact
  • Creativity & style
  • Composition
  • Image or print presentation
  • Centre of interest
  • Lighting
  • Colour balance
  • Technical excellence
  • Photographic technique
  • Story telling & subject matter
  • Judging will take place in November 2020 and the Judges’ decision will be final.

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be announced in December 2020