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Linguaphone Group launch new global photography competition for Pingu’s English

Whether you’re a teacher, student or parent involved with Pingu’s English somewhere in the world, we’d love you to share your images with us in our new global Pingu’s English photography competition.

Perhaps you have a street fair coming up, or a graduation ceremony, or simply feel you have the best school, staff and children in the world that you want to show off?

The competition is open to anybody involved with Pingu’s English worldwide and closes on the 31 July 2012. There’s no maximum to the number of entries that can be sent. The first prize is Canon IXUS 230 HS camera, the second prize – Amazon vouchers worth £50 (pounds sterling or equivalent) and the third prize – Amazon vouchers worth £20 (pounds sterling or equivalent).

So what are you waiting for? Be creative, capture Pingu’s English students having fun and lets bring alive the world of Pingu’s English. And most importantly have fun. Once you have your best shots ready, simply email your photos to with full contact details and the location of where the picture has been taken. Good luck!!

Tips for taking pictures

Recommended formats: 1600 x 1200 pixels or larger. 300dpi RGB JPEG. The bigger the better. We can accept images sent through dropbox and other fileshare sites

Focus and set-up: Try to keep a main subject in focus, with minimum noise in the background.

Lighting: Remember to check your exposure and white balance. Use low ISO settings and always observe the angle of your light source to avoid lens flares. Where possible take the picture with access to natural light.

Effects: Adding effects may compromise the quality of the image and how it is used, so avoid adding any borders, rotations, image filters or effects.

Terms and conditions

1. The competition is open to anyone except employees of the Linguaphone Group (including their families and relatives). 2. Entries should be sent to There is no maximum to the number of entries that can be sent by each individual. 3. The competition is open for entries from 14 May 2012. The closing date is 5pm GMT on 31 July 2012. 4. The Linguaphone Group cannot be held responsible for emails that do not arrive due to the entrant’s email security settings or restrictions placed by their Internet service provider. 5. All winners will be notified by phone or email. A list of the winners will be published at by the 6 August 2012. The following prizes will be announced on this date:- Overall Winner – Canon IXUS 230 HS, Second prize – Amazon Vouchers worth £50 (pounds sterling or equivalent), Third prize – Amazon Vouchers worth £20 (pounds sterling or equivalent). 6. By submitting images to the Linguaphone Group, each entrant confirms and warrants that they are the sole author of each entry and that it is their original work; they own the copyright and any other intellectual property rights of each image; they have the permission of anyone pictured in the image (or, where the image shows any persons under 18, the consent of their parent/guardian) for the usage rights required by the Linguaphone Group and will indemnify the Linguaphone Group against any claims made by any third parties in respect of such infringement. 7. By entering the competition, entrants grant the Linguaphone Group a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, the images for any purpose. 8. The Linguaphone Group will make every reasonable effort to ensure that name credits are given to any photograph published in any medium. Entrants retain the copyright to images submitted. 9. Winners agree to take part in any post-competition publicity arranged by the Linguaphone Group. 10. The Linguaphone Group reserves the right to remove or refuse any entries from the competition for any reason. Entries will be refused or removed if in the sole judgement of the Linguaphone Group is that they could reasonably be expected to breach or contravene any applicable law or bring the competition, or the Linguaphone Group into disrepute. 11. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 12. The Linguaphone Group Privacy Policy applies to the competition and use of the website.

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