Nature Untouched Photography Competition


  • Each image that is submitted must be the original work of the participant who must be the copyright owner.


  • By submitting an image for the competition, the participant will be regarded as having granted the organiser the right to use the image in print, broadcast and/ or electronic media without any fee payment, for the purpose of promoting the competition or areas related to the organisers work. Where any image is so used by the organiser, the participant  will be acknowledged accordingly.


  • Images received by the organiser through the competition will not be used by the organiser for commercial purposes.




  • The application will only be valid once the 1500 Kshs has been received. This can be sent by Mpesa, or paid in cash at the Polka Dot Art Gallery, The Souk, Dagoretti Road, Karen, Nairobi. Contact us for the Mpesa details. 

This is a non negotiable fee and is the total for three images. The file name for each image should be clearly labelled with the participant’s name, and where the image was taken.


  • Images must be no less than 3MB in size, the organisers may ask for higher resolution images if they are to be printed out.


  • Shortlisted finalists will be notified via email.


  • Images should be submitted in JPEG format.


  • Each participant can submit three (3) images.


  • All applications are non refundable.

  • black and white, sepia and colour are all accepted. 

  • limited editing is allowed, but this must be kept to a minnimum. 

  • The deadline is 12pm on the 17th October 2016



  • The organiser shall not be liable for any fault with any prizes or issues or queries relating to the prizes. This should be solved by the supplier.


  • Prizes are non-transferrable and non-exchangeable for cash or in kind.


  • The organiser reserved the right to change or replace competition [prizes or modify rules and regulations of the competition if necessary without prior notice.


Judging and results

  • The top 20 images will be chosen by a panel of professionals as our judges


  • The panel of judges will evaluate the images based on the following criteria:
            - Artistic/visual appeal.
            - Extent to which the photograph captures the essence of the theme.


  • The judging panel and organisers reserves the right not to award the prizes if the images submitted do not meet the requirements stated in this document.


  • There will be a first, second and third prize awarded.


  • The top twenty images selected will be printed and exhibited in the Polka Dot Art Gallery for 4 weeks. There will be an opening event and the images will be up for auction with the following commissions as so

35% commission to the Gallery

15% commission to Walking for Rangers

50% to the Photographer


  • By submitting an image for the competition the participant will be regarded as having accepted and agreed to the rules and regulations of the competition.


  • The organisers (Polka Productions LTD) shall not be held liable for any loss, theft or destruction for the Images. 

Polka Dot Art Gallery presents their first annual Photographic Competition. 'Nature Untouched.'


The Top 20 Photographs chosen by our panel of Professional Photographers will have their photographs printed and exhibited at the Polka Dot Art Gallery with an opening event on October 27th 2016.

Through the event we are raising money and awareness of the organisation 'Walking With Rangers’ and supporting their conservation efforts. For more information please visit their website