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No matter where you travel to, there are guaranteed special moments to be experienced. Whether it’s enjoying a spectacular view during a picnic stop, chatting to locals as you’re passing through a pretty village, strolling through vineyards with your partner and meeting the winemaker, or cherishing the feeling of the coastal air through your hair as you whizz along on your bike…on a Headwater holiday you can create your own little memory box of moments that matter.

Every month from, award-winning travel photographer Matt Parry will pick his favourite “moment of the month” from your entries, which will be shared on our blog and social media channels. You’ll win a £50 Amazon voucher if your moment and picture is featured, and your moment may even feature in future Headwater adverts! Send your moments by the 20th of each month to moments@headwater.com.

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Winners:     January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June

One of our favourite moments of 2016 was created in the Algarve:  “As we walked along the Algarve coastline, the colours of the wild flowers were magnificent and the scents of orange blossom and fresh herbs will long remain with us.

Don't forget to check out our Top 10 Moments of 2016.

Below are some guidelines and T&Cs to help you when choosing a photograph from one of your holiday albums or taking a new photograph. Click on the images to download the full size version to see what we define as an example of a good and bad image.

Good Moment Image

Good!

This is an example of a good image. The image is good quality and has a high enough resolution to be reproduced at A4 size or above at 300ppi.

Bad Moment Image

Bad!

This is an example of a bad image. Steer clear of text marks on your photos and pixelated or blurred images. Remember to be aware of your image resolution too.

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Terms and Conditions

1• By entering the competition, entrants agree to be bound by these rules.

2• Entrants should be the photographic author of the entire image; entries must be the original work of the entrant.

3• Prior to submission, entrants must not have offered any of their entries for sale or have been paid for any publication of any of their entries.

4• A maximum of five images per entrant, per month can be submitted which must all have been taken on a Headwater holiday.

5• Images must have a brief description of where they were taken (this should be on the Headwater routes/rest days) and a moment.

6• In entering the competition, you give permission for Headwater to edit the description of the moment accordingly if used, for example, the spelling and grammar.

7• Images have to be a minimum of 5MB and of a sufficiently high resolution to allow them to be reproduced at A4 size or above at 300 ppi; images can be taken on any camera or camera phone, but if the image is not of a reasonable quality, we will not be able to print it; entry is only possible via digital submission even for images taken on a film camera.

8• The judges reserve the right to refuse or exclude entries at any time and for any reason. Obvious problems include: the main subject is out of focus; there are blown-out highlights; there are poor compositions or bad exposures. Screen credits, watermarks or borders are not acceptable.

9• When entering the competition all entrants grant Headwater the right to publish and use their photographs across any of the Headwater marketing and promotional materials (including in print, on any websites or in any other media). No fees will be payable for any of the above uses.

10• Your photographs and moments will be judged anonymously by the Headwater UK office staff, with the final decision made by the Marketing department.

11• Moments will be judged on the following factors: quality of the image associated with the moment, the relevance of the moment compared to the location or holiday it is associated with and how well described the moment is. Please note: well described refers to the effectiveness of the description and not the length.

12• Please submit the photographs with your name, the date and the holiday name in the file name of the photograph e.g. johndoe.16June.austrianlakescycling.jpg

13• All files are to be sent via email to moments@headwater.com by the 20th of each month. If your file is too large to send as an attachment we will accept Dropbox/WeTransfer download links.

14• The prize offered is a £50 Amazon voucher and this prize is only applicable to the winner of the "Moment of the Month" competition.

15• A moment may be used, but that does not qualify it as the "Moment of the Month" winner.

16• The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.

17• Headwater will contact the winner by the end of each month to notify them via email. The winner must reply to us within 7 days or they will forfeit their entry and another winner will be chosen.

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