The Brecon Beacons National Park is fifty this year and its authority wants your memories of living in the area.

But, in common with many organisations now, the National Park Authority is on a rights-grab of any material submitted by the public.

In essence, the authority wants you to sign over all rights if you send them photographs which end up winning its competition. So it’s then free to use your pictures for advertising as well as actually selling the photographs on, if it feels like it. The entry form insists you assign copyright exclusively to the authority and, in effect, kiss goodbye to the chance of making any money from it yourself.

Still, if you fancy sending material, and either live or used to live in the Brecon Beacons National Park, there’s an entry form on their website.  Deadline for submissions is 28th of this month. Pictures and written submissions have to reflect the theme of  community living, landscape and inclusion.

Pictures and stories will be used on the authority’s 50th anniversary celebration weekend in July this year. Winners will receive a certificate.