Book Depository Competitions



  • Win a Camera Bag

    Thu, 16 Dec 2010 09:15


    Another great competition! We've got 10 brilliant camera bags to give away to ten, hopefully, deserving snappers. It's got all the pockets you need for all your pictorial needs and each one is worth a hundred of our fine British pounds.

    To win, email us a moody, atmospheric, wintry photo and we'll choose our favourite 10. Of course, if you're reading this in a country with no winter something moody and atmospheric is just fine!

    Pics to and entries can be viewed on flickr here when we upload them.

    Usual T&Cs apply. Closing date - Friday January 21.

    Update: Thanks for all the comments, especially those from sunnier, warmer places. No reason why brilliant, relentless sun can't be moody and atmospheric too...

    Update 2: Limit of three pics per person, 10mb file size.

    Update 3: A few commenters have had issue with the T&Cs. Item 12 now changed, don't worry we didn't really want to keep your pics forever, just an oversight. We've also added a little bit about copyright, you have to own the photo you send in. No google image results or stock library pics please.

    Update 4: New email address to send pics to! Slightly overwhelmed by entries...

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: competition, Win a Camera Bag!, photography, flickr

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    1. 1. No purchase necessary. Proof of entering is not proof of receipt of entry.

      2. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the competition closing date. All entries shall become the property of The Book Depository, and their directors, officers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

      3. The competition is open to all. Parents/guardians must submit the entry for those under the age of 16. Images must not contain photographs of minors.

      4. The prize winner will be decided by The Book Depository. The Book Depository will not enter into correspondence about the choice of winner.

      5. The competition ends as specified on the competition page -- no entry received after that time will be considered. The winner will be announced as specified on the competition page. There is one prize

      6. The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

      7. The prize winner will be notified by telephone/email. If the selected entrant does not meet all of the contract conditions, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

      8. The competitions are not open to employees of The Book Depository and and their sponsors or their immediate families.

      9. By entering the contest, entrants, consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes in all media carried out by The Book Depository, without payment or compensation.

      10. The decisions of the contest judges are final. The prize must be accepted as awarded.

      11. The right is reserved to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.

      12. All entries become the property of The Book Depository, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by The Book Depository on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Book Depository reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the email portion of this contest should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of The Book Depository corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, The Book Depository reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered within any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.

      13. Entries must be submitted by the named entrant (or their parent/guardian for children aged 16 or under) and will be invalid if found to come from a third party. Multiple entries from a single source (e.g 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified.

      14. For name/county of prize winner, please send a stamped addressed envelope marked The Book Depository, 116 High Street, Eton, Berkshire, SL4 6AF. No entries should be sent to this address.

      15. Entry to the competition is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

      16. The email address and phone number you provide to enter the competition will be used by us to contact you if necessary, and will not be shared with other companies. The Book Depository will only use your email address in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with our privacy policy.

      17. The Promoters have organised these prize draws in good faith and do not accept liability relating to the prize.


    1. caroline lefebvre's avatar caroline lefebvre

      hi i'm caroline and i'm 14 years old ,i take phototgraphy classes. i hope i win the bag

      Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:53
    2. Allan Edwards's avatar Allan Edwards

      Where do I go to see the photos which have been submitted? Comments by others suggest that they are accessible, but I can't find them.

      Posted Mon, 10 Jan 2011 03:34
    3. Kym O'Driscoll's avatar Kym O'Driscoll

      Still raining here in Brisbane, Australia. Most of the state is underwater. I must start building an Ark! Love Book Depository, my fav online shopping site.

      Posted Sun, 09 Jan 2011 23:45
    4. Jill Liston's avatar Jill Liston

      Do I really need a bag that much :)

      Posted Sun, 09 Jan 2011 00:22
    5. Tim Williams's avatar Tim Williams

      Sooo many entries.

      Posted Wed, 05 Jan 2011 09:46
    6. Jackie Mackay's avatar Jackie Mackay

      Love your website. Winter comes early this year, a view of moody, wintry atmosphere of Glasgow.

      Posted Sun, 02 Jan 2011 19:58
    7. Sophia's avatar Sophia

      Your site is great a friend recomended it to me and your wide range and variety of books has made me want to read more and more. I love the book depository site and I'll recomend it to all my friends.

      Posted Sat, 01 Jan 2011 22:13
    8. Monika Guttmanova's avatar Monika Guttmanova

      I also sent my pictures on 23rd and I still dont see them here. Should I send them once again??:)

      Posted Thu, 30 Dec 2010 16:23
    9. su pearson's avatar su pearson

      great site, huge selection, so glad i found it..

      Posted Tue, 28 Dec 2010 02:23
    10. Prue's avatar Prue

      I have only recently found out about this website. I have found some great books on it so far. I have recommended it to my friends and family.

      Posted Mon, 27 Dec 2010 09:27
    11. Christine Barter's avatar Christine Barter

      NSW Australia here. What I wouldn't give for a wintry, gloomy, moody vista, for I was born into one in the UK many years ago. Hot weather @ Christmas is just not a proper Christmas for me anyway.....

      Posted Fri, 24 Dec 2010 20:20
    12. Mattia's avatar Mattia

      I sent my picture but still I cannot see it in the gallery... :( I think I'll submit other two... :)

      Posted Fri, 24 Dec 2010 04:17
    13. Loretta Del Palazzo's avatar Loretta Del Palazzo

      Ooops! 'Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: Technical details of permanent failure: Storage quota exceeded' It would appear you have really underestimated the interest in this competition. I've had 2 pics rejected, each under 2 mb. I know you'll fix it. Great site. My favorite bookstore.

      Posted Fri, 24 Dec 2010 03:36
    14. Sharon Bonnett's avatar Sharon Bonnett

      Your mailbox is full!!!!

      Posted Thu, 23 Dec 2010 22:22
    15. Fay Lennon's avatar Fay Lennon

      After finding by pure accident Book Depository, I have told so many people and clubs about u and the amazing prices, not on a few books, but on all of your books so they also r purchasing from u. I purchased several journals from u and yesterday in Melbourne Australia, I saw these at twice the price I had paid. I along with several of my friends thank u most sincerely. Fay

      Posted Thu, 23 Dec 2010 18:48
    16. eliza thaine's avatar eliza thaine

      What a find this website was! Really enjoying it. Wish everone around the globe season's greetings from a very cold London, UK

      Posted Thu, 23 Dec 2010 17:40
    17. Spike's avatar Spike

      sprouts are good this time of yea

      Posted Thu, 23 Dec 2010 13:34
    18. leeanne's avatar leeanne

      i have told so many of my friends about your site and they have joined and purchased books. i think by now i should have shares in your company

      Posted Thu, 23 Dec 2010 11:05
    19. Zoe Holman's avatar Zoe Holman

      Now that Amazon has proved itself a sell-out, thanks god there's still the BP!

      Posted Thu, 23 Dec 2010 10:28
    20. JANET M BAILY's avatar JANET M BAILY

      Thanks for such a great service. We are cut-off by snow for at least 1 month, and thats on the Welsh Border Country, at least its still possible to search for rare books online, meanwhile. Roll on the summer! 23/12/10.

      Posted Thu, 23 Dec 2010 09:48
    21. Kristy's avatar Kristy

      Another Australian, but I've just come back from a trip to Yosemite - plenty of moody, snowy photos to choose from. Best ones coming your way!

      Posted Thu, 23 Dec 2010 06:55
    22. Lesley's avatar Lesley

      It hasn't started hotting up yet - in Tasmania - but in some parts of Australia, they've already had temps of very high 30s (C), then flooding rains! So, moody sunny pics, you say ... just have to hunt up somewhere where it's not flamboyantly green, leafy, and ...pleasant looking.... PS - Have passed book depository details on today to a professional pharmacist, who is also into alternative medicines, as THE place to get good deals on reference books (we swap 'recipes' on animal treatments.)

      Posted Thu, 23 Dec 2010 02:16
    23. mary miller's avatar mary miller

      i was told about book depository by email from a friend in melbourne what a treasure

      Posted Wed, 22 Dec 2010 17:50
    24. Leah Wall's avatar Leah Wall

      Just emailed 3 entries. All 3 from Scotland - thanks for the contest!!

      Posted Wed, 22 Dec 2010 17:40
    25. Emily McHarg's avatar Emily McHarg

      I only discovered book depository this year and i am so grateful . . . the ice has put a sharp stop to my gallop and as they say I've let the fingers do the walking. very fast efficient service. thank you

      Posted Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:34

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