Website article submission guidelines:

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Website article submission guidelines:

Category : Articles

Website article submission guidelines:

Please submit any proposed articles to the editors.

General:
Editorial: The South African Legion (UK & Europe) reserves the right to approve, edit, abridge, and/or amend any submissions before and/or after publication.
Copyright: All text, image and video content submitted needs to be your own work, or submitted under express authorisation of the author/photographer.
Privacy: NB! It is necessary to get the approval of any person featured in a picture before publication. It is best practice to ask people before taking pictures. Any request by anyone NOT to be featured in pictures must be rigorously adhered to.
Credit: Please clearly credit the authors of texts as well as photographers. If pictures by more than one photographer are submitted, each picture should be individually credited.

Text:
• Text to be supplied digitally via email as a MS Word Document (preferable), or TXT file, or by plain text email with no embedded pictures, macros, formatting, or layout of any kind. NO PDF documents please!
• Please set your spelling checker to English UK and use ‘ise’ endings to utilise, organise.
• Check your article for correct spelling of names, and the correct designation of organisations.
• Use abbreviations and/or ‘in-jargon’ sparingly. For example: On first usage, South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and after that just SANDF.
• For spelling defer to the Oxford English Dictionary.
• For more general style guidelines and practise, defer to The Economist Style Guide.

Pictures:
• A maximum of five or six images per submission please  – DO NOT send us a link to an album of 250 pictures to choose from.
• Set your camera to the highest resolution possible.
• Please submit original JPG files via email or cloud server (e.g. Dropbox) in their original size. Note that third-party APPs (WhatsApp, Facebook) automatically shrink pictures for transmission so such apps should be avoided along the transmission chain. Pictures or graphics should be a minimum of 1200X630px at 72dpi.
• Captions for pictures where appropriate to include full (check spelling) names (listed left to right) of people featured.
Not acceptable: Web-rip (copy paste) pictures, resized pictures, ‘postage stamps’.

Video:
• Set your camera to ‘High Definition’ (HD).
• Shoot all video in LANDSCAPE (wide) orientation.
• Please submit original MP4/AVI/MOV/WMV/MKV files via email or cloud server in their original size. Note that third-party APPs (WhatsApp, Facebook) automatically shrink videos for transmission so such apps should be avoided along the transmission chain.
• YouTube links to an established, reliable account are also acceptable
• Not acceptable: YouTube or APP-ripped videos.

Conclusion: You will be sent a link to your piece after publication. Please check it and report any errors that might have crept in during the editorial process (they can and do) to the editor/webmaster immediately.


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