Snappers urged to show patriotic side
Published 22 Apr 2012 06:30 0 Comments
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Colourful: Amateur photographers in Bracknell Forest are being invited to enter a competition to capture images of red, white and blue, to mark the Olympics and Jubilee. Pictured above is a bollard in Lily Hill Park. PHOTO: DAN PASK
A PHOTOGRAPHY competition to mark the London 2012 Olympics and Diamond Jubilee is looking for outdoor images of red, white and blue.
Bracknell Forest Council is running the competition for amateur snappers to capture the colours in the borough's parks and open spaces.
Richard Walton, head of parks and countryside at the council, said: "We're really lucky to have some fantastic, easily accessible parks and countryside in Bracknell Forest. This is a chance for all keen photographers to show off their skills and capture the borough's beauty at the same time."
The council's examples of things that might feature in the photos are red damselflies, white daisies or blue waterways. The top prize is a 10.4in digital picture frame, plus a selection of photographs will be exhibited at South Hill Park arts centre in Birch Hill.
Cllr Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, corporate services and public protection, said: "Last year's competition saw 180 images entered and it would be great to get even more this year
"There's certainly going to be a lot of red, white and blue around this summer, and I look forward to seeing the creative ways our residents capture these colours."
To enter the competition, send the images with a short description to email@example.com or in the post to Parks Photo Competition 2012, parks
and countryside service, Bracknell Forest Council, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD.
Unfortunatley, the council cannot return prints.
The deadline is 5pm on Friday, September 28, 2012.
Images cannot be previously published or taken by professional photographers. Images can include people but they must have consented.
Photographers can digitally enhance their images to remove spots or scratches or make it brighter and clearer but the images should not be manipulated, for example adding an object from another source.
For the full terms and conditions, see www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/
parksandcountrysidevents or call 01344 354111.