Last chance for school pupils to enter £1,000 photography competition

School pupils have more time to enter the Generation P photography competition
School pupils have more time to enter the Generation P photography competition

A national competition offering snap-happy students the chance to win £1,000 of photographic equipment for their school, has had its deadline extended to give more young camera aces the chance to enter.

The wesbite cartridgesave.co.uk is challenging children aged four to 11 nationwide to print off and send in a photo of something that matters to them in a competition called Generation P.

Alongside each entry they must explain, in less than 100 words, why the person, event, place or object depicted is so important to them.

In return a panel of judges will award the photographer of the very best entry £1,000 for their school to spend on print or photographic equipment.

Two runner ups will receive £500 for their school and all three placed entrants will bags themselves a state-of-the-art camera worth £100.

In addition the top 50 entries from across the UK will be showcased in a free-to-download-and-print photo album.

This album will become a testament to the things that mattered to children in 2016, that can be printed and physically handed down to their children’s children.

The competition will be judged by Stuart Nicol, former head of pictures for The Daily Telegraph and group picture editor of The Press Association, and Dr Sandi Mann, a behavioural psychologist from the University of Central Lancashire.

Children can access hints and tips from both Stuart and Dr Mann on what makes a good photo and how best to explain why it matters, plus full details of how to enter at www.cartridgesave.co.uk/printwhatmatters/news

The new closing date for entries is Friday, May 13 so organisers advise anyone who hasn’t yet entered to do so now.