West Lindsey: Capture a slice of photographic life for new competition

Capture a slice of life in West Lindsey for new photography competition. Picture: Ashley Taylor
Capture a slice of life in West Lindsey for new photography competition. Picture: Ashley Taylor

Calling all amateur photographers, wildlife enthusiasts, urban clickers and camera fans.

Could you be West Lindsey’s answer to David Bailey?

West Lindsey Council has launched a new competition for 2015.

“We’re looking for images which highlight the beauty and variety of our district, from the Trent to the Wolds, the Fossdyke and Witham to our borders with north Lincolnshire,” said Andy Deighton, event co-cordinator.

“Take us on a journey through our bustling towns and our beautiful countryside, capturing our unique and charming villages and breath-taking vistas to win some great prizes.

“Our theme is Life in West Lindsey and we’d love you to share your entries with us.”

“We will share them online throughout the year on our website and Facebook groups before selecting the 12 most outstanding images to be included in a West Lindsey 2016 calendar.2

“Be as creative as you can, we know our district looks fantastic, just show us it through your eyes!”

“You can use any aspect of photography as long as it is your own original work.”

Angela Montague of Push Creativity who helped curate the West Lindsey Churches Festival, where the competition was launched, added: “We’re glad to be part of this photography competition and if it encourages people to start by taking photos at the districts many churches then that’s fantastic too.”

“West Lindsey has some fantastic vistas as well as some exquisite and unique churches so to get out and about to capture its best parts is a great idea.”

The judging panel will be led by West Lindsey councillors and will include representatives from partner organisations such as the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service, Push Creativity and The University of Lincoln.

The competition is open to amateur photographers only and all entries should be emailed to photo2016@west-lindsey.gov.uk with a short title, including where in the district it was taken, no later than 1st Septembe.

Alternatively, entries can also be shared on the Facebook group ‘You know you’re in West Lindsey’.

A high-resolution copy, (at least 1mb) must be available for the print studio to use, should your snap be selected for the calendar’s shortlist.

By sharing an image you are certifying that you have the rights to distribute your picture.

In order to qualify for calendar entry, you will be asked to supply your name, address and a telephone number.

By submitting your images you also consent to West Lindsey Council uploading the images to its website, Facebook and Twitter pages.