One week left to en­ter seath­emed photo com­pe­ti­tion

The Oban Times - - OUTDOORS -

AMATEUR and pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers across the UK have just one week left to en­ter their ‘sea views’ into a photography com­pe­ti­tion.

The com­pe­ti­tion, which closes on Fri­day Au­gust 4, en­cour­ages pho­tog­ra­phers to sub­mit pic­tures which best en­cap­su­late Bri­tain’s en­dur­ing con­nec­tion with the sea.

The Ship­wrecked Mariners’ So­ci­ety, which or­gan­ises the event, is on the look­out for images cov­er­ing all as­pects of the UK’s re­la­tion­ship with the sea in­clud­ing ships and wrecks, seascapes, in­dus­try and leisure.

The com­pe­ti­tion’s judg­ing panel in­cludes ex­perts from the Sun­day Times, the I, and Amateur

Pho­tog­ra­pher Mag­a­zine, along­side the char­ity’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, Com­modore Mal­colm Wil­liams.

The win­ner of the com­pe­ti­tion will be awarded a voucher for pho­to­graphic equip­ment.

Com­modre Wil­liams said: ‘The UK re­lies on mer­chant ship­ping for around 95 per cent of its im­ports and 75 per cent of ex­ports.

‘And with 80 per cent of UK house­holds con­sum­ing seafood each month, sea­far­ers also play a cru­cial role in putting food on our ta­bles, fac­ing tough and some­times hazardous con­di­tions in do­ing so.

‘Ev­ery year the stan­dard of en­tries to our sea views com­pe­ti­tion goes from strength to strength, and so far this year is no ex­cep­tion.

‘There is still time for pho­tog­ra­phers to en­ter our com­pe­ti­tion and show their sup­port to those who spend their lives at sea.’

To en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion, which is spon­sored by In­marsat, and for more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. ship­wrecked­mariners.org. uk.

Bead­nell Har­bour - Bead­nell, Northum­ber­land. Pho­to­graph: Alan War­riner

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