Snapping up the best phone shots
Competition launched to find the best mobile camera images
The competition is aimed at young people in the area, aged 18 and under.
The club’s chairman, Tanya Barrett, said; “For a number of years, we have run a Schools Photography Competition and this year we decided to start the Phonepix competition.
“Chesham Photographic Club is a community group which has been based in Chesham for the last 55 years and we thought it would be great to try and take our involvement with budding school photographers to another level.
“To date, the schools competition entries have put our club members, as seasoned photographers, to shame with the work that the students have produced. We are constantly amazed at the thought that goes into the images and how creative and imaginative the students can be.”
She added: “We wanted to keep it simple with as fewer rules as possible to encourage more young people to enter. The competition is split between two age groups, 13 and under and 14-18.
“The submitted images must be ‘creative’ and taken on a mobile phone. All of the submitted images will be on display at the club’s annual exhibition at Chesham Town Hall in October and the authors of the placed images will be awarded a certificate by Chesham Town Mayor Jane MacBean with the author of the winning image in each age group receiving a £100 prize.
“In the current Instagram age, it is hoped that this will encourage those who would not normally enter a competition like this to do so and that the entries will again astound the club and its Judges and who knows maybe uncover the next Annie Leibovitz or Steve McCurry?”
The closing date for entries is September 29. For terms and conditions and details of how to enter visit www.cheshamphotoclub.co.uk or Facebook. com/cheshamphotoclub.