Snap­ping up the best phone shots

Com­pe­ti­tion launched to find the best mo­bile cam­era im­ages

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.che­sham­pho­to­ or Face­book. com/che­sham­pho­to­club.

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