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The North Somerset Photo Competition 2010

Do you have an eye for a photo? Want to get involved in the biggest photography event ever in the Bristol area?

3rd February 2010 - 28th February 2010

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to take a unique photo of your area.

The photo should show:

  • Unnoticed aspects of the area
  • Details with a hidden beauty or interest
  • Something we might otherwise pass by
  • The small things we take for granted
  • Things we might not normally be able to see

In other words it has to be a creative & unusual view of North Somerset.

This competition is open to all children and young people in North Somerset between the ages of 0 – 19 years

The winning pictures in will go in an exhibition in the Bristol Festival of Photography 2010, which will run from 20 May – 9 June (visit www.bfop.org to see more about the festival).

Children’s centres, schools and youth groups are encouraged to create their own exhibitions of photos taken, and Find Your Talent would be interested to support this venture.

The comp will be divided into the following age categories:

  • Early Years Foundation & Key Stage 1 (0-5 years)
  • Key Stage 2 (5-11 years)
  • Key Stage 3 (11-14 years)
  • Key Stage 4 (14-16 years)
  • Post 19 (16-19 years)

There will be 3 finalists & 1 winner for each category as well as 1 overall winner (best in show).

The boring bits:

  • One photo per entry please.Each photo must be accompanied by the entrant’s name & age, the title & location of the photo & a short sentence about why they took it (what interested them about that subject).
  • Children’s centre, schools or youth groups need to register their interest with fyt@n-somerset.gov.uk by Feb 28th. They will then receive an info pack containing entry info, a brief & a poster design.

Photos to be collected & returned to Find Your Talent North Somerset via fyt@n-somerset.gov.uk or post by April 30th and no later to:

North Somerset Photo Competition 2010
Find Your Talent
Children & Young People’s Services
North Somerset Council
Town Hall    
Walliscote Grove Road
Weston super Mare
BS23 1UJ

  • The names of the winners will be passed on to the children’s centres, schools and youth groups by 14 May 2010. A CD containing all the images and the winners will be passed on to each school to display on their website or anywhere they wish.
  • Lisa Furness is available to advise children’s centres, schools and youth groups about collecting, filing & submitting images. Lisa is also available to run a ½ day workshop on creative photography in any schools in the lead up to the competition, funded by Find Your Talent.
  • Children’s centres, schools and youth groups are encouraged to create their own exhibitions of photos taken, and Find Your Talent would be interested to support this venture.

For more info please contact

Lisa Furness: 07880 942 026
E: furness_photography@yahoo.co.uk

Andy Jeffery: 01275 884220
E: fyt@n-somerset.gov.uk