Get snapping! Hunt for photos of Paignton and the Bay is on!
By ExeCellent | Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 16:58
GET SNAPPING! The hunt is on for great photos of Paignton and the Bay as Torbay Council calls on all budding photographers to capture the beauty of the area's green spaces…
Prize-winning photo? If you’ve got a shot of one of Paignton’s green spaces – such as Paignton Regatta dog show on Paignton Green (above) – why don’t you enter it into the “It’s Your Park – Picture It!” competition?
The photographic competition is aimed at encouraging people “who enjoy Torbay’s many beautiful parks, playgrounds and woodlands”, to capture their visits on camera.
The "It's your park, picture it!" competition – launched by Torbay Council's Natural Environment Team – is aimed at encouraging people "who enjoy Torbay's many beautiful parks, playgrounds and woodlands", to capture their visits on camera.
The competition is open to everyone, whether they are first-time camera users or experienced photographers. The organizers say that "no expensive equipment is necessary as photos will be judged on imagery not technicality".
Cllr Jeanette Richards, Executive Lead for Tourism and Environment, said, "We are lucky to be surrounded by some beautiful open spaces, parks and gardens here in Torbay. They play a vital role for quality of life and civic pride. The competition aims to showcase them through the eyes of our residents and visitors.
"I look forward to seeing the entries, many of which may be used in the future to promote the Bay and encourage more people to enjoy our green spaces, so get snapping."
The judging categories will be:
- Junior category for ages 15 and under
- Adult category for ages 16 and over
Second place - Flip Video Ultra camcorder with 4GB memory camera.
For more information or to upload photos to the competition's Flickr group, go to Picture It. Up to five photos can be submitted. The closing date for entries is Wednesday 31 October 2012.
All submissions must clearly state the title of the park and location, the category being entered as well as the photographer's name and age. Under 16s must state their age at date of entry and must obtain permission from a parent or guardian to enter the competition.
Best of luck to all photographers from Paignton People!