Photo competition deadline looms

Published: Thursday 27th January 11

Residents have until 5pm tomorrow (Friday) to enter this year's photography competition - photoWANDSWORTH.

This year's theme is Magic and prizes up for grabs include a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS33 digital camera, five Lomography cameras, photography lecture and workshop tickets plus professional prints of the winning entries.

The council's contest, now in its twenty-first year, is open to all non-professional photographers who live, work or study in the borough.

The judging panel - which consists of photojournalist Jenni Rickets, photographer Ellen Perrier and tutor at the Royal College of Art Stuart Croft  - are looking for unique, imaginative entries, which capture magical images of everyday scenes as well as experimental pictures.

Wandsworth Council's arts spokesman Cllr Sarah McDermott said:
"Over the last 20 years we've had some truly exceptional entries and I'm excited to see how this batch will measure up.

"It's a terrific challenge for budding amateurs and a great reason for anyone with a camera to get out and explore the borough."

The winners will be announced at a prize-giving event on March 3 and there will be an exhibition of this year's best entries.

Competition categories include:

  • First prize Overall Winners
  • Young Person's Prize for people 25 and under
  • Group prize - for photos submitted by groups of people

To find out how to enter visit

photoWandsworth 2010 is sponsored by Jessops, Snappy Snaps, PhotoVoice, the Mango Lab, London Photo Workshops and Photofusion.

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