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Posted on 16th February 2011 | in Community

Last year's Through The Lens photography competition was a success

Many readers will remember the excellent display of photographs of Amble and Hauxley, in the Parish Hall last May.  It was so good that the organising committee have decided to do it again. Saint Cuthbert’s Church and Amble Photography Group will work together again to organise the competition.

As a reminder, the competition was for the people of Amble and Hauxley to have an opportunity to show how attractive our place is and that is what happened. Many conversations were overheard, expressing surprise at how good it all looked. Some of the businesses in the town were generous with prizes and we hope they will be as generous again.

The competition will not be quite the same. This time we have decided on only two categories: people and places. Places means Amble, Hauxley, Coquet Island, Gloster Hill and the Braid, views showing how good the place looks. In taking your photos of people, please snap them in action, in places where they work or spend their leisure time.

This could mean somebody sitting in their shed, or doing the ironing, or walking along the pier, or serving in a shop – or any other activity that people do, wherever they do it. Sometimes the more ordinary the activity, the more interesting is the photo.

The number of young people who entered last year was very disappointing. We are looking forward to many more entries from them this year. There will be different age groups: under 8, 9-12, 13-17 years. A variety of ages makes for a much more interesting exhibition.

All photos must be prints, mounted on card of any colour, which is no bigger than 20” x 16”. Portrait or landscape format is acceptable.  Please only enter photos taken since May 2010. The closing date is April 30th 2011. Photos can be left at N&F Young, Fourways 2, or at St. Cuthbert’s Church on Sundays, 9am-9.30, 11am-11.30am. where entry forms are available. Children enter free, adults 18 and over £1 entry fee. 
Norma Hinson

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