University Centre Weston (UCW) students are inviting amateur photographers to compete for prizes worth hundreds of pounds in a new photography competition.
The competition is free and open to everyone, with prizes of £150 and runners-up prizes of £50 on offer in each of the two categories: photographers aged 16-19 and photographers aged over 19.
Entrants are being asked to capture their ‘place in society’ through the eye of their lens before the deadline of midnight on Monday 11th March.
The competition is being curated by UCW Photography in Practice students, with the winners selected by a panel made up of students, lecturers and professional photographers Amak Mahmoodian and Collin Pantall.
The winning photos will then be exhibited at the UCW Photography in Practice end of year exhibition at The Island arts space in Bristol from Monday 29th April until Sunday 5th May.
The winners and runners-up will also receive prints of their photos.
Student Emma Hogg said: “We are all really excited to be holding this competition as it is a great way for members of the public and particularly young people to engage with a subject we all love and maybe even win a fantastic prize.
“We have kept the theme of the competition really open to interpretation on purpose as we want people to explore lots of different kinds of subject matter with their photos.
“The Photography in Practice degree at UCW is really practical and hands-on, and it has been a great opportunity to explore related subjects such as web design and events management by being involved in this competition.”
Please go to www.ucw.ac.uk/photography to find out more about the terms and conditions of the competition and also to submit your shots.
The Photography in Practice degree at UCW is delivered in partnership with Bath Spa University.