The British Heart Foundation is inviting budding photographers to enter their pictures into a charity competition called the Red for Heart Photography Competition.
Whether or not you have attended one of our photography courses, or have any formal photography training, you can enter your best pictures providing they run along the charity’s theme.
Photographers are being asked to consider what their hearts mean to them as they compose their perfect shot. The photos entered must incorporate the colour red but do not have to feature hearts.
Beyond thinking about the importance of your heart, the British Heart Foundation says the brief is open to interpretation and that it is “encouraging creativity.”
Entrants can submit the pictures, which can be taken on a DSLR camera, a compact camera or any other camera of your choosing, under one of three categories: Adults (16 years old and over), Students, Junior (15 and under).
The prizes for the Red for Heart competition are truly fantastic and include the winners' and finalists' images being exhibited at the London Eye. They will also be used to launch National Heart Month in February 2010.
Winners will also see their pictures featured in the Independent on Sunday magazine.
All entries must be submitted by 6 January 2010.
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