A photography competition all about the Cotswolds is aiming to highlight the beauty of the area and is open to all amateur photographers.
Supported by the Cotswold Conservation Board and Blueprint Imaging of Witney, the Cotswold Scene competition is split into three categories, each covering a certain aspect of life in the picturesque area.
Entries to the first category, called A Cotswold View, should capture the beauty and variety of the Cotswold landscape. Images should be instantly recognisable as the area and highlight what is uniquely beautiful about the region.
The second category, Cotswold Life, is for images of people/animals/wildlife interacting with the Cotswolds. Possible subjects could include cyclists, farmer or sheep. No close up portrait shots should be entered.
The third category, My Cotswolds, should show what the Cotswolds landscape mean to you. Images could include enjoying a cream tea or walking on a sunny day.
The competition is divided into two main sections, the Cotswold Scene Photographer and the Young Cotswold Scene Photographer, the latter being for those who are 16 and under. The closing date for entries is 15 October.
A week long exhibition of the entries will be held at 03 Gallery in Oxford at the end of the year. Competition prizes include one to one photography and Photoshop tuition, a weekend break, a Ricoh R10 compact camera and a subscription to Outdoor Photography magazine.
All images are to be sent as low res attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. A maximum of three images across any of the categories can be entered. The subject line of your email message must read as follows: 'A Cotswold Scene' followed by your name.
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