2004 South West Photo Challenge is open to anyone over 11 and there
are some great prizes on offer.
of pounds worth of camera equipment is up for grabs in the South
West England Photo Challenge.
one lucky winner will see their photograph used in a multi-million
pound national marketing campaign promoting South West England.
Photo Challenge is open to anyone aged over 11 throughout the region,
whether they are complete novices, keen amateurs or seasoned professionals.
| The South West Photo Challenge is a great
way for people in the region to show how creative they can be,
and it's a great reason to get out there and take some innovative
competition is supported by the The Royal Photographic Society and
the South West England campaign.
the success of the first Photo Challenge in 2002, the 2004 competition
aims to find vibrant and compelling images that go beyond the widely
held perceptions of the region as only offering the 'cream tea and
thatched cottage' experience.
winning shots will be those that capture South West England's unique
balance between life and work, productivity and leisure, and business
and the environment.
another new development for 2004, a special category for students
has been added, open to anyone in further education at a college
or university in the South West.
winner of the student category will receive a two week placement
in a leading South West marketing agency - a great way to launch
a career in marketing and communications.
South West England campaign was launched last year to promote the
region as the perfect destination for visitors and for businesses
alike. South West England is one of the most diverse regions of
the country, with an extraordinary range of landscape and industry.
entry from 2002: Time Stands Still by Tom Castree
Taynton, of the South West Regional Development Agency, one of the
organisations behind the South West England campaign, said, "Those
of us who already live and work in South West England know how lucky
aim is to attract tourists and businesses to this dynamic and exciting
part of the country, so we can all build on the quality of life
that we value so much".
Photo Challenge runs from 16 February to mid-May, and entry forms
and other details can be found at www.southwest-photochallenge.com
the close of the competition, 24 finalists will be chosen from across
the region, to go through to a gala judging and awards event in
competition's judges will include top documentary photographer Chris
Chapman, from Chagford; and Paul Smith, creator of the celebrated
photomontages used on Robbie Williams' chart-topping 'Sing When
You're Winning album.
whose photographs have been exhibited worldwide, said: "The South
West Photo Challenge is a great way for people in the region to
show how creative they can be, and it's a great reason to get out
there and take some innovative photographs!"
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