Saturday, 22 May 2010

Snuff Mills photographic competition

Update: There are just a few days left to enter, so get those entries in now!

2010 sees the first ever Snuff Mills Action Group photography competition. You can submit photographs in 3 different age groups: 11 Years and Under; 12-16 Years; and 17+/Adult. And there are 4 main categories:

Wildlife: Animals – images of wild animals, birds or insects.
Wildlife: Plants and Trees – images that focus on plants or trees [individual close-ups, small groups or drifts of similar plants (e.g. bluebells)]
People & Pets in and Around Snuff Mills – images that focus on people and/or pets enjoying Snuff Mills
Landscape – images showing broader landscape themes [no people]

There will also be one special general category [no age group] for Best Historical Photo.

The judges will be looking for photos that are well composed, with good use of light, and contain a strong visual impact that fits the individual theme.

• Photos can be in black and white or colour and should be submitted as a print. [Acceptable sizes: Minimum 9 x 6 inches up to a Maximum 10 x 8 inches.]
• Photos should not be obvious digital 'creations' or excessively manipulated.
• A maximum of 5 images can be submitted by any one person.
• All images must be taken in and around Snuff Mills or the local Frome Valley area.
• All images must be submitted with an entry form with relevant fees.
• Please write name, address, category and age group on the reverse of all submitted prints.
• The closing date for all entries is 30 September 2010.

Entrance Fees:
11 Years and Under FREE
12-16 Years 50p
17+ years/Adult £1.00

Each subject category will have an Age Group Winner and the winning image will be mounted and framed. [Certificates may also be awarded to commended runners-up.] Each age group will also have one Overall Winner, who will receive £50 photographic tokens/vouchers.

Entry Forms:
Please request an entry form via email from:

Exhibition and results:
The images will be displayed in an exhibition at Begbrook Primary School on 23 October 2010, when all results will be announced.


Barnaby Harding said...

What time is the exhibition and announcement of winners?

stevem said...

10-4pm, peizes given at 3pm

Anonymous said...

Anne asks...
Is the announcement of winners just before the prizes are given at 3.00, or earlier in the day ?

stevem said...

Ann. I think the judges will be labelling all of the winning photos from the start of the exhibition, but the prizes are given out at 3pm.