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Wokingham Borough Mayor launches amateur photography competition

Wokingham Borough Mayor launches amateur photography competition

01 March 2021

Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Malcolm Richards and Home-Start Wokingham District are calling for young people and adults living in the Wokingham Borough, to enter an amateur digital photography competition.


The contest is a further celebration of Home-Start’s 25th anniversary, a local community network of trained volunteers who support families with young children through life’s toughest times. It follows an earlier art challenge aimed at younger children.


The theme focuses on Out of Home-Starts and must illustrate the outdoor environment. It is your chance to showcase an activity or a sport you enjoy, or share a walk you have recently discovered as part of your daily exercise.  

The photograph can be taken on a digital camera, a phone or a tablet and must be in a JPEG format. There are no size or resolution specifications and the image can be either in colour or in black and white. The entries will be split into two categories: young people (12 to 17 year olds) and adults (18+), with one lucky winner chosen from each group.


Prizes include a £100 voucher for a family photo shoot or one to one photography tutorial and some mounted prints. The panel of judges will include Borough Mayor Cllr Malcolm Richards, the Chair of Trustees of Home-Start Wokingham District and two local professional photographers, Marla White and Tina Panting. Closing date for submissions is 30 April and the result announcement will be made on 3 May.


To enter, please email your photograph to mayor@wokingham.gov.uk titled Photography Competition in the subject line, including your name and age and a short explanation. The competition is free of charge, but a small donation to Home-Start Wokingham District would be hugely appreciated.


“I’m delighted to be able to launch yet another competition,” said Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Malcolm Richards. “I’d like to invite all photography enthusiasts to join me in celebration of Home-Start’s 25 year milestone. The charity’s tailored, compassionate and professional approach means that so many families receive the life-changing support they needed."

"As for the chosen theme, getting out in nature provides many mental health benefits and aids our wellbeing. It helps us to disconnect from the challenges we face every day. We of course want our residents to enjoy the borough’s parks, open spaces and hidden gems as part of their daily exercise, but ask that this is done responsibly. Covid-19 safety guidelines must followed at all times and outings must be a part of the permitted reasons to leave your home. Best of luck to all competitors!”

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