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Shipley To Leeds Photo Competition

Shipley To Leeds Photo Competition
Written by Leeds Waterfront Festival  30/05/2015

Budding photographers wanted!

This year, Leeds Waterfront Festival has teamed up with the Shipley Arts Festival team to create a unique opportunity to celebrate the river and canal ways flowing through city and rural locations from Leeds to Shipley. We are challenging all keen amateur and professional photographers out there to submit their best shots inspired by the water and the communities surrounding it.

Our judges are looking for images that demonstrate what you love about these fantastic waterside walks and destinations….is it the modern architecture, the heritage, the wildlife, the people, the nightlife or perhaps there’s a spot that holds a special place in your heart…whatever inspires you about being close to the water, we’d love to see your images and of course there are lots of fantastic prizes in the pipeline for all the winners and runners up in each category!

There are two age categories for this completion, over 16’s and 16 and under and anyone can enter! So if you are an enthusiastic amateur photographer, an instagram addict, professional or just starting out and want to capture your favourite place along the waterways….just get involved and help us to celebrate the heritage, the beauty and potential our wonderful waterways have to offer!

On 27th June we will be hosting the 2015 Waterfront Festival launch party at Leeds Dock and the best images from this competition will be on display in a fantastic digital exhibition open to the public over festival weekend. Help us to flood the digital world with beautiful images of everything the Leeds and Bradford waterways have to offer!

Categories: There will be a prize for the winner and runner up in each category.

Under 16s

Best Wildlife Photography

Connections (your creative interpretation)

Heart Of Leeds Waterways

Heart Of Bradford Waterways

16s and over

The Future Face Of The Waterfront

Best Wildlife Photography

Connections (your creative interpretation)

Heart Of Leeds Waterways

Heart Of Bradford Waterways

An overall winner will be chosen by our panel of judges from all winning entries An overall winner will be chosen by our panel of judges from all winning entries. To enter, just submit your favorite shot which captures the essence of your personal interpretation of the category you are entering.

You can enter as many categories as you like, but you must submit a different image for each. 

We must receive your entries by 5pm Friday 19th June 2015 via email to LeedsWaterfrontFestival@gmail.com with PHOTO COMP in the subject bar. Please ensure you include your contact details, including phone number and age and parent/guardian details if under 16. We can only accept digital entries to this competition. 

All shortlisted photographers will be invited to the Leeds waterfront festival launch event on Friday 26th June where the winners will be announced and subsequently re-announced on Saturday at the Shipley Street Arts Festival.

So what are you waiting for… head down to the water, explore and get snapping!

All images: ISO Photographic

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