The Staffordshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England are celebrating their 80th anniversary, 2016, in full photographic style!
The charity, working to keep Staffordshire’s countryside and rural locations beautiful and tranquil for all to enjoy, are marking the occasion with the launch of a photography contest to showcase the scenic splendour of Staffordshire’s rural and natural landscapes.
CPRE Staffs are aiming for a big response to their big birthday and would like to invite readers, of all ages, to submit their pictures. CPRE Staffordshire’s Executive Committee, chaired by Mr Amyas Stafford Northcote, will choose 80 pictures to be exhibited at a series of events across the county and online.
In conclusion, a CPRE Staffordshire calendar, featuring the most popular pictures as voted for by the public, will be produced for the year 2017 in memory of CPRE Staffordshire dedicated supporters: Frances Beryl Johnson and Edward Thomas Ash.
Two age categories will be accommodated, 18’s & under and adults, and there are some splendid prizes up for grabs including family photograph portrait sessions, donated by J.S.Simnett Photographers of Burton and Click Photography Ltd of Stafford, and photography experiences and tuition donated by Amanda White Photography and Jessops.
Competition closing date is 30th June 2016 and participants may submit photographs taken within 24 months of that date. Judges will be looking to exhibit an array of pictures spanning the seasons.
Photographs, which should feature natural and rural landscapes within Staffordshire, can be submitted to email@example.com or good quality prints may be sent to CPRE Staffs, Wedgwood Building, Block A, Tipping Street, Stafford ST16 2HD (with an SAE for return).
Please see http://staffordshire.cprelocalgroups.org.uk/campaigns/item/2226-big-photo-contest for full competition rules or phone 01785 277890 for a printed copy.