The Mayor of Londons annual anti-racism rise photography
competition launched today and runs until 2nd June 2006.
Prize winners will receive digital cameras and have their work
displayed at a major outdoor exhibition on Trafalgar Square during
July, plus exhibitions at City Hall and at the Rise: London United
Music Festival which is due to take place in Finsbury Park on Saturday
Mayor Ken Livingstone said: I want to see images which
reflect one of the greatest aspects of this city that
London is one of the most diverse cities in the world and its different
communities enjoy living side by side. This competition forms part of
the rise festival, which is the largest anti-racism event in Europe and
urges all communities to rise against prejudice
One of the best aspects of this contest is that everyone
from children to adults to grandparents has the same chance of winning
if they take the right picture. Look around in your neighbourhood, you
might find you have a scene that captures Londons diversity
right on your door step. Good luck to everyone who enters.
The fourth annual competition forms part of rise: London United, which
is the largest anti-racism festival in Europe and urges all communities
to rise against prejudice. The three entry categories are: under 18; 18
and over (amateur); 18 and over (professional). All entries
must be received no later than 2nd June 2006.
Winning entries will be featured on the rise website www.risefestival.org