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Marylebone Cricket Club are looking to recruit a young photographer for the 2004 - Young Cricket Photographer to be appointed for second successive year.
Applications for this scholarship, worth over £5,000, are now invited. The successful candidate will be appointed early next year and benefit from a unique combination of financial support, expert mentoring and professional exposure - through MCC publications, the Club's website and an end-of-season exhibition at Lord's.
The financial support available to the new post-holder will consist of:
- £3,000 of fees, for covering fixtures at Lord's and MCC out-matches;
- £1,000 of professional expense allowances; and
- £1,000 of travel expenses.
More significantly, the MCC Young Cricket Photographer will benefit from invaluable professional guidance from top sports photographers - including Graham Morris.
Other benefits include an 'All Matches' photographer's pass to Lord's and the possibility of covering an overseas tour by an MCC team.
MCC envisages that its next Young Cricket Photographer will be aged between 18 and 25. He or she should have a demonstrable interest in cricket, a talent for both action and atmospheric photography, and a genuine interest in becoming a professional sports photographer. By Tuesday 10th February, applicants should submit examples of their work, together with a CV and covering letter, to: MCC Communications Department (IW/PM), Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood, London NW8 8QN.
It is anticipated that interviews will take place in mid- to late-February; the appointee will be expected to take up his or her post on Friday 9th April, when MCC will play the Champion County (Sussex) in the first match of the season at Lord's.
For further information contact:
Iain Wilton Head of Communications 020 7616 8520
Clare Skinner Press & Public Affairs Officer 020 7616 8522
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