A photographic competition that aims to capture England's past has been launched
by the Local Heritage Initiative (LHI). Amateur and professional photographers
are being encouraged to submit digital images relating to projects funded by
the Initiative, which distributes grants on behalf of the Heritage Lottery Fund
and is also sponsored by Nationwide Building Society. There are currently some
700 such projects across the country, covering archaeological, natural, built
and industrial heritage as well as customs and traditions. All are listed on
the LHI web site at www.lhi.org.uk/competition
The competition is open to entrants in three categories: amateur photographers;
professional photographers; and young people under 14. Entries must be directly
related to an aspect of a past or present LHI project.
The winner in each category will receive a digital camera worth 500,
presented by Nationwide Building Society. Prizes will be awarded to the images
displaying the highest degree of skill, imagination and creative flair. Photographs
will be judged by a panel of leading professional photographers and the winning
and runner-up entries will be featured on the LHI website in Autumn 2003 and
at a special exhibition to be staged in Bristol.
Further details and entry forms can be downloaded from the competition
web site, or obtained by calling LHI on 0117 970 7944 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries must be submitted to Local Heritage Initiative Digital Photography Competition,
Bridge House, Sion Place, Clifton Down, Bristol, BS8 4AS. The closing date for
entries is 29th September 2003.