Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Call for budding amateur photographers to show their talent

BUDDING amateur photographers have less than a month to enter their sharpest shots for a chance to clinch the prestigious title of West Somerset’s amateur digital photographer of the year 2008.
The annual competition has again been organised by Westlabb Ltd, which has been working with West Somerset Council to bring broadband to rural communities.
The contest aims to recognise top local talent in the field of digital photography.
Westlabb director Jon Summers said: “People have submitted some great pictures already and have until December 8 to submit the rest of their snaps online to win a category prize or the junior or senior amateur photographer of the year 2008 titles.
“We want to promote our great local talent by showcasing the best pictures taken in the district during this year.”
The four prize-winning categories are:
- Your Favourite Landscape/Seascape
- Your Favourite Event or Village
- Promote Your Local Businesses
- Rural Communities
Bob Druitt, also a Westlabb director, said: “Each category winner will receive a £50 voucher except for the last category, rural communities, which is open to parishes or towns with populations not exceeding 2,000 residents.
“This category attracts prize money of £500 which will be used to develop or upgrade the winning parish or town’s website.”
Entrants must be bona fide amateur photographers who are resident in West Somerset, and any images submitted must have been taken within the district’s boundaries.
Each entrant can submit up to five images, but no single image can exceed 10 megabytes in size.
A panel of judges led by local press photographer Steve Guscott will judge the entries and award the prizes early in the New Year.
Images must be submitted via the competition’s online form which can be found at, along with handy hints and tips, more information on the prize-winning categories, and the full terms and conditions.
  • Our photograph shows district council rural facilitator Angela Lamplough being photographed by Westlabb directors. Photo submitted.

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