Calling all Cotswold Photographers!

8th April 2015

With summer and sunshine just around the corner, Cotswolds Conservation Board in partnership with Cotswolds Tourism are launching a photo competition just in time for the start of English Tourism Week.

Keen amateur photographers of all ages are being offered the opportunity to capture what they feel best sums up the beauty and uniqueness of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in a brand new competition.

Next year, the Cotswolds AONB will be celebrating its 50th anniversary and to mark the occasion, the Cotswolds Conservation Board, in partnership with Cotswolds Tourism, is launching a competition with some great prizes up for grabs in both categories – adult and under 16’s – plus prizes for everyone who enters.

Supporting the competition, local photography specialists Clifton Cameras, will present the winner of the adult category with a fantastic Canon EOS 700D 18-55 camera, worth £539.

Mark Williams from Clifton Cameras said “We’re delighted to be supporting the competition and celebrating this 50th birthday. Our staff know how inspirational the Cotswolds can be for those interested in photography. Having such a wonderful landscape on the doorstep is the only invitation you need to get out and about with your camera.

Thanks to Cotswolds photographer and filmmaker Nick Turner, the winner of the under 16’s category can enjoy a day’s tuition with Nick to learn how to get the most out of their camera and take great photographs. The runners up of both categories will be able to attend a training course at Clifton Cameras and everyone who enters the competition can claim a 50% discount on getting their images professionally printed with thanks to Clifton Cameras.

The two winning photographs will also be featured in the Cotswold Lion Spring/Summer 2016 publication as well as the Cotswolds 2016 Visitor Guide. The images will also be promoted through websites and social media channels.

Martin Lane Director of the Cotswolds Conservation Board said “The idea behind the photo competition is to celebrate our fantastic Cotswolds landscape, which local residents and visitors enjoy and appreciate so much. The competition will allow the tourism partnership to feature more iconic images of people, towns and events from across the Cotswolds. We hope everyone will want to get involved in this competition.”

For more information and terms and conditions of the Photo Competition please visit http://www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/explore-and-enjoy/cotswolds-photography-competition/

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