Tonight I’ve hastily emailed my entries for this year’s As Seen In Salford Annual Photographic Competition, which to my knowledge has been running for around 4 years now.
The competition run by Salford Council is open to anyone of any ability or age, the only criteria is that it has to be a photograph taken in Salford, with 20 shortlisted photographs being displayed online and in an exhibition in the Lowry’s Tourist Information Centre.
I’ve entered 3 times so far and each time I’ve been lucky enough to have my photographs below shortlisted (although I’ve never won, yet), one of the nice perks is that they have the shortlisted photos printed onto canvas for the exhibition which you get to keep afterwards.
One of the things to bear in mind is that they seem to be looking for photos that show Salford in a good light, and that can be used to promote tourism in Salford (one of the T&C’s of entry is that they can use your photo for promotion), so photos of this years riots and damage probably won’t get a look in. Bridgewater canal is always a popular selection, and this year they had a separate competition just for that to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the canal. Of course the Quays with the Lowry & Imperial War Museum North are also popular photogenic choices, along with photographs of popular local events (Bonfires, dragon boat racing to name a few).
The deadline for the competition is the 17th October, good luck to all those entering.