Thursday, 19 July 2012

Democracy in Action - Assembly Competition

What will be the defining image of our fledgling democracy?
The Assembly Commission is searching for one.
(Pic : Urban75)

I don't normally promote things, but as I was asked nicely, and it's relevant/interesting, I'll make an exception.

Llywydd Rosemary Butler (Lab, Newport West) is currently running a photography competition called "Democracy in Action in Wales". There's more information at the website here, and a Twitter account here.

It's pretty self-explanatory. Interested parties should submit a photo (regardless of quality, it doesn't have to be the best camera to enter) that best demonstrates "democracy in action in Wales", with the aim of adding to an "historical, visual record of Wales during this unique moment in the history of Welsh devolution."

The detailed terms, rules and conditions are here.

To enter, you need to join and send your photo to the competition's Flickr group.

The deadline for entries is August 31st 2012. You can submit up to five entries as far as I can tell.

There's a "Judges Prize", decided by a judges panel and a "People's Choice" prize, decided by a public online vote.

Twenty photos will be shortlisted and displayed in the Senedd, to which the shortlisted entrants will be invited to a launch event. The winners will be announced on October 3rd. The shortlisted entries will also form part of a travelling exhibition.

Each prize consists of a one day photography course (donated by ffotogallery) and a digital SLR camera (donated by Newport University's School of Photography).

I'm probably not going to enter personally as I'm not much of a photographer, but I'd though it'll be of interest to some of the people reading this.


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