Clyde and Avon Valley photo competition open

Waterfall landscape
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A new year-long photo competition seeks to capture what makes the Clyde and Avon Valley area unique.

The Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP) are inviting people of all ages and photographic abilities to enter their seasonal photography competition.

Each winning photographer will win a framed print of their photograph and submitted images may be selected for display in CAVLP exhibitions, postcards and digital interpretation of the area on the CAVLP website.

Sarah O'Sullivan, Communications Officer for CAVLP, said:

"CAVLP is a Heritage Lottery Fund supported organisation whose aim is to celebrate the distinct mosaic of characteristics which make the area so unique. The photography competition is a perfect opportunity to capture the beauty of this diverse and somewhat mysterious landscape throughout the changing seasons in the valleys, through the eyes of the people who know it best."

Judging will take place quarterly, taking place after each seasonal category closes at the end of November (autumn), February (winter), May (spring) and August (summer) – with overall winners picked in September 2016.

Each seasonal category is broken down into five different themes illustrating the unique characteristics of the Clyde and Avon valleys - from woodlands and orchards, to designs in the landscape, geology, horticulture, agriculture, industrial heritage and play.

Entries will be judged on creativity and individuality as much as technical skill, by a panel from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Donna Marshall, CAVLP Manager said:

"We’re sure that the variety of photographs entered will be as diverse as the landscape that they are capturing. We’d like to see photos that capture the essence of place as much as convey technical skill."

Photographs can be entered in a digital format to Alternatively, they may be entered in print format to: David Dale’s House, Rosedale Street, New Lanark, ML11 9DJ.

For full information on the competition email