New Photo Competition Launches In East Suffolk

Do you live or work in Suffolk? Are you keen on photography?

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have been working in partnership since 2008 and are working to create a new, single ‘super district’ council for east Suffolk. To reflect this, they want to celebrate east Suffolk as a great place to live, work and visit with the new East Suffolk Photo Competition.

The competition has three categories:

  • Living in east Suffolk
  • Working in east Suffolk
  • Explore east Suffolk
  • Under 16s (in any category)

In a joint statement, Cllr TJ-Haworth-Culf, Cabinet Member for Customers, Communities and Leisure at Suffolk Coastal and Cllr Michael Ladd, Cabinet Member for Tourism and Economic Development at Waveney District Council, said: “We’re looking for people to tell us a story with their photos and really show East Suffolk as a fantastic place to live, work and explore.

 “We want people to think creatively and show a different side to what life is like in this part of world; this could be a photo of your local community, a popular beauty spot or your favourite place to visit.

“You don’t have to be an expert photographer to take part and entries are welcome from both amateurs and professional photographers and people of all ages.”

 Competition winners will be featured on the Councils’ combined Instagram account (@eastsuffolkcouncils). According to GovRank, which monitors the digital performance of over 400 local authorities in the UK, @eastsuffolkcouncils is consistently featured amongst the best-performing council Instagram accounts.

 Entries can be submitted via Instagram by tagging @eastsuffolkcouncils and using #EastSuffolkPhotoComp or by emailing photos to communications@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

The winner in each category will receive a shopping voucher and a framed copy of their photo which will also be displayed at the Councils’ East Suffolk House or Riverside offices.

 The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges in October. One winner and one runner-up will be chosen for each category and winners will be informed directly and announced through social media, press and online coverage.

The competition closes on Monday 4 September 2017.

To read the full terms and conditions, visit: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/east-suffolk-photo-competition

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