27/05/2015 12:00 AM

Leeds Waterfront Festival Photography Competition

This year, Leeds Waterfront Festival has teamed up with the Shipley Arts Festival team to create a unique opportunity to celebrate the river and canal ways flowing through city and rural locations from Leeds to Shipley. We are challenging all keen amateur and professional photographers out there to submit their best shots inspired by the water and the communities surrounding it.
There are two age categories for this completion, over 16’s and 16 and under and anyone can enter! So if you are an enthusiastic amateur photographer, an instagram addict, professional or just starting out and want to capture your favorite place along the waterways….just get involved and help us to celebrate the heritage, the beauty and potential our wonderful waterways have to offer!
On 27th June we will be hosting the 2015 Waterfront Festival launch party at Leeds Dock and the best images from this competition will be on display in a fantastic digital exhibition open to the public over festival weekend. Help us to flood the digital world with beautiful images of everything the Leeds and Bradford waterways have to offer!
Categories: There will be a prize for the winner and runner up in each category.
Under 16s
Best Wildlife Photography
Connections (your creative interpretation)
Heart of Leeds Waterways
Heart of Bradford Waterways
16s and over
The future face of The Waterfront
Best Wildlife Photography
Connections(your creative interpretation)
Heart of Leeds Waterways
Heart of Bradford Waterways
An overall winner will be chosen by our panel of judges from all winning entries An overall winner will be chosen by our panel of judges from all winning entries
Prizes: To be announced.
To enter, just submit your favorite shot which captures the essence of your personal interpretation of the category you are entering. You can enter as many categories as you like, but you must submit a different image for each.
We must receive your entries by 5pm Friday 19th June 2015 via email to LeedsWaterfrontFestival@gmail.com with PHOTO COMP in the subject bar. Please ensure you include your contact details, including phone number and age and parent/guardian details if under 16. We can only accept digital entries to this competition.
All shortlisted photographers will be invited to the Leeds Waterfront Festival launch event on Friday 26th June where the winners will be announced and subsequently re-announced on Saturday at the Shipley street Arts festival.

Please note:
We would want to reproduce some of the images for the exhibition at Leeds Dock and also have an online gallery of images from the competition and use them on our social media sites. Shipley street arts festival may also want to create an exhibit of some images. We will not be seeking to profit or take ownership of the images but would want to share them as part of the general publicity for the waterfront festival and will credit all photographers if and when their images are used. If circumstances arose where we would like to reproduce an image for publicity purposes (for example for use on a flyer to advertise next year’s festivals) we would seek permission to use the image from the photographer.