23/07/2015 12:00 AM

My Leeds in Focus

Leeds Community Foundation is calling on amateur photographers to put Leeds in the frame and raise awareness of the importance of community spirit as part our inaugural photography competition, My Leeds in Focus.
Capture and share inspiring images of people and communities. We want you to send us your image(s) of the brilliant people, groups, activities and hidden locations that are at the heart of our city. Whether you have a disposable or SLR camera, or just take pictures on your phone, we want you to show us what Leeds means to you. It doesn't matter if your image is from the past or the present, as long as it represents how you feel about your community.
You can enter and upload your competition photos via your Facebook account or send us your images over email - check our website for further instructions: www.leedscf.org.uk/photography-competition.
You can also vote for your favourite photo, via Facebook!
It is completely free to enter the competition but we would be grateful if you could provide us with a small donation to allow Leeds Community Foundation to continue to support local community projects and initiatives.
Find out why we need your help by visiting our website: www.leedscf.org.uk.
Twelve shortlisted entries selected by an independent judging panel and 1 selected  'People's Choice Winner' will be showcased at the city's annual multi-arts and light festival - Light Night - on Friday 9 October 2015.
One overall winner from each category (Under 16 / Over 16/ People's Choice) will be crowned the My Leeds in Focus photography winners 2015.
The prizes:
Under 16 - half day photography course with professional photographer Jonathan Turner
Over 16 - half day photography course with professional photographer Peter Mitchell
People's Choice Winner - canvas print of their winning entry
Shortlisted winners will be announced on the 25 September 2015. Good luck!
Image kindly provided by local amateur photographer Helen Maycock.