Chesham Photographic Club’s Phonepix Competition launches for 2020! After the success of its inaugural competition in 2018 and again in 2019, Chesham Photographic Club is launching its Phonepix Competition again this month, aimed at young people aged 18 and under, the competition aims to channel young people’s creativity and express this using only a mobile phone. Last year’s competition attracted over 200 entries from the Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire area and the club hopes to be able to better this in 2020. This competition originally started with Chesham’s senior schools and ran as a successful Schools competition for many years but in 2018 the Club decided to open this up to a wider audience and not just to those studying Photography at GCSE or A-level. The club’s judges have been so impressed by the standard of entries in the last two years that they aim year on year to stretch the parameters and see just how creative these young people can be as Publicity Co-ordinator for the club, Tanya Barrett explains “This year we’ve really come up with some interesting subjects which I hope will really inspire these young people, the key to wowing our judges this year will be to think outside of the box and not to the obvious. In the last couple of years it’s not necessarily been the images that have been technically better but those which stand out for other reasons in that you can instantly tell when someone has really thought about the subject matter and envisaged how they want their finished image to look, that comes across immediately when you view an image. There is a huge amount of talent out there in the Home Counties and we still retain our links to our local schools and each year they are contacted to invite their students to take part, this year we are extending this even further with 23 Schools and Colleges throughout Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire being invited to take part so fingers crossed we’ll have some fantastic images submitted”. The club still retains its ethos of having as fewer rules as possible to encourage more young people to enter, as Barrett goes on to say “By keeping it simple we hope to encourage the vast amount of creativity and talent these young people have, the standard of images received over the last couple of years has been phenomenal and we’d love to be able to replicate that again this year. Whether you are studying photography at school or just have a keen interest how do you know what you can achieve unless you have a go?” This year’s competition is again sponsored by Specsavers Chesham, Manager Inderjeet Singhota and his staff will be present at the Club’s Annual Exhibition at Chesham Town Hall on Saturday 24thth October where the successful entrants will be awarded their prizes by the Town Mayor. This year entrants again get to choose from two subjects ‘Faceless Portraits’ and ‘Household Items’ and they have the option to mix and match between them if they so wish with the winning image taking home £100 and £50 for each of the runners up. Full rules, terms and conditions and details of how to enter are on the club’s website at www.cheshamphotoclub.com and their Facebook page at: Facebook.com/Cheshamphotographicclub
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Added Mar 20th 2020
All the following events which were published in previous weeks are cancelled.