‘Luminous Picture’ Photo Competition

 “Give me some mud off a city crossing, some ochre out of a gravel-pit, a little whitening, and some coal dust, and I will paint you a luminous picture...” John Ruskin

As part of this year’s Walkley Festival we are launching the ‘Luminous Picture’ Photo Competition. We have chosen a photography competition because with a camera phone, anyone can take a striking photo, young and older people, people born in Walkley and those born far away.

For this competition we want to see photos of people, places or things in Walkley on the theme of light, bright or very colourful. We are hoping you will find inspiration at the community centre and festival events but whatever you find that strikes you as ‘luminous’ we want to see it! Entry is free and there are three classes: children (under 12s) young people (13 to 19) and adults. The competition is now open and the closing date is midnight on Friday 7th July 2017. 

To enter, post on Facebook or Twitter using #walkley12 (children under 12), #walkley13 (young people aged 13 to 19) or #walkley19 (adults) - don't forget to make the photo public. Or you can email it to projects@firstreet.org.uk (with your name & age). The closing date is midnight on Friday 7th July 2017 with the winner announced on our website on 14th July.

The judges will be centre trustees Carrie Leyland and Natalie Allistone who both bring both a knowledge of and a passion for Walkley, with its rich Ruskinian heritage with the community centre at its heart. The judge’s prize is tea and cakes at Gerry’s Bakery, kindly donated by our wonderful local artisanal bakery and there will be runner-up commendations. We’ll be sharing photos on social media throughout the festival period and so please get in touch and let us know your favourites.

Terms and conditions
The photo must be taken in or of Walkley, South Yorkshire

Facebook and Twitter entries should be public posts
Entries from children under 12 should be tagged with #walkley12
Entries from young people 13 to 19 should be tagged with #walkley13
Entries from everyone over 19 should be tagged with #walkley19  

Alternatively entries (jpgs only) can be emailed to projects@firstreet.org.uk. Please let us know the entrant's name and age.

If entries include identifiable people, especially of under 16s, it is the photographer’s responsibility to ensure appropriate written permission has been granted for the identifiable inclusion of their faces. 

Entries must be still images only and the judge’s decision is final and binding

Whilst the copyright of an entry remains with the photographer and we will ensure a credit is given, in submitting an entry you are agreeing to the Walkley Community Centre having unlimited usage of the image in any media.