‘Stories Through the Lens’ photo competition extended. Closing date now Sunday 22 May.

2022 is ‘Scotland’s Year of Stories’ and North Ayrshire’s story is written in its mix of coast and countryside, towns and villages and of course its people.

It is a place you can use active or sustainable travel to explore on foot, by bike, by bus or by train at any time of year, offering many opportunities to capture on camera what you think makes North Ayrshire beautiful.

So why not catch a train or bus, get on your bike or take a walk around North Ayrshire with your phone or camera and enter our photo competition?

We have chosen three of ‘Scotland’s Year of Stories’ themes to inspire you:

  • Local Tales and Legends
  • Scotland’s People and Places
  • Inspired by Nature

Who can enter?

The competition is open to those who live, study or work in North Ayrshire

There are four age categories :

  • Primary School Year 1-4
  • Primary School Year 5-7
  • Secondary School Year 1-6 (including 18 year olds)
  • Everyone over 18

How to enter

The competition opens on 1 April 2022 and closes at midnight on 22 May 2022.

To enter:

You must also include a short paragraph describing your photograph, including:

  • where and when it was taken
  • the Year of Stories theme it relates to
  • why you think it shows the beauty of North Ayrshire and tells the story of the area

Submitted photos could feature in local media and North Ayrshire Council marketing materials.

Please confirm in your email that you have consent to participate from any people featured. For under 16s or vulnerable people, please confirm you can provide written consent from parents or guardians.

Other stuff you should know

Please note the following:

  • your picture should be a minimum size of 1MB so that we can reproduce it – make sure your camera or phone is on its highest resolution and please do not submit thumbnails
  • the subject matter of your photograph must be taken within North Ayrshire
  • you can submit up to three photographs
  • the photograph must be taken by you

Judging process

The winning photos in each category will be chosen by Wednesday 8 June 2022 and the winners notified after this time.

The final photographs from each category will be printed and displayed in the Trinity Active Travel Hub alongside a digital gallery of the other valid entrant photos on selected dates in July/August 2022.

Anyone involved in the judging process is unable to enter the competition.

The prizes

The prizes are as follows:

  • First in category will receive a £100 Decathlon voucher
  • Second in category will receive a £50 Decathlon voucher
  • Third in category will receive a £25 Decathlon voucher

All prize winners will also have their pictures professionally printed and displayed within the Trinity Active Travel Hub.

And finally…

If you are unsure about anything, please get in touch via email: thetrinity@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Get snapping and good luck!

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