Photo Competition Deadline Approaches

Open to everyone but the image must be taken in the borough of Wandsworth

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The deadline for competition entries is February 10th. To learn more and find out how to enter visit

Alternatively, contact the arts team by calling 020 8871 8711 or emailing

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Budding photographers and skilled snappers have just one month left to enter the council’s annual photography competition - photoWANDSWORTH.

Anyone wanting to take part should submit images for one or all of four interlinked categories/scenes in the contest.

Using the winning entries from each category/scene, writer Sarah Butler will then create an original new story around the submitted photographs.

The four key categories/scenes, which will form the basis of the story, are:

  • Arrival of a stranger
  • A secret is revealed
  • Demanding an answer
  • Looking for a way out

photoWANDSWORTH: Story Stills is run by Wandsworth Council's arts and film teams. It is open to anyone - individuals or groups - interested in photography but the submitted images must be taken in the borough.

The judging panel - which consists of photography expert Brett Jefferson Stott and Ms Butler - will be looking for unique, imaginative entries, which capture magical images of everyday scenes as well as experimental pictures.

The judges have given entrants the following tips about what kind of photographs to submit. They are:

  • Close up shots conveying the emotion of the scene and the motivations/emotions of the characters.
  • Medium shots that suggest the relationships between characters and the potential action of the scene.
  • Mood/scene setting shots (with or without people) - particularly unusual Wandsworth settings.

The winners will be announced at a prize-giving event in April, this year. There will also be an exhibition of Ms Butler's story and specially selected entries at Southside Shopping Centre as part of the Wandsworth Arts Festival 2012.

January 10, 2012