The Mayor of Poole, Cllr Xena Dion has announced the launch of a maritime themed photography competition as part of the European Maritime Day Celebrations. Titled ‘My Maritime Poole’, entrants are invited to submit photographs around any subject matter that reflects and celebrates our relationship with the sea and makes Poole a great place to live and work.
Categories include Poole Town; History of Poole; Seasons in Poole; Poole Harbour and Ferry Port; Aerial and Underwater Photos; Water Sports; Nature and Wildlife and I Love Poole.
The competition is divided into two age groups – up to and including 16 years and over 16 years.
The entries will be judged by a panel of judges, including the Mayor of Poole and representatives from Poole Council and the Mayor’s adopted charities. There will be a winner and two runner-up photos in each category. Additionally, the sponsors of the Mayor’s charity ball will each choose their own winning photos.
The winners are announced on 28 April 2017. The winning photographs will be presented by way of a slide show during the Mayor of Poole’s Maritime Ball which will be held at Poole Lighthouse on 13th May 2017 and which heralds the start of Poole’s European Maritime Festival.
Cllr Dion explains: “There are some really talented photographers of all ages and experience levels in and around Poole, and we want to provide an opportunity for them to raise their profile and showcase their work.
With European Maritime Day coming to Poole next May, there will be several opportunities to display the photographs by way of a collective slide show. We plan to use the photographs during the evening at the Maritime Ball as a celebration of the association with the sea so are looking for pictures that will really ‘wow’ the 400 or so guests.
We have specified a younger age group as schools have told us they are keen to get involved in the European Maritime Day celebrations so we hope that teachers can use this competition as a way of getting engaged with the maritime theme”.
Entrants can submit one photograph in each category and will find all the information, competition rules and upload tools on the Mayor’s Maritime Ball website www.PooleMaritimeBall.com/photo-competition. Keep up to date with the photo competition on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/poolemaritimeball.mymaritimepoolephotocompetition
Buy tickets for the Maritime Ball here: http://www.poolemaritimeball.com/tickets